It’s very clean. Many of my users do not appreciate the "modern"ness of discourse so I thought about doing a more classical looking theme like this. I guess my next recommendation if you want to really embrace the old-school look is to scale up the avatar size on posts and adjust their position (xenforo shown as example)
Might be a decent amount of work since you’ll probably have to adjust the horizontal positions of everything to accommodate the extra width. Just speaking out loud here, obviously it’s up to you on how you want the theme to look. But this is something I will eventually experiment with myself
Yes, it’s also meant more as a template offering the structural layout but no custom styles yet. So when used on an actual instance I’d imagine a less clean look.
I want to keep it all simple with this one. But curious to see that! From my experience re-designing the topic stream you’re up for some CSS acrobatics to adjust the look in that direction. Or would you try using a custom template?