I'm confused by the 'Reply Topic', 'Quick Reply' and 'Reply'. If I want to offer a suggestion to a specific person and not everyone, which button should I use?
Good question. Reply Topic at the top of the page and Reply, on a specific post, are the same. It allows full posting options, bold, underline, italics, etc, and you can include photos.
Quick Reply doesn’t have all those options. I use it to answer questions asked in a post—I start my reply by typing the person’s name so everyone will know who I am talking about. So, saying: “Love your blocks” in a reply isn’t as helpful as saying: “BleuRose, I love your blocks”.
Quote is a way to show the question that was asked. It puts the previous post you are replying to in your reply—you can edit it to shorten it if helpful. As active as this Forum is currently, that is helpful so people don’t have to scroll back through many posts to see the original.
With the 2019 BOM just getting underway, we have lots of new folks using the Forum. Let's post Tips here for how to navigate the Forum.
My tip--I check at least once a day, much more often right now as SIZZLE questions are coming up. I go to "Recent Topics"--this list puts all posts in most recent order and I can quickly see if a Category I am checking has any new posts--a little green "NEW" tells me if there is. This is also helpful if you saw something recently but don't remember exactly where it was posted--you won't have to hunt too far down the list if it was Recent.
Another tip--the default is Subscribe to any posts you make and answer--the Check box is marked. If you don't want to know when a new post appears in that topic, just uncheck it. When you are subscribed. you get an email with the new post. This helps me a lot as I keep up with the questions coming in about SIZZLE.
To add photos, go to the Attachments box right under the Message box, and click Add File. This allows you to select the photo on your compuer/device you want to add. You can Insert it in the message by clicking Insert. If you just hit Submit it will be added as an attachment as I did right here. Sometimes photos come in upside down or sideways--if anyone knows how to fix that, please tell--it is beyond me.
If you've got a great tip or want to tell how the Forum helps you, please post here. New folks will thank you--oh, about that--you can thank someone for their post by clicking "Thank you" under their post--it's sort of the same as "Like" on Facebook.