Its great, if it helped to get and fix the issue with bbpress plugin... :) Will need 1.2.2 soon. But what u have done to fix, means will user-avatar upload will work in frontend edit-profile in bbpress or it will not be visible on the page? Hope u have not disabled and it will work.
Further, its okay that u may not have enough time for the feature I requested. Forget wp-member then, and suggesting u another way to accompany the same effect more easily.
Can u give a custom url for the users logged-in in wordpress which they can access from frontend which only display the user-avatar field only, to upload image? (similar as if u have fixed it working on bbpress frontend edit-profile page).
The url can be like http://mysite.com/user-avatar.php or http://mysite.com/user-avatar for example. (without wp-admin) If this url can be accessed from frontend (of course after logged-in) and can make display and work only ur avatar upload field, then it will be great.
Because then I will be able to just add a link in wp-member frontend edit-profile page which will redirect to ur link and users will be able to set their local avatar in frontend.
In this way, the updation of all other profile data will be handled by wp-member, but for profile-picture it will be handled by user-avatar on separate page.
These two will be separate and no clashing or integration need between plugins.
Hope u get this idea, and find easy to implement, without need to go inside wp-member plugin. Because if you can create a frontend link for user-avatar upload that will work without going inside admin for current logged-in user, all problem solved... :)
If this implemented, it will be more plugin independent and work with wordpress (with or without wp-member). And will be a great feature for all other users.
Let me know what you think and ask if u not getting the idea.