well gist of it is that if its removed, then i've reverted back 2 versions of phpbb and spend hours of patching to get it to the latest version, then hours more for each revision and mod... which i'm not going to do, particularly since personally i prefer it this way anyway.
I also people are actually using it too judging by the click through hits, so at least its useful.
Short reason about the header: the header is a modification that was made @ forum.dead-donkey.com and its too much effort keeping two pieces of software up 2 date. When it was updated to the latest secure phpbb, quotes stopped working and there were loads of errors, so i just copied across forum.dead-donkey.com's code and it all started working again.
If you want a more site related logo, someone will have to make one and i'll upload it if its better.
As for the logo, personally i think that zombie donkey is perfectly suited to dead-donkey.com and the forum.dd.com. It suits the rest of the site great, but obviously scifi people don't visit the rest of the site as much and i don't mind if people want a scifi logo. The problem is you or another member will have to make one if they want it
Dunno about desert camouflage, looks like a dead donkey to me... you running in 8bit colour or something?
lots of people don't seem to realise but the themes are changed under profile