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Quick Stupid Question!

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Gomar, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    What does Boards mean in terms of Forums.

    Does it mean like the Whole Forum, or like the Forum Sections, or the Threads.

    Or could it mean more than 1?
     
    Gomar, Feb 4, 2008 IP
  2. Bohol

    Bohol Peon

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    #2
    Board is the same as "category."
     
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    LittleJonSupportSite Peon

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    #3

    I consider board and forum one in the same.

    Microsoft Forums or Microsoft Message Board.

    I consider the subcategories all sectiions within that forum.

    But to each his own.
     
    LittleJonSupportSite, Feb 5, 2008 IP
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  4. Gomar

    Gomar Well-Known Member

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    Ah, cool thanks guys.

    So it goes like

    Message Board - Boards - Threads

    Simliarly

    Forum - Catergorties/Forums - Threads
     
    Gomar, Feb 5, 2008 IP
  5. BlueEew

    BlueEew Well-Known Member

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    #5
    Most words like that are often used for multiple parts of a community.

    I use;

    Thread, Topic: For actual topics, like the one you have stated here.
    Posts, Replies: Posts in the above.
    Category: Being the heading of a section which the as forums.
    Forums: Being single, in categories. Also there are sub forums.
    Forum, Community, Board, Message Board: Being an whole forum.

    Thats how I use them. :)
     
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  6. Gomar

    Gomar Well-Known Member

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    would Boards used as Forums?
     
    Gomar, Feb 5, 2008 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    #7
    "Boards" come from the early BBS days "Bulletin Board Systems" when you actually dialed directly into the system. Eventually there was the internet and software packages like UBB (Ultimate Bulletin Board) and wwwthreads were early popular software. Somewhere along those years the word forums took hold. Now it's more desirable to name your site a forum instead of a message board.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimate_Bulletin_Board
     
    RectangleMan, Feb 6, 2008 IP
  8. Lpspider

    Lpspider Well-Known Member

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    It really depends on the context it's used it. Most commonly it's a synonym for forums.
     
    Lpspider, Feb 6, 2008 IP
  9. Gomar

    Gomar Well-Known Member

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    Ya, but sometimes forum is not available ^_^
     
    Gomar, Feb 6, 2008 IP