I have a friend who bought a IP license, and then never got around to actually using it. I have tinkered with it in his stead, which has really helped me get a "feel" for what I want in a forum. This brings up a list of things that I wanted to ask about, to see just how possible they are.
- Users able to flag topics. This will be a board for a fantasy game, where people will play out fantasy stories in threads. If any of you are familiar with DnD or anything like so, you will get the concept. A "Storyteller" posts what the people see, and the people post with how they react. Players are also allowed to interact solely with each other, and then get their threads "awarded" when they are finished. If possible, I would like for it to be possible for users to "Flag" topics. This would preferably be a button, where they could click, and then choose what they are flagging it for (Ready for Awarding, Needing Storyteller Moderation, etc). They could insert any comments, submit it, and then it shows up in the moderation queue. Or something similar. It could even show up in the reported items.
- Disabling auto parsing URLs. This one is actually very big. IPB has no way of letting you disable the function that auto-wraps a copy-pasted URL with the bbcode tags. This can break some other custom BB code, and is extremely annoying.
- If possible, an integrated "Pages" system. I can tell there is one (I think), from playing around in the demo. If I understand correctly, it just makes custom HTML pages? I am looking to transfer a lot of information over from MediaWiki to Xenforo, so I can have all my eggs in one basket. I am currently simply using MediaWiki to display and store information, and do not actually need a wiki system in the sense that it can be edited and contributed to. I just need a good, easy, elegant way for users to access original fantasy lore and rules if they need to. In my mind, the integrated Pages would work better than bridging the Mediawiki and Xenforo software. Correct if I am mistaken.