For help purposes: I am converting a Zetaboards forum to Xenforo. A friend is using a bot to gather our posts and accounts, converting it to PHPBB and then to XF.
Deleted Users: We currently have a few deleted users, but their posts are still on our board (old threads/topics won't make much sense if their content is also deleted). When we convert, do these come with us? And does it say the member name or "Deleted User"?
Avatars & Signatures: will these move over with us (if anyone knows)?
With the blog add-ons: Is it possible to have a "latest blog entries" on the sidebar as it is for status updates?
Upon Buying and Uploading: I'll admit, I have little to no idea what I'm doing - this is my first time going into paid hosting so I'll probably be asking how to do quite a few things the more tech-savvy members of this community know how to do (like fixing the links and the share search results mod - I saw a thread explaining how to do it but I got lost reading it). I was going to piggy-back host but I feel I wouldn't learn anything that way so I'm doing it for myself My inexperience aside for a moment though, I probably won't be able to import the database straight away onto the Xenforo, so what can I do on the XF forum whilst waiting to get my forum's current database from my friend who is converting it to XF for me?
Members: I've tried to prepare my memberbase as much as possible, they know the pros that are easily apparent, but is there anything I should tell them to expect when we move over? (Like for example, I have been told that each member will need to reset their password or something?)
Spoilers: I've seen a few XF communities with spoilers. Our current software allows for spoilers too and the community uses them a lot - does XF have spoilers as on the test forum I have I couldn't find a way to code them in. Is it also possible to design how they look with the skin's coding (the ones I have seen are little grey ugly buttons)?