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This topic will include instructions on how to get around in the new forums. A lot of the functionality will remain the same, but there are some changes. Also, for those of you who have been exploring and would like to share what you've found, please chime in.

Creating New Topics & Content

  • There's a menu at the top right of the forum that says "+ Create". From there, you can select "Topic". Select the forum you want to put your topic in. A window will open up with an editor. Type in your message, add any files (with the "Drag files here to attach, or choose files" or "Insert other media" options at the bottom of the editor. You can also add other content like a personal status update or upload a gallery image.

Replying to Posts

  • At the bottom of every topic, there is a box to reply to a thread. Simply click in the box and an editor will open up. Click "Submit Reply" to post it.
  • To quote, click on the Quote link at the bottom of the post you want to reply to. The quote will show up in the Reply box at the bottom of the page. You can also click the "+" button on multiple posts to multi-quote.

View New Posts

  • In the menu bar, hover over "Latest Posts & Activity" and click on "New Posts". 
  • There is also an option under "Latest Posts & Activity" called "My Activity Streams". At the bottom of that is a button that says "Create New Stream" where you can configure exactly the type of posts you want to see in that stream.

PMs

  • In the upper right of the forum, there is an icon that looks like an envelope. Click on that and you can see a list of your latest PMs (which you can click on to read), a button to compose a new message, or a link (at the bottom) to go to your inbox. PM functionality remains largely the same as before, but if you'd like me to elaborate on it for this guide, please let me know.

To be continued...

 

 

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