Welcome to DC Toots!! Well this is your lucky day, the best things in life very often come upon you unexpected!!
Hope you will have loads of fun with us!!
Well we have been having some probs with avatar lately, it has been just these couple of days that many of the newcomers could manage to get their avatars there. Maybe something is still a bit iffy... make sure the avatar is the right size (80x80 pixels), that "do not use avatar" is unchecked, and "use custom avatar" is checked instead... if everything is done correctly, it is probably the problem with the site, try again later!