I got a message from a member asking me to remove my avatar since it was his design. I did remove the avatar of course. However, I was not aware of this avatar being his intellectual/creative property.
This is why: when you modify your profile, you can choose an avatar from the gallery, and there it shows some options (musicians, actors, none and a little rocket). Since I didn't want to choose a celebrity, I chose the cute rocket. Nowhere was it mentioned this avatar was someone else's design and that you weren't allowed to use it. In fact, who would assume that you cannot use it if it is offered in the user settings in the first place? I think this is a shortcoming of this website, because new members might make the same mistake.
Also, now someone feels angry with me about this (which I can imagine were I to know it was not mine to use!!). And what's worse, I can't even reply to him, explaining the situation.
Why can't I reply or send messages?