These are assumptions, since I haven't been here since the beginning.....
I think the MSN album site was created for two reasons:
a) to chat
b) to post more/larger photos easier than here
Wouldn't it be easier/nicer/safer if the changes to the House & Home forums could include a chatroom (moderated or not) and also change the photo posting parameters?
Then we wouldn't have members having to create these things elsewhere that gradually get turned into something we'd all rather not be a part of?
I suppose my timing for this post is unfortunate since the H&H improvements are being unveiled right away and these changes won't be able to be tossed in with the rest on such short notice.
Would this be something the forum members and H&H staff would interested in though?