I noticed some bad advice being given in another thread, so I will address the issue here. Hopefully this helps. Avatars (the pictures next to your name in posts) must be NO BIGGER than 64x64 pixels. Any bigger and they will be kicked out by the system. There is a difference between your avatar and your profile picture. Profile pictures can be bigger, and will only show up in your profile. This would generally be used to post a picture of yourself, but can be used for other purposes as well. Avatars and profile pictures will become available as soon as you reach Level 2 membership. At the moment, this is after 1 post. To change or add an avatar or profile picture, go to your "UserCP" and look on the left hand side for the option. If you have any questions, please post them here. Thanks.