Network54 (Login dhberry) Forum Owner Posted Jan 11, 2010 6:57 AM
Your new forum has been created and is now online and ready to go!
Some Tips & Hints
Now that you\'ve created your forum here are some ideas to help you get it going:
Use the Forum Description to Entice Users to Post
Your forum description is the first thing your forum visitors read so it\'s a good idea to use it to interact with the user. If you'd like to change your forum description, you can just click on the "Edit Forum" button that appears on the message list page, then select the "Options" link.
Post An Introductory Message
It\'s a good idea to post an introductory message in your forum so that you can introduce yourself and get the conversation started.
Fonts & Colors
You can customize what fonts and colors your forum to match your home page. You can change these settings in the "Appearance" area when you edit your forum.
This unique feature lets you completely change the style of your forum at the touch of a button. There are several outline and table formats to choose from (this is also in the Appearance area).
You can also make your forum a private forum by creating groups of users and assigning privileges to the groups for the forum that you\'ve created. You can also set specific privileges for each group, for example where public visitors can only read messages, and members of your group can read AND post messages. Go to the "Access Control" area of the Forum Editor to get started.
Posting in HTML
Your forum visitors can have the option to post their messages in HTML, which lets them include images and stylized text. You can also set specific group privileges (via Access Control) to allow posting in HTML.
If you\'ve read this far, you should note that you can use buttons immediately below this message to edit or delete a message, including this one.