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A child board (or sub-board) is a [[board]] which is placed within another board. The board it is contained in is the [[parent board]]. [[Administrator]]s set this up in [[Boards#Modify_Boards|modify boards]]. Child boards can be used to organize information and discussions on a forum, and will be listed below their parent boards in search pages, jump-to boxes, etc.  Child board posts do not affect the statistics of their "grandparent" boards.
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A child board is a [[board]] which is placed within another board. This effectively makes the board they are placed inside of become a parent board. Child boards can be very useful when you want to split up discussion from a board which covers a broad [[topic]]. It can also help keep things organized, when one subject is directly related to another.<includeonly>
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There is no limit on how many boards you can make child boards, but it is a good idea to do it only when necessary as it can create confusion.
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Child boards are shown directly under their [[parent board|parents]] in places such as the search page and the jump to boxes.
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[[Administrator]]s can make any board a child via the modify boards section of their [[Administration Center]].
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If there are boards that are child boards of an existing child the number of posts and topics and last post will not be updated for these boards on the board index for the parent board. </includeonly>
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Revision as of 08:57, 25 March 2014

A child board is a board which is placed within another board. This effectively makes the board they are placed inside of become a parent board. Child boards can be very useful when you want to split up discussion from a board which covers a broad topic. It can also help keep things organized, when one subject is directly related to another.