I hope you're still there and don't mind our off topic sidetrip, but......
By George, I think I've got it!
I think the Avatar program only uses location info from one "registration" box, at least as seen by us regular members.
I remember now that when I first joined up, my State didn't show, either.
Since "Port Hadlock" is meaningless without it I went back and looked at my registration
info. The State/Province box is a separate entry, apparently invisible to everyone except the Admin folks.
I thought this was for privacy or something, and figured maybe a lot of people don't want their State Names given...
I figured my location might have a bearing on some of my posts, so I added ",Washington" in the same box as "Port Hadlock" and: VOILA!
No wonder so many members' locations are "city" only...
We now return you to the important business of Making Lisa