/walks off shaking his head
Ahem, It's Computer nerd, thank you very much.
I was sitting at my computer, on the last page of the last thread, looking at Illia's last post, and saw that the "reply to thread" button was gone.
She removed the link, but not the command.
It's just like removing a short cut from your desktop. That command doesn't go away, just the short cut to it.
All of these buttons you see on the page are just short cuts to commands.
So, I opened up the last page of the last thread, opened up another browser, hit reply to a thread, and replaced some numbers there with numbers of the last thread (won't tell which ones) and viola!
I'm last, sucka.
(Only because I have no shame, and Kao didn't put up a fight)