After many months of work, Bruce Nappi and myself (David de Hilster) have opened to our members, the CNPS Forum which is based on the MyBB open source software written in PHP and MySQL.
The idea is for all the CNPS members to move their email chains and discussions to the forum where people are free to subscribe or unsubscribe to a “thread” or conversation, and all the amazing wisdom of these conversations will be recorded.
There is always a learning curve to new software so I made a quick tutorial for those who want to learn the basics including posting, replying, and inserting images.
Bruce has added many topic areas that reflect much of the email threads. So browse around and see how conversations are organized in the forum hierarchy.
Here are some common words used in all forums:
Forum: A group of topics or subtopics which tell users where they should start certain threads or conversations.
Threads: conversations under forums
Posts: and individual message from one user under a thread that makes up that particular thread or conversation.
CNPS Tutorial on our YouTube Channel
We have many videos to help CNPS members with our website, proceedings and ShareLatex, and now the forums. You can find them all on our CNPS YouTube Channel, specifically in our “Instructional Video” playlist where you will find all instructional videos.