We are using these automatically generated avatars (identicons) for now, as we ease into a more open use of the BBpress system. By the way, that phrase “open use” gives me the chills, as I anticipate a combination of defamation through self-identification and ambush advertising as we move to post-publication moderation.
I think so too, to be honest. But we have had so much trouble upgrading the site without losing all the posts, that tweaking BBpress to look the way we want has taken second place to getting the the thing online after several days of being off air.
Please bear with us for now, but if it’s still looking like this after a week, feel free to jump on us again