Many on line forums use avatars, this is more for FE and his IT guys to decide on. I have avatars on a number of forums, none of which is my real image. I did enjoy the recent thread inviting members to post images of themselves, something that 4gig has a problem with?
No to avatars, no to glittery sigs, no to huge banners ... one of the things I enjoy about this forum is its minimalist approach. If you want an example of eye-bleeding forum clutter at its worst, have a browse through this one: click here
that the day we have avatars/signatures/machine specs on this forum will be the day that I ride off into the sunset.
I can't bear those sites with pretentious signature lines, such as "Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us" or "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."