Is there a way to change the size and colors and or the the color of the background in the forums/ I find the ultra fine san serif font used too small for my aged eyes. especially against the glaring white background.
What browser do you use?
If you're using Firefox this may be just what you need.
"NoSquint allows you to adjust the text-only and full-page (both text and images) zoom levels as well as color settings both globally (for all sites) and per site."