What is a place, a space, or a group?

Document created by jtrudeau on May 29, 2015
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We just call them all forums. We use JIVE for our forum infrastructure. It is a bit odd in its terminology sometimes. Don’t worry too much about this. 


But to answer the question…

  • A “place” can be either a “space” or a “group.”
  • A “space” is one of the public forums in the community
  • A “group” is usually a private forum


A group can in fact be public. But we typically use groups for invitation-only private forums. For example, the moderators have a place to go hang out and ask each other questions. Since most of these groups are completely private, you have no idea they even exist. Unless I give away the secret...


As you can see, a group looks and acts just like a "space" or public forum.