The cookies seem to get half eaten from time to time. The forum is better than the gallery, if you just click 'mark as read' on the main forum page it should reset itself. I do this maybe every 3-4 months and it's all good.
The speech bubbles on images. Yeah. Hm. I'm gonna blame DK. I'm not sure what can be done with that, I'm pretty sure that's cookie based too.
I'll have a word to DK see if it's something we can do anything about.
You can also sort the gallery by recent comments you all realise? So at least then you can see what images have the latest comments on them & you don't have to go trawling through thousands of pages - and hey you might just see something posted on an old image
Anyway yeah I get what you mean. I'll check it out