Then again I'm a Linux guy and I'm using the libre icedtea-web plugin instead of oracle's rubbish. Asks for permission but works after I give it the go ahead. It'd probably be better to eventually switch over to html5 in-built canvas but that's unlikely to be something I'd do anytime soon since I've never read the spec and there's more pressing site changes to be done.
As for a draw thread elsewhere? Do one here if you want, not a problem. Maybe other people will contribute too. We don't have a lot of artists so no need to have a booru or whatever, but theoretically that's easy to set up if we ever got a massive influx of artists.