If you would like to set yourself up with an avatar that is visible when you comment on News articles on the website, all you need to do is go to gravatar.com and create an account. Just make sure you register with the same email address as you’ve used here. Then, just upload your avatar to the Gravatar website, and as long as you’ve registered on Gravatar with the same email address, your avatar will automatically appear here and on any other website that uses Gravatar.
Note: The avatar you set on the forum is totally different to the avatar you set using Gravatar. Your forum avatar will be used both on the forum, and on your sidebar control panel on the news part of the website. Your Gravatar avatar will be used when you make comments on news articles.