Cardbox forum system help > Forum page
The Forum page lists one specific forum. It lists every topic in the forum, with the most recent topic first, and tells you how many messages are in each topic.
Register / Log In
If the forum system doesn't know who you are, it will display only publicly visible forums and messages and it will not allow you to post any messages or replies.
If you are a registered user, you can log in by following the Register / Log In link.
If you are not a registered user, you can normally register yourself by following the Register / Log In link (although some sites may have more restrictive policies).
If you are logged in, you can modify your user profile (which gives details such as your name and your email address) by following the User Profile link.
You can choose which forums should send you email alerts when a new message appears: to do this, follow the Email Alerts link.
If you are logged in, this link will show you all your current alerts; if you aren't logged in then you can still set up or cancel email alerts but you can't see a list of what alerts you have: this is to protect your privacy against someone who pretends to be you in order to discover what you're interested in.
Viewing a topic
To view a topic and the messages it contains, click on its name in the list of topics. You will be taken to the Topic page for that topic.
Adding a new topic
If you're logged in and you are allowed to add new topics to this forum (in some forums, only the owner of the forum can add topics to it), then you can add a new topic by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.
- Enter a short title for the new topic you are starting. The title will appear in the list of topics for this forum, so try to choose a title that will help other forum users understand what this topic is about and whether they want to open it and read its messages.
- Short Description
- The short description is also visible in the list of topics, and it gives forum users a chance to know what your message is saying. If you can't think of a suitable short description then you can leave this box blank.
- Put the text of your message here.
- Add New Topic
- When you have finished, press the Add New Topic button. This will create a new topic and add your message to it. Depending on their settings, subscribers to email alerts will receive a copy of your message within an hour or so.