A forum is a module to discuss anything that interests you and your network members. A forum can include many topics, which people can comment on and discuss. Once a user posts a comment on a topic, they are automatically subscribed to receive an email when someone else posts a new message on the same topic (thread), so that they don't miss anything. If a user doesn't wish to receive these emails they can easily 'unsubscribe' using the button at the top of the module.
Settings tab – add a description to the forum, this is a general description for the entire forum module, not for a specific topic. Choose the number of topics to display per page, and the number of posts to display when viewing a specific topic.Choose the group who are allowed to post in this forum – everyone or members of this network only. Allow replication - allow other users to replicate the Forums module so that it appears on their network. The content of the forums will not be replicated.
Advanced tab – choose the order in which posts will be displayed (start with the oldest or newest), and the size of the user photo.
Forums tab – choose the number of forums to include in this module (each forum can include multiple topics)