When the forums were overhauled last November they went to the present wider-screen format expecting most people to have a 17" monitor or larger with 1024x768 resolution. Those with older 15" monitors set at 800x600 resolution must scroll side to side, something there's no fix for. (Cnet has not enabled multiple CSS layouts for different resolutions and monitor sizes.) Thus, if that's the case there's nothing you can do.
and my wife is tired of cleaning up the spilled ASCII.
Can I adjust the line width that the Forums feed me? Didn't see anything about that here.