Originally Posted by splitcoaststampers
If you've never used a message forum like this before it can take a little while to figure out what it's all about.
The first item you clicked on, called 'START HERE' is a forum category. Forum categories are created by the administrator of the forum.
Inside the forum categories you will find forum topics. The second item you clicked on, called 'Read Me first', is a forum topic. Topics can be created by any registered members, not just the administrator. Anyone who posts a reply will see their message displayed right beneath this one. In that way it's possible to have a conversation between lots of people and have all their responses in one place.
Try posting a reply to one of the topics in the forums, or create your own topic. If you've got any questions or have any ideas to help us improve the forum, post a message in the Reader Feedback area and we'll be sure to help you out.
Thanks, and welcome to the forums!
I am new at this also and I am not sure this is where I am supposed to respond, but here goes nothing!