#2
Go to the forum, click Control Panel at the top left of the screen (but not all the way up) and then school down till you see "Edit Avatar", from there you can upload a new avatar. It has to be 50X50 though.
#3
there is a place on this site where people will also make one for you, they'll send it to ya and you can upload it.

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