Here on this Forum our purpose is to host topical Discussion, encourage world wide Collaboration and rapid Communications, while providing a means to:
- Share experiences
- Enhance collaboration
- Keep in touch with peers
- Aid research
- Make new contacts
- Keep up to date with advancements in your field
- Announce events
This discussion forums allow users (writers) to publish articles, essays, Q & A interviews and various information reviews etc. and keep in touch.
The concept of group forums (e.g. discussion boards) is similar to your C:/ hard drive organization, that is a tree structure with branches or folders and sub-folders. In our case the structure is broken down into
* A Forum - discussions centered around a central theme or topic. Each forum consists of Board Topics
* Threads (or Topics)- each thread is started (published) by a single user, concerning one idea or topic and can contain none to many
* Replies - from various users of interest including the original author of the thread.
You can Search all forums for topics of interest before you post. This can save you time because you can find where an issue or question has already be posted. You can immediately find your topic and move on. If you don't find anything that fits your query, then go ahead and post a new Thread in the appropriate Forum.
Discussion Forums are created with the general Internet public in mind. What that means to you is that it is meant to be easy to use and understand by all internet users. So don't be afraid to use it and get acquainted with it.
Currently there are 6 top level forums with sub-level discussion boards available.
- Ask About
- Co-Production Indicators
- Self-Organizing Groups
- Community Ways
- Forum Assistance