Avatar uploads

I’ve worked out how to allow you to upload your own avatars (the small pictures displayed next to your posts).

If you go into your profile, you now have an option to upload an avatar from your hard disk (or a web site) rather than just browsing and selecting one from the pre-loaded cartoon images. The uploaded avatar is automatically selected to display against your posts.

Uploaded avatars must be less than 10k and no more than 100*100 pixels. GIF files definitely work, but I’m not sure if other file formats will work.

A word of warning…there is a way to work back from the assigned image file name to your IP address. If you are sensitive about your IP address being discovered please don’t upload an avatar.

Have fun…and let me know if you hit any problems with this new feature.