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Technology, video games, sports, music, fashion, religion, and politics are popular areas for forum themes, but there are forums for a huge number of topics.
Internet slang and image macros popular across the Internet are abundant and widely used in Internet forums.
Each package offers different features, from the most basic, providing text-only postings, to more advanced packages, offering multimedia support and formatting code (usually known as BBCode).
Many packages can be integrated easily into an existing website to allow visitors to post comments on articles.
Forums have a specific set of jargon associated with them; example: a single conversation is called a "thread", or topic.
A discussion forum is hierarchical or tree-like in structure: a forum can contain a number of subforums, each of which may have several topics.
If messages are not related to one another at all a Non-Threaded format is best.
Word Press comments at the bottom of a blog post allow for a single-threaded discussion of any given blog post.A person viewing a closed thread as a member will see a box saying he does not have the right to submit messages there, but a moderator will likely see the same box granting him access to more than just posting messages.An unregistered user of the site is commonly known as a guest or visitor.One of the first forum sites, and still active today, is Delphi Forums, once called Delphi (online service).The service, with four million members, dates to 1983.