What are Forums?

A forum is an online discussion board where people can ask questions, share their experiences, and discuss topics of mutual interest.

Forums are an excellent way to create social connections and a sense of community. They can also help you to cultivate an interest group about a particular subject.

Use the Forums application to start discussions about a specific topic or to debate solutions to shared problems. By participating in a forum, you can exchange ideas, ask questions, and use the expertise of people in your organization.

A forum can be stand-alone or be associated with a community. In a stand-alone forum, anyone can post a topic or respond to a topic, but only a community member can participate in a community forum.

When you open the Forums application, the My Forums page is displayed. You can use this page to stay up-to-date with the forums that you own or follow, along with the community forums to which you belong.

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 about your focus area, you might want to start your own forum.