We might bring back the animation. It was discussed and is still an option. :)
getting the message
connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused)
when trying to view "latest started threads" in peoples profiles
the search option on the customs gallery page is not functioning
Do you mean on the main site outside of the forums? If so, that's correct. the Search feature is disabled. Sorry!
The best thing to do is Browse by User. :)
If you look up along the top of the entry, there is a breadcrumb link trail that shows you the user gallery it belongs to and you can click back on their gallery to see all of their art. :)
Chatroom and the bar along the bottom of the page you access it from seem to be missing since the forum update. Any word on when we may expect to see it again?