Forum help

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Community's Sitewide Forum lets you ask questions, share best practices and collaborate with other CCL volunteers and staff. This allows volunteers to move extended conversations from email and Google Groups into a more engaging and secure environment.  

Forums empower community members to discuss topics with one another while ensuring those conversations are archived for later reference. Topics are posted into a forum. Each topic is comprised of an initial post and replies or comments. Categories and forum topics have their own page. Forum categories will be listed on the the landing page.

Forum discussions are open to the entire CCL community to create, comment and read online discussions relating to the community. Categories can only be created by community administrators.
Guidelines for posting: (also see general Community Guidelines)

  • Don’t see your question or topic? Post it.
  • Be thoughtful, considerate (nonpartisan) and complete. The more information you supply the better the better and more engaging the conversation.
  • Feel like cursing? Please don’t it.
  • Ask yourself, “Would my topic post reveal sensitive or confidential information?” If not, post away!

Flag/report any offending comments, and then move on. In the rare instance of a comment containing a potentially credible threat, escalate that immediately to CCL.

To post a new topic, click the title of a category that you are interested in posting within (i.e. 'General Discussion'). To create a new topic:

  1. Select a category
  2. Click the 'New Topic' button in the upper left-hand corner
  3. Enter in a 'Subject' that succinctly describes your post's topic area.
  4. Type in the 'Message' field as you would in any Word Processing software.
  5. Preview your post before it is public, by selecting “Preview," the upper-left most icon (a magnifying glass within a sheet of paper).
  6. To post, select the blue 'Post' button at the bottom and your post will display in the category selected.

To reply to a post:

  1. Click the post title where you'd like to participate within.
  2. Click the 'Reply' button in the lower right corner
  3. Type in the 'Message' field as you would in any Word Processing software.
  4. Preview your post before it is public, by selecting “Preview," the upper-left most icon (a magnifying glass within a sheet of paper).
  5. To post, select the blue 'Post' button at the bottom and your post will display in the category selected.

To subscribe to any Forum category or topic, select the 'Subscribe to Topic' button with the mail icon. For existing threads, this 'Subscribe to Topic' button should be below the title and message on the left-hand side. For a new topic thread that you are creating this button will be right below the top title 'Post a Topic.' You then can enter your preference on whether you prefer to be subscribed to an instant, daily, or weekly notification for whenever new replies are added. You can also unsubscribe this way by clicking on the 'off' radio button to be taken off this category or topic's subscription.

To like (or then unlike) any response in a topic, select the specific response you enjoy. Then click the 'Like' (thumbs up icon) near the upper right of the message.