I don't make the rules, I just attempt to follow them.
It clearly states in the rules not to ask for an avatar. There are reasons the mods took this approach and they have to do with Commport (the sister forum).
I reliaze the rules seem stupid - and I seriously doubt you would get banned for asking, but in the LL you would likely get flamed (which you are not getting here).
You are obviously trust worthy enough to have one, but consider there are 14 year olds around this forum who
A) Can't resist at times putting up an inappropriate avatar
B) should not be exposed to such from other members.
Now what might make it hard to understand is that you can post nasty pics anyways using BB code. Be thankful you have BB code around here. The commport had so much trouble that
there is no BB code
There is no html
there are no sigs
there are no avatars
there is no way to post images directly in text
there are no smilies
In short, its a text only board now.
Some of those rules got held over when this forum was made.
Also consider - if you BB in a bad pic its in one post. If you have a bad avatar it shows up in every post you have ever made.
As far as it being a bit overblown of an issue - yer right there. This forum has its strange quirks - this is just one of them.
Anyways - did you check your profile? You may have one and not know it.
If not, I am sure one will show up in a bit (or the ability to post your own).
Heh - easy for manta to say "no big deal" when he has one right? SOrry.
PS - you totally earned one - so maybe a [PC] member might mention it to the mods incase they just haven't seen you. They don't frequent this folder so often me thinks 'cuz we don't make trouble (as far as they know
) - (Actually we BUILD trouble!!!!)
And oh yeah - I think the rules say to not ask the mods. I don't think they say you can't ask us. Not sure - I haven't read them in a while.