I thought some cruel macrame-obsessed hacker attacked the site at first. and after dealing with that background yesterday, I take back everything I said I didn't like about the new look of the site. that was SCARY!!!!!!!!! it was all...orangey and...scary and I'm glad to be rid of it. plus, the limited number of avatars (I know, not everyone can have their own as there are far too many members) did make it a little confusing in the topics. I would see one avatar with a post saying one thing, then the very next post would be responding to that post with the same avatar. I thought someone was talking to and answering themselves.
mincemeat...ground meat...that's it! that's what the background looked like!!!!!!!!!!!!