what kinda yahoo _are_ you?
in my mind this is totally useless in the sense that it appears that no-one else can see the avatar besides the user. acknowledging that it was totally useless, of course i had to do it.
the user goes through a set of predefined variables to get something approximating yourself. unless of course you are one of those otaku guys that lurks on the internet and looks like brad pitt. this is the closest i could get:
of course, since this is a feature probably aimed at 14- to 18- year olds, they did not include the options "balder," "fatter," any variation of facial hair, and no cool accessories like aloha shirts or browning automatic rifles.
if i was 1337 enought to hack the yahoo avatar system i sure would add some more user-friendly options. as it is, probably i'll photoshop this current image and use it on random other message boards. or maybe i'll just make my avatar look like eartha kitt or something.