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I just recently discovered Vanilla and I'm absolutely in love! I've had a forum for about 3 years running phpbb3. Since day one I've slowly (and very painstakingly) tried to modernize the look, feel, and overall functionality of the forum, but phpbb is so clunky and the coding structure is a total nightmare that I pretty much got nowhere. I've wanted something new and ahead of the curve in terms of functionality but nothing else quite had the exact features I needed for me to commit to a switch. Wouldn't you know that everything I was looking for in forum software has been sitting here this whole time! Needless to say I downloaded immediately and have been getting myself aquatinted with Vanilla this past month and know my way around fair enough.
I absolutely love how Vanilla is set up, and I'm wanting to keep my forum as "vanilla" as possible without dragging in a complete phpbb/vbulletin/etc. layout clone. I do however want a few minor layout changes to match how other forums work. The biggest being the profiles of the poster of each comment.
I'm wondering if somebody could help me out with getting my user profiles to show up on the left of the page. A perfect example is the penny arcade forum. I know theres been a fair amount of discussions regarding their theme, but the way the profiles are formatted on the side is something I'd really love to have.
Is there anyone that can help me with this? It looks like the profiles are called in the views/discussion/helper_functions.php file, but what changes do I need to make to accomplish this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!