I don't wanna sound like I am bitchin here or something but wouldn't it be rather easy to put up a temporary interface? For eg change the colors in the V Bulletin theme to neutral grey and put down the vibrant colors a bit.
I don't want any flaming and I don't post that often so maybe u guys don't know me, just had to ask this cause that can't take longer than 5 minutes or something. I can do it for you if you want.
thanks for reading
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