An avatar is the little picture under your user name and appears next to each post you make. It's a good place to put something that tells others about you like the boat you paddle, your photo, a killer photo of you paddling, etc.
Pictures used for avatars are size limited and can be up to 160 x 80 pixels and no larger than 97.7 K (file size). The system will resize the file you upload to fit this restriction.
To add an avatar to your account (please see the attachments):
Click "User Control Panel" on upper tool bar to open your user cp
Select "edit settings/options"
Select "edit avatar"
- In the avatar editor box check "use custom avatar". To load a picture from your computer select option
- Click "browse" and locate file to be uploaded from your computer. When the file name appears in the option window, scroll down and hit save changes.
Note: Use caution when selecting option 1. (Linking to a photo hosted elsewhere) if the location ever changes, your avatar will be lost.