Not sure how important to other users, but I have also noticed that the bottom of the page(s) no longer show the other users currently viewing the thread... I'm not saying that it is, just that was one thing that old layout had, and now is MIA.
I've got debug information at the bottom of each page as well.
It may have to do with moderator status, as the message at the very bottom talks about fetch_permissions.
yeah the debug info is gone.
A suggestion on facebook connection.... get rid of it. If you have time for facebook, you should be out in your car enjoying your carpc. If it is not installed, you have no excuse!
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