Feba wrote:If you really feel that images are immature, or that they're just cluttering up the page, why would the inclusion of them be so horrible even if you are given the option to disable them? Heck, Clay could even put a notice at the top of the page for the first few weeks saying "Hey, I turned on [IMG]s in signatures. If you don't like it, go here to turn them off". Or you could use something like adblock to block them on an individual level.
I think it should be the other way around. The forum should look quite plain by default to irritate the least amount of users&random surfers and those who'd like to turn the xmas lights on would have to log in and flick the switch.