What is an avatar?

An avatar is a graphical representation of you on this site. It is your alter-ego or "stand-in" depicted graphically. It can be a photo of you or a cartoon, your favorite singer, dancer, performer, animal, etc.

The image you want to use must reside on your local computer's hard disk. Visit your profile settings page to upload your avatar.

The image you upload will be automatically resized to 100x100 pixels. If you want to use an animated GIF, it should already be no more than 100x100 pixels. Any larger and the server will shrink it down to size and possibly corrupt the animation or colors.

Due to server disk space and bandwidth concerns, your image must be less than 5120 KB (kilobytes) in disk size. Anything bigger will be rejected.