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Have a few questions before I buy

#1
Hello,
I've been running vBulletin since 2009 and I am looking to switch to XenForo. Before I do I have a list of features my forum has right now, and would like to know which ones are included with Xenforo currently, upcoming features or available by add ons/3rd party mods.

Here is the list, it's quite long and thanks for reading it.

Fill tag automatically from post

Send PM when a users thread is moderated

Ability for admins to change the owner of a post

Spy system to show real time updates of forum activity

Downloads system for offering files, with the ability to add external links and track amount

Allow users to change their own username without requesting to an admin

Advanced moderation tools for users from within a post or profile

Flashchat integration for no need to login, or some other chatroom

Gravatar as the default avatar for new members, a random and unique image based on email address

Track guests visits extensively

Add username HTML

Send emails to inactive users to remember them of the forum, and get them to return

Send an email instantly when a new thread is created in a subscribed section

Quote text by highlighting it and pressing quote

Counter for the time spent online by users in the forums for each user, including a leader board

Breadcrumb navigation on the top and bottom of the forums

Send a mass PM to users

Allow users to enter a profile introduction, a small piece of text which members will see

Show members who visited the forum over the past 24 hours

Detect if using a mobile device, then chose a selected style

Shop allowing automation of various user add ons based on the amount of points users have

Add thanks to every post

Advanced stats giving users browsers, countries and other info

Redirect to a thread after registration

Separate sticky and normal threads in the thread view

Resize images in posts either external or internal images

Display the age of the site at the bottom of the forum home

PM a user when they received a new reputation

Display when spiders are online in who's online

Custom header greeting based on the users computer time displaying different messages

Show the user group legend colours on the forum home

v3Arcade, an arcade for vbulletin allows playing of flash games and to challenge other members and to participate in tournaments

vBexperience tracks the activity of users and provides detailed information, giving points based on activity, achievements for various actions and other things

Ability to add new tabs to the top of the forum navigation bar

Integrated blog system for users to post entries

Advanced forum rules settings allowing sections of rules

Advanced registration options such as custom questions

Message to all zero posters who login to the forums

Greet users via pm when it's there birthday

Chatbox on all pages of the forum

Login as another user by an admin

Stats for moderators showing how many points each one dealt out, posts deleted etc

PayPal donation system for users to donate to the forum

Sub-forum manager to display better looking sub forums

Show who has read a thread

Notify users when they were quoted in a post, showing the quotes they had in the usercp

Tweet all new threads automatically to Twitter

Live search system which doesn't reload the page

There we go, thats the list of features I would like to preserve or have similar functionality, but from XenForo.

Thanks in advance,
Kris
 
F

Floris

Guest
#2
Fill tag automatically from post
No. Maybe in 1.1 - do not have confirmation on this.

Send PM when a users thread is moderated
No. Not by default, there might be a plugin for this one.

Ability for admins to change the owner of a post
No. Not by default, I remember there's a plugin for this.

Spy system to show real time updates of forum activity
No, fuuuuuuuuuuu - I wish there was. Digitalpoint, where are youuuu

Downloads system for offering files, with the ability to add external links and track amount
No, highly requested add-on, I don't remember seeing it being shared on this site.

Allow users to change their own username without requesting to an admin
No.

Advanced moderation tools for users from within a post or profile
Depending what you need, no and yes. Can't guess.

Flashchat integration for no need to login, or some other chatroom
http://vbirc.com/xenforo - uses xenforo+mibbit for irc live chat.

Gravatar as the default avatar for new members, a random and unique image based on email address
Yes.

Track guests visits extensively
Currently online displays where they are. Your server access_log has the rest. But extensively, no.

Add username HTML
Templates/CSS can be adjusted how you like - but not by the user itself.

Send emails to inactive users to remember them of the forum, and get them to return
Yes. But it's up to you to determine inactive users.

Send an email instantly when a new thread is created in a subscribed section
Yes.

Quote text by highlighting it and pressing quote
No, but I believe there's a plugin for this.
 
F

Floris

Guest
#3
Counter for the time spent online by users in the forums for each user, including a leader board
No.

Breadcrumb navigation on the top and bottom of the forums
Yes.

Send a mass PM to users
No, but I think I saw a plugin for this.

Allow users to enter a profile introduction, a small piece of text which members will see
Yes. WYSIWYG editor included, including rich media such as images and embedded video.

Show members who visited the forum over the past 24 hours
Hm, no.. But I think I saw a plugin for this.

Detect if using a mobile device, then chose a selected style
No, not yet? (rumor)

Shop allowing automation of various user add ons based on the amount of points users have
xShop by xenDirectory.net I believe might be what you're looking for.

Add thanks to every post
No, XenForo has a 'like' link. Way nicer, if you ask me.

Advanced stats giving users browsers, countries and other info
In 1.1, I think. But Google Analytics is integrated (easy to add code)

Redirect to a thread after registration
No, but should be easy to code.

Separate sticky and normal threads in the thread view
No, but there's a plugin for this.
 
F

Floris

Guest
#4
Resize images in posts either external or internal images
Yes, automatically. See: http://vimeo.com/13975559

Display the age of the site at the bottom of the forum home
No, but should be easy to customize.

PM a user when they received a new reputation
An alert system is in place.

Display when spiders are online in who's online
No.

Custom header greeting based on the users computer time displaying different messages
Yes, you can customize this, template if conditionals and custom js/css included templates are supported.

Show the user group legend colours on the forum home
No, but I've seen an addon for this.

v3Arcade, an arcade for vbulletin allows playing of flash games and to challenge other members and to participate in tournaments
No.

vBexperience tracks the activity of users and provides detailed information, giving points based on activity, achievements for various actions and other things
No.

Ability to add new tabs to the top of the forum navigation bar
Yes. Manually. There's no automated manager for this (yet)

Integrated blog system for users to post entries
No, but David has created [LN] BLog add-on, pretty good job.

Advanced forum rules settings allowing sections of rules
Forum permissions? Yes then.

Advanced registration options such as custom questions
No, custom fields aren't included in 1.0 yet.

Message to all zero posters who login to the forums
Yes. Check this out: http://xenfans.com/threads/product-xenfans-com-welcome-block.730/

Greet users via pm when it's there birthday
No, but there's an addon by ragtek perhaps?

Chatbox on all pages of the forum
No, but addon: Shoutbox Tiagra by Darkimmortal is awesome.

Login as another user by an admin
There's a default permission tester - but via an addon you can really switch between users.

Stats for moderators showing how many points each one dealt out, posts deleted etc
No. But I think AlexD has made an addon for this (guess)

PayPal donation system for users to donate to the forum
Yes, paid subscriptions is possible. You can set 1 up for donation. There is also a donation addon for the sidebar.
 
F

Floris

Guest
#5
Sub-forum manager to display better looking sub forums
Eh, they are by default in a dropdown? I like it =D

Show who has read a thread
No, but there's an addon for this.

Notify users when they were quoted in a post, showing the quotes they had in the usercp
Yes, an alert system is in place for this, differentiates between replies, quote, adding attachments, etc. Very awesome.

Tweet all new threads automatically to Twitter
No, but who wants to spam anyway! A per thread SHARE option for social networks such as twitter/facebook/google+ is available, including a counter. So a naturally growth of popular content on the site is available.

Live search system which doesn't reload the page
No.
 
#7
I hope that answers your questions =D
Thanks a lot for this. It answered a lot of questions, and it seems there will be quite a few missing features if i switched to XF at this time. I do like the Like buttons though, and twitter is so people can follow the forums latests threads.

Thanks again, maybe I could port over some of the other missing add ons, or to use some kind of placeholder such as a vb install that lets guests use the arcade or something i dunno lol.

Thanks again.

P.S. anyone wants to buy a vb 4 suite license send me a message hehe