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You have the Photon module enabled in the Jetpack plugin. That module routes your images through WordPress.com's CDN. If you don't want this to happen, disable the Photon module in Jetpack.
It turns out there was something wrong with the uploads folder. If anybody has this issue in the future, this is what to do. Deactivate BuddyPress. chmod 777 uploads/ Reinstall BuddyPress chmod 775 uploads/ That was all it was.
I can understand that you don't want to remove support for avatars entirely. In this case, I'd recommend using a plugin such as WP User Avatar or Simple Local Avatars. Those will allow your users to upload their own avatars to your WordPress site instead of using Gravatar.
I still think Rarst's answer is better and that there is no need to remove Gravatar links in the core WordPress files, but ... The files you are looking for are: /wp-admin/credits.php /wp-admin/options-discussion.php /wp-content/plugins/akismet/akismet.js /wp-includes/pluggable.php /wp-includes/post-template.php Since you may need to do this every time ...
You can simply disable gravatars in Settings > Discussion > Avatar Display. On technical side avatar links are produced by get_avatar(), which passes output through filter of same name and so can be easily hooked into without any need to edit core files. Also note that whole function itself is pluggable, meaning it can be completely overridden by being ...
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