ISC profile page photo guidelinesThe Webmasters have issued clarifications about the profile page photo, discussions about which came up in this thread.
Smileys and objects at the profile page are not encouraged. Avoid making your profile page photo look farcical & ridiculous. You will not be creating a good impression at all either on Google or on the admin.
Fake photos and photos of celebrities, Gods, cartoon characters, etc will not be allowed at all. If you see any such photo at a member's profile page, or any offensive/inappropriate photo too, you can report it to Lead Editor Saji Ganesh. He will report it to the Webmasters who can then remove the photo.
If you do not wish to put any photo, that is perfectly fine as the admin has not made it mandatory to upload a photo. Just leave it blank. From time to time, that space may show a Google ad unit.
A sensible word of advice to all: please do not post revealing photos or make gestures & expressions that are titillating. This applies to male members too. There are even photos of youngsters which conveys a thug-like impression (no offence meant - just pointing out a fact), posing with fingers poised like guns, bandanas around the head, etc.
If you have any queries about the profile page photo, please post them here. Do not start some ruckus in this thread - and definitely do not make fun of the photo feature, with gorillas, silly drawings & what-not. You want to discuss it in a sensible manner, do so, otherwise stay out of the thread & kindly do not make provocative remarks or reply back to a member who makes them. Let the forum editors deal with them.
Please read: Profile photo guidelines