Downloading an Avatar

I am trying to download an avatar from my computer onto my account. On the avatar download page this seems to be possible only from URL links. Is this correct? Is there no way to download my own avatar?

You want to upload, not download. And you can’t. Forumosa doesn’t host avatars, only link to them. You need to upload it somewhere else, like Photobucket, and then paste the link in your user profile.

Here are some instructions from Dragonbones.

And a few words of sage advice from the chief: applies to images, but equally applicable to avatars: Mr. Sausage's Kitchen

A dumb question, I’m sure, but WHY doesn’t host avatars?

Thanks. This was great help.

Damn! All that advice and you upload a red rectangle with white smudges?