FAQ: The forums are too cluttered and narrow - options?
The forums are a fixed width, leaving lots of 'dead space' on either side for those with large/wide-screen monitors. In addition, the recently-introduced social/rating aspects and some of the formatting changes are not valued by everyone. This, however, is changeable by using a custom style for the CNET Forums.
One such option is "CNET Forums - Clean and Wide," currently available for both Firefox and Chrome users with the Stylish browser extension. It's a personal project that I decided to share with all interested users, and might be worth a look if you like the forums but think some tweaking is in order.
Hope this helps,