Forum settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Forum settings.

Location: Forum settings link in Administration > Modules > Activities

Long and short posts

The long and short post setting determine how forum posts on the site front page, social format course pages, and user profiles are displayed. (Note: There is currently an unresolved issue - "Site news - forum length setting has no effect for certain users" - MDL-4781.)

Enabling timed posts


From Moodle 1.8 onwards, timed forum posts may be enabled i.e. having the option to set a display start and end date for a new discussion. Timed posts can then be created by users with the capability to view hidden timed posts (normally admins and teachers).

Enable AJAX rating


If AJAX rating is enabled, users can rate forum posts almost instantly without needing to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Send in my latest ratings" button. This setting also requires AJAX to be enabled in Administration > Appearance > AJAX and Javascript and in user profiles.

This setting is available in Moodle 1.9.4 onwards.

Related settings

Global settings, with a specific behavior in forums :

  • Administration > Security > Site policies > maxeditingtime (default: 30 minutes)