In SMF a category is just a container for boards, i.e. you can not post anything in a category, you can only post in a Board or a sub-board. SMF allows for unlimited sub-boards.
In Discourse you can create topics in categories and sub-categories (two levels). To dig more, you use tags.
Assuming a forum is moved from SMF to Discourse is correct to assume the following will happen? For instance in Simple Machines Community Forum - Index
Category: Simple Machines Board: News and Updates Child (sub) board: Archives
- “Simple Machines” will become a category
- “News and updates” will become a sub-category of the above
- “Archives” will dissapear and all topics in it will be tagged with the word “Archives”? and all topics there will belong to “News and Updates”
Reason I am asking this is to prepare my forum’s structure for possible migration to Discourse.