Create a forum topic

Create a new forum topic to begin discussion of a new subject.

A topic starts a message thread to which other users can reply. A forum can have any number of topics.

A forum topic is similar to an email, in that you can use it communicate with other people subscribed to the forum, as if it were an email list. If the forum owner has enabled the forum to work as a mailing list, then you can post to the forum by email as well.

  1. Click Discussions in the project navigation bar.
  2. On the Forum Summary page, click the title of the forum in which you want to create a topic.
  3. On the Topic Summary page, click Create.
  4. On the Create a Topic page, describe the topic in the Subject field.
  5. Write the message in the Message field. After the topic is created, other users can reply to this message.
  6. If you want the message sent by email to people who are not members of the forum, add their email addresses to the Other Recipients field. If there is more than one, put commas, semicolons or spaces between them.
    Note: In a moderated discussion forum, addresses in the Other Recipients field get your message only after the moderator approves the message.
  7. To add an attachment to the topic, click Browse and select the file.
  8. Click Save.
Note: If this discussion forum is moderated, the topic is held until a moderator approves or rejects it. (Except if it is from a trusted user. These messages don't require moderation.)
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