Use the Forums application to start discussions about a specific topic or debate solutions to shared problems. By participating in a forum, you can exchange ideas, ask questions, and leverage the expertise of other people in your organization.
To join in a Forums discussion by starting or responding to Forums topics, you must first be enabled to use mail-in capabilities.
Forums can be stand-alone or they can be associated with a community. Anyone can post a topic or respond to a topic in a stand-alone forum, but you must be a community member to participate in a community forum.
When you are logged in and you open the Forums application, you are automatically brought to the My Forums page. This page is empty at first but, as you start to participate in forums, you can use the page to stay up-to-date with the forums that you own, the community forums that you belong to, and the forums that you are following.
If you are new to Forums, use the Public Forums page as your entry point to participating in forums. If you cannot find an ongoing discussion that targets your focus area, why not start your own forum? Forums are an excellent way to create social connections and a sense of community, and can help you to cultivate an interest group about a particular subject.
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