The BIC forum can be used by any member of the MNI community to engage in discussion, and to seek out community-curated resources. Each lab has a private section where posts are visible only to their members (to request yours contact @tstrau or the ? icon above-right ). The software powering this site combines the best features of a listserv, web forum, blog, and wiki. A lot of valuable information gets buried in email threads; this forum helps to break out of these silos and circulate knowledge more effectively.
###Have a look around
- Click to open any topic on the forum, read the message and scroll down to read other user replies. If you appreciate the message, click the icon at the bottom of each post. Click reply to contribute something.
- To add a new topic, click “New Topic”, give the post a title or subject line, select the most appropriate category, then write your message. Links can be added and file attachments can be dragged directly into the message.
- The main subject areas so far are:
In the upper-right corner is a “?” icon. This opens a chat window for live support.
###Public and private categories
The forum topics are grouped into categories. There are public and private categories. If you have been granted access to a private category, e.g. ‘NeuroSPEED lab’, it will show a lock icon. If you do not have access to a private category, it will be invisible to you. Any user can request the creation of new category, public or private.
###Staying in the loop
This forum will send an email every couple days with a digest of the most recent and active topics. If a user replies to you, or @tags you in a post, the forum will send an email to notify you. These settings can be adjusted in the user preferences (click the circle in the upper-right corner, then the gear icon to open preferences).