(UPDATE 2) How to add your picture to your posts
for those of you who are interested in having your picture show up with your posts next to your name here is how you do it:
click on the usercp link at the top left. (you see this link after you have registered)
then click on the edit avatar link.
you can upload a picture of yourself so that others can see what you look like. the maximum size of your uploaded picture must be 100 by 100 pixels or 64.0 kb (whichever is smaller).
it is absolutely not required, but some of you have been asking how to do it and this is how you do it.
keep in mind that this picture is seen by everyone. so please... keep it clean.