Use case for subforums

NodeBB Development
  • Re: Challenges in using NodeBB to provide forums to a web community where users must be able to dynamically create their own sub-forums as the site grows

    @julian I realize this is adding to an old post, but the topic is very pertinent to my situation. I want to provide a use case to support the request @grumpi.

    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.

    Just as with @grumpi, I'd advise you to reach out to us at [email protected] and we can come up with a custom quote for you.


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