- May 10, 2015
I respect the idea but I don't see that as revolutionizing XenForo or any forum software at all. When you sign up for Reddit, you're signing up for just that, Reddit. You're not going to my gaming forum signing up and instantly getting access to other sites in the hub because you're a member on my site. Didn't Tapatalk do something like this recently whereby being a member on the app you have access to multiple forums?
If anything I'd prefer for the whole subreddit thing to be permission-based in XenForo. Let users create nodes that'd act like subreddits that they have minor permissions too. Basically, copy Reddit's ability for users to create their own sections and create content meaningful for that category.
This could satisfy the whole group concept and really give the potential to create something rather engaging for the community as a whole. Obviously not revolutionizing but just tweaking your concept a little.
This is where I find the IPB Clubs system to come in useful here, as you could create a club for each 'subreddit' or category. Alternatively, have a 'Create Forum' form that sends an API Request to create a forum based on the users' input. The Clubs system is major innovation, which we won't know if XF will ever have due to lack of roadmap.