(some of us have been away and missed out on a lot of stuff, you see)
Indeed avatars were limited to community supportert only, but when Ant took over he wanted them to be avilable to all. The size is fine, I see no reason to change them. We have some animated avatars already, I myself have made two. The last time we talked about animated avatars and D-rob showed of his owl, D-rob or Finderato (I think) mentioned a site which helped resize animated gif files. Maybe if you do a search, LOA, you will find that thread? I have to run again, I was just passing by and stumbled upon this thread at all. :)
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer