Looking to tap into the wider experience of the group here - I'm facing a choice between organising regional content (e.g. content that's only for Europe or North America) either by folder or by publication.
This is an existing implementation with a traditional diamond blueprint with a translation layer for localisations. Some regional content has already been created in the "master" publication - into named folders.
My initial instinct was to use publications to manage this regional content but this would require moving existing components and re-linking them back into pages (approx 4000 pages in total).
We could carry on creating everything in the master publication with an improved folder structure and we introduce user groups/permissions and the "Hide organizational items if no access to content" setting so that when editors log in they only see stuff they're allowed to - which is ultimately the same point using regional publications would get us to.
The benefit here is it cuts out having to script the moving/relinking of components.
Does anyone have any experience of managing regional content from a single publication - is there a killer advantage to using publications over folder structure?
Are there any other gotchas to be aware of?