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How do I edit forum properties?

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

Screenshot: forum properties button highlighted

The following properties are editable:

Forum description

Use this to briefly describe your forum and what it should be used for. You can include text and pictures.

Screenshot: edit forum description field

The forum description you enter is displayed in a shaded box beneath the forum page heading:

Forum description

How long posts remain editable

Slide the bar to set the time 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.)

Screenshot: sliding bar sets the time period in which users can edit their posts


You can select whether or not to show avatars in your forum and provide the address of an avatar service (such as Avatars act as consistent images for your online persona across different sites. Enabling this feature on your forum enables users who have signed up to the Gravatar (or other) service to have their pictures displayed alongside their posts.

Screenshot: avatars are displayed alongside your topics and replies


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