So why don't I get the option to upload my own avatar? It's been my dream for years
Q: Your avatars suck! Can I use my own?A: Sure, after you’ve posted your 5,000th post or you've been a member for 2 years.
Your custom avatar must be no larger than 90 pixels in width or height, and the file size no bigger than 25kb. Custom avatars can also not be animated GIFs.
Custom Avatars aren't allowed by default because we like to maintain the clean, organized look of the forum. Everyone having their own avatar from day one would be very distracting.