Ask a Question forum: how to join a particular forum & how to post reply to a poster in a forum

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Name: Roi Mitchell
Roanoke, Virginia
QBOY6969
Mar 10, 2015 9:12 PM CST
I just joined All Things Plants today. Not being too computer literate, please tell me how to join a particular forum.
Also, how do I post a reply/ question to a poster in a forum ?
Thank you.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Mar 10, 2015 9:35 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Roi !!
You don't need to "join" the forums, once you're a member of All Things Plants,, you belong (and are welcome) everywhere.
To reply, just scroll down the page to the "post a reply" box and type whatever you want to say. You can also click on "Quote" at the bottom of a message and it will take you to that "post a reply" box, along with entering the message from that person in a box within the message box.

Or, if you just want to follow a thread but don't have anything to say at the moment, go to the top of the thread, on the left side, and click on "watch."

Don't be afraid to ask for help, this is a very friendly bunch here... and there is also a "site talk" forum for questions about how to use the site in general. Smiling
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 11, 2015 6:15 AM CST
Welcome! Roe.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener Garden Sages Birds Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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terrafirma
Mar 11, 2015 6:43 AM CST
Welcome! Roi!!! Glad you found us! Big Grin
When I first came aboard ATP, I found this forum very helpful...Trish really spells it out in the sticky threads at the top... http://garden.org/forums/view/welcome/

Jump in and have fun!
Happy Gardening!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Mar 11, 2015 7:00 AM CST
Welcome! You can watch a forum. Click on the forum link on the left side of the page to find a list of forums. When you find a forum in the list that you are interested in click on it. When you get to the forum home page, look for the "watch this forum" link on the right side of the page. Click on that on the forum will show up on your home page. so you can keep track of any new post.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Mar 11, 2015 7:21 AM CST
Hi & welcome!

At the bottom of each forum is the box to type a new discussion.
At the bottom of each discussion is the box to add a reply.

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 11, 2015 7:58 AM CST
QBOY6969-Roi ,
Also, I often start a post with the person's user name, or name: Showed both just as an example. That way it is known exactly who I am replying too, even though the message is written for anyone reading the thread. Now, to post something that you only want the one person to see you would send them a T-mail, The All Things Plants Version of an e-mail. Click on the envelope symbol in the top left corner of the home page to open up access to your T-mail account. I am going to send you a T-mail and you will see the color of the envelope will notify you that you have mail.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Mar 11, 2015 9:01 PM CST
This is just to show @QBOY6969 how to draw attention from someone who might not be watching a thread and you would like for them to reply.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Mar 11, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Welcome! QBOY6969

In addition to the 'watch this forum' on the right side of the page, there is also a small 'watch' at the top of each thread; click on that so you can keep up with posts that interest you. Of course, if you are the person who started the thread, you don't need to click 'watch' because you will be notified of all responses as they occur.

Some folks post a separate reply to each person but some folks wait until there are several replies to their questions and just say a big Thank You! to everyone at one time.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Hi Roi, Welcome! again!


Please don't fret about being computer challenged ... I'm one who has been there and it doesn't take much to frustrate me when it comes to electronics. Green Grin! It's really very easy to post on any thread (page) in any forum here on All Things Plants and once you've done it a few times you will get the hang of it. You can practice by commenting at the bottom of this page if you like. Whenever you want to ask a question or make a comment just scroll to the bottom of the page you are on and you will see a box where it says:

Post a reply to (for instance here it says) Ask a Question forum: how to join a particular forum etc.

Your message:

Inside this blue box, just type what you want to say and then click on the green area below that says Finished.

Don't get discouraged, just give a shout if you have any trouble and we'll help you out.
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Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
Herbs Roses Foliage Fan Annuals Cut Flowers Ferns
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orchidgal
Mar 27, 2015 10:38 PM CST
I'm a little puzzled about the first column which is "New?" and then the next column is the subject/question. Why are most of them listed as "New", while there are a couple of blanks in that first column. What does that mean ?
I know someone will explain it to me and I will promptly get up from the computer smacking my head --- Duh ! Confused
โ€œI was just sittinโ€™ here enjoyinโ€™ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listenโ€
Eeyore
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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stone
Mar 28, 2015 4:58 AM CST
orchidgal said:I'm a little puzzled about the first column which is "New?" and then the next column is the subject/question. Why are most of them listed as "New", while there are a couple of blanks in that first column. What does that mean ?
I know someone will explain it to me and I will promptly get up from the computer smacking my head --- Duh ! Confused


Yup...

New means there is posts on the thread that you haven't seen.
Blanks means threads that you've visited... and no new posts since your visit...

Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
Herbs Roses Foliage Fan Annuals Cut Flowers Ferns
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orchidgal
Mar 28, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Thank You!
โ€œI was just sittinโ€™ here enjoyinโ€™ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listenโ€
Eeyore

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