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Forum anchor/link behavior.

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I have a website that by it's very nature needs to have a large number of forums. I'm aware of dilution issues but there are certain situations where it cannot be avoided.

As an example, consider a web site dealing with automobile brands/models. Because of the flat file structure of the default OCP forum, it presents a problem of having to scroll a long ways down a page to find a brand/model of interest. However in order to make the access to a specific forum more available I plan on putting menu links on the Start Page for quick access to more popular forums.

After creating the needed menu item I copied & pasted the anchor/link from the targeted forum. Each forum appears to have a specific numeric identifier in the format of "&keep_forum_root=THEFORUMNUMBER"

In the below example a Start Page Left Menu has an item labeled "Pontiac" which should take one to the Pontiac forum, but it doesn't. It simply takes you to the top of the forum page.


This is an example link of a dummy test I tried noting that the forum number is "21":

/ocp/forum/index.php?page=forumview&id=pontiac&keep_forum_ro
ot=21


Soooo…..Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to do this? Isolate each forum to an indvidual page? Will a Multi-Site-Network help?

Any help humbly appreciated!

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Hi,

The forum structure isn't flat - you can have subforums.

However to add a link on a menu you can just browse the availabe page links (which includes the individual forums) from right inside the menu editor.


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Thank you very much Chris, that helped a great deal!

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