Discourse works very well for the community that I energize. Over 7,500 teachers and counting. This growth is associated with a growth of groups, and it begins to be a problem for my users. The groups page works very well when you have few groups (<30) or you know what you are looking for.
But when you have a lot of groups, Groups page intimidates new users without much digital competence and without time to read dozens of groups. I would like my users to be able to search by concepts, for example: “mathematics” and that all related groups appear.
Thinking of introducing few changes in the design:
That the group search engine also search in the description of the group. So, I can say to my users: search for #mathematics and include these #hashes in the description.
Add tags to groups but with a different name to prevent confusions. Maybe “collections” or something like that…
Well, what do you think? Is there any similar solution?