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Old 02-21-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Sometimes it is difficult to navigate this site. I'm sure this is my problem, but I wanted to start a new thread in a particular forum, but the New Thread link only showed up once. I went to press the mouse but my other hand accidentally brushed the keyboad and it disappreared. I couldn't get to the place where "New Thread" link was at the top left of the pane.

Question is, How do I start a new thread?

OK, there it is again. I swear it was not there a second ago!

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Old 02-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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You can also start a new thread from the "Forum tools" drop down box.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
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You started a new thread to ask this question - it's the same process regardless of the forum.

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Old 02-21-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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For those that don't know, you will not see a "New Thread" button when viewing an actual or existing thread. I couldn't imagine the amount of replies intended for an existing thread being orphaned cause a member clicked "New Thread" instead of "Post Reply". It's designed that way to cause less confusion amongst those that might not speak or read english natively.

You should however see "New Thread" in each forum, as it will create the thread you intend to make in that forum you are viewing.

The system is easy to navigate and it makes sense on why its setup this way. But like Jeremy pointed out, you started a new thread to ask this question, its the same across the forums.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 10:33 AM   #5
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It takes getting used to. Knowing where to expect to find the links helps. Anothe link on the top of most pages would help.

Great system, though. I've acquired some very useful help.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 10:57 AM   #6
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It takes getting used to. Knowing where to expect to find the links helps. Anothe link on the top of most pages would help.
Like explained before, if a new thread link were to be added at the top of every page, we'd probably see members replying to existing threads but instead starting new threads orphaned off.. it would be a nightmare to clean up if such things happened repeatedly.
 
  


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