My gallery is in maintenance mode right now, sorry. Thanks for the help though; I will at least remove the insulting title.
I honestly do not think this is a version specific problem, because it was the same on 1410, our old version. On that version, the missing member would be called Mr. X, not "unknown coward"
You are correct about what is happening: the gallery member list was fine before I bridged it, but once bridged, if the member no longer has an account on the forum, the pictures seem to have nowhere to go.
I looked in the database..... it goes by member number (10106, 10109, etc) there and the user info is still all there. But because the member names and accounts are coming from SMF, if it does not find a match, it calls the person Unknown Coward. I can fix that now but what to do with the albums.... hmmm.....
I wonder if I should create new accounts on SMF for those people, create new albums in the gallery, and move the pictures to the new albums? Would I lose all the peripheral info (stats, hits,comments etc.)? Should I transfer the info in the database to the new row for the new album? Who would own the new account?