Where do I begin? All newly registered members can make their grand entrance via the introduce yourself forum. This section is only for personal introductions and not for tech questions. New members should also update their profile with their system specs. Please also refer to: Guide to Making a Good Post/Thread TechSpot Community & Posting Guidelines TechSpot Terms of Service (TOS) Many new members tend to jump right in without reading these guidelines, and these new topics are generally posted correctly. However, in some cases moderator must edit the topic to bring it up to standard. Ok I can adhere to all the guidelines. Now what? As TechSpot has been running for many years, the information (answers) to many questions can usually be found by searching for keywords to do with your issue. Many forums have a sticky that members should read and they often contain policies specific to that section. I'm ready to create my new topic! Select the appropriate forum or sub-forum that best suits your issue. Once inside that section, click the large button: Be sure to use a concise and accurate title to your new topic. It should be emphasized that when creating a new support-related topic, you are asking for help from others who have no previous knowledge of your computer. Please give as much information as possible about your problem, including any, or all computer hardware specifications. In any case, if support members require more information they will request it. When finished, you can either click on "Preview Post" to make any corrections; or "Submit New Topic" to submit your new topic straight away. Note: A submitted topic can be altered by using the "Edit" button, on the lower right of all your posts. The title, though, can only be changed by moderators. What are all these buttons and symbols on top of my new topic window? Some of these buttons you may already be familiar with, such as: B = Bold I = Italic U = Underline =Color Note: Main body of text must normally be black. We strongly discourage you from using colors and other text formatting unless it's absolutely necessary. Other buttons: for creating links. for attaching files (up to 200kb in size). for including pictures in your post. for quoting text. Ok I created my new topic! What now? Be patient! Don't bump the thread if someone doesn't reply in a few hours -- or even the first day. If nobody replies, you can take that as a good indication that people simply don't have an answer for you, or you've broken the guidelines specified above. When someone replies to your topic you will receive an email notification. Open the email, and click on the provided link to open your thread and read the new post. You can unsubscribe from the topic to stop receiving email notifications. If someone answers your question, be sure to extend gratitude, and if you solve your own issue, post the fix so others can benefit! If you have any questions about posting a topic, reply to this thread or contact a moderator.