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    When I go to the vb5 demo page and click the Forums tab, I get the following:

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    Why are the Main Forums identified as Sub-Forums? Also what do the number in the parenthesis indicate?

  • #2
    It's the new layout style :/

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    • #3
      This is because forums is actually a holder for the forums itself, and I agree its confusing. Hit the home tab which will take you back to directories. I believe this is something that has been brought up by a few people.
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      • #4
        Well I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds this confusing. Hopefully we will be able to get a forumhome display when we click the Forums tab.

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        • #5
          They are sub-forums of the Forum Channel. This channel is not shown on the main directory page though.

          The Forum Home display you are looking for is seen on the HOME tab in the demo.
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          Wayne Luke
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
            They are sub-forums of the Forum Channel. This channel is not shown on the main directory page though.

            The Forum Home display you are looking for is seen on the HOME tab in the demo.
            Thank you Wayne.

            Wouldn't it make more sense to have the Forum Home display be shown when we click the Forums tab? The Home tab should display a page that explains the purpose of the website.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
              They are sub-forums of the Forum Channel. This channel is not shown on the main directory page though.

              The Forum Home display you are looking for is seen on the HOME tab in the demo.
              I'm going to be honest, I find this utterly confusing. It seems the simple idea of forums with topics in is jumbled up and mashed together. The whole page at http://www.vbulletin.com/vb5demo/forum seems to be a strange mix of posts and forums that is hard to read.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Andy View Post
                Wouldn't it make more sense to have the Forum Home display be shown when we click the Forums tab? The Home tab should display a page that explains the purpose of the website.
                No.... We've had this discussion before. We've decided that the Home page is the Forum Home for now. If you purchase the software and wish to make another page the Home page, even a custom one, then you can do so and we will tell you how. Very little is hardcoded in the layout of the site. We've set up the Demo in a way that many customers have used the software in the past.
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                Wayne Luke
                The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
                vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
                vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
                I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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                • #9
                  Thanks Wayne, appreciate you explaining why.

                  It appears to be a catch-22. Some customers are used to having the word Forums be the Forum Home, while others use the word Home for the Forum Home.

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