Use case for subforums
Like most here, I'm building my community to accomplish the dual purpose of building a relationship with my customers while allowing them to engage each other. I'm also using it as a platform in which partners (healthcare space) can engage with my community members. The latter point necessitates the ability for a partner organization to create their own group in which posts and discussions are specific to the group. However, persons COULD be in multiple groups. So, basically, I want people to have the user experience of posting "to" a group rather than a category associated with that group. The only way I can think of to do that would be to have subforums instead.
Hey @Shawn-Price, thanks for reaching out. It still seems like groups + forums per group would be the ideal answer here. Right now out-of-the-box, there is no support for NodeBB to create a category for a group whenever a group is created (the "group forum" concept), though this can be easily automated via a custom NodeBB plugin.