These forums are an example used to illustrate a few of the concepts and ideas discussed in the book, Managing Online Forums. No, not the one about never using the default template that your chosen community software comes with! If this were an actual community, it would definitely would have its own look.
No, this community was set up simply to showcase some of the ideas about staff and management infrastructure (take a look at the Problem Users and Trash Bin forums, for example). If you'd like to find out more about the book, please visit the book website.
If it's off topic, it belongs here (within reason, of course). Talk about sports, entertainment, music, movies, your favorite color... well, as long as one of those things isn't actually the subject of this fictional community!