Hi I am using the following queries
SELECT * FROM $topics_table WHERE board_id = '{$row2['board_id']}'

SELECT * FROM $replies_table WHERE board_id = '{$row2['board_id']}'

then I do the query results and a mysql_num_count for each then I add them to together with a variable. So there is 1 row in topics table and 1 row in the replies table. Is there anyway to combine these queries? ANy way at all, or is it impossible in mysql?