man_o_man wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:34 am
ok, let me see if I understand this correctly - so if I wanted, for example, to have something as close as possible to what I now have in FB, meaning the groups and community pages, and nothing else, then the correct method would be to create Categories in phpBB, and not create groups, is that correct?
And then the Groups in phpBB would simply be like a bonus, where only the members of a particular phpBB group would have access to what might be "private" categories which would be inaccessible by other forum members.
Did I understand the comments correctly?
The best comparision for an animal forum I think would be dependant on whether your forum is for one animal type or multiple?
One option would be;
You have a forum on animals and you have cat owners and dog owners and chicken owners.
You could setup categories for Cats, Dogs, Chickens.
Under each category you could setup a forum for each type, so Category Cats, might have forums for long haired, short haired, pedigree, hairless, special needs, seniors.
Category dogs might have forums for large breeds, small breeds, special needs, seniors.
By breaking the animal type into categories, you can have specific forums for each type of animal that would have an entire group on Facebook.
Groups = Forums in this case.
Another option could be;
Using no categories, and simply creating forums for each animal type, but being a little clearer with the names.
Cats - Seniors, Dogs - Seniors, Cats - Special Needs, Dogs - Special Needs.
You could do this with a single animal forum too - Title the Forum "All About Dogs" and then the forum titles could be Large, Small, Special Needs etc
In that case, groups would = forums still, but the layout would be less complex as a single animal forum would need far less complicating!
The great thing about phpBB is that you choose how you want to lay it out and people will find their way around! I promise.