I'm sure there's an explanation for the question. A faculty member copied a course into a brand new shell. He copied three forums. The course is still closed, yet on his Dashboard he see three "new discussion" indicators. Students aren't even in the class yet. He's asking us why the indicators appear (blue circle and number) when it's a brand new course he's just setting up? We discovered he could release them by opening his own forum one time. We didn't have an explanation.