Yes, there's a reason. Most forums don't have 85,000 members in need of moderation with a minimal crew. Anyway, the avatars are just another perk of the paid accounts which offer a bucket of options & capabilities to those members.
Click on user panel, and options. Scroll about half way down and make sure that you have clicked on yes to see everyone's. Then, at the bottom, there's a link to set up your avatar. Just follow the directions from there. Oh, and make sure that it isn't a moving avatar. Just a set picture. And INReview will tell you if it's too big.
Why can't a normal user like me see the avatars when I am logged in? The only time can see them is when I am not logged in. I have looked at my options but I cannot figure out how can I enable it. Are the normal users not allowed to see others' avatars?
Edit Options - adityamahesh
Login, Cookies & Privacy
Selecting yes allows you to surf the forums without appearing in the 'Logged In Users' list. yes no
Browse board with cookies?
Messaging & Notification
Allow Bulletin Board Administrators and Moderators To Send You Email Notices? yes no
Allow other users to rate you? yes no
Allow Other Users to Send You Email?
Clicking NO will not allow other users (this does not include administrators/moderators) to send you an email. Either way, your email address is not directly shown to the user at any time. yes no
Use 'Email Notification' by default?
Using this option emails you whenever someone replies to a thread that you have participated in. yes no
Enable Private Messaging?
Allows people to send Private Messages to you yes no
Send you an email when you receive a Private Message? yes no
Pop up a box when you receive a Private Message?
This will pop up a small warning box when you receive a Private Message asking whether you want to view the message. yes no
Allow Other Members to Invite You to Chat?
This will pop up a small warning box when you are invited to chat asking whether you want to chat. yes no
Thread View Options
Show user's signatures in their posts? yes no
Show image attachments and [img] code in Posts?
Selecting no will show a hyperlink instead. yes no
Default Thread View:
Default Posts per Thread:
Number of posts that are shown on one page of a thread.
Date & Time Options
Start of the week
Please choose the day of the week on which weeks start in your culture. This is so your calendar appears correct to you.
Time: 09:06 PM Please select your time zone from the list:
Use vBCode quick links on your message input screens?
Enabling this option allows you to quickly manipulate different aspects of your posts including color, font, and size. In addition you can click on smilies to have them inserted into your posts. You may disable this option if it causes problems for you. yes no
I hope Marc and Sean know why I have been excluded from viewing other people's avatars.
Then maybe I should make a suggestion worthy of Reward points. Why not allow other members to view (not have) the avatars too? This might induce them to buy the gold membership after all. I mean, if I am not seeing others' avatars, I am not very keen on having my own now, am I?