Subforums pros/cons, usage?
My evaluation of this product and the features we require continues.
I'd like some input on subforums. What are the pros and cons?
Let's take a straightforward example. Say I want to have a forum for my sales people. Let's say I have some salespeople in every state. And say I have divided these states amongst four division managers: west, south, midwest, northeast.
I could organize like:
I suppose where you draw the line is based on localizing posts? I.e. I would go with #3 if I only wanted California sales people to only see what goes on in California, right? For the DM of West, does having (say) 8 subforums under West present any challenges that wouldn't be there if I had gone with #2?
If anyone has any thoughts or practical experiences with subforums I'd appreciate the input. I did do a search, and found the thread where a guy had close to 250 subforums, obviously mass overkill. I would never do something like that, just looking for input.