Please read this: http://www.theadminzone.com/forums/showthread.php?p=569448 and tell me what you think! The only thing I can say is that XenForo is extremely new and they should give it a few years before passing judgment!
I can only comment that I went from a very busy vb 3.8 forum, transferred it to IPB 3.1.2 forum with ip.content, blog, and gallery where my membership and posting was cut down by 60% for the year it was installed. I transferred to xf on the 11th of this month with literally no addons to speak of and my traffic, registrations, posts, visits, and pageviews have doubled since.
I don't care what the fanboys of IPB say, my members speak for the software they prefer. They give me their opinion with the amount of activity. I can't stress it enough.
If you need more real-life conversion story, feel free to take a look at how my experience going from vb 3.8 to xenforo went.
Expect to find more account management tools in 1.1.
But how can anyone be satisfied without having to make a gigantic ordeal over it!?As I always say, use the software that best fits your forum's needs.
Think XenForo's the best option for your forum? Then use it.
Think XenForo isn't the best option for your forum? Then use the software that you do think would be best for your forum.
It's really as simple as that.
Thanks. On the moderation front, there have been pluses and minuses. It's easier to moderate and manage threads. Much easier and logical to my mods as far as how to do it.This is the type of post that I find extremely useful, actual experiences in going from one product to another. I'm still dithering over whether to lump it with vB4, hop over to IPB or take a punt on XF. So, reading about people's experiences who have already done this is really good.
Glorify, how do you find moderating problem users on your forum? This is one thing that worries me about XF in its current form, not getting email notifications of new members, being able to search by IP, the type of forum I run does get hammered sometimes by people commercial misusing it and some banned members do like to hang around like a bad smell - can you keep on top of this with XF?
I don't deny from a user point of view XF is the best of the bunch. Just worried the novelty of this will wear off when I'm chasing problem accounts.