Looks like the forum's web design really has become NB's ugly stepsister. Websites in 1996 looked better.
A while back the look of the shopping site was tweaked, but the forum retained the old look. From the HTML sources, they apparently used to share CSS, but when the new site was finalized, the CSS for the old look was deleted/de-hosted without anyone realizing the forum was still using it. Two Stylesheets: pagenavi-css.css and style.css are not being found when browsing the forum.
I'm not checking the forums every day any more, but it seems like it's been this way for a while. It just seems like such a simple fix. Is there going to be a look update here too, or is broken CSS just the plan moving forward?