At the moment FutureLearn does not provide functionality to search forums other than the browser search facility. So there are difficulties to locate useful posts in the forums.
As a remedy we have asked our participants to 'like' the post if they found it useful. So that by sorting on likes, useful posts can be found.
I see that in many posts participant's say "I found XXX's post useful" but unfortunately without the ability to search this does not help much. So I thought of doing this blog to show how to provide a 'link' to a useful post in the forums.
(Edit: 1st June 2015)
This is what you can do:
1. Right-click on flag mark below the post that you want to link to (shown below)
|Right-click on flag|
3. Paste the link on to the comment you are making
|Paste the copied link to your post|
4. Now delete the bit at the end of the link that says '/moderation_reports/new'.
|Remove '/moderation_reports/new' at the end of the address URL|