That is not the same thing as I suggested. That is asking for the admin to disable avatars for all users. I am asking for it to be a per-user feature. I do not want the admin to disable them for everyone, I want individual users to be able to disable them for themselves, like they can on vBulletin and literally every other forum software.
And yes I know about the thread from 2010 which is so out-dated it is not worth linking to.