I just logged in to the Fest on my wife's laptop (I had never been on the Fest on her computer) and the same issue was there. This leads me to believe that it was something that just started and was done/allowed by the mods.
Oh well. I guess I'l just have to bear with slower browsing
Calypso Red 1992 525i with 170K miles
1991 735i - Sold
1992 525i - Sold
1995 325is - Sold
2000 528i - Sold