How do I post or start a new thread?

To start a new thread or post a reply in an existing thread, log in to the forums. To log in, enter your user name and password at the top right of any forum page.
 
You can't post from the main forum page. You must be in a particular forum to start a thread and in a particular thread to post a reply.
 
How do I start a new thread?

To start a new thread:
  1. Browse or search the forums to see if there is already a thread on the topic. If so, post there instead of creating a new thread.
  2. Start at the main forum page.
  3. Click the name of one of the forums, e.g., Mac Basics and Help.
  4. Click the Post New Thread button at the top or bottom of the page.
  5. Type a thread title in the Thread Title box and your post in the message box. A prefix from the drop-down list is optional.
  6. Click the Preview... button to check if your post came out as you want it.
  7. Click the Create Thread button.

How do I post a reply?

To post a reply in a forum thread:
  1. While viewing the thread, type your post in the message box next to your name at the bottom of the page.
  2. To post without previewing, click the Post Reply button.
  3. To post after previewing (to check that it came out as you want): Click the More Options... button, the Preview... button, review your post, and then click the Reply to Thread button.
To reply to somebody else's post and show a quote of their post in your reply:
  1. Click the Reply button under their post.
  2. A quote will appear in the message box next to your name at the bottom of the page.
  3. Type your post.
  4. To post without previewing, click the Post Reply button.
  5. To post after previewing (to check that it came out as you want): Click the More Options... button, the Preview... button, review your post, and then click the Reply to Thread button..
To quote more than one previous post:
  1. Click the multi-quote icon (it looks like a double quote mark) under each post you want to quote.
  2. Click the Insert Quotes... button that appears at the bottom left of the page.
  3. Click the Post Reply button at the top or bottom of the page.
  4. The Review Selected Messages pop-up will appear.
  5. Optionally drag to reorder the quotes and/or click Remove to remove a quote.
  6. Click the Quote These Messages button to insert the messages in the message box.
  7. Type your post.
  8. To post without previewing, click the Post Reply button.
  9. To post after previewing (to check that it came out as you want): Click the More Options... button, the Preview... button, review your post, and then click the Reply to Thread button.
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