Personally, I liked being able to see how many posts a user has made. That seems to be gone now.
@Mert -- thank you for the feedback, particularly about the ads. Based on your feedback, I've modified their placement significantly. Hopefully they will no longer be disruptive. Your continued feedback is valuable to me. Thank you!
@JacobJ: I just saw a message at the top of my screen which says, "Firefox has blocked the outdated plugin Adobe Flash from running on www.mysteryshopforum.com". When I click "allow", the up and down motion stops. Problem solved.