For those who haven't gotten the hang of the avatar yet here's a little help.
Go to google.com and click on the image tab.
Type in what type of avatar you would like and hit search.
Now click the advanced settings and select "small size" and rerun the search. If you run Icon size, chances are the image will be too small and blur.
Find an image you like keeping in mind the size is going to be limited here to 64x64 pixels so don't get too big. Click on that image...or keep trying if it no longer exists, or is on a geocities, tripod or angelfire site. They won't share images.
On the top half of the screen, click view image alone and highlight and copy the URL.
Come back to the forum and click my space, then profile.
In the Avatar space provided, paste the address. It will autosize the image. Click the submit button.
Post, and with any luck you will now have an avatar that suits you...but you can always change it if you don't like it.
See I've already waited too long
And all my hope is gone