- Apr 27, 2010
Yes, starting with one category is usually not good, if for no other reason than people expect to see several categories in a forum. Having too many categories isn't good either, because it makes a new forum look empty, which is not inviting. That's why it's important to have a good understanding of the forum topic. With that level of knowledge, you should be able to create a short list of categories within that topic which both engages your target audience and can be broken down into several more specific categories as the membership and content grows.