Re: black avatars
Here are a few thoughts:
- Do a test with your users by switching to the standard BuddyPress themes. If the problem goes away, then it’s most likely a theme issue.
- Make sure that your users are uploading avatar files with sufficient dimensions. At a minimum, each dimension needs to be at least 150 pixels.
- Upgrade your version of GD. It is a little outdated. There may have been some browser-related bug fixes since your version (note: I’m just suggesting that possibility; I have not verified this though). The current, stable version is 2.0.35
- Finally, contact Sgrunt, the desinger of Facebuddy, and ask for his advice. He may be aware of an issue with IE 6 & 7. If he is not aware of your partciluar issue, he most likley will appreciate you keeping him in the loop–wether or not this particular issue has anything to do with his custom theme. Share with him the results of the above steps.