Way back when Ubuntu 10.04 was released Canonical changed the branding of Ubuntu to the orange/purple combination which I kind of like so why more than one year later the Ubuntu Forums still look like this:

Ubuntu Forums Website Header

So why the long wait?

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    I would have used Sexy in the question but joey trademarked it
    – Allan
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 11:45
  • Foolishly I left my User ID in the screenshot which means I will be getting hate mail from OMG fans :(
    – Allan
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 16:17
  • Here's a nice stylish/stylebot user style that brings it a lot closer: userstyles.org/styles/40915 Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 20:18
  • if they can do a userstyle why cant they style the actual site?
    – Allan
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 22:01

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There appear to be several technical issues impeding the progress of the new Ubuntu Forums theme. From a thread back in 2010 an Ubuntu Forums staffer confirmed there were several mock-ups made but goes on to outline there are "technical issues" with vBulletin that are hindering it's progress.

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    Agree - latest thread I've found was back in feb this year - same "vbulletin" issue - but the promise it will be in-place when the new forums hardware was in-place- well the hardware is there - but no new theme :( ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1686078&highlight=theme
    – fossfreedom
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 12:10
  • Migration from vBulletin or Compromise the theme what's more likely?
    – Allan
    Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 12:12
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    @Allan Migrating from vBulletin is incredibly unlikely
    – 8128
    Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 17:20

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