To read your messages, and see the list of
Message Center in your site's menubar.
On the Message Center screen, the Private Message area is always on top, and the Discussion Forums area is on the bottom.
The Private Message area contains private correspondence with other
individuals or groups. Messages are organized into default
folders. The total number of messages and unread messages for each
folder is displayed next to the folder's title. To see the contents of
any folder, click the folder's name.
Other functions available in the Private Message area are as follows:
Compose Private Message. The Compose Private Message screen will open. For more information, see Posting and responding to messages.
Note: There are no default forums in the Discussion Forums area. No forums will appear here until the site creator (or someone with an appropriate role) creates them.
Forums are listed with their titles and short descriptions (if created) displayed. Beneath the forum title, topics are listed by title, and include a short description (if created). A count of messages (total and unread) is shown for each topic. If a topic has an attachment, its filename and size will be displayed. Click the filename to open the attachment, or save it to your computer.
Clicking the name of any forum will open the Forum Detail view,
which is an isolated view of a particular forum and its
topics. Clicking the title of any topic will display all messages for
that particular topic. If a full description of the topic exists
(i.e., if the topic's author added the description in the Topic
Settings screen), click
Read Full Description to view it.
Depending on how the forum settings are configured, and your role within the site, the following options may be available:
New Forumopens the Discussion Forum Settings screen. For more information, see Creating, editing, or deleting a discussion forum.
Template Settingsopens the Default Settings Template screen.
New Topicopens the Create Topic screen.
Forum Settingsopens the Discussion Forum Settings screen.
Topic Settingsopens the Topic Settings screen.