Is there a way i can size down pictures i have so i can put them as my pic?
you would want to host the image on imageshack or photobucket or whatever you use then under avatar use the "link from website" line and then underneath that you will see "define size" with ___ x ___ spots.
set the size to whatever you like. after you hit submit click the link that takes you back to "view your profile settings" and it will show you how the size will look.
for reference my AV is 150 x 70