SharePoint discussion boards can be a great tool for collaboration and knowledge sharing, but they lack many features that users have come to expect from a modern web forum: from intuitive navigation to more robust topic ratings and effective moderation.
We built Discussion Board Plus to enhance the standard SharePoint discussion boards so you can take your forums to the next level. The latest version of Discussion Board Plus will help you enrich your board content and boost user engagement with powerful features, such as:
Get to the best content faster with Sticky and Locked topics, improved Search, and Dynamic Forum Filtering.
Surfing the boards is now easier than ever with advanced Navigation tools, like Pagination in the forum and thread views, and the ability to Jump to the next or previous post from the topic view.
Keep your boards organized with the Move Topic option.
Topic authors stay informed without having to manually set notifications with Automatic Email Alert subscriptions, which can notify them when their topic has received a comment or been moved.
Enhanced Verifications and Ratings
Minimize the time and resources spent troubleshooting and searching threads with Verified and Suggested Answers. Unlike out-of-the-box discussion boards, Discussion Board Plus permits multiple verified answers in a thread, allowing for greater flexibility and diversity of responses.
Tap into the wisdom of the crowd allowing users to Rate and Like topics and replies. Discussion Board Plus features multiple rating options unavailable on standard boards, such as a 10-Point Scale, True/False, and several five-star indicator choices. The Like/Unlike button displays the names and number of users that have liked a post or reply.
Keep sensitive information hidden with Private Posts and Private Replies. Private Posts can only be seen by users added using the Share With button.
Private Replies can be made to public or private posts, and will only be seen by the original author.
The updated Discussion Board Plus for SharePoint 2010 includes all of these features and more.