Improve Forum Extension

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First the forum feature is still in its beta stage and therfore not documented.


The config value forum_cluster defines where the forum is located. This is necessary to provide a unique path.
So the actions forums and topics work only inside the forum cluster.


To have multiple forums you can create subforums within the forum cluster


e.g.


forum [ {{forums pages="Forum/Discussions,Forum/Bugs,Forum/National"}} ]
|
|_sub forums: National [ {{forums pages="Forum/National/Deutsch,Forum/National/Russian"}} ]
| |
| |_sub forum: Deutsch [ {{topics}} ]
| | |_topic1
| | |_topic2
| |
| |_sub forum: Russian [ {{topics}} ]
| |_topic1
| |_topic2
|
|_forum: Bugs [ {{topics}} ]
| |_topic1
| |_topic2
|
|_forum: Discussions [ {{topics}} ]
| |_topic1
| |_topic2
|
|..

Meta pages

Important: The permissions for comments on all forum meta pages (those having the action forums or topics ) must be empty (access via pagename/permissions)


e.g.

Topic pages

The engine sets special permissions for the topic pages, you usually create them with the topic action, it recognizes them over the name space.

$read_acl	= '*';
$write_acl	= $user_name;
$comment_acl	= '$';
$create_acl	= '';
$upload_acl	= '';


Notice the empty 'create_acl'. The topic action shows only pages with empty create_acl as topics .

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