I just realized that on our "big board", we had to use Coventry in a couple of instances where we did not (or could not, for a few reasons) get rid of one member's threads through deletion, but instead, put them in Coventry. And this could be a problem.
Without a Coventry mechanism, what is going to happen when I convert from vB3 to XF? Are these all suddenly going to reappear? Or, is there a way I could set certain members' posts (a few of these number in the thousands) into a "moderated" status so they do not display? Only thing is, this would appear in the admin/moderator bar as an alert at the top of the screen, and with as much activity as we have, none of the staff could keep track of the number if it changed.
I'm open for ideas. I don't want this to be the one issue keeping us from converting to XF. And worse, I don't want to downgrade from vB3 to vB4.1.