JavaRanch is built on a UBB software platform (which is NOT java based). In order to modify anything Paul has to hack into the software (not fun) and then each time he upgrades, all the hacks are gone.
"JavaRanch, where the deer and the Certified play" - David O'Meara
posted 18 years ago
The login page is generated by and contained within the UBB software. If the software is upgraded it will, of course, come with a new version of the login page which would need "hacking" again. This is why we tend to shy away from such changes.