I saved this tidbit of text in my surfing, basically its a way of using the new posts and excluding a forum. My applogies for not listing the original source, didn't seem to save it :(:
and replace with:
search.php?$session[sessionurl]do=getnew&exclude=XX where XX is your news forum ID.
So to exclude one forum is easy, just replace XX with the forum id, but what formatting would I use to exclude, multiple forums? For example forums 5,22,23,24
Any help would be appreciated,