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Using Cox Support Forums
Last Updated: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 > Related Articles
Learn how to navigate the Cox Support Forums.
The Cox Support Forums allow customers to collaborate with each other to resolve issues they may experience. To access the Support Forums click the button below:
In this article, learn how to access and view forum posts.
The Forum Home page is the first page you see when you sign in.
The forums correspond to our product offerings, along with a general forum:
- TV Forum
- Internet Forum
- Phone Forum
- General Forum
The TV, Internet, and Phone forums contain posts related to those Cox services. The General Forum is used for discussions not related to a specific Cox service. Most posts are topics customers create. When a new post is created, it is made viewable to all forum members. Cox Administrators create posts that include important announcements. You or any forum member can respond to these. Posts that have the most responses will be shown under Popular Posts.
When you access a forum, its main page displays.
A forum main page contains posted discussion topics. From a forum main page, you have several options:
- Open and read a post
- Sort the posts in the post list
- Filter the post list
- Search posts and replies
- Create a new post
When you access a forum, you are presented with a list all posted topics in that forum. By default, the posts are listed from newest, meaning most recently replied to, to oldest, or last replied to. The post list is comprised of the following three fields:
|Post||Contains the title of the post. Click the title to view the post and any replies to it.|
|Date||Contains the date of the last post reply and the name of the user who wrote the reply. If there are no replies, this field contains the date the topic was created and the forum name of the person who created it.|
|Replies||Lists the number of replies the post has received.|
Sorting the Post List
By default, the topic of discussions with the most recent creation date and time, and the discussions that have recently been responded to, are displayed at the top of the post list.
You can sort the post list using the list headers. For example, click Replies to place the posts with the least amount of replies at the top of the post list. Click Replies again to place the posts with the most replies at the top of the list.
You can filter the posts in the post list by clicking the tabs at the top of the list. The following table describes these tabs:
|Tab||Types of Posts|
|Questions||All posts that have been created for the forum|
|Unanswered||Only posts that contain no replies|
|Answered||Only posts with replies|
|Unread||Posts that you have not yet opened or accessed|
|My Discussions||All posts that you have created or replied to|
Access the appropriate forum, such as the TV, Internet, Phone, or General forum.
In the post list, locate the post you want to read.
In the Post field, click the post title.
Result: The post displays.
After reading the post, you can either reply to it or return to the forum page to read another. For instructions on how to reply to, create, or edit a post, see Managing Cox Support Forums Posts.
At the top of any of the main forum pages, enter a search word or term in the Search for field.
Do one of the following:
- To perform a search within a specific forum, select the forum from the drop-down list.
- To search all forums, select in All Forums from the drop-down list.
Result: Any posts that match your search criteria display.
Note: You can sort results by most relevant, most recent, highest to lowest rating, and even place them in alphabetical order by title.