thank you for the PM and the link to this thread. I am getting Internal Server Errors when I try to view the /forum/ section.
Here is what I have done:
1) created the /forum/ directory off of my root /web
2) dropped in your .htaccess code with the ,PT just to be safe
3) looked up the installed modules to check for mod_rewrite -- and this is what I think is missing, but I may not know what I am looking for. I see nothing with the word rewrite. would it read "mod_rewrite" or would it say Apache::Rewrite or Cobalt::Rewrite?
If this is my problem, what would I ask my host to install? mod_rewrite? Sorry if that is obvious, but I am just trying to figure this out. I first put the .htaccess in the root and watched as the site subsequently crashed... and then I read on to see that it went in /forum - so I am learning!