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Most of us know that deviantART has a big official forum, where you can go to talk about various things. But are you aware of the forum widget as well?

10 02 2014 00 by GinkgoWerkstatt

It is your own personal forum that you can add to your profile or journal page to interact with your watchers or random visitors.
Only Premium Members can make use of it though. As a non PM deviant you can still see the widget in the list, but you won't be able to install and use it.

10 02 2014 01 by GinkgoWerkstatt

The upper image shows you what you will see as a deviant without a PM and below is what you get as a premium member (minus maybe existing threads).

10 02 2014 02 by GinkgoWerkstatt

Threads can either be started by yourself or by said vistors and watchers. And of course you can comment on older threads that are not started by you as well. Just like you can do at a regular forum.

10 02 2014 03 by GinkgoWerkstatt

It's a nice way to interact with your fellow guests or to have a place where you can collect information, links, tutorials etc.

Comments and new threads will also appear in your Message Center, so that you can never miss any of them.
You need to keep in mind that newly started threads only appear as regular comments though. There is no extra highlight that shows that it is a new conversation.

Even if a premium member hasn't added the widget to their profile or journal page, you can still look up the forum or add new comments and threads.

Therefore you just need to go to the deviants forum page.

:note: Just because they have the forum, it doesn't mean they really want to use it. So avoid starting random threads if a forum is hidden and nothing had been posted before.

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