I have only been here a short time, and I love that these forums give practical answers to RapidWeaver questions but the UI of of the forum is one of the worst I have ever experienced. Most forums look terrible but function well, this one looks great but functions terribly.
Annoying is the childish awarding of points and badges. Do the forum creators think we are all 16 and need merit badges in order to be incentivized? At age 6 that seems to work, by 16 we look disdainfully on such things but they still work, but adults seem to grow out of such things eventually.
Not highlighting the current page number at the bottom is one of those fundamentals which you would think even the most inexperienced designer would know to get right... but apparently not.
But the worst of the worst is requirement backed up by continual nag messages in the left bottom corner to 'accept' or 'reject' things that people say. Who in their right mind ever thought that a socially graceless (at best) and incredibly rude (at worst) system would be the way that any partially civilized person would want to behave. The words are emotive and I will be d***** if I am going to tell anybody that I reject their opinion unless they are being so rude they make me angry.
It wouldn't be so bad if one could just ignore the acceptance or rejection, but that nag in the bottom corner never stops.
When the UI of any web page causes users to get ticked off then the design is not working and needs to be changed. Anything would be better than that nag to accept or reject. Anything!