Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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We have to be careful with the web interface. I think it is important to keep the interface light, both for server traffic and for time to download the pages. For all the many users with a dial-in connection, the more pictures we add, the longer it takes to show a page.
Personnally, I have no problems if the images add value to the content (ex.: images of a bike, a route, etc.), but think adding pictures to signatures would increase the time necessary to download and show each page.
Maybe a user's picture or 2 could do the trick for those who want a personal touch... At least, those pictures won't be loaded unless a person specifically displays the user's profile.
BTW, when I display someone's profile (yours, Joe, for example), the user picture is displayed by an X (like "image not found"), whereas long time ago it used to display a message like "No picture available".