Over the last few days, a very small but very vocal minority of users has been leading a crusade against the "unprofessional" use of pictures in posts. As a result of their crusade, many users are under the impression that this is our official policy and a few have complained or expressed the desire to leave.
I feel the situation has reached a point where I speak up before it gets any worse.
To the users in the majority:
We are not enforcing this rule at this moment. We will not remove pictures whose purpose is to merely embellish the page. First of all, we don't agree with it and, secondly, the community has not expressed the desire for us to do so. In fact, the meta question about this topic, What is the criteria for an unacceptable image?, has no upvoted question that support the position of that vocal minority.
If you feel harassed by an user who continually protest about your use of images, please flag his or her comment. If an user is being insistent to an unreasonable degree, we will take the appropriate actions.
To the users in the minority:
Please realize that you are currently in the minority and that your actions are annoying other users. I am not going to tell you not to defend your position, but please be mindful of others when you do so.