August 7, 2015 at 2:32 am #211052
Ah, just found it. Forget I asked if anybody else cannot find it, it is down at the bottom of the forum posts……
August 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm #211084
Where? I just scrolled down to the bottom and ain’t nothin there.
August 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm #211094
Easy: assuming logged in and at home/forums screen; select forum of interest such as GOM (not the topics within) scroll down to bottom. Space at bottom allows to start a new topic (the title/subject) and post to it (the text space), get similar functionality to a post reply.
September 19, 2015 at 1:35 am #215639
In the new format today, I had a hard time starting a new topic. In fact still can’t figure how.
Can you make it simpler sjs?
Example…a ‘start new topic’ at the top of the board lists that is easy to see. I couldn’t find anything and tagged onto this older thread.
September 21, 2015 at 12:48 am #215687
Tis still simple, Kiwi. Just tried it again with no issues……
September 21, 2015 at 5:37 am #215690
Am I a cretin? I can’t see the blimmin thing.
September 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm #215693
Just follow instructions in post 3 above. Post where you cannot proceed in them and perhaps that will find the problem? If possible I will then try and clarify if the steps are not clear enough
September 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm #215706
I just tried it on my iPad and my Mac. Found it n both devices.
September 22, 2015 at 12:12 am #220475
Found it! So obvious. It must have been some strange glitch in my own device, or…I was accessing it while sjs was working on the site, since I access it when you lot are asleep.
September 22, 2015 at 11:33 pm #220518
That’ll be you accessing it most of the time then whilst we snooze……….zzzzzzz 😉
September 23, 2015 at 5:57 am #220528
I am feeling deprived as I cannot see anywhere the possibility to create a new topic. Paranoia is beginning to set in.
September 23, 2015 at 11:29 am #220529
I just followed Kolo’s instructions and there it was as promised. However I am on my PC so cannot help with hand held thingies ! Keep trying Stella and I’m sure it will all come together. 😕
September 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm #220532
Works OK too on Android tablet.
September 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm #220537
Stella, click on Home/forums then when it opens
click on General Discussions ( for this example) you’ll see all the sub topics…ignore them and
scroll right down to the end until you see the box that you type in. That’s where you enter your new subject, in the subject line, and then you write what you want to say.
September 24, 2015 at 11:57 pm #220571
Here you are Stella. Read the post above this. The home/forums button is at the very top of the side bar under Greece is home. Let us know if you manage to start a new topic.
September 25, 2015 at 6:44 am #220576
Hi Kiwi, it is absolutely fiendish and what tiny letters! Just found it but now too tired to think of anything to post. Thanks to everybody who helped a rapidly aging non-techie.
September 25, 2015 at 9:57 am #220580
Yes I’ve tried to indicate to sjs that his customers are optically challenged geriatrics and can’t see the tiny fonts but he doesn’t listen. He’s probably 35.
He also doesn’t read our COMPLAINTS!
September 25, 2015 at 4:13 pm #220597
sjs – GiH AdminKeymasterAristotelic
Yes I’ve tried to indicate to sjs that his customers are optically challenged geriatrics and can’t see the tiny fonts but he doesn’t listen. He’s probably 35. He also doesn’t read our COMPLAINTS!
One word: GLASSES!
There’s a HUGE box to post stuff in and a GIANT submit button.
September 25, 2015 at 9:14 pm #220598
OK, keep calm and drink ouzo……….the girls do have a point about size – it does matter! I did post moons ago that the sidebar text is small and the gaps between tight when on a tablet. It was not the priority at the time but it would be useful to have both a bit bigger for the touchy feely screens but it is fine for a pc mooose. Can you tweak it a bit Sean to say x2?
September 26, 2015 at 7:23 am #220601
Hmm and I suppose you think you have GIANT hands and HUGE nose too
September 26, 2015 at 7:35 am #220603
Some people insist on viewing the forum, complete with sidebar, on a nine inch screen and then the complain it appears so small…
September 26, 2015 at 10:51 am #220604
OK, point taken so now I am using a sit up and beg computer and there is no sidebar!! So am unable to comment on the font size and yes, I am wearing my glasses before I get another crack from some people Incidentally my previous comment which naturally I cannot now find about the submit button was not that I was unable to see it but that on the Ipad it was hard to make it behave. It offered me options of cutting, pasting and speaking rather than submitting.
Oh, oh, now what do I find, I hang my head in shame, just found that if I reduce the size of the print I suddenly get the sidebar. I take it all back and will slink back into my corner.
September 26, 2015 at 1:05 pm #220605
….and why shouldn’t we wish to be able to use the sidebar on a smaller screen, Ian? There is nothing wrong with the main text area, just asking for the sidebar to be similar and useable on a modern and increasingly popular device that generally works very well with most forums. 😉
September 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm #220615
Not saying you shouldn’t have a sidebar
Just saying that if you want to view the forum on a tiny screen it’s to be expected that it will appear to be small.
September 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm #220616
Mine is great on landscape. I see the point though if using a phone to access GIH it would be minuscule. I hardly bother to use the phone for Internet. It’s too irritatingly small and not enjoyable.
Stella you are doing fine. You will learn stuff on your tablet by accident all the time and one day it will become second nature. Kudos to you for trying so hard.
Try searching for your posts in the sidebar in the ‘Topics Views List’ there are a number of options there like. ‘my active topics’ etc.
September 27, 2015 at 12:20 am #220623
Ian, I just wish the sidebar was as big text size as the post text. Nothing to do with being a small screen, they have fantastic resolution so posts are fine….but….the sidebars come out as smaller text (still legible) but the text therein is relatively smaller and the inter text gaps small making it more difficult to select by touchscreen. Should not be a problem to change it and it would not affect materially display on a PC – I use both so appreciate both. True you didn’t say we shouldn’t have a sidebar (did I only you did?, if so apologies) but there is little point in us having a sidebar more difficult to use than it could be. Not too much to ask, is it?
September 27, 2015 at 7:25 am #220641
Kolo, I have no problem seeing your point but sometimes I just like to be a pedantic ***hole for the fun of it.
Of course it’s more fun when people get all wound up about it, you are just too bloody reasonable…
September 27, 2015 at 8:37 am #220644
Wahh! Don’t ever get rid of the sidebar.
I do agree with you though kolly. On the blue and with failing eyes. Ant footprints come to mind.
September 27, 2015 at 11:14 am #220679
Me? REASONABLE? WHAT?…..
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