Why do you think GAG doesn't allow to display pictures in one's questions/ answers?
I know it's possible since I saw GAG themseleves is doing it when they asked what logo we would like best. But how come the normal user isn't allowed to do so. What are the reasons? Do you think it's a good idea the way it is right now?
I am not sure but maybe it has something to do with controlling the content in the picture, copyright or maybe just because user uploading can sometimes be a pain in the butt, having to set an upload option in every box and then trying to get people to upload proper sized pictures to fit the space.
Copyright issues, content issues (some people put p0rnographic AVATARS up, GaG doesn't want to be flagged in adult content web searches because that would ruin the integrity of the site), aesthetic issues (using links is a lot cleaner looking design-wise than adding pictures).
Your question about "how come the normal user isn't allowed to do so." referring to 'normal user' not being allowed to post photo's & do I "think it's a good idea the way it is right now?" is a two part question.
So part one, "how come the normal user isn't allowed to do so."... My guess is that there may not be enough moderators to check every profile to be sure that nothing objectionable or insulting is posted. It is much easier to fix an issue before it's broke than to scramble & try to catch everything when it's out of control. Just one of my thoughts about that subject.
Part two: Yes & No. Yes I support it for now, however, I hope soon things will balance out & people won't have to be 'cleaned' up after!
yes, because far too often inappropriate photo's get uploaded to sites like this without permission from the photo owner or from someone or those in the photo. So I'd keep it as it is, unless photo's would be viewed and approved by the site owners to be sure they are legit, then they could possibly be added in that respect.