If you composed a post and don't see it, perform the following actions:
When composing long messages, write them offline in a word processing or notepad program that you can save locally. Then, paste the message into discussions. This can provide you with peace of mind, as well as a way to recover your work in case of technical difficulties.
If allowed by your instructor, you can be alerted by email when new posts are made. Your instructor chooses whether the alerts are for posts made at the forum or thread level.
When the forum email subscription feature is enabled, click Subscribe on the action bar. You will receive emails when new posts are made to the forum.
When the thread email subscription feature is enabled, select one or more thread check boxes and click Subscribe in the Thread Actions drop-down list. You will receive emails when new posts are made to the selected threads.