An Extension will target 2 groups of users:
1]Content Creator and
For Content Seekers
1] User (Content Seekers) Sees Topics of specific User Groups [could be turned off] By Default.
2] User Has the option to Add other Users or/and User Groups To the Feed.
3]No topics should be displayed it it is not allowed by users from the conditions above.
For Content Creator
1] Has a landing Page [Group Page] That lists the latest & Popular Topic of the Group.
2] Option to approve posts only for that group.
Groups already exist in phpBB
Users will not have to deal with SPAM since what they see is what they want, not the other way around.
Every group (which is already part of phpBB) will manage its own section and there will be a spirit of competition among forum groups.
Users will see the content that is more relatable to them as soon as they visit the forum, no need to navigate from one section to the other.
A good use of the Group system will be put to use.
If you have any idea that could make this better please share it.
You want to turn phpBB into Facebook, Twitter and Youtube?
No, phpBB will be the exact same code and script, only giving the user the option of what to see, if anything it will have Facebook, Twitter and Youtube Content in it.
Will it increase the load on the server?
Not sure, however if people see what they only want to see it will be unlikely that they will use the search system or jump from one forum to another.
What is wrong with the current way?
The internet is not what it use to be, One subject could have millions on content and the traditional way of (Listing) is not practical. Why not let the users choose what and who they want to see.
This way the visitor will do 80% (maybe) of the work on knowing which directions the Forum (site) should take base on the majority of the site users.
How will site owners benefit from this?
If you Have a products each product is a group.
If you have a news forum each news section is a group (Politics, Sports ..etc)
If you have education forum each Subject is a group (Programing, Math...etc)
If I am into math and every time I loge in the site I see math topics, the site will feel as if it is made only for me. My Personal Home Page.