I will add those features (using cookies) asap. There's plenty of things I want to do under the hood of this forum and in time things will get a major work-over. It's just that there's so many other sections to work on and so little time. Currently I'm occupied with the new server hardware. Airliners.net is running on quite a machine right now (think Jaguar XJR) and you should be able to notice pages and photos loading faster. There's still a lot of fine tuning to do however and it will take all my time the next week or so.
Please bear with me, the Airliners.net forums are an important part of the site they will be improved on shortly. Hang in there...
Working on the site from morning 'till night that's livin' alright (1997-2007)