The Bulletin Boards Block lets you create one or more bulletin board categories. Bulletin board entries appear similar to Articles Block document title and summary entries, but add the ability to track replies from bulletin board visitors.
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The articles are grouped into categories, each of which can contain main articles and the replies to that article. The category, articles, and replies can all be formatted. The bulletin board block configuration manages the amount of content that is shown in the summary and how much of the formatting is retained.
Generally, it is best if the bulliten board shows enough to allow people to decide if they are interested - allowing them to make a decision to continue reading. The default view shows the category and a summary from its text, and shows each article and a summary from its text. Those interested can click on the category to see all articles, or can click on an article to see all the replies. Unlike most bulliten board systems, HotDoodle articles and replies may contain HTML formatting and images.
Bulletin Board Email Capability
Bulliten boards allow individuals or groups to subscribe to the entire board, to categories, or to individual articles and their replies.
When subscribed, members are informed by email every time a qualifying new article is written. When subscribing, the member choses if they will get the entire article or just its summary. They are not informed if an article is updated unless the author clicks a special box when doing the update.
For further information, please read the secton on Emails.