The colorful initials for the "online" HI posters are cute but

The colorful initials for the “online” HI posters are cute but I’d rather see names, or monikers.

Also, it sure would be nice for topic threads to reveal the OP, by moniker, not colorful initial or little bitty photo.

Also, it sure would be nice for the “preview” option of placing the cursor on the topic revealing the first line or so of the post to return. Loved that feature!

You can hover over the avatar or initial which is used as an avatar to see who that poster is. When viewing the thread on the front page, you can determine who wrote the OP by hovering over the left most avatar.

Yes, but it’s MUCH easier to see an overall listing than to hover over each colorful initial or avatar to see who is online.

I concur with this. that was a good thing about the old system that I really miss.