Groups / categories
Sorry but I can't find a clear description of the difference between groups and categories...
And I can't find any groups.
What are they for?
Groups: Made up of one or more registered users
Categories: Logical collection of topics based on subject.
So Groups go with users, while Categories go with topics.
You can find the default groups by clicking on the Groups tab in your ACP, that is the Admin Control Panel.
Just to be sure, there aren't any groups on this instance of nodeBB, right?
There are. Click on the Groups tab in your installation's ACP. You should see at least one Group - Administrators. There could also be a Registered Users group.
By default, the site's admin is in the Administrators group. Any user that registers is automatically added to the Registered Users group.
@planner I meant on this website (http://community.nodebb.org).
But yeah, I found 'groups' in my ACP.
Well, on this website, you don't have to worry about that. But be sure that as a registered member, you are in the Registered Users group.
Yeah, so groups are just for the admin to manage the users, right?
There's no real way for users to create groups, and join them or whatever?
Right, non-admin users can't create groups or manage other users.
@planner So it's basically just a way for admins to have topics / categories that other people don't see...
Not necessarily. Groups can have specific read-write privileges, but the original goal is not that.
@planner OK, thanks.
Much more clear!