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Glossary of terms used in the
List of Forums:
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Forum Index: A listing of the various topics discussed in a Forum.
New Theme: Complete a message to introduce a new theme.
See the Sequence: Shows the sequence of messages sent to the Forum.
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follow a prolonged discussion on a particular theme.
the Sequence: Collapse the message
sequence, leaving only those that initiated a
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contains the same word. When you click on Find, a Help screen will appear
to assist you in your search.
read Messages: Allows messages to be marked as they are read.