I’ve set my blog to private and deleted my avatar/blavatar. But if I log in, the avatar shows up on the black bar at the top, on the right, next to the “w” icon. I don’t want this avatar to show up anywhere. How long will it take to disappear or will it always be there?
You might have to log out of wordpress, clear your browser cache and cookies, restart your browser and then take another look. In some instances, it might not update till after you shut down and restart your computer.
Only you can see that image in the admin bar though so even if it takes a little bit for it to go away, no one else can see it. And since the generic patterned Avatar is showing up here in the forums, the change actually has taken place, it is just your computer system that has not yet updated.