- You can now upload your own avatars to the server.
- You can also continue to give a link to an avatar on an external site but this time it will be automatically downloaded to the server. This also means the avatars will no longer look distorted as it will not have to be resized on every page load.
To store your current avatars on the server and in doing so have it displayed correctly (I have done this for many of you already), simply go into your Profile > Forum Profile Information > Go to the bottom and click Change Profile. Animated GIFS:
If you want to use a .gif that is bigger than 100x100 for your avatar then you'll first need to resize it yourself then upload via your profile. You can do this here
page tells you what to do.