I'm not getting anything pop up.
It's fixed to the left. I quite like the sidebar personally - especially since the search facility has been such a major weakness for IPB for a long time. I may look at moving it to the right-hand side when I get some time (I'm winding down my commitments at Media Spy from today), so that the thread titles go straight down the left..
Hey,where's my Carlton pic gone?
IPB 3.2 merges the "avatar" and "profile picture" functions, so now there's just a single personal photo that doubles for both. Sadly, I think you'll have to choose between your two great loves.
The end of the avatar/profile distinction brings IPB more into line with other forum software packages. Personally I thought having both an avatar and a profile pic was overkill, although I can understand why some might rue the merger.
Seems a big mess imo. Wheres the 'recent activity' tab that use to be at the bottom of the forums index/page?
I'm not sure what you're referring to here.