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Lack of Interest Change forums to a category and vice versa

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Matthew2D, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

    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.
    Garamond, Neal, nrep and 2 others like this.
  2. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    This is perhaps a stupid question, but what's the difference between a category and a forum?
  3. Matthew2D

    Matthew2D Well-Known Member

    On Xenforo the first category is "Official Forums"
    Then the forums under it are announcements, etc.

    Test Category
    test forum
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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

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

    nrep Well-Known Member

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

    zylstra Member

    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.
    Garamond likes this.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Categories do more than that - see the link in the other thread you posted on.

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