I don't seem to be able to make a post except by replying to one. There is no new post option in the teal box in Firefox, Safari or Chrome. What do I do?
In reply to Simon Morice's post on Wed 6 Sep 2017:
That is actually the new post box, Simon, it's not a fault but the way conversations at The D-Word happen. Conventional discussion boards work whereby members create "new" posts / threads in the way you are probably thinking of - i.e. "Codec problem" or "distribution question", but at The D-Word you join in an ongoing discussion by selecting the most appropriate Topic (and one only, double or multiple posts are not desired) and make your comment. Some people find it a little unusual at first, but as our Community has just reached its 18th year with some 15K registered members, it seems that enough folk find it valuable.
Hope that explains things!
There's also the all-important search engine if you're looking to find specific information on something. Chances are we've discussed it all sometime in the past.
In reply to John Burgan's post on Wed 6 Sep 2017:
In response to a support mail I am publishing my comments here.
I find the discussions a bit counter intuitive the most recent posts are at the end, and the new post box is also there. You have to trawl through everything to get to it. As time progresses so post hunting becomes somewhat archaeological. Perhaps you could suggest the devs make it possible to order by most recent post and to thread discussions?
In reply to Simon Morice's post on Wed 6 Sep 2017 (http://d-word.com/topics/129?post=352644):
I have my preferences set to show only 10 new posts in a category and just one previous unread post. That works well for me, and I find it cleaner and easier housekeeping than other types of discussion websites. I think once you have visited most of the categories (so that you have unread and read posts) and set your preferences the way you like it, that it will be very efficient.
There's quite a lot of customisation available, for instance you can hide Topics that are not of any interest to you, also sort them by name, category or posting date.
You can also use the search bar if there is something specific you are looking for.
I know I am extremely sleep deprived, I may also be extremely dense, but how do I simply edit a post that I made?
If it is within 15 minutes of making the original post, you can click the thing at the top of the post which looks like a wheel. That will bring up four more icons including one which looks like a pencil.
If it is beyond 15 minutes, you may need to just post an amendment in a new post, or, in the event of some kind of deeply embarrassing drunk post, call a favor on one of the hosts to edit for you.
In reply to Erica Ginsberg's post on Wed 13 Sep 2017:
Just know that asking favors of the hosts is like asking the Godfather for a favor. Someday we'll call on you in return.
Ha, it's just typos and bad grammar. Nothing scandalous, unfortunately. I'll save my favors for a true Anthony Wiener moment.