There are several areas that need to be configured before you open Discussion Board Plus to your users. Areas that need configuration are illustrated in the topics linked below.
One of the first things you need to consider after creating a new Discussion Board Plus is who will have permissions to the boards and forums.
|Forum Moderation Settings
Moderating forums includes locking topics and marking topics as “sticky” so they float to the top of a list of topics in a forum. You can also control whether or not topics can be moved around from one forum to another.
You have a variety of choices as to how posts are configured.
|Message Pane Layout Settings
This is one setting that controls whether the message window pane sits on the left or right of a forum.
|Private Discussion Settings
Whether or not you want to enable private topics and/or private replies is set within this section.
Social media today is liked and you can enable your board to use the Like feature.
|Other Configuration Topics
Lastly, there are a few other options that you can configure that can enhance the experience for your users.