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    • #1205
      Marc Redmond

      Trouble using the forum? Confused? No worries, reply to this forum with your question and will get answered.

      If you see that a question is waiting to be answered feel free to answer it if already know the answer.

    • #1212
      Marc Redmond

      How do I use the forum?

      • #1215
        Marc Redmond

        Great question!

        Once begun is half done

        To start let’s look at the four main parts of the forum; the forum itself, topics, posts and replies. This is where you are now, reading my reply to your posted question in the Forum FAQ topic which is in the Guidelines forum. Clear as mud.

        Buckets inside of buckets

        Another way to look at this is like this:

        1. A forum is a bucket of relevant topics.
        2. Each topic is a bucket of posts.
        3. Each post is a bucket of replies.
        4. Each reply is a bucket of more replies.

        Sort of like a Matryoshka doll. Not there yet? Ok, let’s try this…

        The Great GRITSby

        Put another way, this forum is like a library where a specific forum is a book, a topic is a chapter in that book and a post with all of its replies is the content in that chapter. (Looking at it this way you can see why it is important to keep your posts and replies relevant to the topic at hand, so that others who read that topic will not get lost.)

        Speaking of getting lost

        To find your way around scroll above and you will see a string of links under the ‘Forum FAQ’ heading that look like this:

        Home › Forums › Forum Guidelines › Forum FAQ

        Click on any of the first three and you will be taken to those places. Scroll back down a little and you will see Author and Posts sub-headings. These are self-explanatory. But look further to the right of Posts and you will see Favorite | Subscribe (or unsubscribe) links. These will help you organize your favorite ‘books’ and ‘chapters’.

        Now, scrolling back down to this reply you will see the date and time of the reply. Look to the right and you will see another string of links:

        EDIT | REPLY

        These will allow you to keep the discussion going as well as edit your contributions over time.

        How’s that? Anyone else have a question to add to this FAQ? Hit reply above or scroll down and fill in the Reply To space below and click Submit ! 🙂

    • #1221
      Elizabeth Lanier

      The Great “GRITSby” is most relevant and clear! Thanks so much….So click the Forum (book title), then choose the chapter(topic) you want to read, and comment(reply) away! Thanks so much! I think I can do this! HA

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