I'll look into this issue you and others are having with signing in. You shouldn't be seeing that authentication screen at all.
We found a bug when going live with our quotes function. It's something we plan to reintroduce once we sort that out. Thanks for your patience.
You should have the option to edit your posts if you click the Post Options link alongside your reply. We haven't enabled the delete ability for all users, but we as moderators do have that ability. We'll gauge the need and introduce that function if necessary.
i'm with you on the "kudo" Stephen! i knew i wrote about it somewhere, saying the use of the word actually made me cringe. too lazy to find out where it went, or if i even sent the darned post at all.
another thing, it's difficult to find out whether we'd already "kudoed" a comment because it doesn't say so anywhere, unless you actually click on the link to find out. i couldn't care less about other people "kudoing" the post, but i'd like to know if i'd already recognized the poster for his/her great comment.
@Natasha, yes, i also noticed the smileys are gone. i found them rather useful since we're naturally unable to add our facial expressions for effect, you know, just to show people whether we're kidding or being totally serious about something.