OdsDiscussionFAQDiscussions FAQDiscussions FAQ General What is Discussions? ODS-Discussions is a manager for reading the posts of ODS-Newsgroups and NNTP Newsgroups, for which the admin user has subscribe for from the Conductor UI. How can I create ODS-Newsgroups? The following ODS Applications support ODS-Newsgroup enable feature: ODS-Weblog Go to your Weblog instance->Settings->Preferences->Site Access->Conversation check the check-boxes with labels "Enable conversation on this blog" and "Initialize the news group with existing posts" Go to "New Post" and send 1 post You may also want for the sent post to add comment(s) Go to the "Discussion" tab from the Main ODS Navigation Bar. As result there will be shown a new created Weblog Newsgroup, which will contain the post(s) and comment(s) you have sent. ODS-Wiki Go to your Weblog instance->Cluster Settings For the section "Conversation (NNTP integration)" click the "Turn On" button and then click "Save changes" Create a wiki article and click the "Conversation" link You may wish to send comments from the shown post form Go to the "Discussion" tab from the Main ODS Navigation Bar. As result there will be shown a new created Wiki Newsgroup, which will contain the new created article as post, and its post(s) comment(s) that you have sent. ODS-Feeds Manager Go to your Feed Manager instance and subscribe for several feeds. Go to Preferences->Conversation Check the check-boxes with labels "Enable conversation on this instance" and "Initialize the news group with existing posts". Go to tab "Read"->"Feeds" and from the 2nd pane with the list of feed's posts select a post by clicking its "Headline" link. As result the content of the post will be shown in the 3td pane and also a new link "Conversation" will be shown. You may want to post comments to the post using the "Conversation" link. Go to the "Discussion" tab from the Main ODS Navigation Bar. As result there will be shown a new created Feeds Newsgroup, which will contain the feed's posts and its comment(s) that you have sent. ODS-Webmail Go to your Webmail instance->Preferences For the "Conversation" section check the check-box with label "Enable conversation on this instance". In order to view your webmail posts as posts in Discussion, you should have for the posts not-empty value for DCC: Click the button "Write Message" In the shown form enter values for the fields: "To", "Subject" and "Message". Click the "Add DCC" link and enter a valid e-mail address. Click the button "send message" or the button "save draft". Go to the "Discussion" tab from the Main ODS Navigation Bar. As result there will be shown a new created Webmail Newsgroup, which will contain the posts with "DCC" value. How can I add NNTP Newsgroup using Conductor? Make sure that the "NewsServerPort" parameter is enabled in your ini file: ... [HTTPServer] ... NewsServerPort = 1235 ... Go to Conductor UI, for example: http://localhost:8890/conductor Login as dba user Go to the "NNTP" tab from the main Conductor Navigation Bar Go to "News Servers"->"NNTP Servers" In the shown form add a NNTP Server. Now click the new added link in the "Server Address" column You may wish to subscribe to a list of newsgroups available on this server Go to the "Discussion" tab from the Main ODS Navigation Bar. As result there will be shown the newsgroups from the NNTP Server you have subscribed for. How is Discussion organized? The main page of the application shows the list of available newsgroups either subscribed for from the Conductor UI, or from the ODS-applications Weblog, Wiki, Feed Manager or Webmail. there are 2 modes offered: simple list and thread view. This is both for newsgroups and for posts. Can I add tag(s) to post(s)? Yes. You can add tags to newsgroups by clicking the "tags(n)" link, which is shown for every newsgroup. Can I personalize Discussions? In order to personalize your Discussion list, you should have admin privilidjes: Login at Discussions as user dba Go to Settings. As result the shown form divides the newsgroups in 2 lists, depending either they are ODs-Newsgroup or NNTP Newsgroup from Conductor. CategoryODS CategoryOpenSource CategoryDiscussions CategoryFAQ