i went to my profile
then to general settings
and all of the setting options...
(no option for eliminating sub forums)
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I was hoping to have a permanent exclusion implemented so that when I click on "New Posts" it would only show posts relative to the threads I'm interested in. I'm sure there's a way to do it. I was just hoping somebody had a quick cheat sheet. If I figure it out, I'll post the "how".