IMC's new forum system is live and features the ability to create site-wide and group-level forums. The new system includes:
- forum subscriptions
- top poster list
- topic posting
- sticky threads
- image/file attachments
- data export
- locking of forums/topics and
- per member type post/read security settings.
We can create publicly accessible forums, too but you must be a website member (IMC member or registered Guest, similar to almost every web discussion group - i.e., no anonymous postings) to post in a forum.
Group forums may be created within each group (e.g., chapter or Community of Practice) via the frontend group admin options. We have set up default a forum for each group labeled "general discussion" so each chapter already has a forum ready to go. You must be an administrator of the group to create/moderate forums within the group, so your chapter website administrator can assign these privileges to other members who want to moderate forums.