Are groups similar to subreddits?

(Alex) #1

How exactly do groups work on Discourse?

  • Can you make private groups that you can invite certain members? Can uninvited people see private groups?

  • How do you talk with the people in the group that you’re in?

  • Do groups have their own area for topics?

  • Are groups similar to subreddits?

I am curious about the group feature on Discourse and I would love to learn more :slight_smile:

(Michael Howell) #2

There are two features connected to groups:


When you configure a Category, you can say that certain groups have access to it. A category is made public by enabling read-write access to the everybody group, while the releases category on this site only grants everybody read-only access (and probably has a group of Release Managers that have read-write access to the releases category).


Messages can be sent to groups. This will cause members of the group to be able to access them. The group inbox is not visible to the public, and there’s no way to change that. If you want more sophisticated permissions, use a Category.

(Alex) #3

So can members create their own groups?

(Jeff Atwood) #4

No they cannot. Only staff can.

(Alex) #5

That can be a future feature; members being ableto create groups because it can act like subreddits.


(Alex) #7

Thank you :slight_smile: