Forums

In the forum in OpenProject you can discuss topics in a project with the team: post questions, comment on it and document answers.

Forum is defined as a module used to display forums and forum entries. The module has to be activated in the project settings and a forum has to be created in the forums tab in the project settings to be displayed in the side navigation.</div> | Feature | Documentation for | | ——————————————————– | ———————————————————— | | Open a forum | How to open an existing forum? | | Create a new message | How to create a new message in a forum? | | Reply to a message | How to add a reply to an existing forum message? | | Watch a forum | How to keep informed about changes in a forum, e.g. new messages or replies? | | Edit a forum message | How to edit a message in a forum? | | Delete a forum message | How to delete a message within a forum? | | Create a new forum | How to create a new forum? | | Manage forums | How to sort, edit or delete a forum? |

Open a forum

To work in the forum in OpenProject, select the menu item Forums in the project navigation.

Forums

You will get a list of all existing forums within a project as well as a short description for it, the number of topics, messages as well as the last message within one forum.

Click on the Forum title to open an existing forum.

Create a new message in a forum

To add a new message within an existing forum, click the green + Message button on the top right of the selected forum.

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Enter the subject of the message.

You can choose whether the message should be Sticky. A sticky message always appears on top of the selected forum.

Select if a message should be Locked. Then it can no longer be edited or commented by the project team.

Enter a description which will then appears next to the message title in the forum. You can add a file if needed.

Click the blue Create button to create the new message for this forum.

Forum new message details

The new forum message has been created.

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Reply to a forum message

To add a reply to an existing message in a forum, click on the Subject in order to open the message.

Click the blue Reply button underneath the forum message.

Forum-message-replyEnter your Message content what you want to add as a reply to the existing message.

You can choose to also add a file if needed.

Click the blue Submit button in order to save your reply message.

Reply to a forum message

The reply has been added under the existing forum message.

reply to existing forum message

Watch a forum

To keep informed about changes in a forum, e.g. new messages or new replies, you can add yourself as a Watcher of a forum.

Open an existing forum from the list.

You will get a list of all messages within this forum.

Click the Watch icon in the top right corner of the forum.

You will then be notified via e-mail according to your e-mail notifications about new massages and replies in a forum.

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The icon will then change to Unwatch.

Watch a message

If you watch a forum you will automatically watch all messages within this forum. Alternatively, you can also watch only certain messages within a forum where you want to be informed about changes.

This way, you select the message first by clicking on the subject, and then click the Watch button on the top right corner in the message details.

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Unwatch a forum

To unwatch a forum in order to not be informed via e-mail about new messages and replies in a forum, click the Unwatch button on the top right of the forum.

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Unwatch a message

The same applys to unwatch a message. Just select the message first which you do not want to watch any longerand click the Unwatch button.

Edit a forum message

To edit a message in a forum select the message from the forum and in the message details click the Edit button in the top right corner of the message.

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The message details will then be opened. You can make your changes and click the blue Save button.

Edit a message

Delete a forum message

To delete a message in a forum, select the message which you want to delete and press the Delete button in the top right corner of the message details.

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Create a new forum

To create a new forum in your project, navigate to -> Forums and click the green + Forum button.

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Enter a name and description for the new forum. Press the blue Create button so save the new forum.

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Manage forums

If you wan to change the order of the forums in your project, want to edit a forum, or delete a form, go to the -> Forums overview list in your project.

  1. Click the arrows (up or down) to change the order of the forums and sort them differently in the forum list in your project.
  2. Click the edit icon to change the name or description of your form.
  3. Click the delete icon to delete a forum from your project.

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