Don't feel sorry for the polls - it may be useful, but it's not as it should be Did you have a possibility to make it sticky and a few other options? And smilies don't work - we know. Seems the config is broken in the new forum
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
It is awkward that just changing the looks of the forum (By the way it looks great) corrupts the config and some functions of the forum, another thing I discovered is that when I want to find a new member for private messages, it doesn't open a new window anymore for the search, it takes the same tab/window to the search instead.