Just wanted to let all of you know that you don't have to remotely host your user avatars any longer. Since there's no real way to disable vBulletin from allowing avatar uploads without disabling avatars completely, I've decided to just let everybody host their avatars/profile pics with us. If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em.
So, if you're not currently hosting your avatar with us already, that's fine but you might want to go ahead and start doing so now. The one benefit of having all the avatars hosted here is that none of the message thread loading times will be slowed down as a result of some random external server being down where one of your avatars was being hosted.
Alrighty, that's all the news for now.