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Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

This site is the most un-user friendly site I have ever used.

The instructions are useless - it has taken me over an hour to find this alone.

I would like to post and cannot find any 'new thread' button except for here.

If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
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Old 19.10.2011, 22:31
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Re: Absolutely frustrating

G'day Fonduella, sorry to hear you've had a frustrating start to things!

If you start from the top list of the forum, click on any section - near the top left, above the list of threads in that section, you should see a "New Thread" button - big and blue. Just click there, to start a thread, and away you go!
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Old 19.10.2011, 22:34
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Re: Absolutely frustrating

hmmm... vBulletin is the standard for many forums, so not sure why you are having such trouble. In any case, I am sure many helpful people will be along with useful suggestions.

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Old 19.10.2011, 22:38
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Re: Absolutely frustrating

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This site is the most un-user friendly site I have ever used.

The instructions are useless - it has taken me over an hour to find this alone.

I would like to post and cannot find any 'new thread' button except for here.

If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
We could begin with basic instruction on how to introduce yourself, be nice and polite?

Sorry, I really don't mean to be rude but you have to understand that so many newbies come here everyday and they all find their way into this forum. I remember myself being able to figure it out and I am not a science nobel winner.

This forum has a lot to offer, what are you looking for? I agree the research fonction isn't the best invention since the wheel though, but it isn't that bad that you can't find anything...

Instead of moaning, why don't you start over again and tell us what you are looking for?

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Old 19.10.2011, 22:38
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This site is the most un-user friendly site I have ever used.

The instructions are useless - it has taken me over an hour to find this alone.

I would like to post and cannot find any 'new thread' button except for here.

If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
With over 70,000 members it might not be the forum that is the problem...
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Old 19.10.2011, 22:53
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Re: Absolutely frustrating

Did you not get an email with some instructions in it when you registered? I can't remember if I did or not, but then I'm not an internet forum newbie so wouldn't have read them anyway :)
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Old 19.10.2011, 22:59
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Re: Absolutely frustrating

Lookout for this button:



As a newbie, you may not post in some subforums ( Market Place, other than Jobs Offered, as well as Events ).

Also read the stickies, including but not limited to:

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.
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I agree the research fonction isn't the best invention since the wheel though, but it isn't that bad that you can't find anything...
Actually, the Search function is much improved these days, especially now that there's a Google-powered option to search EF. For those who can't work out how to work Google, I guess.

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Also read the stickies, including but not limited to:

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.
This thread (listed in the above-mentioned sticky) is just the bestest :

Anatomy of a post: all those buttons and links, explained
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Old 20.10.2011, 00:08
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

And a warm and heartfelt welcome to you too.Nice first post, spares the introduction.
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Old 20.10.2011, 00:53
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This site is the most un-user friendly site I have ever used.

The instructions are useless - it has taken me over an hour to find this alone.

I would like to post and cannot find any 'new thread' button except for here.

If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
Looks like the New Thread button is working over at the Introductions forum -- there's even a new thread there started by someone from bankrupt ol' Greece.

Using the left-hand button of your mouse (if you're using a PC), click on the button that looks just like the one I've highlighted, below.
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Old 20.10.2011, 01:15
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This site is the most un-user friendly site I have ever used.

The instructions are useless - it has taken me over an hour to find this alone.

I would like to post and cannot find any 'new thread' button except for here.

If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
You have posted a post asking how to post ? ???
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:19
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

Nice way to say "hi, a little help please".
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:24
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

Hmmm...maybe in this case, 1 post = 1 red blob
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:30
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

Playing the devil's advocate here:

- When I started on this forum, many moons ago, I too was at a loss on how to submit a new thread. It took me months before I figured it out.

It doesn't make sense in my woman's mind, that one has to go to a forum first to post a thread. Logically, one should first hit a very visual "start new thread" button, choose a forum and then post.

And that is why iphone is so popular among the ladies. It's simple, logical and can read our minds.

Welcome to the forum, fonduella, and congratulations on finding the right buttons. Looking forward to your future posts.
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Logically, one should first hit a very visual "start new thread" button, choose a forum and then post.
Yes. Like on ebay

Also there are so many forums that as a newbie, presumably happening on this place in your search for something, you arrive here with a question in mind and do not spend hours reading through stickies and FAQs. I appreciate that many prolific longer serving members like an old fashioned introduction, but really most people are not that bothered.
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:39
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

I just winged it, seemed to work!?
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:48
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Did you not get an email with some instructions in it when you registered? I can't remember if I did or not, but then I'm not an internet forum newbie so wouldn't have read them anyway
I was a forum noob when I joined EF and managed to work my way around it (and also didn't read the instructions).

@ Fonduella, feel free to move along elsewhere if life on EF is so hard. As for posting something...

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If anybody even bothers to read this perhaps they would be kind enough to give me some basic instructions on how to post something.
You may find some instruction here.
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:50
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@ Fonduella, feel free to move along elsewhere if life on EF is so hard.
Geez, Carlos. That was harsh. Give her a chance.
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:54
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Re: Absolutely frustrating ( to use this forum )

I still don't know how to start a thread...
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Old 20.10.2011, 09:55
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Geez, Carlos. That was harsh. Give her a chance.
Really? That was honest (raised in Yorkshire don't you know...).
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