A note is typically a short message that you create directly in BSCW. Notes are a convenient tool to:

inform the workspace members on a subject,

start and organize a discussion about a problem,

ask all members about their view on a topic.

Within a discussion forum, you may create new notes on their own or as a action  Reply  to other notes, thereby contributing to discussion threads. Outside discussion forums, a note can exist as an entry in your clipboard or trash when you have cut, copied or deleted the note.