Lack of interest Change forums to a category and vice versa


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Sometimes I make the mistake of creating a node as a forum instead of a category, and I create a bunch of child nodes under it. Then when I realize that i made it as a forum, i have to start over. I just think you should be able to change a category to a forum.


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This is perhaps a stupid question, but what's the difference between a category and a forum?


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Categories don't contain threads and posts, forums do.

The two are not interchangeable or reconfigurable as they are with some other software packages.


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This would be really helpful for me, especially when converting forums - as they are often different with other forum software.


Why not make software simpler rather than more complex, i.e. why make a distinction between forums and categories? Call them all forums. The setting for no threads in a forum already exists.