Ref. the problem with getting booted off, I am also having this problem, but only when posting a reply, it happened when trying to post this reply to you. I'm using Internet Explorer.
Ref. the getting a User Pic. to show up in your profile, I also had allot of trouble. May be the following will help...
Go to the Fish Forum index, then go to..How To Use Fish Forum.
There is a sticky there about posting pictures.
Also I posted a question there...user pic in profile, the info I received helped. But I still had to figure out how to resize the image to get it to show up.
I can go into a little more detail, but will first wait to see if any of the above helps. Let me know if it doesn't.