Re: Images allowed
Agreed, the lack of images in the activity stream, wire and forums is driving me bonkers as well.
As far as I can tell, there is only a handful of capable developers here. Themers more so, but the availability of people that code this are very limited. Unfortunately these requests seem to fall on deaf ears.
In that sense BuddyPress is not even close to being a real contender amongst other social open source packages. I hate to say it, but it is true.
On the flipside, BP is young and a lot could happen in year. Somehow though this feature has never been able to be made a priority. Which is a shame, since with thousands of users generating pages full of text is just plain boring.
I love BuddyPress, but definitely feel your pain.