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Edit forum properties

Once you have created a new discussion forum you can edit its properties by hovering over the page heading and selecting the Properties button:

Forum properties button highlighted

Edit forum description

Briefly describe your forum and its purpose. You can include text and pictures.

Example forum description

The forum description appears in a shaded box beneath the forum page heading:

Forum description

Set how long posts remain editable

Slide the bar to set the period during which posts remain editable once they have been posted. You can set this option to: never; 5 minutes; 10 minutes; 20 minutes; 1 hour; 1 day; 1 week; 1 year; or always. Forum moderators and those with permissions above this level can always edit posts.

Sliding bar sets the period during which users can edit their posts

Show or hide avatars

Avatars act as consistent images for your online persona across different sites.

You can choose whether or not to show avatars in your forum and provide the address of an avatar service, such as Enabling this feature on your forum enables people who have signed up to Gravatar, or another service, to show their pictures alongside their posts.

Example forum with two staff avatars

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