To answer a couple of your questions.. The ability to display a custom avatar and to upload pictures from your PC to our server are benefits reserved for our Paid Membership, along with getting 20MB of web space for your own web page. Also a Squarebirds email address if you wish. This subject is explained here with this thread. You can also send your pix to me or one of the other Administrators/Moderators, who can upload them for you. Read this thread please and you will find Paid Membership and its benefits explained.