Discussion topics are an obvious addition to any online event, in order to promote engagement and encourage content generation. Discussion can be created at your event by your users, or, you could restrict users to simply discussing the topics that you’ve created if you wanted to lead the conversation.
If you did want your users to create discussion topics of their own, a contact box on each discussion page would direct messages straight to their inbox – another mechanism to encourage your users to engage with the event and create content.
Likewise, related topics could be displayed on discussion pages, further encouraging your users to get involved with the event – the more active they are, the more they’ll be seen across the event and the more available they are through the contact forms on each piece of content they create.
Discussion pages include a cascading discussions section – user’s first comments at your event are moderated, eradicating the possibility of any spam at your event. Pending publication of that comment, their subsequent contributions are published pending any keywords that you want to set – these might include obscenities and/or topics or products you simply don’t want discussed at your event. Any comments containing these keywords could be pulled for moderation or deleted instantaneously, according to your preference.
The discussions board itself can include any number of search filters, from keyword searches, discussion categories or discussion title searches.