Re: first things first
1. All my files now are virgins right now. I have not modified a line anywhere.
In my previous installation I had done some modification and thought it had somehow corrupted the alphabetical seraching. But it doesn’t work in the new installation too.
Can you please take a look at http://onlicone.com/cone/wordpress-mu/members ?
2. Yes, I meant Avatars. In my previous installation, friends who registered for test purpose had this problem — even after the uploaded avatar was successfully loaded and displayed correctly for hours or days.