Internal Discussions allow users involved with a project to collaborate and start discussions directly within Bonfire.
The messages are visible at all stages of a project (pending/open/evaluation) and only Project Owners, and Project Editors (on Drafts) can start new Internal Discussion threads.
Located under the Messages section, these threads are visible to anyone who can see the project internally (Reviewers, Advisors, Observers etc.). These internal users are all notified via email of any new messages or thread updates.
To initiate a new Internal Discussion, click on the Start a new Internal Discussion button:
Fill out the subject and the body of the message:
Anyone who can view the project can also respond and comment on threads.
Below is an example of what a Reviewer/Observer on a project will see. In this case, the Project Owner, Michael Scott, has posted a message about extending the evaluate by date.
The Reviewer/Observer can choose to respond directly to the thread by typing into the text box provided. They, however, cannot initiate a new discussion thread.
Please note: Internal Discussion emails are automatically queued and sent via email once every half-hour (30 minutes).