Hi Matthew, thanks for the reply, my lack of coherence is probably due to my confusion over the whole topic! I have had a quick look at the CUNY Academic Commons site and I can see that Activity is marked as News but are all forum posts held under groups? If I am to make the change, I’m looking for a forum that would be publicised to all members – like activity (we are significantly smaller than CUNY so too many forums spreads members too thinly). The advantage with the commons in a box forum is that there are a minimal number of groups – only 2 I think, where I have quite a lot. Could you just walk me through whether you have a forum that publicises to all your members and if so do you have:
- a forum in a specific group where everyone is automatically a member ;
- a whole load of different groups each with their own specific forums; or
- do you use the bbpress sitewide forum? Is so where/how is that labelled on the CUNY site?
I think therein lies another of my problems, there are so many different forums that rather than choose which one to use they post to activity instead.
In answer to your previous question. I am running a single site. Is it possible to convert to a multi-site once you have gone live?