Polycount was birthed April 1 1998. So we usually do something funky on April 1, and this year is no exception. We're trying on a new forum theme.
It's gonna be rough, it's gonna get bumpy, hold onto your butts. Let us know what you like, and what's borked.
Thanks to everyone for making this community great, helping each other out and learning new stuff together. This is what's always made this place great.
Some blasts from birthdays past... 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
OMG... yeah, that makes me feel old.
Didn't know polycount was that old damn. I think only problem with new theme is some elements could be separated.
For example a line here? Or lighter background there to separate top part from actual text.
Also text box is pretty much not visible
The forums have been running on a mountain of bandaids with the old theme, so there were features breaking all the time as the underlying forum software gets updated.
Front page was especially messed up. And basically unfixable.
So now we’re trying out the new Theme system, see if we can make it work.
If not, we could always just revert back.
Happy birthday polycount 🎈
I like the look n feel of the new theme but it's a rough ride on mobile :)
Thanks for your time and effort!
Yeah mobile is an ugly layout. So much misalignment and wasted space.
Also agree about the reply field, should be previewing the formatting more like the post.
Don’t like how our names are in all caps. Rank colors are gone. Greentooth gone from the + button.
The front News page is much nicer tho. Best Of shows any post with 3 or more + votes, so it will now be constantly updated.
Happy birthday Polycount! It's amazing to see any site last as long as Polycount has, very few sites can claim to have so much history.
Thanks Eric and everyone else who keeps this place running! :)
Happy birthday🍻 Cool style😌
Looks great. First time sign in on android. Layout looks good on phone but no post reply button visible under new post.
A very happy birthday polycount😎👍️
And here I was, expecting a new april's fool rainbow version !
Isn't this pretty much a revert to one of the temporary versions from a while back ?
(Also, happy bday !)
It’s the new Theme system from Vanilla Forums, that Polycount runs on.
There’s some additional customization possible, I’ll look into it in a bit.
same age as me , cool :)
Um did I say 52
:) I am actually 55 though, (in tortoise years of course)
anyway congrats Polyocunt, been coming here since about 1998 . the forum got reset in about 2002 I think it was
Happy birthday, forum ! 💚
Happy Birthday !!!! Keep it Up !! 😊
im pretty sure that in 1998 my own boogers were still a regular menu item
also - 52?? bugger off
For the next 25 years !
congrats on lvl 25
Been visiting this place since it was at least 3 years old…. ugh