A couple of queries just to get my head straight, please.
1 - Is the star system still functioning or not?
2 - I'm trying to get my one and only pic to appear as my avatar but I get an error message (There has been an error - please contact the admin team.
Unfortunately, I don't seem to have enough stars to send a PM to anyone!
Regarding your query about stars: no the system is not functioning as such although your member status will be upgraded once you have been a member for a little while. That will give you access to the pm system and the Beach forum. In the meantime you can only respond to pms from other members.
Regarding your avatar: I will try to find out what is going wrong and get back to you.