How do I cite a comment from an online forum or discussion board?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

To cite a comment in a public or private online forum, follow the MLA format template. List the author of the comment and the title of the thread. Then list the name of the forum as the title of the container, the date of the comment, and the URL. If the forum is contained in another website, list the title of the website as the title of the second container and provide the URL as the location:

Patel, Marte. “Trouble Installing Editoria.”¬†Editoria development web forum, 12 June 2017. Google Groups,¬†groups.google.com/a/ucpress.edu/forum/#!forum/
editoria-development.