Help: The Message View
Upon entering a particular board a message index is displayed with a list of topics. A board with a large number of topics may split them up across pages. A member can choose the number of topics to be displayed per page from their profile.
A message index usually looks something like this:
Tab menus are displayed along the top and bottom of each page, making posting easy. The tab menu may contain the following, depending on the forum's configuration.
Each topic in the message index is displayed as a single row. Most of the information relevant to a topic is displayed within its row.
There are three different kinds of topics that may be displayed on the message index - normal, sticky, and locked. Most topics are usually normal topics. Sticky topics are so called because they stick to the top of the message index at all times. Locked topics are closed to further posting by anyone except moderators and administrators. Some forums may be configured to allow other groups to post to locked topics, as well. Both sticky and locked topics are usually shown in a different color on the message index to distinguish them from normal topics.
The default sort order for the topics on the message index is by the date and time of the last post. This can be changed by simply selecting any of the other column headings.