I bet in the long run it won't work 'cause you get new people in all the time who will be trying to put in pix and will STILL put in oversized pix. However, they'll know that they had them in there and will be wanting to know "Why is it a link? I know I had it showing up!" I'm sure somebody will answer them
(us all being as chatty as we are.) I would be willing to bet people would still much rather see their pix up front rather than as a link and will be wanting to "fix" them if they continue to show up as links.
I tried "editing" a "post" (without posting it) turning a pic into a link. It's about as fast as changing the link into another one altogether which is what Snake Pliskin is about
. IMO not really extra work at all. Just a slightly different technique.
Talking about image sizes, I'm about to get quite shirty with the admin of a private board I'm on (He's a relative, sort of
; my sister's husband's son by his first wife) about the size of the pix he's allowing. When I have to wait for a pic that's over a MEG to download with my broadband, it's a bit much!