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Lloyd Bloom
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Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 308
October 16, 2016 5:38 pm  

Choose a Forum

There are multiple forums on this site.  Each one has an overview "topic" to describe its purpose, just ask this topic does.  In each forum, the overview topic is highlighted with a yellow background, as follows, and is sticky (it will stick to the top of the list):

When you wish to post a new topic, select the appropriate forum and create a new topic.  To get to your forum:

  1. You can click on the Forums menu item, if visible.
  2. Otherwise, look for the navigation "breadcrumbs" under a post title.  They look like this:
        Home › Forums › Help and Q&A › How to use this forum
  3. Click on the "Forums" part of the breadcrumbs to get to the list of forums.
  4. Click on your selected forum name in the Forum column of the list on the Forums page.

Create a Topic 

  1. In your chosen forum, scroll below the list of recent topics to the section headed "Create New Topic in [Forum Name]".  Enter a Topic Title (name or perhaps a short description of an image) in the text box below the yellow bar near the bottom of the page.
  2. Below the Topic Title is a menu above a gray tool bar with tabs at the right that say "Visual" and "Text" .  Be sure you are in visual mode by clicking "Visual" as shown at right, below.
  3. Immediately below the grey tool bar you can type text or insert an image.
  4. Add an image by selecting the "Insert' menu item above the toolbar, then "Insert/edit image", as below:

     Or, click the image icon at the left of the top gray bar.
  5. Scrolling down:
    1. You can add Tags for searching (optional).
    2. Topic Type is typically left "Normal".
    3. Topic Status is typically left "Open".
    4. You probably want to check "Notify me ..."  That way, you'll know when someone has commented on your image.
  6. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right.
  7. Note:  it is best to use a new topic for each image (unless you want review of a set of images, in which case add all the images to a single topic).

Subscribe

To be alerted when a fellow photog posts a new image:

  1. Subscribe to forums by clicking the word "Subscribe" at the right end of the breadcrumbs.
  2. It is useful to subscribe to each forum so that you don't miss any new activity.

Reply / Comment

To comment on a Topic:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see the toolbar.
  2. Start typing below the toolbar.
  3. Click the "Submit" button at the bottom right.

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