- What does creating an account get me?
- Do the various parts of the site require separate logins?
No, one login is shared across all parts of the site.
- What’s up with my avatar?
The first time you login, an retro styled avatar will be generated for you. As to how it’s generated, I have no idea though I assume it’s somehow based on your username, or possibly your email address.
- How do I use a custom avatar instead of the generated one?
This software uses Gravitar to host your avatar, which is linked to your email address. This allows your avatar to be consistent across any sites that uses Gravitar. Upload your avatar there and you will see it appear on your account here.