In the organization our forum serves, most of the forums are open to the public. The Nodes and Forums are arranged according to content.
Our organization has "Leadership" which consists of a hierarchy of 5 ranks. Let's call them
UN President (world)
Borough President (part of the city)
I need to have a forum structure so that each of the above groups has its own forum, and each can see their own level and below, but not above. E.g., Governors can see that group, and Mayors, and Borough Presidents, but not the two levels above them.
The idea is that I would put each member into the appropriate group and that would handle all the permissions, and that each member only has to go into the group that represents their level in the leadership structure.
I'm not quite sure how to handle this - would one forum be a sub-sub-sub-sub forum, which end would be up, do I need a separate node for each or just a separate forum? I already have the group structures in place, but not the forum nodes and forums. A separate Node for each level would give me the option to have multiple fora in each level but I don't necessarily need that.
Thank you yet again for your guidance as I learn how to do all this.