Actually.. to keep users from messing up their profile with wrong settings..
I wrote a little hack you might be interested in.
(that will also make your issue of not having everything phrased less important as only admin (i.e. you) can see the page.)
The page for settings.. (same link as in post above) is only visible to admin. If admin changes the settings.. they will apply to all users.. http://www.photopost.com/forum/vbgal...all-users.html