Recently (I think when I started my now-dusty Twitter account) I started using Gravatar to "manage" my avatars. There are a number of fora I frequent, and I assumed it would be handy if I could use a single link to get my avatar to show up on all those boards.
It worked fine, until yesterday morning I decided to change my avatar. Long story short, within the next 36 hours or so I decided to remove all my images at Gravatar and abandon my account there.
Does anyone have suggestions for a *working* solution for a "universal" avatar? It is a pain in the rear having to go into my account settings for every one of my haunts to update everything. Gravatar seemed to be the answer, but it simply doesn't work all that well in my experience -- I'd prefer just to go back to the old "change avatar URL for every forum each time I make a new avatar" than deal with Gravatar another second. That said, it would be nice if there were a way I could not put so much fuss into maintaining my avatars.