Pictures under the user name

I’ve noticed that there are a lot of new members on the forum who ask about the pictures under the username of most of the members.
They mostly get a reply of “search on avatar and you will find it”
The problem I think is that a lot of new members don’t know that the pictures are called “avatar” so it is not them who are to blame for not searching on them.
You can find some usefull tips on creating and uploading an avatar in this thread: http://forum.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?threadid=40059&highlight=avatar
For more info : Search on avatar and you will find the info you need

Good luck and I hope you will be creative in constructing your own avatars