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Non-Technical Forums
Social Forums
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What is Forums?

CIX Forums is Europe’s premier, and longest running, online source of high quality discussion populated by many thousands of people, and is used up and down the land by political parties, journalists, professionals and individuals alike to exchange ideas, debate views, catch up with friends and be informed of current affairs.

If you have a question and you can’t find the answer on a popular search engine – or simply wish to exchange a view - then CIX will have a Forum for you.

How do I access CIX?

CIX can be accessed in two ways: online via a web browser or offline through a Windows reader. If you think of Online access as similar to reading your email via webmail and offline access as being like reading your email through your own mail client, then you will understand how accessing CIX works.

CIX also provides a reader program, “Ameol” for Windows user. This provides a faster and more powerful reading experience than that in a web browser. Ameol provides all the facilities needed to manage Forums, create new ones and participate in existing topics of discussion. Click here to download this.

 

How does it work?

CIX is made up of thousands of different ‘Forums’, which are similar to forums, whilst covering every subject imaginable. Each Forum is managed by moderators. They can manage the topics within the Forum, add new participants, promote participants to moderators, and can even remove inappropriate messages and decide the general direction each Forum and topic takes.

Unlike many other forms of social networking, CIX provides a threaded medium for discussion, allowing participants of Forums to easily see how a discussion has come about, and how each “comment” relates to a previous message.

CIX participants can even create their own Forum if they feel a particular subject ought to be discussed. Unlike current forms of social networking, however, the Forum can be closed or even confidential so it is not available for public view. This is ideal for a business or organisation wishing to discuss new ideas in a secure and confidential environment.


Feature Forums

Feature Forums

There are numerous very popular Forums on CIX where thousands of participating members exchange hundreds of messages a day. CIX is known for providing a spam-free and intelligent environment, unmatched by many of the fad-driven social networking sites that so many people join - and most quickly leave.

Technical Forums

CIX thrives on technical Forums and these are the heart of the system. Many IT experts exchange information and help on CIX, covering all types of products and problems. The linux Forum covers topics for beginners and advanced users. The html Forum regularly features posts and discussions on web authoring, with many professional web development companies present.

Other technical issues covered on CIX range from all versions of Windows, broadband queries, routers, servers, software and hardware. The icuknet Forum discusses all products and services relating to ICUK.

Technical Forums

Non-Technical Forums

Other non-technical Forums

Aside from the social, sales and technical Forums, several Forums exist to discuss a broader range of subjects. Enquire_within is one of CIX’s busiest Forums where people discuss and ask questions about any topic under the sun. At a more specific aspect, gourmet covers all food related subjects; jokes will brighten up your day; bbc.radio will cover recent broadcasts by the Beeb. The Noticeboard Forum is a Forum for quick and simple questions and answers on any subject at all.

These are just a handful of the Forums available on CIX. There are around 6,000 open Forums available on the system.


Sales Forums – earn money from CIX

Unlike many auction sites, the auction Forum provides participants with the ability to buy and to sell items without any additional fees being paid. The vendor Forum allows approved IT companies to advertise freely, whilst participants can request quotes from vendors for their own hardware or software purchases. If you have something you need to dispose of that might be useful to someone else, why not post it in the free Forum where someone will be bound to take it off your hand?

Sales Forums

Social Forums

Social Forums

At the heart of CIX is the community aspect of Forums. Getting to know one’s fellow “cixen” is one of the major rewards of being part of one of the world’s oldest online community. Many lasting friendships and business relationships have been forged in CIX’s extensive range of social Forums over the years.