After we completed the forum upgrade on Jan 12, 2017, quite a few things changed, so this thread is a place where we will document and list some of the ways to work with the new forum software that are different.
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Replying to Topics
First, when replying to a topic, you have two choices. Each post has a reply button (shown here):
If you click this, you will get a reply that quotes the post. You can delete this in the edit box, but by default it is included. If you leave this in your reply, you can easily click the back arrow in the quote (shown below), to return to the quoted post after clicking reply.
The plus (+) button to the right of the reply button enables multiquote. This will ensure that the quotes inside of the post you are replying to are included as subquotes in your message. Again, you can delete these.
There is another reply button at the bottom of the thread. This will give you a blank reply message.
Both of these will put your reply at the end of the thread. We do not support multi-threaded discussions.
There is a flag icon at the bottom of each post (not thread), to report SPAM. If you hover over the flag, the Report Post text comes up. Clicking this reports the post. The forums will automatically hide posts if enough people report them.
You can also like and share the link with the other icons.
Your profile is now located near the top of the forum pages on the right side.
Clicking this will drop down a number of sections. If you select any of them, you will get a window open where you can change your profile.
Private messages are accessed using the envelope to the right of the profile link above. As with the profile, a drop down opens with your inbox, but clicking any message will take you through to the messaging boxes (inbox, sent, deleted).
The search is at the top of the forums. If you click the Forum Search, a text box pops up where you can enter search terms
This post will get updated over time with additional items. Please feel free to suggest any.