If you think a news item may spark off some forum comment you can easily set up an automatic link in the article. At the botton right of the space where yout type in the news item, there is a button labelled “Insert Fireboard Discussion”.
Click on this and it will insert some text like this
Simply replace the no_discuss with the Category ID of the forum category you want the link to appear in examples given below.
News Feedback = 7
Website Issues = 4
Gadgets = 6
Running (the) Club = 9