Present situation: Using Vbulletin 3.6xxx series, 69,000 members, 1.7 million posts
Must haves in order to convert to XenForo:
1. Forum Sponsorships. I sell ad banner space at the top of each individual forum so the advertiser can sponsor that forum. I need the ability to have different ads for different forums. The ads need to be on the forum listing only, not the individual threads contained within the forum. Example: http://appraisersforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=163
2. I approve all registrations manually. I have a custom user profile field called "real name". Can a custom profile fiield in Xenforo be made to display in the list of new registrations awaiting approval? (So I can see the "real name" before approving new registrations)
3. Would it be better for me to upgrade to the latest vbulletin 3.8.8 before converting to XenForo? Would I gain anything?
4. Is there built in feature or an add on that will allow links in posts to be "anonymized" such as this Vbulletin add on: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=143615&highlight=anonymizer
5. Is there an option to make some of the forums not indexed by Google (without making it a private forum requiring extra user login)?