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Using Discussion

To follow a discussion:

To begin a discussion:

To respond to a main topic or a response document:

Menu

Actions
Web Browser

To flag a document as Private:
Note: This action is not available to Anonymous web users.

To mark a document as expired
To set up an Interest Profile:
To add the current discussion topic to your Interest Profile:
Anonymous responses:
Agents & Archiving:

Newsletters - A user can elect to be notified via e-mail when a new response has been added to certain topic(s) of discussion. These topics are specified in the user's Interest Profile. There are seven agents pertaining to newsletters.
Archiving Documents - This is a process by which certain documents are removed from the current database and stored in a different database. This keeps the discussion up-to-date with only the latest topics. Most of the Archiving activities take place from the "Archiving" view. You must switch to this view in order to initiate archiving on a discussion database.

Notes

To set up archiving on any discussion database, switch to the Archiving view and click the action called "Setup Archive". The Archive Profile appears. This document contains criteria that the user specifies for archiving topics in a discussion (e.g., inactive after 'x' days, or expired after 'x' days). The archive database is automatically created when the Profile is saved. The archival database filename is also specified in the Archive Profile; the title of the archive will be the title of the Discussion database followed by "(Archived)". After the archive criteria have been specified in the Archive Profile, other agents run on the database to move the document(s).

Web Users

Switch to the Archiving view and click the Setup Archive hotspot. This hotpot only appears to Managers and Designers of the database. The Archive Profile form appears. The archive database is automatically created when the Profile is saved. The archival database filename is also specified in the Archive Profile; the title of the archive will be the title of the Discussion database followed by "(Archived)". After the archive criteria have been specified in the Archive Profile, other agents run on the database to move the document(s).
Redesigning R3 Discussion databases - The R4 discussion template is fully backward-compatible with R3 discussion databases; therefore, these databases can be redesigned to use the R4 template/features. The R4 template has new agents (described above), one of which uses something called a ThreadId (also a new feature in the R4 template) to generate newsletters. The agent Initialize ThreadIds must be run on a redesigned database if users wish to use the new "Newsletter" agents.