I can't say how disappointed I and my site members are that this feature was eliminated with virtually no notice. I consider our site greatly degraded as a result. Here's what I posted to members about the issue: https://cookieconnection.julia...ss-member-portfolios
People come to our site to post and find cookie photos - now the path to do the latter is so convoluted that it's virtually impossible to do. One of the primary benefits of my site was lost overnight, with no discussion.
Members now also have no easy way of managing their own photo portfolios on the site, as they are so tough to find - and very difficult to see (thumbnails are teeny).
As an admin, I used members' Content Streams to identify members to feature, to find cookie photos to use in the site's banner and backdrop, to monitor members' posts to the site (to ensure compliance with copyright rules), and more. Now, all of these tasks are greatly hampered.
So there are plenty of good reasons to reinstate that stream. I would also recommend that it return to its original form with big photos. The teeny photos found through searching all posts for photos are too small to reasonably/easily browse - not to mention very deeply embedded and hard to isolate in members' profiles.
So disappointed. Thanks for listening.