Adding forum topics

Start a discussion with people in your organization by creating a forum topic. Anyone who can access Forums can view the new topic.

Procedure

To add a topic to a forum, complete the following steps.

  1. From the My Forums or Public Forums page, open the forum where you want to add a topic.
  2. Click Start a Topic.
  3. Enter the title of the topic in the Title field.
  4. To flag your topic as a question, select Mark this topic as a question.
  5. To tag the topic, enter one or more tags in the Tags field. Separate multiple tags with spaces.
  6. Enter the topic content in the rich text field. Include information that might interest other people and encourage them to reply to the topic.
  7. Add an image by using one of the following methods:
    • Click Insert Image and either select an image file on your computer or specify the URL of an image.
    • Paste an image that you copied to your clipboard.
    • Drag an image file or an image from a webpage.
    Note: Pasting an image is supported in the Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers only; it is not supported in Internet Explorer.

    You can add any image file format that is supported by your browser. The most widely supported image formats are BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, and RAW.

  8. To attach a file to your message, click Attach a File, click Browse to select the location of the file, and then click OK.
  9. Click Save to save your topic.

Results

If forum topics are moderated in your organization, the new content is not displayed immediately because the forum moderator must approve it first. If content moderation is not enabled, the topic is displayed immediately.