In the User CP (Control Panel) click Edit Options and scroll down. There will be an option to upload your own avatar. A JPEG icon 100 by 100 pixels at most is what you can use. Also, check in the User CP and be sure "Show Signatures" "Show Avatars" and "Show Images" clicked. Here are some icons for the taking to use as avis. (Some are GIFS, but I think you can use GIFS here too?) I collect icons. *smile* More icons to come in next post.