Creating a New Forum Post
Creating a new Foruim Post will display the
following menu, if you are not located within a specific forum.
Forums are divided and subdivided into sections that group
similar topics together.
When you create a post the forum software must understand where
you want that new post created. If you not located within a
specific forum, clicking the Write a New Post link
will display a pop-up list of all the forums into which you can
create a post. Click the forum that best matches the content that
you wish to post.
If you are located within a specific forum, clicking the
Write a New Post link will automatically display
the create post page.
Don’t worry if you post into the wrong forum as a Moderator can
move your post to a different forum if they feel it necessary. The
forum descriptions should give you a reasonable idea of where to
post your content.
Create your message
Upon the Compose tab, enter a Subject for your post, and start
typing your post description underneath the ribbon toolbar.
Your toolbar may look different to the one shown opposite. You
can change various site settings including your toolbar. See
Profile Settings for more information.
The toolbar shown here contains:
- Bold, Italic, Underline, Strikethrough
- Bullets (like this list) and Numbered List (1,2,3,..)
- Table tools
- Make and remove Hyperlink URL
- Insert Media
- Insert Smiley
The toolbar displays a list of common text tools where you can
change the characteristics of your writing for emphasis and
Each of the icon within the toolbar contain hints which display
when you rest your mouse-cursor over a specific tool.
Add some Post Options
You can attach an icon to your post to make it stand-out or to
draw attention to its content. Click the options tab to display
these Options tools.
These options include:
- Add/Update – to add a file or image to your
- Add a post icon or smiley to you post
Users with special permissions can also “sticky” a post forcing
the post to remain top of the forum for a few days.
The other tab options are:
Video – never used it. For more information
about adding media, see here.
Preview – this will show you what your post (so
far) will look like when published.
Click the Post button at the bottom of the Post
a Message window to publish your comment to the forum.
We all make
typos or grammatical mistakes and only notice these once we’ve hit
print or post. If you want to correct a mistake in your post, you
can click the More button, and then the edit button from the pop-up
menu. Click the Post button when you’ve corrected your post.
However tempting – you cannot edit someone else's post.