Submit a Discussion Post
Want to join the conversation? Here's how:
In order to submit discussion posts to a network, you must be a subscriber to that network. Therefore, log in to the Commons, navigate to the network to which you would like to submit a discussion post and subscribe if you have not done so already.
Networks that have been migrated to the Commons no longer accept posts to their old listserv. E-mails to the old list address will be rejected.
Whether you are replying to an existing post or starting a new thread, the place where you enter and submit the post is the same.
Starting a new discussion thread or just want to post something? Then log in, navigate to the network page, and click "start a discussion with fellow scholars." Then create a title, write the message, give it a tag or two, click 'preview' at the bottom of the page to see how it will display, and if it is satisfactory, click 'submit to editor.' See details below the "reply" section on this page.
Replying to an existing post? If you access a post from a notification via the"Read More Or Reply" link you will be taken to the post you're responding to. Here's an example:
From this Page you can quickly enter a reply and submit it to the editor directly. If your reply requires further formatting, you can click the “add formatting to your reply” link to be taken to the full form.
When you click on the “add formatting to your reply” link while viewing the page, you will be taken to a page like this, where you can enter your reply. See instructions for submitting your reply below.
1. Write It
At the next screen, write a title for your post and the message itself in the "Body" field. Use the small applets in the "Body" field to bold, italicize, etc.
2. File It
Help others find your message. Scroll down below the message area and include any "tags" (descriptive terms) which help to describe the content of your message in the "Tags" field. Make sure to select your chosen network from the dropdown.
3. Preview and Submit It
When you are ready, scroll to the bottom of the screen, where you can preview the message's published appearance, and then click "Submit to Editor." Your post will be reviewed by an editor for the network. The post may be published, or sent back to you for review. Both new discussions posts and replies to existing discussions go through the same process of editor review.