Forum as an extension of my site vs its own domain
I run an ecommerce site. It is still small but growing.
Do you guys think it would be better for me to create the forum as a part of my site or a standalone entity
I don't run a furniture store but just writing an example. The integrated forum ties people closer to my business but also feels more corporate, whereas the standalone domain is more detached but can also be more lifestyle oriented (in name).