Since it is now a process that you do yourself it's pretty much instantaneous, even over a dial-up connection.
If what you're actually wanting to know is how to 'upload' your custom avatar:
- In your Profile click on the Forum Profile Information link (under Modify Profile).
- Check (i.e. click on) the I will upload my own picture: radio button and use the Browse... button to navigate to where the image file is saved.
- At the bottom of the page click on the Change profile button.
And that ought to do it.
If you don't have (or have access to) an I will upload my own picture:
radio button underneath the Personalized Picture:
(i.e. non-custom) one, ask Winna
to enable that option for you.
But if you have already asked him and now what you really wanting to know is "How
long does it take that [CENSORED] Winna
to get off his [CENSORED] [CENSORED]
and enable my feature?", I'm afraid I don't know the answer to that one. Sorry.
Edited for reasons pertaining to censorship