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Feb 16, 2007 03:46 PM

I can't figure out how to post!!!!


Can someone please tell me how to post a question? Ever since the site was purchased and the format changed, I have not figured out how to participate! I registered, logged in, and cannot find a little box or anything obvious to show me how to post a message! The only thing I have found is how to post a reply to someone else's message or question. A couple of years ago, ChowHound was easy to use. What happened? Please help.


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    1. Assuming you are indeed logged on then when you go to whichever board you are interested in starting a new topic on you will see at the top left of the screen a button that says "ADD NEW TOPIC". If you click on that you will then have a box to put in your subject and then a bigger box to put in the post.

      If you are trying to reply to someone else's post then you will see three choices at the bottom of their post which says Permalink then Report then Reply. Hit the reply button and then post in the box provided.

      Does any of that look or sound familiar?

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      1. re: tony michaels

        Help please! Yes, I am logged in. When I go to a specific board I'm interested in, and I want to start a new topic.....there is no button stating "add new topic" at the top left (or anywhere else) on my screen. I do have my glasses on, LOL.

        1. re: ctflowers

          If you are reading individual posts then you aren't on the boards "general" page which has the "add new topic" button (which you will see at the top left portion of the screen). Make sure you are on that screen which shows the names and titles of the responses, but not the actual details of the responses themselves, (if you are reading this response then you are NOT on the screen with the "add new topic" button).

        1. re: Ljubitca

          I figure his friend posted this for him while he was out of the room and won't show him how he did it. Not funny enough to be a spoof so I replied with something informative.

        2. Tony: Thank you! I will learn, just like I did a few years back.

          1. I don't see any ADD NEW POST Button. I had to reply to this one. Is there a problem with my system?

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            1. re: MoxieBoy

              The add new topic button appears at each individual Board. It is on the upper left under the Board name.

              1. re: Gio

                I see the ADD NEW TOPIC. But like now, I have to use the REPLY button. I don't see any ADD NEW POST button to generate a new issue within the same subject. Any help?

                1. re: MoxieBoy

                  You can't add a "sub-topic" to an existing thread. You can either reply, as you have done, or "Add a New Topic" to create a new thread.

              2. re: MoxieBoy

                i do not see any add new topic... i looked everywhere... really there is not one like others have said.

                1. re: missmojito

                  Are you looking in a thread or on a board? If you are looking for it in a thread, you won't see it. You have to go to one of the boards. Click the little arrow up above next to the word "Boards" and a menu will open up. Pick a board and then at the top underneath the name of the board will be a button that says "Add New Topic."

                  1. re: Seth Chadwick

                    i figured it out.... but not by the direction everyone is giving. Wow... what a process. Can it be any more vague.

                    1. re: missmojito

                      I am not sure I understand what you are saying as far as it being "vague." When I open up any board, the "Add New Topic" button is in the top 1/4 of the page in my browser and the button stands out like a sore thumb. Click it and I have a new window open waiting for my new topic.

                      Having an "Add New Topic" button in a thread itself leads to many problems because people will read it as their invitation to add a response to the current thread.

                      1. re: missmojito

                        If you want to post a new thread on the board you're already reading, you can also click the name of the board at the top of the thread to return to the index for that board.

                        1. re: Jacquilynne

                          Very interesting! How would anyone know you could do that if they hadn't happened to read this post?

                          1. re: jhammon

                            It's a link, so it made sense to me that clicking it would take you to the board.

                            1. re: jhammon

                              They might have noticed it's a link while running their mouse over it--that's probably the most common way of discovering it.

                              It's also mentioned in the FAQ under How do I post a new topic to Chowhound?