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This is NOT a complaint but an observation from someone who never finds computer programs to be intuitive.
Today I had something I would like to say, a search for a starting point failed repeatedly. I tried every avenue that showed up until, by chance because I was persistent, I finally found this place.
The trouble is that next time I have something to write about, it will be an uphill struggle again for I will have forgotten how... I have sometimes given up..
Please please either explain in very short words, how I may open a new topic from scratch, which may or may not, fit into the headings that you have pre-defined.... if that is the route I should have taken.
I look at the Menu "Control Panel"... that does not seem to help me.
"Search".... search for what? I want to add something new.
"Calender".... my entry here was rather lonely last time I looked.
"New Post" this heading looks perfect but still I fail to find a spot to drop my pearls of wisdom.
"Logout" and I am back with MHF or some such.
A clearer menu please Ross that even I can use.

Alan

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Hello Alan

For a new thread.

Decide what the topic is

Select the category that it may fit into. News, Garage, Travel etc. Once your there, on the tight hand side you will see the blue tag 'New topic'. Select and away you go.

Hope this is is what you wanted.

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Anyone who 'knows' how to follow a chain of responses will know just how simple and logical your statement is.... 'Decide what the topic is' logical, clear concise but where do I decide what a topic is, and what are the little boxes beside 'Topics' do. I now, having clicked on 'Topics' must assume that is NOT the Topic you mean.

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actually Alan I will agree with you in a way as until you do it it isn't quite so obvious or intuitive. You need to hit the 'forums' top left to then have all of the various headings to choose from. Easy once done ( I managed it ) and then once done not forgotten.
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Hi again Alan

Not sure what you want.

But here goes. Please don't be offended if you think I have based it at 'sucking eggs' level.

if you have the forum open, you will see categories. These can be expanded to show all the forums or collapsed just to show the heading only. If you place the cursor just below the heading of 'News' which is pale blue. You will see a little up-arrow appear on the right. Click the arrow and all the news forums will disappear. Click the down arrow now and they will re-appear. Try this with 'Members forums' and 'Garage' and 'Travel'. This may be why you can't find some posts?

Making an entry allows you two options. To answer another's post as a reply, or to start your own thread with a post.

When you enter a category, inside are forums. You can reply to any post in that forum by doing as you have already done. Or to set a new post, above
SubjectAuthorViewsReplies   Last Post . Above this is the 'New topic' option. Click to make a new topic (post)

Regarding a topic. The title is your selection. Dog could be in 'Travel' or 'Non-related' or even 'Health'. It depends what you want to comment about when you make the post.
Put the body of the post in the main box.  When done, submit.

The boxes to the left of the posts are for you to mark and do as you wish. 

Hope this helps a bit more

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That has more or less sorted me out.... I was not aware that the word 'Forums' was a Hyperlink, the next hurdle had been the Hyperlink like 'News' etc... as I said earlier this is very simple once one is aware of the starting points BUT as with myself, there must be others who did not know this course of action, judging by the "No Posts" from many could-be contributors.

Thanks

Alan 

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Not a problem. Much easer to ask and get an answer than not to ask and never know the answer. I appreciate you questions. Feel privileged to be of some help.

Imagine how I feel trying to get the systems to work form scratch. Been a hoot! Learning curve from zero to ..... just above zero. Good fun though! The reaction by the members, yourself included, has been amazing. So pleased.

Ross

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