Carl, me thinks you just opened a can of worms.
Actually, I don't judge members by their avatars, but more so on what they say AND don't say. Also, I have to give Judy credit here. I did meet her at FLIBS last year where she and I were able to meet and chat for a few minutes. She is a wealth of information, outgoing and personable, so much that an avatar would never get that across.
Carl, I think you were very professional in your dealing with Alik, annd that should serve as a reminder to all members about the rules.
And welcome aboard Alik.