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Wiki-style forums are included by default on all communities. If you need to recreate the forum set up for any reason (such as the original being deleted), you can follow the steps below to recreate it:

Initial setupEdit

Setting up a new wiki-style forum involves copying a set of pages to your wiki. This page describes a basic set-up that adds two forums. Many aspects of this can be customized, but this set-up gives a good place to start.

/* Forum formatting - Algorithm & Splarka */
.forumheader {
    border: 1px solid #AAAAAA;
    background-color: #F9F9F9;
    margin-top: 1em;
    padding: 12px;

.forumlist td span {
    display: block;
    padding-left: 10px;
    font-size: smaller;

.forumlist td span a {
    text-decoration: none;

.forumlist td span.forum_author {
    padding-left: 30px;

.forumlist td.forum_edited a {
    text-decoration: none;

.forumlist td.forum_title a {
    padding-left: 20px;

.forumlist td.forum_title span a {
    padding-left: 0px;

.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new {
    font-weight: bold;
    background: url( center left no-repeat;
    padding-left: 20px;

.forumlist td.forum_title a.forum_new:visited {
    font-weight: normal;
    background: none;
    padding-left: 20px;

.forumlist th.forum_title {
    padding-left: 20px;

Testing the setupEdit

To test the forums, you can add welcome messages for each section, similar to those at [[Welcome to the help desk and Welcome to the watercooler.

Adding additional forumsEdit

Further help and feedbackEdit

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