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Is this possible?

Greetings,

I am using the redirects and zones and virtual roots capabilites of ocPortal to make what seems like seperate forums throughout my site. Basically, I have a zone for Legacy Games with it's own forums (thanks to virtual roots and redirects), and Saga of Ablution with its own forums.

I was curious and wanted to find out if I could push an announcement post to every forum, no matter which virtual root they were under. So, I created a forum "Words of the Gods" and left it in the general, and not falling into either of the virtual roots (sicne I can't seem to put one forum into two virtual roots).

Then, using the powers of administrator-fu, I accessed the default forumview page, (most members and guest can't see this, thanks to no links going there and redirects lol), and made a post in said forum, hoping it would show up in all forums. However it did not.

So is this possible? Can I make a post in a specially made forum serve as announcements throughtout both virtual rooted forums?


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Set cascading on the topic.


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Did so, no go though. It is still not showing up in the other forums.

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Maybe you also need to pin it too? As long as it is above those forums, it should work.


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That didn't do the trick either.

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1.) I have two virtual root forums: Legacy Games and Saga of Ablution, with redirects and such.

2.) If you looked at the forum structure it would resemble…

Words of the Gods

Legacy Games
      -> Forums

Saga of Ablution
      -> Forums

Therefore I think that the reason it is not working is likely because of your statement here…

As long as it is above those forums…

when technically it is on the same level as those forums, although those forums themselves aren't used for posting (they can have posts though) but as virtual roots. I'm not sure how I'd get that one forum above those two unless I made that forum a parent of those two.

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You can post in the root forum. E.g. if you look at announcements we've made here, you can see that's the case.


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Heh, that works. I had forgotten all about being able to post to the root forum.


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Odd... got a stack trace after editing my first post to mark it solved. Forgot to copy it to in my quick clicking frenzy....

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