in reply to plz replace this super ugly & damned bad board by a supergood one: take open source [of course]

I wish you'd give some more specific complaints, so I could start to address them, but as a start: if you don't like the look, change it. The user settings page has a theme drop-down. I like teh perl-blue theme myself. If you don't like any of those, write some custom CSS on that same page, and share it with the world; possibly it will become one of the well-supported themes later.

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