How do I start a new forum post?


#1

how do I start a new forum post? I can reply to an existing but can’t figure out how to create a new question.


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#2

Start off by selecting a category on the main page.

Then select a sub category, select a topic that closely matches your inquiry or go to the bottom of the page and select the highlighted section in the text: “There are no more [whatever sub category you are in] topics. Why not create a topic?”

hope this helps,

MacG


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#3

#5

Thanks, MacG! :slight_smile:


#6

I am rather tech-nonsavy, so I require a more in depth instructional. Following these instructions basically gets me to an existing forum without a way to create a new one. So, I go to the main category, select applicable subcategory, and then…?


#7

Keep telling me i’m not permited


#8

I’m not exactly computer website tech savvy myself, but if you do as I already simply and clearly explained, not in someones post, but in the subcategory or category or what-have-you, scroll to the very bottom of the screen, use the bar on the right side to make it faster if there are a lot of posts, you will find the text:

Click on the highlighted part.

For example – click on “categories” at the top of the page, or the “I<3GM SUPPORT FORUM” at the top of the page, or however you get to the begging support forum page, then click on “Beginner”, then click on “Lights & Ventilation”, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the highlighted “Why not create a topic?” part of the “There are no more Lights & Ventilation topics. Why not create a topic?” text contained at the very bottom of the page.


#9

I’m not sure about the not permitted thing. Maybe you need to stick around a little longer, read some more posts, maybe like some people’s posts, to bump your experience or membership level on the site.


#10

Is it possible that a member must post a few replies before they can start a topic? I will have to look into this


#11

I think this is possible.


#12

So, even though it was “simply and clearly” explained, it may not be possible for me considering I am a new member? Let’s not get too hot over needing a more in depth explanation.


#13

I didn’t really go into a more in depth explanation. I just ended up mostly having to repeat myself. It seems to happen a lot because people don’t actually read my first post nor actually try and follow the directions.


#14

I read and followed them, as it was the first thing I read. No progress. Is it possible I need to move beyond “new member” status? Since I was able to quote your instructions and ask what the next step was, I had been hoping for that further explanation rather than the repeated one.


#15

But did you actually click on the highlighted section and get the notice that you do not have “permission”? As the other member has claimed?

I personally do not know the ins and outs of how this website’s computer or what have you does “permissions”, but most people do not seem to run into this problem.


#16

I have nothing to click. When I reach the end of the list there is the text stating that there is no more categiries in this section; without however, any way of creating a new one. It is just the black font. There aren’t any links, redirections, instructions, or suggestions listed.


#17

Even if following the mock specifics through the “Beginner”, then “lights and ventilation”?

All you get is text saying “There are no more Lights & Ventilation topics.” and nothing after that?


#18

The only way I can get the “Why not create a topic?” part to not show, that normally does immediately follow the “There are no more Lights & Ventilation topics.” part, is to be totally logged out off the site and look at the page while not being logged in.

As I said, I’m not that web savvy necessarily myself. Hopefully latewood has an idea if it is still not accessible for you even still.


#19

I am limited to a particular number of responses in a given time frame, so I apologize for the delay as I appreciate and enjoy the steady replies. However, yes, that is correct. It just states that it is the end of the section without any other options. I assume I am logged in when I try it since I am on the account now to respond here.


#20

Well you seem legit and not a spammer, lol.

Maybe I can do something with my limited moderator abilities and up your status to give you more permissions.


Spots on my leaves
#21

Any help would be appreciated. Ive been refering to the site for about a month, mainly to double check on some numbers; i.e. wattage, NPK, etc. Just basic stuff. Now I have a few specific questions I’d like to discuss. I typically am an outdoor grower and am currently in an indoor trial run. Thank you for your patience and effort.