UsmanLaw: Ah, I hadn't seen the code you inserted when I read your last post -- I believe the "1" is showing up because you've written it into your code:
<?php get_archives('','','option', 1); ?>
Take that out and that should remove it. I can't say for sure, though, since I'm kinda new to PHP and am using something else to create the effect, but that looks like the problem to me!
DianeV: I believe the plugin was created for WP 1.2, so you shouldn't have any problems with it -- I took a chance on trying it in WP 1.5 and luckily it worked out fine. I've found that writing a description for the site in the links manager causes validation errors (though the visual output remains unchanged, at least in Mozilla and IE), so I'm not sure if that's a 1.5 issue or if that happens in 1.2 too. But yeah, it should work for you. UsmanLaw's code may work too -- and I don't suppose it even requires a plugin -- but I'll stick with what I'm using right now. If it ain't broke... ;)
And krm: Thanks for the compliments, especially the one regarding the story quote! Tell that to the fiction magazine editors, though -- I must've gotten at least four rejections for the story from which that quote was taken. I can't seem to sell a story to save my life! :/
Maybe I'll just start posting them on Scary-Crayon or something. :)