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[RESOLVED] - Where do you delete a forum?

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When I installed ocPortal it installed sample data in the forums. I want to delete the sample forums and create my own. I went into the "Edit Forum" and I see where to change the name, and where to set the permissions, but I don't see any place to delete one. Am I in the wrong place or am I missing something here?

I just noticed this message:

"This forum cannot be deleted as it is currently configured for a specific use by the Reported Posts Forum configuration option."

What exactly does that mean?

Any help appreciated.
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If you put "Reported" into the admin zone search (top right) it should take you to the option, and you can change it to point to a different forum.

The config option defines where the reported posts feature sends posts, so it won't let you delete the forum whilst it is still assigned to that.


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Perhaps it would help if I had a better understanding of what a "Reported Post" is.
What is the purpose of this feature?

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So users can point it out to the staff when dude A swears too much, and where he's done it. Each report is a topic in that forum, and links back to the post reported.


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err, I really hate to be a nuisance , But why must it be reported first? Why not just choose a forum to delete and if it is "tied" into something else have the site state that and give options to continue or directions needed to perform the deletion or whatever is need to rename or delete whatever is needed.
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No forum has to be reported. It is just that that particular forum is set up to receive all reported posts. For example, if my post got reported a carbon copy of my offending post with the reason of the report would appear in a reported post forum so that staff members can easily access and act upon it. Such a forum is typically residing within a staff only category that other forum users won't see. In other words, the reported posts forum is an inbox.

The best route to take is to first lay out all of your forums in your own created categories and what not. Then when you have them all laid out, go into configurations and assign where such things as reported posts, feedback, comments, etc.. or even decide not to have such things. Then remove the forums you do not want.

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Thanks to all for your input. I understand now what the "Report"is all about.

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err, I really hate to be a nuisance , But why must it be reported first? Why not just choose a forum to delete and if it is "tied" into something else have the site state that and give options to continue or directions needed to perform the deletion or whatever is need to rename or delete whatever is needed.

Makes sense. If you feel it's worth us or someone putting in the development time please add to the tracker:
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