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As we think about how best to organize this site, one question will be the relationship between what goes in the forum and what goes into the groups. While the search and tagging features of this site simplify the process of finding everything on a given topic, I think it would be wise to have some guidelines on where to start discussions.

Let's start with this basic premise:

General topics that would be of interest to the entire community should go into the forum section in the appropriate category (i.e. - CMS). Specific topics that would appeal primarily to a subset of members should go into groups. (i.e. - WordPress or DotCMS).

Your thoughts?

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That's my thinking. For instance, the groups for accessibility and page coding and AJAX and such should probably be turned into forums, where everyone can easily take part. Groups should deal with specific market segments, like product users, conferences, or specialized tasks.

Granted, enforcing that could be hard, unless you can manually administer groups. And then there's what to do about posts already in the groups that would be better in forums (unless you can move them).
It is possible to manually administer groups. Right now anybody can add a group but we can lock this down so only an administrator can add groups.

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