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What is an "avatar?" For those just starting out....it is just a very small .gif file with animation, picture, something to display. People have even upload a picture of themselves as a small .gif file.

 

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Main Entry: av·a·tar

Pronunciation: 'a-v&-"tär

Function: noun

Etymology: Sanskrit avatAra descent, from avatarati he descends, from ava- away + tarati he crosses over -- more at UKASE, THROUGH

Date: 1784

 

1 : the incarnation of a Hindu deity (as Vishnu)

 

2 a : an incarnation in human form b : an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person

 

3 : a variant phase or version of a continuing basic entity

 

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Another cool site:

 

http://www.bikeforums.com/avatar/

 

Apparently if you search for Avatar on the web you will find lots of ones to choose from.

Regards, Nick

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Charleston, SC LongEZ, N29TM, 2400 hrs

http://www.canardzone.com/members/nickugolini/

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