Creating Discussion Boards on IDB
Note: minimum survival command on understanding the types of boards and how to get one set up is Contact the IDB Team!!
IDB allows three types of discussion boards: Public, Semi-Private, and Private Boards. Anyone can request a new Board by using our Contact Page. You should indicate the name of the company, the stock symbol, and if you would like a Public, Semi-Private, or Private Board. We can also set up boards that are not company-specific such as a board discussing energy stocks, monetary policy, a specific ETF, or ETFs in general, to name a few.
About Public, Semi-Private, and Private Board types
You can see Public and Semi-Private Boards as a logged in user or as a public (anonymous) user but you must be a member of the site to post on a Public Board and, for a Private or Semi-Private Board, you must be a member of the specific Board to post.
Go to the main page of the site to see a list of Public and Semi-Private Boards. If you don't see a Board that you'd like to participate in, Contact Us and we will add it for you.
Private Boards -- Special Features
You won't see Private Boards listed on IDB. To be on a Private Board, you either must have one created for you by admin or, you have to be asked to join (invited) by the board-level admin of the Private Board VIA Private Message (PM). The PM will include a link to join the Board. IOW, you won't know about a Private Board unless some user contacts you about it.
Multiple Boards per Topic
Lastly, there's no reason we can't have three boards for one company / stock. If we have a very popular stock, it's not unexpected that there would be a Public Board, a Semi-Private Board, and a Private Board. We will do what works best to serve the needs of the community.
As always, Contact Us if you have questions or feedback and ... Enjoy the site!