Re: Use Forums without Groups?
I’ve come to see the wisdom of the Groups as organizing principle, with forums/activity streams/[arbitrary other functionality through plugins or whatever] hanging off them.
I think, as is often the case with these things, that the terminology used has confused the issue for many people (including users).
On the site I’m currently building, I’ve done away with the words ‘forum’ and ‘forums’ completely, using ‘discussion’ and ‘discussions’ instead, globally, through editing a custom language file.
My userbase were completely confused by the default terminology, but got it instantly after the change.