There doesn’t seem to have been any issues with images in the Marketplace forum, so how about allowing them in MPSIMS, perhaps for members only?
Avatars have been allowed,now images … speaking of a real slippery slope …
If they were going to go for images, I would suggest a new Image Only forum, that could then be ignored by those browsing from work or on low-speed connections, or otherwise don’t want to see inline images.
What I have seen typically used on other forums is to note in the threat title that the thread is bandwidth-heavy. I think that that would be sufficient, at least to start with. This is usually for dedicated picture threads. I think that an odd picture in a thread is really neither here nor there.