I can't know what is "Needed"
One thing in life I prefer not to catch myself doing is talking down to anyone, on this site or off of it. "You know that you shouldn't be doing that! How can you expect to find what is true when you are so distracted by blind emotion?" No No No No, that is not me.
If anything, I am just thinking of myself and managing this site in a way that doesn't put off an unsuspecting newbie. After all this topic is not really the point, maybe just a side road on a seeming journey. What feels very close to us, may be explosive. Many never allow themselves to get close to that core, or navigate a wide berth from any conflict. Maybe it doesn't mean that conflict and explosion are not there? One way "better", I would not say.
From the beginning an idea that I thought would make my life easier, is to have everyone upload a photo avatar. For sure, this wouldn't come up if you were standing behind your own photo. In some way I see it as more mature, just accepting to be "little ole me". Then if excess didn't come up, would that be a suppression? I don't know that either. I am happy that I found this category, Fur Flies, or it found me.
Someone suggested that I pre-assign a goofy avatar to everyone, until they uploaded a photo.
Much manipulation, who needs it? There is a world full of it.
Thanks for coming to this site.