Hi guys, I have a more general question, let's see if the great wbb support can help me
Ok so I am making a forum for our university students. The structure will be extremely large, ie attached is the professors section- there are 7 colleges, each has about 7 departments and there are approx 50 teachers per department. In total I expect this structure to include over 1500 teachers. Now you can see category is professors, subcategory is colleges-then departments and then each professor will have his own forum. This causes the whole structure to blow up like a balloon. The picture is of the default main page of the forum (index.php page=index) and you can see that even now, when I am just testing, the structure is already too large for this overview.... he wants to list all the forums, but as there will be thousands with complicated structure, this page will be a giant mess.
Now, I installed the portal and set it as homepage, rewritten the redirect template and logo link. I don't want users to be able to see this page, as it does not look very nice. Is there any way to disable this Overview page? Or to limit the number of forums it shows? I don't need it to show them all, I just want it to look organized..... or disable it altogether, which is what I am doing now.
Do you foresee any issues-like with speed- due to the extensive structure? I mean the SQL table will be enormous, right? Will it cause problems or will it work just fine and fast? I am trying to come up with a way to make the forum look neat and organized, but I am a little worried about the speed.