Well, I'm new to Drupal, and thus far I am terribly pleased. I've looked at, no joke, over 100 CMS/portal apps in the last few months trying to find a good solution for a couple of different sites. Drupal will nearly serve most of these straight out of the box, and I believe it will serve for all the sites if I continue to find information as easy to obtain as I have so far. With luck, I'll be able to figure out how to do a few custom modules for some of the sites. Most everything here is refreshingly easy to figure out.
I've got questions about two of the modules, however. I'm using 4.2.0, and the corresponding module releases.
The forum_link module appears on the surface to be the ideal solution to one issue I'm having, which is that I'd like to direct all discussion to the forums, rather than comments attached to a given node. For example, if I post an event, all discussion regarding that event should be in the forum, in a thread that is tied to that event. While the forum_link module does add a "discuss" link at the bottom of an event, it leads only to a form for adding a new post to the forum. If someone has already done this, the next person who comes along is not taken to the same thread created by the first, but simply to the same form to add yet another thread to the forum. This would lead not do discussion, but simply to a bunch of single posts to the forum, not tied together in any way. Is this indeed how it is supposed to be working, or have I got something mis-configured? If this degree of functionality is not included in this mod, is there something I can do to add it? (I would need hand-holding on this, I'm afraid.)