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How To Use the Forum
ForestLearn Forum is the electronic "town square"
for public discussion. It allows you to comment on issues,
ideas and information discussed in the ForestLearn website.
Others will be able to see your comment, and respond to
The first time you visit the forum
page, it may look a little confusing, but it's actually
simple to use.
Who can use this:
Anyone with network capabilities
can use thisif you are reading this you can use it!
You do not have to be a member
to use the forum. Membership is simply a shortcut for self-identification.
If you comment frequently, it saves you some time; otherwise
you can skip it.
Subscribing means that anytime
anyone adds a new message you will receive notification
via your email account. Then you don't have to visist the
ForestLearn website to follow the bulletin board discussion
you can follow it by reading your email.
Leaving/Replying to a Message:
- In order to leave a message or reply
to a message go to the bulletin board and click on the
Give your message a meaningful title.
- The bulletin board assumes
that the message you are displaying is the one being
replied to, so make sure that you have the message you
want to reply to on the screen.
Enter your message in the blank
You can ignore keywords and kind
of message (unless you want them.)
The notify me box is automatically
checked. If anyone replies to your posted message you
will be notified via your email account. If you do not
want to be notified by email, simply uncheck the box.
If you don't have your own e-mail account, uncheck this.
Who is the message from?
Click on the bar to Preview Your
- Please leave at least your
name. If you want to be notified you must also leave
your email address.
Viewing a Message:
- If you are happy with your message hit the Post
- If you want to cancel your
message just click on the word "Back."
In order to view a message click
on the highlighted text.
Messages are viewed in an
outline form; identation shows which messages are replies
to other messages.You can change how deeply nested the
outline is by selecting one of the icons after "outline."