= Well, it's part of the rules everyone agreed to when signing up (that are always visible here
) plus an extra warning notice appears in red on the upload screen
itself. So…I think that counts as the message. ^_^; But maybe an additional auto-message when photos are hidden might be something Admin chooses to add for a future version of the site…?
= You don't need a complicated photo editor to prepare your profile icon to the required specs (as listed in the first post) - but if you think your computer doesn't have any image program that might work for this task, there is an online re-sizer + square icon-maker you can use for free here =