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Help please with forums and groups


I am really struggling with forums and groups. And I wonder if any one can help put me right. I have set up and deleted so many groups, group categories and forums I just cannot understand how they work and how i can present them in a way that users can see clearly what's a forum and what's a group etc... 

Here is my URL, but it does not look like what I'm trying to acheive.

Ideally, I would create groups and forums in a hierarchical way :

I want 3 main groups :

Then in the People group there'd be subgroups :
Family members 
Young Adults
Teachers and Colleagues
Medical Staff
Recently diagnosed

T1D and similiar forms
T2D and similiar forms
Exercise, Fitness and sport
Diet, Food and Nutrition
School and Uni
Concomittant illnesses
D burnout


In each subgroup, people will create forums or discussions and they will add tags or categories to help make things clear. I have started a landing page but there is a bug in the slideshow. The landing page willl be my home page. 

Thanks in advance if anyone can shed some light before I pull all my hair out. 



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  • I'm trying to create a peer support site for french speaking diabetics

    something along these lines :


    Diabetes Forum • The Global Diabetes Community
    Introduce yourself to the diabetes community. Find support, ask questions and share experiences in the diabetes forum with people with diabetes, frie…
  • NC for Hire

    I can help you with this but it is more than I can bang out here... i will send you my contact info and we can chat about it if you like..

  • Hello!

    Here is how I see it - you can create 3 group categories here -

    There will be People, Topics and Location. Then you can create groups - "Family members ", "Young Adults", "T2D and similar forms", "Brussels" etc, and assign each group to one of the categories (People, Topics, Location). So basically the main categories will be displayed here - and your members will be able to select one of the main categories to check group in that list. And of course, in each group, you will be able to post discussions, have comment walls, blogs, etc. 

    Hope it cleared things up a bit. 

    Best regards,

    The NING Team

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