I just wanted to do it that way, was easier. Does it cause a problem with performance or something?
I figured when doing this, it would mean a lot less searching, because if I have say 10 forums and each one has a bunch of posts, then it has to search through all ten of those forums when looking for a post. You know what I mean?
If the counting of tables is impossible, I will just do it that way(the way you suggested)