The Forum module is used as a bulletin board to host discussions on various topics. As a Community Manager, you can create new boards and add new discussions in these forums to which the users can reply. Users are able to create topics themselves and report inappropriate content through the Flag button.
Community Managers can pin, mask, or schedule discussions and schedule or close both discussions and boards for greater control of how members engage in Forum. Members can add basic ‘markup’ to their texts. This for example allows them to make parts of their text bold or italic.
Forum includes Categories, which can be enabled with the Category View. To enable Categories:
- Go to Configure at the top menu in Admin.
- Underneath Modules at the left menu, choose Forum.
- At Overview Type, you can switch to Category. When you switch to Category, all boards can be categorized in Publish. This view will show all boards by category on the overview page for the module.
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