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How To Use the Forums
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The MASL Forums are a great way to communicate with MASL members and see what other members are talking about.  The forums have replaced the MASL ListServ as the primary way to communicate with MASL members.

If you would like a step-by-step video guide on how to use the forums you can watch the videos below.



How Do I Access the MASL Forums?

First, it's important to note that only MASL members may use the forums to post and discuss.  Right now anyone can see what MASL members are talking about, but by the end of 2010 only members will be able to see these conversations.

If you are a MASL member make sure to log into the site before using the forums.  You can access the MASL Forums by clicking the dark blue tab on the left-hand side of the page that reads "Forums."  This will take you to a list of MASL Forums you are able to access.  Clicking on the title of the Forum you would like to access will take you into that forum and will show you a list of the posts which have been made in this forum. 

To view a post and the discussion that has been generated by it, click the title of the post. 




What Do I Use the MASL Forums For?

You can use the MASL Forums to post about a career-related or MASL-related topic you believe other MASL members may find of interest, and you can also use the Forums to discuss and give feedback to others' posts.

Sample discussion subjects in the MASL Forum include:

  • Book
  • Reading awards
  • Author visits
  • Best practices
  • Events



How Do I Make a Post/Respond to a Comment on a Post?

To respond to the original post or to a comment someone has made, click the "Reply" button in the upper right-hand side of the post or comment. 

To make your own post (A feature only available to members.) click the "Post New Topic" button at the top of the topics list, give your post a title in the "Subject" box, write the content of your post and click the dark blue "Submit" button at the bottom.





What's the Forum Daily Digest and How Do I Sign Up For It?

If you'd like to be aware of the activity in a forum (New posts, comments to old posts, etc.) but you don't want to click through all of the posts, you can click the "Subscribe" text that appears at the top of a forum or of a specific topic thread.  Then, click on "Manage Profile" in the "Profile" box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen; click on "Preferences"; scroll down to the bottom of the page and make sure that the box next to "Forum Digest" is checked.

Doing this provides you with a daily email update anytime there is activity in a forum or topic thread you have subscribed to.  Any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving notice about activity in a forum or topic thread you can click the "Unsubscribe" text which appears at the top of that forum or topic.





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