They did for me too! Now it just has a link in place of the avatar that says for example "Flav_cool's avatar" And when I post something new, or send a pm, or do a search, I get a blank page and then I have to go back manually!
1998 BMW 328is - summer
1994 BMW 325i - daily
1992 BMW 325i - totaled
1988 Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3-8V - sold