Discussions are intended to start out as one discussion space, one large thread that can allow for break off into other topical threads. And, ultimately, the site can afford the creation of specific working groups where group spaces are needed.
This could be either forums married to listservs.
Forums that send out email to notify of updates daily, weekly, etc and ask user to return back to the site to respond to the messages (guided by URL)
Users will opt-in to discussions upon sign up
Estimated time to completion
Estimated time to completion: 180 hours
This is scheduled for: Iteration one