How to Post a New Thread.

Discussion in 'Test Area' started by s2k9k, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    This is a tutorial to show new members how to post a new thread in any forum here on (SMF)

    I am going to use the "Roll Call" forum just for an example because we would like all new members to post an introduction here so we can give you a big warm welcome.

    At the top of every screen there is a toolbar with quick links on it. You will see "Home", "Smokers and More", "Forum", "Articles" and "My Profile".

    From the quick link "Forum" you can access all the different forums and sub-forums on SMF. There are two ways to do this. First you can just place your cursor on the word "Forum" and left click.

    This will take you to the forums page. Here you can access all the different forums on SMF by scrolling down with the scroll bar on the right of the screen.

    You can left click on any of the forums listed to go into that forum.

    Another way to get to the different forums is to just hover your cursor over the word "Forum" in the quick link toolbar. This will open a drop down menu with all the forums listed. If you slide your cursor down that menu a sub-menu will open to the right with all the sub-forums listed. You can slide your cursor over to the right and left click on any forum you want to go into.We are going to click on "Roll Call" for this example.

    Now you are in the forum where you want to post your new thread. If you scroll down you will see all the threads in that forum listed in descending order by the most recent post made first. To start a new thread just place your cursor on "Start a New Thread"

    This will open the "Editor" screen where you can post your new thread. There is a place for you to give it a title, the title will be visible in the list of all the threads in the forum where it was created. Then there is the body area where you can type what you want to put in your thread. There is also a toolbar at the top that you can use for different things like formatting your text, adding a photo, adding an emoticon and even a spell checker.

    After you have written what you want in your new thread just scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you will see two buttons in the lower right corner. You can "Preview" what your thread will look like once it gets posted or if you are happy with it just click "Submit" and it will be posted for you.

    If after you post your thread you notice that you forgot something or wanted to add a photo or change the title you can go back in and edit your thread. At the top of your thread just under the title you will see some thread tools, one says "Edit Thread" and has an icon that looks like a pencil.

    If you left click on "Edit Thread" it will open your first post so that you can makes changes to the title or the body of that first post.

    If you need to make any changes to any other posts you have made you can edit them also. In the lower left corner of your post you will see four icons.

    If you place your cursor on the one that looks like a pencil it will say "Edit This Post" and if you left click it your post will reopen and allow you to edit it.

    You can edit any post you make on any thread but you can only edit threads you created. 

    Now that you know how to post a new thread you can get active on the forums and join in all the great fun we have here!
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012
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  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome tutorial Dave
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Thanks Gary, Jeff asked me to do it, it's still in draft right now until he approves it so if you or anyone else has any suggestions Please let me know so we can get it right before I put it in the instructional's.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave, morning... great directions....  Think about showing where the edit buttons are...  I've seen folks start another post when something needed correction on the first post...  Dave
  5. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Good idea Dave!
  6. jwbtulsa

    jwbtulsa Meat Mopper

    I've been a member of SMF for only a few months but can see where this would be helpful. It seems like the Forum population is growing fast given the nationwide (excuse me, WORLD WIDE) responses. Thanks for everyone's hard work. I for one have learned a lot from you all.

    i thought I would be funny and start a new post to your thread but I was afarid someone might throw a fork at me or something.
  7. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Dave, looks great to me. If you'll let me know once this is live and ready to go, I will feature it in the carousel. I have had a quite a number of new folks asking about directions for this and this will be perfect!

    Great job!
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Your a rock star now Dave looks great.
  9. It's a work of art and very easy to are great!!!
  10. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    No not a rock star, just an ordinary guy who gets really bored at work and SMF is the only thing that keeps me sane!

    But Thank You!!!
    Don't know if I would call it art, just a little clickity clickity, Thanks Alesia!!!
  11. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Jeff, if it looks good to you then I'm going to put it in Instructional's right now.

  12. I am trying to start a new thread off of my phone but the start a new thread icon is not showing up. Help please.
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    At the bottom of the page..... 2 boxes side/side...... Mobile/Desktop..... click the system you are using....
  14. I have it set on mobile and nothing
  15. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Go to the main page and navigate to the forum in which you want to post a thread. Click on the "forums" tab.

    Let's say you want to talk about bacon. Click on the bacon forum.
    Then from that page click the red box on the top right.
    Then select "start new thread"

    And then start your thread.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  16. Thanks a lot for the help I had to log off and log back on to get it to work. Thanks again
  17. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hi folks, I have a bad time with computers anyway.

    My big problems right now are how to put in a link

    to another post and how to quote someone.

    Would appreciate any help, thanks

    Keep on smokin'                                             Ed
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2016
  18. kennyp1114

    kennyp1114 Smoke Blower

    I bought a prime and a select grade ribeye. I grilled the prime and smoked the select. The select was as tender as the prime! No need paying 17.00 a pd. for prime anymore!

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