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    dilemma in forum structure

    Hi,

    We are having a dilemma here. Our forum is just starting and we have 1 category that I think is important to divide it to categories so that there is a somekind of guided topic starter based of the topic,

    my friend feels that it should clump all of the subforums under 1 forum, name ly everything falls uder Business Issues so that it will look lively since everything falls under 1 subforum

    Site
    - - News And Updates
    - - Business Support Help
    - - Say Anything

    Locales
    - - Local Restaurants
    - - Local Treasures
    - - Local Events

    AND THEN THE DILEMMA CAME:

    my category is:

    -Let's Talk Business
    share your business knowledge
    --General
    anything about business
    --Accounting
    1$ + 1$= many dollars
    --Laws and Tax
    Freeze! IRS!
    --Management
    employees are your friends
    --Marketing
    we want to buy what you want to sell
    --Technology
    Computer? Internet? huh?

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    my friend's:
    --Business Issues
    everything about business

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    I think the most important question is...what kind of forums do you run? It almost looks to me as if they are local forums...if that's the case, no, you don't need all of those subforums...and you need different subforums

    Let me know what kind of forums you run, with a link if possible

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    I think you should try to limit the number of forums you have until too much of one type of conversation starts to accumulate in one forum. The subforums should branch out based on what is currently being discussed.
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    We are going to limit the number of forums but we do not know whether to reduce 2 - 3 forums or just clump all together to 1 forum.

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    Everything can be easily covered when you use 'General' so just reduce from the structure, the few sections that will have the least threads and posts. Since they can go under 'General'.
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