In D7 advance forum, when users want to create a forum thread at node/add/forum, they are presented with a dorp-down menu fo froum whose default is set to .

So when users do not choose an existing forum from the menu, their thread is just added to 'None' forum, which is so bad. I need frequenty to remove these 'none' forum threads.

So I'm wondering how remove this option or otherwise solve this problem?

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    Make that field Required.
    – Rupesh
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:02

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The forum is set as a taxonomy reference in the field list of the content type 'forum post'.

Can you not just set it to be a compulsory field at /admin/structure/types/manage/forum

This way if somebody entered a blank value it would reject the answer and ask them to resubmit, which works better than the default being one of the forums, in which case lots of topics still end up in the wrong place.

The only thing I'm confused by is that I thought this was the default setting for Drupal's inbuilt forum content type anyway? Buy maybe I'm wrong on that.

  • Thanks for the hint. Actually it is a D6>D7 upgraded forum so that may be why the field is not compulsory.
    – Godo
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:10
  • This solved my problem:at admin/structure/types/manage/forum/fields/taxonomy_forums I just checked 'Required field'. Many thanks
    – Godo
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:22
  • If you are on D7, you shouldn't need to go to 'field settings', it should be under the first edit tab. Field settings tab settings shouldn't need to be altered.
    – gdhp
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:24

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