The vB5 is full of bugs. The situation is so bad that even on the forum for vB5 there are serious problems. Such as for instance, I registered to ask some important questions and never received my confirmation email. At the top of the page once registered there is a notice which states; although registered the account has not been verified and to verify it via the email that was supposedly sent. A link is provided on that notice to request the email to be resent. However, the link goes to the page to register a new account. So, there is not option to request the email to be resent. What a mess! Meanwhile, until the account is verified people cannot post. I certainly wouldn't want my potential visitors to be so frustrated and unable to register. On the other hand with xenforo by the time I opened my email the verification email had already arrived. Now that's what I am talking about!
I had definitely decided not to get vB5 but I like vB4. I am not exploring the possibility of Xenforo especially after learning that it is a start up by the guys that worked on vBulletin before it was bought off.
So, I am seriously considering Xenforo. I have been exploring it on digitalpoint. Now, what I like about vB4 is that it is a more advance version of what is being used here: www.catholic.com I have participated in that forum and there is really a community there. I think there are features of the vb they are using which really contribute to the community atmosphere.
Here are some of the features that I like of the vb (2/3/4/?) and I wonder if I were to buy xenforo if I can customize it to provide these features.
1. I like the private profile of the vb at the link provided - it's very personal.
2. I like it that the information of the poster is at the top and not to the left.
Can you please tell me what are the great advantages of xenforo over other forum softwares?
Thank you for your time.