I'm sure this has been asked before, and I did search for it but couldn't find the answer, and I'm still learning the terminology for XF. In vB, when you create a Forum that is designated to be a Category only, clicking on that category on the front end takes you to a separate page where all you see is a list of the forums and sub-forums for that category. In XF, when you click on the categories you remain on the same page and are simply taken to a A NAME location on the page. With the ability to not show a node category in the All Nodes List I'd like to see about creating a separate page for a specific category and all its child nodes. How is this typically done in XF?
Try ACP => Options => Node & Forum List => Create Pages For Categories
When enabled, clicking on a link to a category will take you to a dedicated page that only shows the children of that category. When disabled, users will be redirected to the full forum list and scrolled to the correct category.