Copied partially from howto:How to Use Option Buttons [http://community.wikidot.com/howto:how-to-use:forum-option-buttons]
Or to be more precise, what they do!
Forums Post option buttons
Below any post you make, there are two buttons: reply | options
Use this to directly reply to the specific post you are reading. It gives you an "edit " box with the post title automatically inserted. You may change this title if you like. Finally there is the button called:
This gives you three more buttons: permanent link| edit | delete
- Permanent link
- You may find this useful if you wish to link to a particular post in the forum. When you click on the button, a little extra window opens containing the URL for the particular reply/post, which is the post's permanent link. Please note that this is often not the URL in the address-bar of your browser! You can copy and paste to put this link in any of your wiki pages (just as you can any others). Remember that if the post is deleted then the link becomes inoperable.
- Use this button if you wish to edit your post after you have posted it, brings up the standard edit dialog box.
- Use With Caution ! Read the warning.
Under the "thread" summary box , you will find three buttons.
unfold all: Will expand folded posts
fold: Will collapse unfolded posts
+ more options Clicking this will give you
Edit title and Description.
Allows you to change the Thread Title and summary
Will keep or promote important "threads" at the top of the "tree" in a forum category. example
Enables admins and Mods to "lock" a Thread,. Only they will be able to make additional posts.
This option gives you the opportunity to move the thread to a different Forum Category.
It can be dangerous to delete threads, it is far better to move them to a "hidden" category instead.
It is also particularly useful for removing spam
add to watched
If you wish to keep track of posts in a particular thread, use this option.
To view the watched posts go to "my account" » watched »discussions