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How to create a Discussion.
Click on the New Discussion link under your member name. A form will open that will ask you for Category details and will have a box for your title and your comments. One important feature in the New Discussion form is the Tag section. Please include things like specific components you're asking about, or a topical subject - for example, if your vehicle is not starting, add tags like "engine" and "starter". There is also a link under the Tag box named "Show Popular Tags" that you can choose from. Tags help the system sort and categorize your discussion to make it easier to find.
How to Post a Comment in a Discussion.
If you wish to comment in an existing discussion, you can navigate to the discussion, and enter your question in the Leave a Comment box toward the bottom of the page.
You can also reply to someone’s Comment in a discussion. At the bottom of every post is a Quote link. That will fill in the Leave a Comment box with the quote and you can add your information under the quote. It may help to pop-out the box using the arrows at the top right of the comment box. That will make the comment box bigger and easier to post in. After you compose your post, use the arrows again to return to the discussion where you can use the Post Comment button to finalize your post.
How to edit a Comment.
Your comment will have a Gear icon at the upper right corner of your post. You have 4 hours to make corrections and changes to your comment. All edits are logged.
How to Follow Discussions (Click the Star).
To follow a discussion, click the star icon at the top right of the discussion. When you click the star, it will become solid gold. That will add the discussion to your Bookmarks and you can then click the My Bookmarks link in the right sidebar to see if new comments have been added to your Bookmarks. Bookmarks functions like the old "My Watched Items" under our previous software.
If you created the Discussion, you can follow it by clicking on the My Discussions link on the right sidebar under your member name. You can also follow discussions you’ve commented in by clicking on the Participated link.
After you've read a discussion, you can hit your backspace key and that will take you back to your Bookmarks list, all refreshed and ready to click on the next thread you want to read.
How to Post a Photo.
You have two options - you can use the Image button and paste the URL in the dropdown box or click on Attach a file and browse to a photo on your computer. Your photo may be resized (thumbnailed) for a better fit but clicking on the photo will enlarge it.
How to Search.
On the "main" Forums landing page, there's a typical search box with a big Go button. By all the page numbers there's a little magnifying glass. You'll find that tool in every discussion, like this one, as well in the Recent Discussions, My Bookmarks and My Discussions lists.Just click it and the search box will pop up. Plus, if you just search in a discussion, your search results will be limited to comments in that discussion. Some of the search boxes will give you a down arrow that will expand your search options so you can also search by comment author and date.
How to change your Avatar.
Just click on your username and you'll be at your Profile page. Hover over your avatar and you'll see the words Change Picture at the top of your avatar image. Click and select an image from your computer.
How to Add/Edit a Signature.
In the right margin under your blue user name, click the geartooth Tools icon. Select "Edit Profile". When the profile information is displayed, select "Signature Settings" in the left menu.
You'll see a post box similar to the regular Comments where you can enter and format your signature that will appear under all your posts. You can also adjust with the three checkbox options above the post box. When you're done, click the blue "Save" button under the post box.
How to Remove/Add Notifications
Click on your screen name to go to your Profile. Select Notification Preferences. You may choose to receive notifications via email or by Popup by placing a check in the box. If you do not wish to receive any notifications, un-check all of the boxes. Be sure to click on Save Preferences.