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Ubuntu Forums to get new design before Natty

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Ubuntu Forums administrator and long time contributor Mike Basinger (Technoviking) posted a sneaky preview of the upcoming Ubuntu Forums redesign on Twitter yesterday.

What I have been working on lately #ubuntu. Hopefully will be finish during next release cycle. #fb

In an accompanying blog post, Mike gave us some more details.

Here is what I have been working on for Ubuntu Forum recently. At a session at UDS this week, we discuss the forums and how to bring it up to date with the new Ubuntu branding. There will be some big changes upcoming in the forums.

  1. The forums software will be upgraded to vBulletin 4.0x.
  2. Designing a new forums theme following the new Ubuntu branding guidelines.
  3. Looking to streamline the forums, making it a better user experience.

Hopefully this work will be finished during the current Ubuntu release cycle.

OMG! Ubuntu! ‘blah blah’ forum down

Slightly unrelated, but now’s as good a time as ever. Some of you eagle eyed site visitors might have noticed that our forums @ are down since the move to the new server. This should be fixed in the next couple of days.

We will also be putting a link to the forum back in the menu bar up top.

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