Deleting forums

Delete forums when they are no longer being used.

Before you begin

You must be the forum owner or an administrator to delete a stand-alone forum. To delete a community forum, you must be a community owner or an administrator.

About this task

If you find that a forum is no longer in use, you might decide to delete it. Deleting a forum removes it permanently from the Forums application.

When you want to prevent users from updating a forum but still allow them to view its content, consider locking the forum instead of deleting it. For more information about how to lock a forum, see the Locking and unlocking forums topic.


To delete a forum, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the forum that you want to delete.
  2. Select Forum Actions > Delete Forum.
  3. Click Delete to confirm that you want to delete the forum.