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in thread Picture on the page

I don't really want people putting web bugs in their signatures so that they can track my IP address every time one of their nodes is displayed. If you don't think this would happen, then you haven't paid very close attention to lots of home nodes.

Allowing <img ...> tags also opens up worse cross-site security holes (and, no, I don't feel like giving a tutorial on how to write these, so please rant at me about "security through obscurity" now).

                - tye