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New Topic 5 years 2 months ago #51

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No more hunting through a tiny, complicated menu selection to figure out how to post a new topic. Click on the New Topic Tab. WARNING: Check the Category option (if you see one), because I've found that can be tricky. You can always select the Category you want your post to be placed within, but the default will be where you were when you clicked New Topic.

Here's what the New Topic screen looks like:

Select your Category (if different from the one indicated), Type in your Subject. Pick a topic icon (I'm still looking for what the icons mean. As soon as I figure it out, I'll update this topic). Don't get distracted by the smileys (remember, Zette hates smileys -- don't go overboard with them), because right above the expressive beasties are the meat and potatoes of your topic editor. All the things you needed a cheatsheet for in the old site are right at your fingertips here. Italics, bold, strikethrough, subscript, superscript, lists, text color, and more. Good times. It's a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get -- WizzyWig) editor, so have fun.

Here's another view, annotated with my scrawl: At the bottom of the image, note two items of interest. First, I've xed over the attachments. Nope. Don't do it. Don't get excited about that one. Still no attachments at FM for members (for a limited time, you can upload images -- that may not last long). Secondly, you can easily subscribe to the topic even before you submit it for posting, so if you don't want to make the trip to the site and click on My Topics to see if anyone responded, you can be notified via email.

Lastly, circled in green, are your options for the new topic. You can submit, preview, or cancel the whole thing. Sometimes canceling is just a good idea -- especially in a heated emotional exchange. Go ahead, type out your answer, but if your passionate response violates FM's Terms of Service, and you don't want to take the chance that your edit misses something, just hit Cancel.
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Member since September 7, 2002. Part-time site admin. If you hear from me, I might be trying to resolve a concern you're having. I spend a lot of time behind the scenes here. Or maybe I'm off writing or revising something? Could be!
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