Hi, sorry for the late response, I became a father in the mean time, :) I am using a premium shoutbox theme I purchased through themeforest.net. Your plug-in handles the avatar change in a nice way, but it is really pity that it gives edit_posts capability to subscribers. Because I am creating a site for a magazine, and there would be legal consequences, if I allowed subscribers to edit posts. Or even allow them to post articles in the magazine site. It would be a nice feature to leave the default behavior of wordpress for subscribers, but still allow them to upload an avatar.