I'll try re-wording this as maybe my first attempt was unclear. I'm using this user avatar plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-avatar/ and if I have your "allow wp-admin access" setting set to "admins only", the "upload avatar" links are there on the user-front-end edit profile page, BUT it will NOT let non-admin users upload an avatar, reporting that "the admin has blocked access to the backend".
Can someone PLEASE tell me if this is normal, or if I'm just doing something wrong? And if it is normal can someone please recommend a user avatar plugin that will work with this user-front-end plugin?
Thank you very much.