In light of the situation at XenForo HQ and the total lack of development I have decided to move along and leave xenForo behind. For anyone seeking answers to questions not answered on this community then let it be said that the info is out there.... look to other websites and google.
I have no alternative to switch to or timescale pinned down at this time but enough is enough.
I wish everyone all the best. For me, this is a reluctant and unwanted outcome but I refuse to take part in the xenForo drama anymore.
I only hope that Jake and Slavik can maintain this community and that somehow, despite everything, xenForo can survive and one day receive the developer attention it deserves - that cannot happen for some time but may happen one day if the users fight for its survival - and it will be a fight.
All the best!!