Participation in forums is integrated with your membership. New members are automatically eligible, expired members are (depending on your grace period) immediately removed from members-only forums.
- Staff can now participate directly, as staff, without the need of creating a pseudo membership account.
- Forums can be restricted to members, or groups of your membership defined by contact types, or open to the public.
- Simultaneously view who's online.
- There's a simple key word search and an advanced search.
- Threads can also be used as polls to survey members/participants.
- It's possible to simultaneously quote a post when replying. Or simply subscribe to the thread without posting anything.
- Forums can also be locked so that only administrators may post.