Sending a message through Categories vs. Groups


I am looking for clarification on sending a message to our members through the Discourse Forum.

What is the difference between the following:

  1. clicking on a category - ie Hospital Paediatrics
  2. Sending a message?


  1. Clicking on Groups
  2. Clicking on Hospital Paediatrics
  3. Then sending a message?

Thank you for your assistance, its much appreciated!!

Hi @keyval,

  1. If you click Hospital Paediatrics then that will lead to to a category. Here you can create a new topic or reply to someone’s post.

  2. If you message a group all the members within that group will get a personal message instead of a public topic. The notification will show on your profile picture as a green dot.