Differences between use of word forum?

gail

Member
In a discussion with someone over having a forum, is there any way to easily distinguish between the word for forum as it applies to the entire forum or the word forum as it applies to an individual forum within the forum? Just trying to get my techno talk straight.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Both use cases are valid.

Some people use board for the entire forum/installation.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
As forum is the most accepted use for the whole thing, I always refer to the forums within as sections of subforums.

I fear that if I was to ask a manner (posting in the wrong place) to please make sure you post in the correct forum, they may think I mean one of our rival forums.
 

Mouth

Well-known member
In a discussion with someone over having a forum, is there any way to easily distinguish between the word for forum as it applies to the entire forum or the word forum as it applies to an individual forum within the forum? Just trying to get my techno talk straight.
I use community or site to represent my entire XF and add-ons functionality.
Forums to represent the listing of multiples on the forums homepage (eg. https://xenforo.com/community/ )
Forum to represent an individual node or sub-node (eg. https://xenforo.com/community/forums/off-topic.7/ )
 

gail

Member
As forum is the most accepted use for the whole thing, I always refer to the forums within as sections of subforums.

I fear that if I was to ask a manner (posting in the wrong place) to please make sure you post in the correct forum, they may think I mean one of our rival forums.
Thanks for your tip!
 
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