A number of earlier aristocratic profiles have a repeated coat of arms as a background image. I hope WT members will not be upset if I mention that for some (quite likely only a small minority) of us, these can literally be very painful to look at. I am not alone in this - I have seen a comment placed by another WT member on one profile. In my own case, they can cause acute visual disturbances and migraine, and make it very hard indeed to read the profile.
For me, it is particularly bad where the coat of arms itself consists of a repeated pattern like small squares. The effect on me is similar to that induced by the works of the abstract painter Bridget Riley - I not only get visual disturbances and migraine, I also feel physically disoriented, giddy and sick.
I fully understand why some members like to use a coat of arms as a background image. But is there any chance members could be sensitive to the problems that their use can cause a probably small minority of us?
Just for the avoidance of doubt, I - and I think others - have no problems with the use of a coat of arms as an ordinary image on a profile. It is where it is used as a background image, which means there is a very prominent repeated pattern around the profile, that problems are caused.
Thank you so much for being prepared to read this, and I am really sorry to sound like a spoilsport.