Member Rara Avis
It's been very gratifying the last few days to see so many people taking advantage of the new "Picture under your name" feature. I don't know how everyone else feels, but I think it adds a wonderful touch being "face to face" with the author of a work.
The new feature, however, was meant exactly for that purpose - letting us "see" the author. Obviously it makes the pages load a bit slower, and it also adds a bit more to our bandwidth costs. Well worth both, in my humble estimation. I do hope everyone realizes, though, that the purpose of the pictures is not for other types of images. No matter how cute a drawing, icon, or far-out image might be, it doesn't belong below your name if it's not your photo. Uploading drawings defeats the purpose of the new feature, adding time and cost without giving proportianate benefits.
There are lots and lots of cute pictures on the Internet, and we all know where to find them. We'd much prefer seeing you!