Browsing forums

Share ideas with others and discuss topics of common interest.

About this task

Members can post discussion topics and respond to existing topics in those forums. The five most recent updates are displayed in the Forums area on the community's Overview page, where you can view usage statistics for each topic. These statistics are a good indicator of the topics that interest your community, and they can also give you an idea of who the most active participants are.


To browse the forums in your community, complete the following steps.
  1. From any page in your community, click Forums in the navigation bar.
  2. Do one of the following.
    1. To browse by forum, click the Forums tab. When you see a forum that interests you, click the forum title to open it and start browsing its topics.
    2. To browse by topic, click the Topics tab.
      Topics are listed by date, with the most recently-created topics first. However, if the community owner has pinned any forum topics, these topics are displayed first.
  3. To open any topic, click the topic title.
    A threaded view of the topic displays, showing the original topic and any responses to it. When navigating long discussion threads, click the name after the response title to display the parent of that topic first in the page.

What to do next

If you want to get notified about updates to a community forum that interests you, open the forum and select Follow > Follow this Forum.