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Subforums PLEASE!

 
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Your system looks great, but you need the ability to have subforums of at least 1 level of depth.
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Why subforums? Would'nt subcategories be a better choice?


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Both are possible to do. Please register your with at http://www.jforum.net/jira

Thank you

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gwoodruf wrote:Yes sub categories would probably be just as good. Actually a division above the category would be best. I'd like to have a different set of cateogies for different sites yet use the same forum for it all. I think this is pretty common where people have like a c++ section and a java section and when people switch to the c++ section you don't want them seeing any java categories. If you could go.:

http://www.jforum.net/forums/list.page&S=Java

and only have it display categories that are linked into the Java section. I think that would be a good feature.



I'm working on a proposal on what I call "Multiboard support in JForum". It should cover what you are talking about. Hopefully I will finish this work soon (Just moved to a new house, so it takes a lot of my time)
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Yes sub categories would probably be just as good. Actually a division above the category would be best. I'd like to have a different set of cateogies for different sites yet use the same forum for it all. I think this is pretty common where people have like a c++ section and a java section and when people switch to the c++ section you don't want them seeing any java categories. If you could go.:

http://www.jforum.net/forums/list.page&S=Java

and only have it display categories that are linked into the Java section. I think that would be a good feature.
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Sounds interesting. Looking forward to it.

One scenario I could see being used here would be for client/biz interaction. I could see top level public boards (marketing/support stuff), then client only sections, and below that would be project specific sections (that might have sub sections). It would be nice for folks to be able to see stuff like recent topics across all projects they are involved in, etc.

In such a senario, security is critical though. Stuff like, the subsections should only be displayed to authorized users (even their existence because everyone just SEEING the client sections would be bad). Same with searching, etc.

But jForum already does a good job of this so I'm sure you've already thought of this.
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Hey I moved into a new house too. I've spent about 8 thousand bucks at Home Depot in the last weeks (I'm not kidding.) Basically I think all you would need is a flag at the category level saying which 'board' each category is associated with to satisfy me. This would leave the large list of categories and forums for moving things, but for me at least that is fine.
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Hi,

I am working on on implementing a sub forum level also and i need your help and feedback on the following proposal please :

The global idea is to use the jforum_groups.parent_id functionality in the jforum_forums.

First by adding the parent_id field to the jforum_forums table (Like the groups)

Then
- When we create a forum, we can create it as the first forum in the group or dependent of another forum (Like the groups)

- When we display the list of forums grouped by category that is forum_list.htm we just filter by parent_Id=0, that is the first forum of the group (i.e first level after category)

- When we disdplay the list of topics of a forum, that is forum_show.htm we list the forums that are child of the current forum using again forum_show.htm if any child, the list of posts otherwise that is post_show.htm.

This process can be used recursively and will let us have more than one level.

Of course, all level of sub-forums will use the same template.


What do you think of this implementation.
I still don't know what would be the impact on the permissions, and the search functionality, do you have an idea?

Thanks a lot for your help,
nada.
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Nada wrote:Hi,

I am working on on implementing a sub forum level also and i need your help and feedback on the following proposal please.



I really don't see that subforums make sense at all. We can't have both subcategories and subforums. It will be a total mess. Specially when we introduce multiboard support in 3.

I understand that people wanna categorize forums on more than one level. But this is where categories should be extended, _not_ forums.
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lazee wrote:

Nada wrote:Hi,

I am working on on implementing a sub forum level also and i need your help and feedback on the following proposal please.



I really don't see that subforums make sense at all. We can't have both subcategories and subforums. It will be a total mess. Specially when we introduce multiboard support in 3.

I understand that people wanna categorize forums on more than one level. But this is where categories should be extended, _not_ forums.



You are right, this implementation could be done on the category level instead. But i would never suggest on both off course.
nada


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Nada wrote:
You are right, this implementation could be done on the category level instead. But i would never suggest on both off course.
nada



I think it makes a lot more sense to do this on categories So please do that!
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When you guys are talking "multi board" support. What is the visibility between boards? E.G. Can I move a post between them? Because there are two different dicussions here.

Some people want literally different entire forums running. E.G. They want to run two totally disconnected sites and probably would want a different template for each site and limits on if people on site 1 can see things on site two. They actually want two totally different forums running, but the convince of one install and db.

I however just want the ability to remove categories I know the person is not interested in and give sections a different feel to others. So 1 level of multi board is all I need.

Also, I suggest at some point you should add infinite depth sub forums. This is handy when a forum becomes overwhelmed. If you just have: Multi Board->Category->Forum. The depth is not enough when a forum becomes over loaded. It is pretty handy to allow messages you don't really want in the man forum to have a place to go. People are just used to this from vBulletin.
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gwoodruf wrote:When you guys are talking "multi board" support. What is the visibility between boards? E.G. Can I move a post between them? Because there are two different dicussions here.

Some people want literally different entire forums running. E.G. They want to run two totally disconnected sites and probably would want a different template for each site and limits on if people on site 1 can see things on site two. They actually want two totally different forums running, but the convince of one install and db.

I however just want the ability to remove categories I know the person is not interested in and give sections a different feel to others. So 1 level of multi board is all I need.

Also, I suggest at some point you should add infinite depth sub forums. This is handy when a forum becomes overwhelmed. If you just have: Multi Board->Category->Forum. The depth is not enough when a forum becomes over loaded. It is pretty handy to allow messages you don't really want in the man forum to have a place to go. People are just used to this from vBulletin.



My ideas about this will be posted soon. Answering the questions here will be take about as much time as writing the proposal itself
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