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:
From the new window that pops up, you can choose to whom you want to see the message internally, the subject of your message, and provide the body of information you wish to share. You may also choose to attach a file to the internal notification. File attachments attach to the notification as well as get posted to internal documents.
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).