April Fools went perfectly until the forum didn't come back up at the end of the day with the new upgrade. Rest assured that everything else was an intended joke. The upgrade:
I'm sure you all are seeing that things have changed quite a bit. Well, not so much changed, but it is a little different, and there is much more potential. There is, for example, a more advanced video posting option, allowing you to select from more video streaming sites than just YouTube. There is a more advanced search feature. There is a new visitor messaging feature in your profiles, allowing you to leave notes or have conversations with people. We can integrate with Facebook and twitter, should we choose to do so. There is a donate button on the navbar, for those of you who would like to help us with the monthly server costs. Obviously this news section is new.
There are quite a few more additions, which I am sure you will all get to know over the next week or two, so we all hope you enjoy the changes. In the mean time, if you find anything you believe you should have access to, something you shouldn't have access to, or just something that isn't working, please let a staff member know or leave a comment in this posting.
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There will probably be a few kinks to work out, but that will come in time. The staff has remained untouched and we've never been on better terms with each other. Hopefully the new theme and the upgraded VB software are worth it.
New skins/themes will be available in the future. They're a lot of work to set up, though, so you'll have to make do with what's available for now.