Once in the desired forum, at the top left, you'll see the Forum Nav tools including the "New Thread" button.
Click the "New Thread" button.
In the subject field, fill in your desired thread name. In the body of the post, write your message. Feel free to add images or add videos. You can edit your post similarly to a Word document, with bold, underlined, or italicized text, embedded links, bullet points, and tables.
When you are finished, click submit. You also have the option to preview your post and edit it within a full page editor.
Navigate to the thread you would like to reply to.
At both the top and bottom of the thread, as well as at the bottom of an individual post, you'll see "Reply" buttons.
Click one of the buttons or simply scroll down to the Quick Reply area at the end of the thread. In the body of the post, write your message. Feel free to add images or add videos. You can edit your post similarly to a Word document, with bold, underlined, or italicized text, embedded links, bullet points, and tables.
This indicates there is new content within a particular forum since your last visit. You can click this button to mark the forum as read.
This indicates that there is no new content in a particular forum since your last visit.
This indicates that there have been new posts written in the given thread since your last visit. You can click this button to go to the first new post.
This indicates that there have been no new posts written in the given thread since your last visit.
When viewing a forum or the New Posts page, certain threads will display with the icon of the conversation bubble and the green icon (see Understand The Icons). This indicates that there has been new content written since your last visit.
Click on the icon to view the first unread post in a thread.
Within the thread itself, you will also see a count of the unread posts within the thread. Clicking here will take you to the first unread post.
View The Site Activity In Summary View
Summary View is a great way to get a general feel of the site's recent activity. To access Summary View, click on settings. You can either toggle Summary View on or off to see the detailed view.
Summary View will show you:
Threads that have been posted in recently
New product reviews
User profiles which have been edited
For certain items in the activity feed, you may see + signs next to the action. Clicking here will expand to show you more detail of that item. For example, clicking a + next to a thread you might see excerpts of the most recent few posts.
Filter To View Content From One (Or Many) Parts Of The Site
At the top of the activity feed, you'll see buttons for Products (which will show you new reviews and gear added to the site), Forums (which will show you new threads and posts), articles (which will show you new articles and edits), and Profiles (which will show you user profile updates like sig file updates and avatar updates).
To view content from part of the site, click the button. To remove that content from the feed, click it again! When the content is "on" in the feed, the indicator light will be green next to the button name. When it's "off" it will be gray.
Refresh The Feed
At times, you'll see a small refresh button appear at the top of the feed. This indicates that new content has been created since you opened the activity feed. Click here to refresh.
To mark an individual forum as read, click the forum icon with the green check mark.
To mark all forums as read, you will see the "Mark Forums Read" button at the top of all forum pages (excluding individual thread pages) and the top right. Click here. A popover will appear to allow you to mark all content within the forums as read or to mark the current forum read.
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