Okay I am back and have some things I want to bring up.
It sure would be nice to have a delete key for the poster especially given how often the double posts happen. Given the delay it takes to get a post up it's kind of natural to hit 'submit' again but there is no way to fix it after.
Why do we have to keep subscribing to topics? It's a couple of extra steps that people like me who hate extra steps don't appreciate. I would rather that any topic I post in being automatically subscribed with the option to unsubscribe if I wish. The number of times I would use the unsubscribe is significantly less than the ones I would subscribe (given if I responded I probably am very interested in other responses or I wouldn't even have bothered) so that just saves me all those extra steps.
The emicons are incredibly dull. Could we have some like the old ones back? I mean the hair pull, the excited one running around, the barfer, anything with more expression than the few dull options we currently have.
Can the login remain active? Every time I come, even if I don't log out, I have to log in again and I call that nerve wracking after the previous months of screw ups with the log in. Before I could just come and go as I pleased but this extra step again puts me off. I hate these extra steps and I don't consider them user friendly or serving the goal of (hopefully) encouraging all those who had trouble getting in to come back. It's just all so convoluded in a place that should offer easy access especially to members.