Avatars are the pictures underneath usernames. Check out the FAQ for more information.Originally posted by beaky buzzard
What are avatars? and how can i colorize my posts?
As far as colorizing your post, at the top of the reply box there is a pulldown menu that says 'COLOR'. Choose the color you want and a box will pop up where you can enter text. If you're doing more than a few words you can do it manually by typing [ color=textcolor ] at the beginning of your post and [ /color ] at the end, where you substitute 'textcolor' with the color you want and remove the spaces.
Example using red