Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions may help you use some of the Campus Talk discussion forum features.
How do I post to a Campus Talk forum? How do I reply?
To post to a Campus Talk forum, navigate to the forum you wish to post to and press the "Add New Topic" button above the list of topics. One the new page, enter a topic title in the subject line and the contents of your post below. Once you have completed typing your post, press the "Post Message" button.
If you wish to reply to someone else's post, navigate to the discussion thread and click the Reply button in the brown bar. Then enter your message and once completed, press the "Post Message" button.
How do I receive email alerts?
If you would like to receive email alerts for the various Campus Talk discussion forums*, simply visit the forum you wish to receive email alerts for and click the Email Alerts link. You can then choose whether you want to receive email alerts as they are posted, daily, or weekly.
*University employees automatically receive Southern News and do not need to set up an email alert. University faculty automatically receive Faculty-Net posts.
How do I change my email alert settings?
How do I remove an email alert?
How do I set up an RSS feed?
If you are using an RSS* reader like Outlook, Google Reader, or Bloglines and would like to subscribe to a specific Campus Talk discussion forum's RSS feed, the process is simple. First visit the forum you would like to subscribe to and then click on the "Subscribe to RSS" link.
*RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. More information
How do I add images to my forum post?
How to I increase the chances of having my classified post read?
Assuming it applies to your post, you should include FOR SALE: or OFFER: or WANTED: in the subject line as well as an appropriate description. This allows people to search easier for that various types of posts.
FOR SALE: Dining Room Set
OFFER: Kitten with carrier (for free items)
WANTED: Plumber recommendations
Please note: Once you have sold, received an item, or have the necessary information, it is a good idea to reply to your own post saying that your post has been resolved.
How do I easily find a forum post?
You can use Southern's search bar in the upper right corner of the website. Simply type in the desired keywords and then click on "This Site" to restrict your search to the Campus Talk forums.
Tip: Search for "For Sale" or "Offer" if you want to narrow down classified posts.