I have a 21" Widescreen monitor. The "blue bars" are 3" on either side.
The forum is set to 800pix width. If you stretch it, it will get all goofy looking.
I'm a fan of "readable" forums. Too many add all this css colouring crap and moving icons, signatures and flashy shyte, that just reading peoples post is a nightmare.
I like how this forum is easy to read and simple to get around.
And if someone needs all that glare and sizzle, they probably dont belong here. We're a "meat and potatoes" crowd.