I've designed database structure for a system I'm building. Currently I chose to use a forum style (forum, thread, post) for a section which gives user content. I'm stuck on name / naming conventions since it is not a forum. I want to use basic name principals. I thought at first I'd use (category, subcategory, ...) but realised that within the (category) table I could insert a (parent) field. The (category) & "thread" tables each having their own set of fields & partnered-tables which are unrelated.
I'm stuck, and I came here looking for guidance. Any suggestions? =]