A discussion forum is a folder that may only contain notes. The basic idea of discussion forums and notes is taken from the popular Usenet news. A discussion forum corresponds to a newsgroup; the network of notes replying to earlier notes corresponds to a thread of articles posted. One major difference is that BSCW lets you control who may read the notes of a discussion forum or may reply to a note. This is done by turning the discussion forum into a shared workspace of its own and by setting differentiated access rights.
Open the discussion forum in order to view the contributions:
• Click the discussion forum icon or the name of the discussion forum or select Open .
You may also use discussion forums in order to annotate documents and URL objects.