That said, here are a few questions:
- I have programmed in the ShoutBox chat box into the top of the page of our current phpBB forums, as well as a custom box to show current game server information. Would this be possible to do with XenForo in a smooth manner? Is it easy to create top or side boxes with additional information? What about inclusion of PHP so that the data can be "live"?
- What sort of anti-spam protection does XenForo have? Does it work better than phpBB? Why?
- I've noticed that some buttons on the forums are slow to respond, such as the "Insert/edit image" button. It only displays a simple dialog box, so I am wondering why it takes almost a full second to respond. Is this just the nature of the forums, since it has fancier visuals than other sites?
- And of course, the infamous question... when is a phpBB converter going to be coming? I can't afford to purchase vB AND XenForo, so it is definitely the major reason I am holding off on purchasing.