You can view messages in a discussion, sorting them by topic, author or date. You can also post messages to a discussion either by starting a new topic or replying to a previously posted message.
Viewing all messages
The messages within the discussion are threaded according to the subject. You can see this information about each message:
Note: To list the replies to the messages, click Show replies for each topic.
Messages are sorted by topic. The list is indented to show replies in their posting order.
To sort the messages by author or date, click the tabs Authors or Dates.
The Dates tab groups messages by year and month.
The Authors tab groups messages by the author.
Unread messages appear with their subject lines in bold. When you view a message, it is automatically marked as read and the subject line is no longer in bold.
Note: To mark an unread message as read to remove it from your list of unread messages, select the message and click Mark as Read or Mark as Unread.
You can post messages to a discussion either by starting a new topic or replying to a previously posted message.
Note: You can attach files when posting a message to a discussion. If you attach an HTML text file it must conform to HTML coding conventions for areas of the application that use an XSS filter. You can also add links to project content in a posted message.
The following things happen when you post a message or reply to a message in a discussion: