Announcing: A New Community Forum

A new feature has recently been added to the Angle Lake Shore Club electronic ecosystem which will enable residents to communicate directly to the community through an internet message board. 

What is an Online Forum?
An internet message board or forum is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are at least temporarily archived. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes visible.  At this time, the ALSC Forum will not require moderator approval for messages to be viewed. 

A discussion forum is hierarchical or tree-like similar to a file/folder/document structure. A forum contains an infinite number of individual topics. Within a forum's topic, each new discussion started is called a thread, and can be replied to by as many people as so wish.

The ALSC forum's settings currently allow users remain anonymous or by electing to become a registered user, you will be able to edit and personalize your profile, subscribe to receive post notifications via email, control your starred items and manage your history. Once registered with the forum you’ll be required to log in on subsequent visits in order to post messages however, no users are required to log in to read existing messages.

Locating the Forum
You can access the forum through the active link located on the ALSC Blog Site Homepage, listed on the right hand side under the Additional Links section.  Clicking on the link will transition your browser view to the forum page where you’ll see the individual forum topics listed in reverse chronological order where the most recent post or reply is listed at the top.  Clicking on any of these posts will reveal the threaded conversations relating to the topic. 

Purpose of the ALSC Forum
The forum has been created with one purpose in mind: allow the members of ALSC the opportunity to communicate real-time, unassisted and direct with other community members without having to rely on email addresses or group distribution lists. The forum has replaced the previous assisted Lost and Found and Classified pages on the blog. 

It’s YOUR forum, communicate how you like!  We only ask that you keep it clean, keep it civil.

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