Sorry guys, I've been sick yesterday and today so I have not been able to work on the forums to resolve your issues. I'll be working from home today to try and get them resolved.
Our server admin made a change to our load balancer that may resolve the random logout issue. If you are still having the problem, please clear any cookies related to stardock or the site you are currently visiting (if possible, clear all cookies to start fresh). If it still happens to you again after this, let me know, and try to be civilized, please
I'll look into why uploading avatars is broken again.
As for the buttons only appearing on mouseover, I figure that since you would have to mouseover the reply anyways to click on the buttons, it wouldn't really matter. Let me know your thoughts on this and I'll decide whether to show them by default like they used to be.
And again, please be civilized. I understand this is very frustrating, but I'll try my best to resolve everyone's problems as quickly as possible.