Community - Start a new forum topic
Start a new forum topic
To start a new forum topic you will need to find the relevant parent forum. Scroll down the forum list on the TES Community homepage to find the forum that is relevant to the topic you wish to discuss, and then select the forum you need by clicking the sub-forum title. Alternatively, you can click on the blue “Jump to…” button to open the quick navigation menu pop-up box:
In the quick navigation menu box you will see two sections: General Links (including links to pages showing notable forum members, new posts under the recent activity stream and the help section) and Forum List.
Under the Forum List you will see the seven main forums with the sub-forums listed underneath each section. You need to click the scrolling bar, on the right hand-side, and move it down the list until you see the forum you want. Move the cursor to the name of the forum. Each forum name is a clickable link so when you move the cursor over each title it will appear underlined. Click on the forum that you need:
A new page will appear where you can fill out the details to create a new thread on your topic. Give your message a title in the box headed “Thread title…”. The following box, with the formatting tool bar at the top, is where you can type in the body of your message. Here you can choose various formatting options such as highlighting text in bold or italic, and you also add bullet points, images, links and videos to your messages.
The icons in the formatting tool bar are as follows (from left to right):
4. Text colour
5. Font size
6. Font family
10. Unordered list (bullet points)
11. Ordered List (numbered list)
17. Insert (quote, strike-though, code etc)
18. Draft (save or delete draft)
In the box marked “Tags”, you can add keywords to help other forum members find your messages. Separate your keywords with commas.