I run (to me) i medium sized forum with about 600 users and 200 subscribers, now i'm already sold on a lot of what xenforo offers but there's a few things holding me back.
1. I would like to be able to leave forums visible to registered users and unregistered users/guests but without them being able to see whats inside those forums. On vb it would say private and when you clicked on it it would just say there are no new posts and you are unable to post in that section.
[Is this something that at a later day be something i could do? I have a good friend who runs a xenforo forum and me and him have similar boards and he is unable to do what I'm describing here.]
2. Since my forum has a subscription service i need to be able to assign my users to certain forums or section based on there subscription they bought. Now there is a way to do this as is, but when a user buys another sub onto of his/hers first it will move them into the new usergroup causing issues. Now on vb i had all my subs go into one master usergroup and then with the payment permissions i was able to assign what sub gave you access to what forums.
[ Again as mentioned above is this something that will eventually be added in?]
3. With the licensing system how exactly is this going to work? Is it like vb where when you buy it you get all updates for that board for free all the way up to the next newest forum where you have to buy it again to get those updates? Basically say i bought vb3 and then vb4 came out, would i have to pay again to get vb4 or is it a one time payment for all future releases of xenforo?
[I'm already a vb4 owner and have used vb in the past so I'm just trying to understand how xenforo is going to do things.]
Anyways thanks in advance guys looking forward to your reply's.