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Having issues with my new forum

edited March 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I just started a new forum (which is really just a test for something else I have in mind). I trying to get things organized and start discussions on certain topics under certain categories. The problem is, when I click "start new discussion" and try to change the category from the drop down it won't let me. Can someone help me out with this?


  • GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭

    Does it show you all the categories you have set up?

  • Yes it shows all the categories but it won't allow me to click on them.

  • GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭

    What browser and version are you using?

  • Chrome and the latest version of Vanilla. Just downloaded it today.

  • Just tried on Firefox as well same thing. The categories are grayed out.

  • Thank you for your help. After searching the forums a little longer I found this where someone suggested un-checking "Display root categories as headings". This solved the problem.

  • GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭

    Glad to hear you have it working.

  • I want to display root categories has headings... How badly? Maybe not badly enough to fix it and check in changes. It has been over 4 years since this problem has been discussed. This bug occurs with version 2.3.1.

  • Though it seems to be a moot point, since there is only one level of categories... Maybe this is why there's a bug. I would like to create sub-categories... Guess I'll search for it.

  • It's not a bug. It's a feature. This feature allows admins to organize categories somewhat and prevent new discussions in root-level categories.

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    Is there any particular reason you decided to post on a 5 year old thread ? Please posta new discussion or risk being ignored...

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