I am having troubles uploading my avatar.
It's an animated .gif, 12 frames, and I was able to shrink the file size down to about 512 bytes. Very small.
I put it in my Photobucket account, the tried to put in it my avatar. The control panel says, and I quote, "Your file of 16.5 KB bytes exceeds the forum's limit of 10.0 KB for this filetype." The file size is half a kilobyte. That's 1/20 of the limit.