If you've been actively roleplaying during the past week or so, you'll notice the avatars, post data, and siggies are missing from all of the IC forums. All that you see is the Username and the POST. This was an experiment. The obvious knowledge is that people are supposed to see and focus on are the roleplay posts themselves. The writing. Thus we have; THE THEORY: Missing Avatars/Fluff: It's been suggested that people often skim too much or skip over content when they see the avatar/siggy. Their theory is that without these flashy tidbits, players are force to actually READ the roleplay posts and therefore be less likely to miss the details. With the user names still there and visible, that should be enough to know who posted. Pro Avatars: The opposing, theory is that people recognize images easier and faster. They don't always have time to fully read a roleplay post, so seeing the avatar and recognizing who posts means they can do a quick skim and then come back to it when they have the time. NOW THAT YOU'VE HAD TIME TO ACTUALLY ROLEPLAY AND TRY IT OUT: How has it been for you? What are your opinions and experience?