You've seen that any member can create new threads or post replies to threads, but you might be wondering how new forums are created within the discussion area?
Be default, one forum exists. This is called Main Forum, and it has the imaginative description of Main Forum Description. This is within a category called Main Category, which again has an imaginative description: Main Forum Description.
These names are of course placeholders, and you are expected to change them (although you do see the occasional forum using these names!)
Once the board is set up, you need to give people a place to go to so that the ...