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How to post a new discussion

NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 475 admin

How to post a new discussion

From any page on the forum, you can click the purple button labelled New discussion, as below.


You’ll be taken to a new page with drop-down options for categorisation, as well as a text-editing box for you to write your post in. 


First, choose the category you’d like your discussion to appear in from the dropdown list. In keeping with our previous versions of the forum, there’s a choice of Plants, Problem solving, Fruit & veg, Wildlife gardening, Garden design, Tools and techniques, and The potting shed.

When you’ve selected an appropriate category, write the title of your discussion in the text box Discussion title. Don’t include too much information, but make sure people can easily understand what it is you’re asking. For example, if you’d like to identify a rose, it would be more helpful to write ‘Rose ID required’ rather than ‘ID required’.

Then, in the main text box, write your post in full giving all important details. From here you can also upload pictures, embed videos, or format your text.

When you’ve finished your post, you can then either post it straight away by clicking Post discussion; save it as a draft to come back to later by clicking Save draft; preview it before posting by clicking Preview; or cancel to go back to the forum by clicking Cancel.

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  • Denise14Denise14 Posts: 1
    I've tried several different ways of starting off seeds in the greenhouse, but have not kept a record of success rates, i.e. using different textures of compost, watering from above and below and various containers -glue in toilet rolls went mouldy.
    Any recommendations for annuals and perennials, please?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,624
    so you need to start a new discussion Denise. This thread is an announcement about how to start a new discussion. Read it and it will tell you how to do that
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 570
    Obviously it's still not that clear.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,944
    edited 9 April
    @NoraGW ;


    Something seems to have changed when posting a New Discussion. 

    Now the category drop down is missing and the Discussion Title box seems to default to either my Board Name or my Real personal name!!!  :open_mouth: :scream:

    This must be the reason that newbies' threads are suddenly appearing with their names as the Discussion Title rather than a descriptive title.
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,486
    I noticed that Dove, I didn’t like to say to them it was better to put a heading of the subject, in case I frightened anyone away😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 475 admin
    Hi guys, thanks for reporting this - on it!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,944
    The fact that it suddenly seems to be happening all the time made me think there must be a problem somewhere, so I clicked on New Discussion and that's what I found.
    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • NoraGWNoraGW Posts: 475 admin
    @Dovefromabove - would you be able to send me a screen shot if possible? I can't seem to replicate the problem.
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,486
    I’ve just made a new thread, came up with the correct heading but can’t tell about name as that’s my name anyway 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 9,486
    On looking again, I haven’t got the option of 3 boxes as in the instructions this is mine,

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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