Make forum hidden
Frexampel when you are creating an forum then give the option to set it as hidden allredy when you creat it, it can save alot of time and cliks this way so you dont have to chose that after the forum is created
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However, you can set forums to be hidden on the Admin Menu → Features → Forums → Forums area of your site! It just takes an extra step from what you’re describing.