Posting and responding to forum messages

In the Forums tool, you can post a message that begins a new conversation, and post responses to the messages in existing conversations.

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Starting a conversation

To post a message that begins a new conversation:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Forums.

  2. Click the title of the topic for which you'd like to start a conversation.

  3. Click Start a New Conversation.

  4. Next to "Title", type the subject of your conversation.

  5. Under "Message", use the rich-text editor to compose your message.

    Note: Pasting text into the rich-text editor should preserve most formatting, but some types of formatting, such as colored text, may need to be added manually in the editor after pasting.

  6. Click Add attachments to attach a file from your local computer or from Resources, or specify the address for a file on the web; see Options for adding attachments.

  7. When you're finished, to post your message, click Post.

Note: If the forum or topic is moderated, your message will appear as "PENDING" until approved by a moderator.

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Posting a response to a message

Note: Depending on your role within the site, and how the forum creator has configured permissions, you may or may not be able to post a response to another participant's message.

To post a response:

  1. In your site's menubar, click Forums.

  2. Click the title of the topic, and then the conversation you want to take part in.

  3. In the conversation, find the message you want to reply to and click Reply, or click Reply to Initial Message to reply to the first message in the conversation.

  4. Below "Reply Title", give your reply a title.

  5. Under "Message", use the rich-text editor to compose your reply. To insert a quote of the original message, click Insert original text (located above the rich-text editor). As you type, the number of words will appear beside "Word Count".

  6. Click Add attachments to attach a file from your local computer or from Resources, or specify the address for a file on the web; see Options for adding attachments.

  7. When you're finished, to post your message, click Post.

Note: If the forum or topic is moderated, your message will appear as "PENDING" until approved by a moderator.

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