Item one. Thanks. I'll try it out, and if I like it I'll stop whining.
Item two. 'phpbb' is the sound of Craven giving dlowan a raspberry (aka Bronx cheer).
I have had problems with Windows in the past and I plan to eventually format me computer. I wouldn't rule out that there's something wrong with my copy of IE, but like I said it only happens with this site.
I think it may be a bit of both. I'm going to change the forum code extensively. Not A2K 2.0.0 but a step in between.
I'm already addicted to the All Topics latest posts tab. Very useful.