In order to hopefully get HOW hopping again there will be some work going on over the next few weeks. There may be intermittent down time or things being added/removed and moved around but if the forum will be down for any major length of time we'll try to let members know.
ATM I've turned the Like/Thanks feature back on, tweaked the banner a bit to refect our new direction (I'll be making a new one hopefully fairly soon) and am looking into integrating Facebook a bit.
Hopefully we'll be fixing the issue with pictures once I get a hold of a tech at our host and have them update our php.
We're willing to do the work and spend the money but if HOW is to stay up and running and not go the way of OTWA and the DooDoo Bird the fact is that members old and new and their posting is its lifeblood so we need you to come and help get things pumping.
Facebook is a 10 ton gorilla that small forums like HOW can't really compete against but if you prefer a small friendly mom and pop shop over a Walmart we're that kind of place.