Wow, so I guess posting any external image in a forum is a security risk too.
Sorry Matt but I'm afraid you're speaking for yourself on this. "No other site allows this for a good reason." I can show you a lot of communities that DO allow remote avatars, including mine. Security risk? Is it a massive security risk that you had to remove it? Was any 3.1 or 2.x boards hacked because of remote avatars?
All I want is the return of allowing us to host my avatar externally (without the system saving it like it does with Facebook photos I noticed) and avatar galleries and I'll be happy. That's all I want.
The server's down at the moment so how can you sign up? Oh and make sure you don't sign up with your username "XBNATION.COM" or any other domain name. I'm not the owner of the site, but I'm one of the top people there and the owner doesn't like advertisements.