List of Forums
The main content area of the forum site home page contains a list of all forums in the site. When a new forum is created in the site, the list is automatically updated. To view a forum, click on its name in the list.
The following information is displayed for each forum in the list:
- The name of the forum. Click the name to read the forum.
- A link to subscribe to the RSS feed for the forum.
- The number of topics in the forum.
- The number of posts in all topics.
Forum Sites List
When a new forum site is created in Community Central, a link to the new site it is automatically added to the Forum Sites list. Click a forum site name to navigate directly to the site page and begin reading posts. For information about customizing this list, see Managing the Blog and Forum Site Lists.
Forum Site List
Most Replies List
The Most Replies list in the forum site page lists the topics from all forums in the site the most reply posts. Click a topic name to read it.
Note: The Forums Home page also include a Most Replies list. In the Forum Home page, the list includes topics from all forum sites in the community.
Most Viewed List
The Most Viewed list in the forum site page lists the topics from all forums in the site with the most views. Click a topic name to read it.
Note: The Forums Home page also includes a Most Viewed list. In the Forum Home page, the list includes topics from all forum sites in the community.
Most Active Users List
The Most Active Users list in the forum site page contains users who have earned the most points for forum-related community activities. Points are assigned according to the scoring rules defined by Administrators in the Community Central Control Panel. The Most Active Users list is filtered for the current forum, so a user may be listed as “Most Active” in one forum but not in another.
Top Experts List
The Top Experts list contains users with the most verified answers. Verified Answers are posts that forum users or Moderators have marked as the answer to a forum topic. Top Experts can be viewed are those users who consistently provide the most valuable content for Community Central forums. The Top Experts list is filtered for the current forum, so a user may be a “Top Expert” in one forum but not in another.
Forum Links List
The Forum Links list contains links to other pages and sites. This list is configurable by Community Central Moderators or Administrators. To add, edit, or remove links from the Forum Links list, go to Site Actions > View All Site Content and click the Forum Links list. Edit items in the list like you would any SharePoint Links list.
Forum statistics are constantly updated to help you track forum participation. Statistics displayed on the forum site home page include:
The total number of forum topics and the number of topics added today.
The total number of forum posts and the number of posts added today.
The number of topics in the forum site that have replies.
The number of topics in the forum site without replies.
Other community statistics are displayed on the Community Central Home, Forums Home, and Blogs Home pages and on individual blog sites. See About Community Statistics for more information.