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Username: Your username for forum database
Password: Your password for forum database
Administrator username: The database username of the forum administrator who can search/delete/update forum. Leave blank if administrator matches login username above. Max: 15 chars.
Owner Realname: Real name of forum owner. Max: 30 chars.
Owner email: Email address for receiving copy of postings. Max: 100 chars.
Topic: Short, unique name to be used in filenames. Must contain only lowercase letters, digits, dash and underscore characters (e.g., "bio103" or "sci_cult"). Max: 30 characters.
Group name: Name of group to appear on pages (e.g., "Biology 103" or "Science and Culture"). Max: 50 characters.
Make forum Private?: Yes     No If you make the forum private, it will not appear in the list of new forums on the Forum Home Page. However, it will still be accessible to anyone if they know the url, and it will be searchable from Serendip's search engine (but not external search engines).
For web paper submission only?

If yes, give full UNIX pathname of paper template file:
Yes     No

Path to template:
Select yes only if this is a special forum for students to submit web papers. This should not be used if you want students to be able to read each other's papers in the forum. If you select "yes" here, it is also recommended that you select "yes" above to make it a private forum. After all papers are submitted to the forum, you will run a special program to move the papers to separate files and generate an index. Please contact Paul Grobstein before using this option.

Be sure to give the full UNIX pathname to the template file (e.g., /www/biology/b103/f01/web1/template.html), and make sure it is readable by the forum group (or by everyone). A sample template is available at /www/forum/newforum/papertext_template.html.
Provide a "Keep Me Posted" link?
Yes     No
"Keep Me Posted" is a mailing list that will send readers an email message with links to new postings every night, assuming there are new postings that day. To sign up, users click on the "Keep Me Posted" icon and provide there email address. This option is not available for web paper submission forums.
Home page url: Full URL to home page for the group, to appear at bottom of forum page (e.g., ""). Max: 100 chars.
Home page text: Text to appear for home page link (e.g., "Brain and Behavior Home"). Max: 30 chars.
Link 2 url: URL for a second link to appear at the bottom of the forum page (optional)
Link 2 text: Text for second link.


Enter a greeting (optional) to appear after the group name on the forum page. No length limit.

Enter special instructions (optional) to appear after the general instructions on the posting form. No length limit.