Okay, one thing we can all do to help get back that homey feeling is to put your avatar back. Just in case you forgot, here's a guideline.
First, make sure your picture meets the following specs:
Your avatar must be no bigger than 75 pixels by 75 pixels in size. Uploaded avatars from your computer must be no larger than 8 KB.
The following file types are allowed: gif .jpeg .jpg .png
Okay, now that you have a picture ready,
Click on: My Controls
Click on: Edit Avatar (left, bottom)
Go to: Upload a new image from your computer
double click on image (that is already resized)
Click on: Update Avatar
Then return to the forum.
If something happens you don't see it, hit your refresh button.
NOTE: If I made a mistake in my instructions, let me know and I will edit them.