There seems to be quite a bit of confusion for new users on how to start a new thread on the forum. This should clear things up a little.
1. Find the appropriate forum/category where your new thread will fit best. Click it. If this is your first post, make sure you break the ice and introduce yourself. Although not mandatory, it will give other forum members a little insight into you and your husbandry and skill level. It gets the ball rolling and everyone likes new members joining the OrchidBoard community.
2. Once you click the appropriate category, you're almost there. Look for the "NEW THREAD" button. CLICK IT
3. This is it. Enter the title of your post. Be sure to enter something descriptive. The title that you enter later allows other members to find your post, so make it count. Enter the message, questions, or whatever and hit "Submit New Thread".