Avatars are back!
Hey, looks like they fixed the avatars! Try mousing over!
Doesn't work for me, either.
But I noticed a weird effect - when I mouse over the "People Reading Me" avatars on the far right side, I see a sliver of the right edge of the avatar popup. But only for the right-most avatar or two. It looks like the avatar is underneath the other contents.
I'm using IE6.
I've also noticed that the Username legends for the 'Whos Talking' list are Not visible when the video player occupies the space below.
Avatars are working fine in Opera 9.23.
EDIT - I don't know if this was mentioned elsewhere, but the avatar for a topics OP does Not expand.
Also, some avatars expand but show up as an undisplayable image e.g. Miss Needle http://www.chow.com/profile/10763 FYI using Firefox v3.
Working as expected in Safari 3.1, the current nightly WebKit, Firefox 2.x, and Firefox 3.0.