Whereas a blog is a more of an informative feature with a format of writer(s) contributing content and readers commenting, a forum is more of a bulletin board format where the comments are the content. It is a great format for questions and answers. But forums can be more than just words. With YourMembership.com we allow embedded video as well. Admins and members can copy/paste into a field video from sources such as YouTube, Google, Dailymotion, MSN Soapbox and other video-sharing services.
Just like our blogs, you can create multiple community and group forums. You can view, edit and delete threads. And because you don’t want your members to miss anything, they can sign up for automated forum digests that arrive via email.
As your community content grows, search becomes even more important so we allow for the search of forums and thread content.
We know security matters to you and your community. Part of the value behind a private online community is secure content. Because of this, we allow you to lock specific forums to member-only access and/or read-only format. Read-only is helpful for form announcements and other industry news that you want to broadcast to your community.
And because we know doing it all yourself can become overwhelming, we give you the option to assign specific members as forum moderators.
Forum Managent allows you to:
- Create multiple community and group forums
- Search forums and thread content
- View, edit and delete threads
- Lock specific forums to member-only access
- Lock specific forums to read-only access
- Assign specific members as forum moderators
- Create automated forum digests that email members updates