Discussion Forums

A Discussion forum is an Internet site where users can post comments about a particular issue or topic and reply to other users’ postings.

The Discussion forum became the primary kind of online community through the 1980s and early 1990s, before the World Wide Web arrived.

While e-mail is a way to converse privately with one or more people over the Internet, electronic Discussion forum are totally public. Any message posted on one can be read (and responded to) by anyone else in the world who has access to the Internet or the particular online service that is providing the message board.

These lines of discussion are known as threads. Some threads can go on endlessly, while other posts run the risk of getting no replies at all. The longer threads tend to find people responding to not only the original post, but to the replies as well. This can often lead to some confusion, since later posts in longer threads often have nothing to do with the original subject.
The main advantage of a Discussion forum is the fact that they are so public. Because of their accessibility, they give users the opportunity to get information from a huge number of sources. There are several disadvantages to electronic bulletin boards as well. Since they are so public and often unedited, they are almost like an open invitation for troublemakers whose sole intention seems to be to comment on absurd topics.

Some forums want you to make a free account others just let you post without a account.

On studentforum.com you can select a category you are interested in or want to comment about and you can either start a new comment or comment upon someone else comment.

Depending on the forum’s settings, users can be anonymous or have to register with the forum.

Once you’ve posted the question you will get notified if anyone replies to your question.


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