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cb977 08-30-2008 12:52 PM

New to forums? Some tips to get you started...

I thought I'd post some information on navigating around the forums for the folks who are not familiar with Orchidboard...

Our Member articles section is for...articles written by an OB member with the intent of teaching something to the rest of us.
Please do NOT post your questions as an article...they will only be removed and none of us learn anything from that

A "thread" in a forum refers to a new "conversation". All the entries within that thread are called "posts"

To see a list of all the individual forums available at Orchidboard, take a look at the Site Menu located in the column on the left side of any page. You'll get the full listing. Choose which forum you'd like to post a question or comment in, for example, Introductions-Break The Ice and click on the underlined title. This will open that particular forum.

In the main area on that page, you'll see the words "New Thread" in a pink button. Click there and you're ready to start "posting" . Enter a title where requested...could be as simple as "Hello" or something more creative like "It's great to be here at the best orchid forum on Earth" LOL

Then, type whatever you'd like to say in the large white box and finish by clicking on "Submit New Thread"...

Voila! You've now created a new thread! :clap:

Once somebody replies, you'll be notified and you can continue the conversation by typing your reply in the white box at the bottom (Post Quick Reply) and clicking on "Post Quick Reply" to complete it...there you go! You've "posted"!!! :cheer:

Once you do it the first time, it will not seem so confusing. After you've become more comfortable with doing this, we can teach you more about posting pictures and getting a "Gallery" started so everybody can ooh-and-ahh over your lovely orchids...we LOVE that! :cloud9:

You'll find everybody at Orchidboard to be very friendly and very generous with assisting others. :gh

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me at cb977Sue@orchidboard.com

Have a wonderful day,


Dorothy 08-30-2008 05:25 PM

I am also available to help anyone that is in need - Dorothy@orchidboard.com
Remember - there are no dumb questions !

Another thing to add to Sue's great starter guide -

To view any thread you have participated in -
Click on the 'Quick Links' icon on the top task bar
Then find 'Subscribed Threads'
Once clicked, it will list all the threads you have participated (posted) in ..

To view new threads and new posts that have been created over the last 24 hrs (from your current time) -
Click on 'Quick Links'
and from the dropdown menu - Click on 'Today's Posts'

Have fun! :banana:

cb977 08-30-2008 05:32 PM

Great, D! :clap:

Add on anything else you can think of and I'll do the same :)

Psyguy10 09-01-2008 11:55 PM

A little off-topic, but this thread is a spectacular idea! you two are the wonder twins! LOL :nod: and now :backtotop

Marty 09-02-2008 12:00 AM

Excellent Idea...an idea that I've had in my back pocket for years :biggrin:

cb977 09-02-2008 09:09 AM

I don't think I was anywhere near your back pockets Marty...I'm sure I would have remembered that ;)

Dorothy 09-13-2008 09:15 AM


Marty 09-13-2008 09:22 AM


cb977 09-13-2008 10:40 AM


Ashleigh's Orchids 09-25-2009 08:51 PM

ok so this is probably going to sound like a really stupid question but here goes - what are the coloured envolopes alla bout when looking at new threads, some are green some are red some have letters coming out of them and it just confuses me as to what they are all about!! Can some1 please help me?!

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