We are moving into using groups more actively on our forum, not only to control access to categories, but also to allow for cohorts of members to message each other regarding shared projects, without setting up a separate category.
I do find the Activity tab confusing (or at least, misleading), since I would expect to see activity related to the group on that tab. Instead it shows activity from the members of that group across the entire forum.
For example, we have a group that runs a weekly video podcast, which has its own pubilc channel. Members of the group can post to the channel, but they can also message the group privately to discuss issues or plan upcoming events.
The group is listed on our groups page. That way all members can see who is in the group, and even apply to join if they would like to be part of the organizing team. However, if as a non-group member, I go to the group page to learn more about it, and I click the activty tab—I will see a whole bunch of posts that have nothing to do with the group.
It seems to me that the Activtity tab on a group’s page should show activity related to that group.
What kind of activity would be appropriate to show? Perhaps limit this to posts from only categories where the group (not just the individual members) has write permissions? Perhaps an activity feed related to those channels—such as “user x hearted user y’s post…user z just replied to group message q…”?
I’m sure there are other possibilities that would also be more relevant to the group’s activity than what currently displays.