As far as the Monaco sub-forum questions are concerned: check out this thread
We're starting by closing the Monaco section for a while. Yes, yes - I know that will upset a lot of you, no doubt. It might come back if the mood of the board gets better, it might not. Since many feels that the growth of this particular section is partially to blame, it makes sense to us to see if things will be different when the board is off-line. That's why we are doing it, plain and simple. Many of those posting in the Monaco section are very active and have contributed with a lot of knowledge and pictures and actitvity - thank you for that. Time will tell if Royaldish can be a place where you can discuss the subject again (that is if you wish of course..)
As far as the avatar bit goes: I've noticed it sometimes takes a while for the board to catch up with the change.