well, I've ironed out some of the forum issues. among other things, I've reset the default phpbb theme to "prosilver". this is one of the themes that comes pre-packaged with phpbb, and while I'm not personally a fan, it will probably be the least likely one to give us any trouble -- such as asking you to type in the letters from an image and then not showing the image (yes, that happened to several people).
if you'd like to revert back to the recent black theme, you can click on "User Control Panel", then on "Board Preferences". in there you can choose your board style. the black theme is called "hermes_grey_whrri".
I will still work to get a darker theme based on prosilver, but that may take a while. what we do have works (I think/hope), and I need to shift gears and concentrate on the membership application that Jenny and Randy are going to need in a big way very soon.
IT7 #17 (occasionally)