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Basic Instructions for Posting

Started by Marissa Doyle, April 28, 2016, 11:51 AM

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New to using forums? Here's a quick how-to to help you get started.

1. First, be sure you are registered.

2. Next, be sure you are logged in.

3. On the Home page, scroll down to see the various categories in which you can post. Each main category will have boards, with descriptions, listed under it. Choose the category and board that best fit your topic.

How do I start a new topic?
Click on your chosen board. It will open and you'll see a list of topics. At the upper right is a blue button that says New Topic. Click that, compose your message, write a relevant title for the post, and click Post at the bottom. For example, let's say you want to introduce yourself on the board. On the Home page, scroll down to the Registered Members category. Click on the board called Introduce Yourself. When it opens, click the blue rectangle that says "new topic." Write a short note, give it a short title like "Hi, I'm ____ from ___" and click Post on the bottom of the message box.

How do I add a post to an existing topic?
Click on the REPLY button below the last post in the topic. That will open a box for you to type your message in. When you're finished, click on the POST button at the lower right below the reply box. Your message will appear as the newest post in the thread. Note: If you're new here, your first few posts won't appear until they've been approved by a moderator. This is a safeguard against spam, trolls, porn, and the like. 

How do I personalize my profile?
At the top of any page, click your name. In the dropdown menu, click on Profile Details. From here, you can add or change your avatar, write an optional personal saying, or create a signature line where you can list items such as a website or your publications. For your own protection, please do not list phone numbers.

How do I do a search?
The search area is at the very top right. Type what you're searching for in the blank box, choose the scope of your search from the dropdown menu, and then click Search to find a list of places where your topic or keywords have already been discussed.
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)

Having trouble registering? Does something on the board not work correctly? If so, use the Contact button at the top of the page and we will get back to you. Note: questions about writing, publishing, or "how to post" are NOT answered through the Contact button. If you are registered, scroll the Home page to find categories where you can post. Only registered members can post.