After seeing a couple references to the low graphics mode, I went and turned it on. It's great! One problem I was having with this forum was that it is (was) way too garish for my tastes, what with all the animated hoo-hah and the background images and the huge multi-colored text.
I also enjoy it for the low bandwidth impact. Whenever I come here, it's on my modem connection at home. I don't come here via the high-speed work connection anymore because I use Lynx (with its lousy table support) at work.
I get the same thing. Switched back/forth between full graphics & dial-up, and refreshed, it it still does the same thing. I'm using Firefox 1.0.7 at work. I noticed this at home, where I use a newer version of Firefox.