Seems that this topic isn’t very popular considering that a fair percentage of members here should be web designers.
nevertheless, I want to talk about the design of the forums here at DreamHost. Personally, I think they’re godawful. It reminds me of something from Netscape 2.0 or something from 1995. The all-gray colour scheme with dark blue links and the flat, cramped appearance of it makes it dreadful to browse threads. I call for a redesign!
What would be nice is something run by the Invision Power Boards:
Lovely interface, as seen here: http://demo.invisionboard.com/v2/
Avatars would be nice, too. This message board is surprisingly sparse considering the number of members. I’d expect it to be used more often.