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Message Forum vs. User Forum

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Created on: 05/29/21 01:18 PM Views: 274 Replies: 4
Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:18 PM

Hello. Could someone explain to me the difference between the Message Forum vs. the User Forum?

Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 2:48 PM - Response #1

In the User Forum, classmates can create a topic, add what they want about the topic, then other classmates can add comments. There can be multiple topics, which are indexed for easy access. For our class, the novelty of the User Forum wore off after about a year and no new topics were created, so we deactivated it.

I've never activated the Message Forum, so I can't say anything about it.

Edited 05/30/21 11:28 AM
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 1:08 PM - Response #2

The Message forum is more of a bulletin board of messages that are in one running list. No order or separation of topics. That ability for topics and order is what makes the User Forums superior.

Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:17 PM - Response #3

Please excue the dumb question. How do you create User Forums?

Friday, July 2, 2021 at 6:22 PM - Response #4

Under Admin Functions > Edit Site Pages, see if you have a page titled User Forums. If so, all you have to do is activate it by clicking on Edit Link. If you don't see the page, I think you can ask Class Creator to add it for you.

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