|Discussion forums, when run well, encourage engagement and involvement amongst staff.|
Several types of discussion forums on HOPS are available:
1. General discussion for the railway.
2. A section for each department.
3. Sections for any other custom topic area on the railway not a specific department, such as 'Summer Gala' or 'Santa Specials'.
4. Nationally co-ordinated sections for cross-railway discussion, ie, National Signalmen's Group, Guards' Group, etc.
Access to view, post and administrate these is controlled by permissions within the railway.
HOPS is continually being developed and updated. Sometimes the screen shots in these help files might lag behind the most up-to-date views of the screens. Generally, however, the functionality of the page will be the same, albeit with a slightly different format or layout.
Thank you very much indeed to Emma Patrick
for writing these support pages.