The exact behaviour of the forums on your site will depend upon the template your site uses to display them. You'll be able to find out more information in the documentation for your website.
Like other content libraries in iCM, forums can be organised into groups. Groups can be used with iCM Privileges to restrict where your iCM users are able to create their forums.
To create a new group, right-click on an existing group, or the root FORUMS group and choose "Create a group". To edit an existing group, double-click on it.
The only property a group has is its name.
Creating and Editing Forums
To create a new forum, right-click on a group and choose "Create a forum". To edit an existing forum, double-click on it.
Each forum holds the following information.
|The name of this forum, generally only displayed within iCM
|A description for this forum
|The group this forum is in. To move a forum, use the "Select" button to choose a new group
|Check this box to make the forum moderated. Messages posted to a moderated forum must be approved before they appear on the site. A task will display on the iCM home page for any users that have edit access to the threads or messages that require approval. See Threads and Messages for more information about moderation
Downloading Forum Content
It is possible download all of the threads and messages in a forum.
Either right-click or edit the forum whose content you would like to download and select "Export content" from the menu. Content will be downloaded as an XML file.
It is also possible to download the contents of all forums in a group, or all forums in all groups, by right-clicking on the appropriate parent group in the forum explorer.