Working on some of these issues.
Avatars have new rules which are different. Trying to see if there are any editing options that we can add.
System doesn't allow name changes by users. Going to update settings so that the Mods can change them.
The Ads are from google, which pay for the site...
Just so people know that back story.
Over the years we have run a few different software systems. Drupal a content management system which was the original homepage along with then SMF which did the forums and gallery system.
The gallery was shutdown first because the software was never updated...
Best thing to do is to go into each section and mark it read. This will make everything read in your profile with all new stuff showing up as not read. The conversion doesn't carry over which posts you have ot have not read unfortunately