Duplicating forum structure

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Re: Duplicating forum structure

Post by david63 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:34 pm

This is something that is asked from time to time and, unfortunately, there is no "quick fix" way of doing this.

One problem that is sometimes encountered with this type of structure is that it becomes unmanageable and if you have too many fora then your board will slow down. Also if you are staring up a new board having too many fora at the start can have a negative affect on your members making posts - the board just looks empty and members are not sure where to post.
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Re: Duplicating forum structure

Post by stevemaury » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:36 pm

It becomes unmanageable in many way. One is that Forum permissions need to be checked for each user and over about 200 forums, this usually results in noticeable slowing or stopping. Also, think about how the user will navigate? What will the Jump to dropdown look like?

How many total forums and subforums do you envision?
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Re: Duplicating forum structure

Post by HiFiKabin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:21 pm

Remember, it is better to have one topic with 100 posts than 100 topics with one post each.

Keep it simple to start with and see how the board naturally evolves. Then you can add more fora/sub fora as and when you need to


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