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Xenforo without forums

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by MISC, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. MISC

    MISC Member

    To have different forums is not always an ideal solution, because one topic could go with more than one forum. With the new thread tagging feature, categories become obsolete in some cases. I am thinking about how to use Xenforo without traditional forums, only with tags for categorization. How could I get rid of the forums? Thank you very much for your innovative ideas!
     
  2. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    There is an add-on called "NoForo" or something like that by @Jon W.
     
  3. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Pretty sure that would still get rid of the forum aspect of things, tags/prefixes included.

    You could just use a single node for all your threads, use tags and prefixes for sorting options. Finally set your home in the options to that node. It'd require quite a bit of modifications overall to make sure experience is nice for your users but that's a general start. I started something like it for one of my forums awhile back and it started to come out nicely.
     
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  4. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

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  5. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    I am not sure but I believe that also Vanilla and NodeBB work that way.
     
  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Not really, I'm using it for several days now.
    Looks like NodeBB + Discourse enhance version to me.
     
  7. MISC

    MISC Member

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  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Wait a few weeks and it will be on stable version :).
    Right now still on 1st beta release. But already works really well.
     
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  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    the Categories at the left-hand Sidebar look great.
    Would be cool to have something like that in XF.

    Should be easy to implement since we already have a similar thing at the RM.
     
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    That's Tags :).
    Tags use as Category system.
     
  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    ahh.... o.k.

    Speaking of XenForo, I would just keep it as "Categories" at the left-hand Sidebar (same as at the RM) and keep the "Tags" as they already are.
    If you completely skip the "Categories", then you loose certain hierarchies (I guess some people call it taxonomy) which is not always great.
     
  12. MISC

    MISC Member

    It depends on the respective case. For me, hierarchies stand for a traditional/structured approach while tags support cases which require more flexibility.

    In an ideal world, Xenforo would support both approaches!
     
  13. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what are you doing if you have 1000 or 5000 Tags ?
    Will they all be listed in the left-hand Sidebar ?
     
  15. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    On Flarum, tags are declared manually by admin.
    So why should I declare that many tags? :)
     
  16. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

  17. danielTMC

    danielTMC Member

    I would really like to be able to do what Flarum provides on Xenforo. It may only require UI mods since tags is now built in. Anyone interested in developing an add-on for this?
     
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  18. MISC

    MISC Member

    It is not only a question of UI mods. With Flarum you are able to assign a topic to more than one forum (primary tag).
     
  19. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

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