Ubuntu requires visitors to create an account and log in to view certain threads. I've read this thread (not blocked yet) and now I understand their reasoning: Anything they may have archived is to be considered old and should no longer be readable unless you have a ubuntuforums account.... . Whatever, basically they are trying to protect visitors from accessing archived and potentially outdated information.
The other thing I dislike is their use of vBulletin, it just goes to show how much they really don't care much about Free Software.
Is Ubuntu the new Apple ?