Making a New Topic
Please note: the site administrator may require users to be logged in to post a new topic.
After choosing the section of the messageboard where you want to start a new topic, click the Add Topic icon located below the navigation tabs on the left-hand side. This will open a page with a section to input the subject and the body of your new post. In this latter section, you may also add links, images, change the font color and emphasis (bold or italic), and more.
Located below the text-entering area are the Manage Polls
and Manage Files
links which allow you to design and add a poll or upload files that will be appended to your post. (Please see the Managing Files and Polls
topic for more information.)
Using the Preview button near the bottom of the page allows you to preview your post without actually posting it to the forum. If you want to edit your post more, click the Edit More button; elsewise, use the Add Post button to post your topic to the forum.
There may be a time limit on how long you have to edit your post or this feature may have been disabled entirely.
(In this case, you will have to contact the site administrator or a moderator to have them make any changes for you.)
Making a Reply
Please note: that the site administrator may require users to be logged in to the forum in order to reply to posts.
If you wish to post a reply to another member's message in a topic, click on the Reply button in the lower right-hand section of their post. This will take you to a page where you may choose a post smilie icon and input your reply. In this latter section, you can add images, polls, change the font color, and much more.
Use the Click to Review other posts in this topic link to see previous replies to the topic. (This feature link is located near the bottom above the Preview and Add Post buttons.)
The Preview button allows you to review your post without actually posting it to the forum. You may also edit the post more or add it to the forum.
Using the Add Post
button (rather than the Preview
) posts your reply directly to the messageboard forum.
After you've posted a reply, you may have a limited amount of time in which to edit that post OR this feature may have been disabled by the site administrator.
If this is the case, you will need to contact the administrator or a moderator to make any changes for you.
* As of FusionBB version 2.1 *
If your administrator allows it, you are able to change the topic subject line of the thread when you make a reply--even though you did not start the topic.
Editing Your Post
The forum administrator may not allow users to edit their posts or may impose an editing time limit. If that time limit has passed or you are not allowed to edit posts then a moderator or the administrator will need to make any changes for you.
If this feature is enabled, click the Edit
button in the lower right-hand corner of your post. This will take you to a page which allows to you make any changes.
Below the text area is a place where you may put a reason for the edit or put a check mark in the box next to Don't mark this post as edited
. Your reason will be appended to the bottom of your post along with the time the change was made as well as your username. If you don't check the box and don't put a reason, the change will be noted at the bottom of your post with the reason being 'no reason given'
When you've completed the changes to your post, clicking the Preview
button near the bottom will allow you to review your changed post without actually posting it to the forum. Use the Submit Change
button to post your revised reply to the messageboard.