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Before you post, read these instructions on how to participate in this community.

Posting Messages

To post a message on the TechSoup Community message boards, you must first create an account and log in (except for the Site Feedback/Help forum, which is anonymous). However, if you want to assure that your post is answered and that you receive notification of activity pertaining to your post -- or to forums or users that you have subscribed to -- it is always preferable to register and log in.

To post a new message within an existing topic or to reply to a message, click the topic title, then click Reply. When you have finished composing your message, click the Post button at the bottom of the message, and your message will immediately appear at the bottom of the thread. Once your post is live on the site, you will then be returned to the top of the topics list.

You must also be logged in to start a new topic. Once you're logged in, simply click Post New Topic and fill out the subject field with your new topic's title.

Here are some helpful tips to help you get started:

  1. Please introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself forum and in your first post. Please include your name, title, organization, and relevant URLs).
  2. Remember, don't be shy. Everyone's opinions are welcome and every question deserves an answer!
  3. Have fun. Don't be afraid to ask a question or to silently "lurk." This is not a closed community, and you are welcome to use it in whichever way you are comfortable.

For more information on how to use the forums go to the Forums Usage FAQ page. You might also be interested in How to Be a TechSoup Star, Host, or Forum Moderator.