How’s this for a forum topic?

Using this plugin you create a new “post” and put the description of the topic to be discussed in the body of the post.

Discussion of the topic would take place in the comments section.  Allow comments is not checked by default so if it is a post for Forum discussion then you must make sure “Allow Comments” is checked.

You also must select the “Forum” category (on the right side of the “New Post” window).

33 Responses to “How’s this for a forum topic?”

  • Anonymous:

    Right now the forum is open to anyone, but we can add a login area – like the Kingston web site – and require that folks must be logged in to post comments.

  • Anonymous:

    With this I can reply to a comment directly.

  • Anonymous:

    Or I can create a new comment altogether.

  • Anonymous:

    Notice that there is a “-” to the right of each comment that has replies. You can click this to close a discussion thread.

  • Anonymous:

    The “Subscrcibe by email” and “RSS” option (below) allows folks to receive new comments via email or using their RSS Reader (like Google Reader).

  • Anonymous:

    These are great ways to stay on top of what’s new with the discussion.

  • Anonymous:

    Almost forgot to mention that you can attach images to a comment – above. Although it seems to resize them. There are more settings in the backend to check out. More later.

  • Scott:

    This is a comment by an unregistered user. They must enter their email address in order to post.

  • Anonymous:

    I’m logged in again.

    I just wanted to point out a neat feature when you subscribe to the discussion by email – you can also add to the discussion via email by replying.

    Neat!

  • Anonymous:

    This is a reply via email.

  • Anonymous:

    The Avatar displayed above is one I set up for my BSTRailatGmaildotcom address. They are relatively easy to set up. I can create a discussion topic later to explain how to do it, if you’d like.

  • Alan Miller:

    So, I can reply to this and it will become another subset thread

  • Alan Miller:

    And likewise here

  • Alan Miller:

    I am assuming that the most recent post stays at the top of a conversation

  • Alan Miller:

    Is it possible that once I am in a conversation I wouldn’t have to put my name and email in with each comment

  • Alan Miller:

    So, how do I register

  • Alan Miller:

    Overall if we can answer a few more questions, I really like. Once I am registered, I’d like to try again

  • Anonymous:

    Now that I found the register button at the bottom, I should be able to add comments at will

  • Anonymous:

    Ya, I think this is a great feature for the Nuffield Group

  • Anonymous:

    So, I see that my postings don’t get added until I log out – is there a switch so that it posts right away. This would allow for live conversations if both parties are on-line

  • Anonymous:

    Ok – this time they are posted immediately, please ignore the request above

  • Anonymous:

    I am not sure where this will show up

  • Anonymous:

    So I think I am having trouble replying to myself – the comments are ending up at the bottom as a new thread

  • Anonymous:

    cool

  • Anonymous:

    There is a “Sort Order” drop down at the top of the discussion. Users can choose how they want to see the comments. In addition I can set the default sort order. Which do you prefer?

  • Anonymous:

    We can set it up that users would create a login – like the Kingston site – and use that for Discussions.

  • Anonymous:

    Are you clicking the reply button in the message or using the reply at the bottom of the page?

  • Anonymous:

    In the message – but I found that if you reply to yourself it creates a
    new thread.

  • Anonymous:

    Hmmm.. that’s odd since I replied to myself several times last evening.
    Almost started an argument, I did! HA!

    Let me give it another try.

    Scott

  • Anonymous:

    This is a test

  • Anonymous:

    testing again

  • Bstrail:

    Testing logged out

  • BSTRail:

    Testing logged out. Sorry Al, it works for me.

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