In only 3 minutes on these forums I am left with the impression that they were thrown together in a day's time. I understand jQuery is not a for-profit organization, but with the amount of resources (coders) that jQuery has available in terms of volunteers I don't see how these forums could be in such poor shape over a year after being rolled out.
Here's my take on my first 3 minutes here:
Haven't used this forum in awhile, although I was in the old Google group so I was automatically invited. Tried to login and I get some poorly-implemented notification that extends out of the bounding box and also has an unstyled button directly above a styled button. See attached image.
Waited & searched for an activation email, but none was to be found and none ever came, although the message given indicates otherwise.
Followed the link given to the Zoho page and after 5 minutes of poking around in my preferences I finally found where to 'resend activation'.
Starting typing into the search box as the page was loading, and when it finished loading it cleared what I had typed. Not annoying at all.
The first time I performed the search, the formatting was so messed up on the results page that I had to refresh several times. It seriously looked like I was browsing in Netscape Navigator v4 it was broken so bad.
So I re-enter my criteria, and after performing the search the criteria is now gone again. So much for easily amending my criteria.
One would think that the jQuery site would be the bastion example for jQuery (+UI) in the wild. In reality, though, its about as polished as IE 6's rendering methods.
The requirement that all posts are moderated is quite annoying, too. No wonder most users seem to prefer posting to stackoverflow.com. It took like 6+ hrs for this to get approved?! Sheesh what a piece.
EDIT: Also, what is up with the rich-text editing? I had nicely formatted <ul>'s but all of that was stripped....?