The FreeBSD forums had a very large number of customizations to VB, some of which had to be made in the actual code and not just templates. IIRC, they were in the areas of:Please note that XenForo upgrades aren't friction-free either - solely based on posts read in the Feedback forum on forums.freebsd.org; I have no experience with the admin side of things.
- Many custom tags for things like man pages, linking to bug reports, linking to ports, etc.
- Extensive use of custom smilies
- Custom handling for a large variety of attachment types
- A heavily customized default theme which packed things pretty densely on the page
The only remaining thing that I know of is that a few obscure smilies render as ASCII.