There’s nothing sweeter than a fresh new forum, ready to welcome your community. A Vanilla Forum has all the bits and pieces you need to build an awesome discussion platform customized to your needs. Here’s a few tips:
<li>Use the <a href="/dashboard/settings/gettingstarted">Getting Started</a> list in the Dashboard to configure your site.</li>
<li>Don’t use too many categories. We recommend 3-8. Keep it simple!</li>
<li>“Announce” a discussion (click the gear) to stick to the top of the list, and “Close” it to stop further comments.</li>
<li>Use “Sink” to take attention away from a discussion. New comments will no longer bring it back to the top of the list.</li>
<li>Bookmark a discussion (click the star) to get notifications for new comments. You can edit notification settings from your profile.</li>
Go ahead and edit or delete this discussion, then spread the word to get this place cooking. Cheers!