(1) Easier Name Changes
You can now change your name using the edit profile page. You no longer need to ask a mod to do this. Be warned though that you can only change your name once in awhile, and you're limited to 5 name changes in total.

(2) Quote Notification
You now get notified when anyone quotes you in a post. By default, the notification is via PM, but you can change that to email (or disable the notification entirely) on your general settings page.