building a forum question with .net

Im in the process of building a customized forum in .net

I know C# well enough to do this (coding isn't really the issue Im having, its the logic that makes the forum run)
My question is.
For each topic thread in the forum, what would be the best way to return to a variable the number of replies?
Like would I have to create a small function that goes in and "Select *" from the reply table where topicID = a certain ID (topicID is the unique ID from the topic thread it corrosponds with). so after writing that function, would I simply loop through all the topic thread in the dataset and run my small function? (function name would be something like...
public long replycount(long topicID) )
that wouldn't be an overkill would it? if you have a better method, could you tell me how you would do it?
also, how can I set it up where for each account, each user can see what threads they been to and which ones they haven't and if there are new replys to a thread it will glow as it they haven't visited it yet. (something like the regular forums around the internet)
Thanks for any help you can give me,
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4/26/2004 5:05:30 PM

This particular project is a going to be a very customized fourm. A stock forum wont work. I really only need to know what method was used to count how many replys each topic thread has. Wheither it was a variable in the database with the thread or did a small function go thru and count the reply for each topic?
also some insight how you can each account can tell what threads they visited/ haven't visited or need to revisit would be extremely helpfull.
Im not looking for the code, I can do that, I just looking at the best approach to this.
4/27/2004 6:29:52 PM

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