A discussion forum is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. There are a number of ways in which people use discussion forums, many people use them to discuss certain topics with other users of these forums, some use them to ask questions that they either do not know the answer to or just wish to see others differing opinions. Some use them to share things such as photographs or links to other online items. The sites out there which host discussion forums are 4chan, reddit, yahoo answers, google groups, ebay, and many more.
The forum i’ll be discussing is reddit, it’s an online discussion forum which users will log into and discuss an array of topics, as well as requesting things from other users such as links to series episodes and users posting such things.
The discussion screenshot above which I took part in, was of an article about the upcoming film “It” which is allegedly ruining the clowning business. The topic of the article is being discussed amongst the users who can reply to each others comments by clicking the reply feature below each comment. Once replied a notification of this will appear on the user who wrote the comment in their notification section.