Add a forum
Forums are basic communication tools between Scratchpads community members. They facilitate public discussions on selected topics. To create forums you first have to enable this functionality from the Scratchpads administration menu.
Enabling the Forums module
- From the Admin menu bar go to Structure > Tools
- Find the Core section and enable Forums
- Click Save
Adding a forum topic
Click Content in the Admin menu and then on the Add link for Forum topic.
Enter the SUBJECT and choose the forum in which you want to submit your topic. By default Scratchpads have only one forum that is called “General discussion”. Enter the text of the topic in the BODY field
To reply to a forum topic use the function.
You can access the forum by clicking on the Forums link in the Main menu.
Creating a forum
Click on Structure in the Admin menu and click on Forums
To add a new forum click on Add Forum, enter the name of the forum a description and a parent term if you want a hierarchy of forums.
You can also add containers to group related forums together.
Integrating a forum in your e-mails
You can integrate your forum with your email to receive/send messages from/to the forum. This is done via your user account.
- To access your account click on Hello [your username] in the upper right corner and then click on the Forum/E-mail integration tab.
- You can subscribe to specific or all forums and also enter additional email addresses.