Thought I'd just add my voice... If you don't like the avatars and the badges (that is, "Premium Member") appearing in the logs, if you are using Firefox (and I believe, Google Chrome), you can download an extension called AdBlock Plus. Run and install it, and then go into "Tools > AdBlock Plus Prefs" and paste these rules into the filters:
- Code: Select all
and then click "Add Filters" and "Apply". This will hide them from view. It won't save the space that is taken up by the avatars, and I'm not entirely sure it saves any bandwidth (as I'd say the avatars are still downloaded - just not displayed, i.e. like a jQuery script...), but it certainly declutters the page a heck of a lot.
As for those of you who (continue) to use Internet Explorer
, The only way I can think of removing the avatars would be to upload your own custom CSS stylesheet - with the above rules edited out.