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Edit the first post in this topic to change the contents of the FAQ/Guidelines page.

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How do I start a topic?

Just wanted to reach out before I make a mistake.

Am I allowed to post pics of a mushroom grow with my plant grows too? Didn’t want to get introuble or hinder the legality of things as my plant grow is legal :slight_smile:

Here is a thread that’s active that you should be able to post them in

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I cannot find my topics in the Outdoor section I did not violate guidlines

And just how am I supposed to edit the first post in topic??
@system

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Where am i, how does this work?

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:+1:t4:Hhhhff

@Myfriendis410, so what exactly does this mean, I was told not to start so many threads, and look at this and wonder what should I do if I created a thread this morning about let’s say my feed schedule, THEN later that day a question arises about my temp and humidity, it says don’t change topics midstream, so wouldn’t that be changing a topic if it’s a DIFFERENT topic about a whole DIFFERENT scenario, I’m not trying to argue or be rebellious, I just want to understand soni don’t keep getting told, I’ve had 3 ppl this week tell me of my wrong doings in which one I’ve learned how to fix the other 2 including this, is a little confusing cuz I’m reading one thing in your FAQ page but being told something different, I need to know how do I go about posting about different topics at different times of the day, without hearing new topics and ultimately creating to many, and without diverting it by changing it midstream, it kinda seams oxymoron ish, but hey if you give me a way to meet both requirements I’ll surely do it bud!

I’m asking you to exercise some discretion and try to confine yourself to a fewer number of open threads. A grow journal is the normal place to pose different questions, they’re all in one place for your referral years from now and so on. If you follow any of a number of grow journals you’ll see they range pretty far off topic: if the OP doesn’t mind that’s okay. But opening a new thread adds a banner to the topic and if you have enough open it obscures other folks posing questions.

If you need support, tag folks in for specific issues. You will find these people over time and refer back to them at times. I do it and so do many others here.

Also; there’s a spot in the Forum Policy that mentions compliance with the Mods.

Thanks!

Yeah it’s funny cuz I literally have a grow journal typed up after your last message for that reason but saved it in drafts till I heard from you, yeah I’ll do that, my bad I’ll start a journal and use that as my main communication

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Genuine new info warrants a new thread but you can usually do a search and see it was covered at some point in the past.

If i want to document my new adventure to friends on here, do I start a new topic?

Im so excited, like a kid on Xmas day.

By all means; open a grow journal and put everything in that. This is the best way for you to be seen and for others to be as well.

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Just want to abide by the guidelines!