People often skirt widely away from this name when they see it as an option on a search engine, probably because they do not understand what they really are and how useful they can be.
If you have never used a forum then now is the time to start. Firstly, in the search engine type in the topic that you are interested in finding information on then add the word forum – example -
To get the most out of any forum you really need to join. That way you can see everything that is written – all the questions that have been asked and answered by others and ask your own …. don’t be shy. You can have an anonymous name - like Alfred the Angler, FishingFriend or may be flipper fin. You can ask awkward questions, ask for tips or advice or offer your own. It is a brilliant way to find out things that are important to you and often get more in depth answers than looking for the same information from a website.
If you have a complex question then it is best to join several forums and type your question into all of them – that way you will have a wide spread of answers to consider and act upon.