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  • Forum Features: How do I add a Poll? How do I add a calendar event?

    Hello! Did you want to learn about DEF CON forum features? If there is interest in this kind of thing, I can post more suggestions on taking advantage of less well known forum features

    Features to help you with your contest, event, social gathering, village or more...

    Definitions:
    A Channel or a Forum (same thing) can contain 0 or more threads.
    A Topic or a Thread (same thing) can contain 1 or more posts.
    A Reply or Post can contain 0 or comments
    Comments are like posts but appear immediately under the post where made, before any other posts.

    You are reading an article; this is like a topic/thread but in a special channel/forum for articles.

    When you create a new topic/thread in a channel/forum, you have options to add special content not available when replying to existing threads or posting comments to specific posts.

    See this example: https://forum.defcon.org/node/227827 :
    [IMAGE: example of calendar/event in the top post of a thread]
    You can add calendar/events or polls when creating a thread for the first time. The above is an example of a calendar/event in a post.

    See these two circled options which are available when creating a new topic/thread:
    [IMAGE: example of new topic/thread with red or yellow highlighting for poll and event options respectively]
    In the above image, you can see I added a red box around the "add a poll" option and a yellow box around the "add en event" option.

    Polls:
    If you select the "Add a poll" option then below the region where you type content for your post, you should see:

    [IMAGE: example image of poll options under topic-text when selected]

    You can add more possible answers to your poll, specify a deadline for when votes won't be counted, allow votes for more than one of your answers (check-box instead of radio-button selection), and if how people voted should be public (how each username voted can be seen when people click on the results of a poll.

    Calendar Entries:
    Then we have the yellow-boxed (above) "add an event" option. When it is selected, you get new options below the text box for your text content:

    (At this time, an event or a poll are mutually exclusive, but that may change without notice.)

    [IMAGE: example event option enabled]

    From this, you can specify details on when the event should start and location details.
    NOTE: What you put in the message subject is the name of the calendar entry.

    Feedback is welcome!
    Good luck!
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