ive been on here since 07 and havent messed with getting a avatar. how do i go by doing that?
There's websites with them, or you can make a picture reallyreally small yourself.

On User CP there's a section for uploading an avatar pic. You can choose from the stock or upload your own, but it has to be 50x50 pixels.
User Control panel -> Account settings(?) -> Edit Avatar -> Must be 50x50 -> upload -> ?????-> PROFIT!!!
I cannot fit into your skin.