Forums let users discuss topics and post comments with other users in the introNetworks community. Typically, forums are organized into categories which cover a specific issue. Within each category, you have topics. Comments are posted to topics. As System Administrator you can add, edit, or delete forum categories. Group Administrators and Managers can also create and manage forum categories for the groups they create. Create Forum Categories To add a forum category, click Add Category from the Category table. The Add Forum Category dialog box opens. Enter a title for the Forum Category and a Forum Description. If you want to suppress this category from users, click Hide. Hide is useful if you want to decommission a group forum for a period of time without deleting it. If you do not want users to post to this category, click Lock. Lock allows users to access the forum category but prevents them from contributing to it. Specify the Scope for your forum. Select Global if you want all users to access this forum category. To restrict the scope to Pin or Group, select the pin type or group name from the Allow pull-down menu. Click Save. The category is added to the Forums list. As System Administrator, you can have control over all forums content regardless of the creator. To edit or delete a forum category, click the green circle or red circle in the Forums category table. You are prompted to confirm the deletion. Create Topics A forum category can include multiple topics. To add a topic, click the forum category on the Forums list to open it. Click the Add Topic button. Enter a topic title and body text, then click OK. Edit Posts In your role as System Administrator, you can also edit or delete posts added by other users. Select the forum category from the Forums list. Click on a post display it. Click the Edit or Delete button. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion. View Forums When you click the Forums scope in the accordion menu, the Forums category table is displayed. For each forum category, the name, how many topics and total posts are in that category and the timestamp for the last update is shown. We also show Status icons next to the category name. Forums can be Open, Locked, or Hidden. Users can read and post comments to open forums. Locked forums (indicated with a lock pad icon) are read-only; users can only view the category but cannot post comments. Users will not see hidden forums (indicated with the cross-bar circle); they are for administrative use only.