I hate text sigs longer than ten lines = I hate most people's sigs.
In my days as a mod here, you abided by the ten line rule period. IMO that should still be enforced but I understand there are other things right now occupying the current mod staff.
So regarding pic sigs... YES they should be safe for work so people like Q doesn't have to disable images.
That may be a tall order though considering the escalation of racy content here, which does already include pic sigs.
I mean hell, I'd like my daughter to be able to use this forum as her first non stupid-ass disney community, but I don't think I can for a while until I can explain to her about guys being guys... and camp0rz.
A 500x100 safe for work image (see, there's at least a restriction here on their size) is NOT that distracting, especially when it's smaller and more compact than the big obtuse text sigs here.
Q, here's a link to mine, if you can open it somehow...
It ain't so bad, and if users here could just make sure theirs aren't NSFW then you shouldn't have a problem enabling images at work.
I agree that at some forums like riceburner communities, pic sigs are huge, distracting, and retarded.
We're better than that. Let's lead by example.
Pic sigs FTW.