New to XenForo? (That is the software we are using) In this thread, I'll be sharing instructions for how to handle basic forum tasks. Glossary XenForo uses some terms that are slightly different from vBulletin (and other forums). Here are some key ones to be aware of: Messages – These are what vBulletin calls “posts”. Your number of posts will be migrated over to become your current number of messages. Alerts – These replace vBulletin’s “notifications”. You’ll see an Alerts menu at the top right of the page when you’re signed in (next to your profile information). Here you’ll see notifications on threads and forums you’re watching, and you can manage your alert preferences from here. Conversations – These are private messages you have with other users.