Hey Discourse Team,
I have a slight concern. Right now, I have these 2 forums I’ve setup http://idxclub.co/ and http://gt4stinger.co. Each forum singularly focuses on a model of an automotive make, in this case Nissan and Kia. Maybe this is me looking far ahead, but at some point, I’d like to include other models of cars (Kia – Soul, Optima, etc. // Nissan – 350z, 370z, etc.) for every make (Kia, Nissan, Toyota, Ford, etc.) but I’m concerned that this near flat organization of category may ‘confuse’ users. This is expected, we know, but how does the Discourse team combat many categories with many more sub-categories? Will Discourse forums resemble more like Stack Overflow at some point… ?
Since it seems that majority of Discourse users thus far are programmers, we can presume that we’re adept and understanding leading/bleeding edge tech and we can visually figure things out relatively quickly. Though, my concern lays with non-technical automotive enthusiast forum users or any non-technical user in this case. We understand that there’s undoubtedly a learning curve using Discourse but there will be folks who are will be hardened by folder/directory forum structure and heavy deviation may turn-off some/many non-technical people. What do you guys think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts Discourse team. Thank you for a wonderful product/service!