I really see no need why over the years, self acclaimed tech dudes have taken it upon themselves to mount a siege on the Nairaland UI. Mehn, have you ever seen http://reddit.com ? or http://news.ycombinator.com ? Y not travel to the U.S and tell Alexis Ohanian how to run his site or Paul Graham? or If you are smarter than the entire YC, why have your startup not been accepted there? Or is it because you think Seun is easily reachable or a Nigerian?
Even http://Facebook.com have outdated UI on some parts of its site. Oh! send Zuck an imessage.
For the facts:
He runs Nl.
He has the product vision.
He got it that huge… little wonder why you will never hear success like Jason or Sim Shagaya complain about it. Because its not easy to build something fucking huge. All the newer forums like http://4us.ng that came along with their better UI have all but died off. He must be doing something right dudes. Gattit?
Nigerians always giving unwanted advise since 1890 A.d
and as a user rightly stated here - Y U Backwardz, Nairaland Ads?
1). Nairaland has 1,386,486 users, and over 2million topics. Do you
know how much extra processing power and bandwidth it would take to run
any fancy pants javscript/css/jnode? Are you going to compensate him
when he has to pay his network and processing provider? Are you going to
lend him some bandwidth when it takes 2.5MB to deliver 40kB worth of
information? Are you going to help him migrate, and be there when the
migration fails, or when he discovers that the latest jnode doesn’t play
nice with the latest python on the latest Linux distro? Are you going
to code up and maintain the mobile version since a ton of users don’t
have the latest and greatest smartphones with unlimited dataplans?