Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I have really blogged about anything on our website, so I thought I’d take some time this evening to tell you about our Discussion Board. “But, didn’t we already have a discussion board?” Funny you should ask. Yes, we did. For the past several months, we’ve been using a discussion board called Simple Machine Forum. This discussion board was nice looking and had some great features. However, too many Internet robots were trying to create accounts on the forum, and it was getting to be quite painful to always delete these fake “users” on almost a weekly basis.
So, I made the decision to get rid of that discussion board and go back to something that we’ve actually used before on Ascension’s website. The discussion board is called Kunena. It’s a very nice discussion board, and I am hopeful that you will get some use out of it. Two nice features about this discussion board are:
- Kunena integrates into our existing website
- no need for a separate username/password (this was the case with SMF)
So…the question is, how does one access this? When you visit our website, you’ll see the “Discussion Board” button on the left side of your screen under the “Resources” heading. Our discussion board topics are visible to everyone, but if you want to post a response or add a new topic, you’ll need to sign in to “My ALC” (which is found at the top right corner of our website). Once signed in, you can modify your profile and then begin posting responses to topics that are already created…or you can add your own topics for others to respond to.
Please, if there are any questions on how to use the discussion board, I am more than happy to assist you with those questions.
Have a great weekend, and God bless!