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Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 20, 2016 at 9:50am
Defintely appropriate Ben
Either go to the main forum, Or create a personal page and do it there.
All posts appear at the right in the "activity" section
Comment by Benjamin Walter Romine on January 20, 2016 at 7:40am

Brand new to forum. Is a brief bio appropriate, and if so which page(section ) of the Forum do I use?

Comment by Tony Livingston on June 1, 2015 at 5:42am

It could be your mobile device. For starters, try going to the main page...you can select "main" from the black bar right below the Bluegill-Big Bluegill title at the top of the page. Do you see the orange rectangle that has three icons in it? Invite friends, customize your page, and add content. Clicking on add content will open another rectangular box, with six possible selections. If you click on "blog post" or "discussion", it will open a new typing window where you can start a fresh discussion or blog. You give it a title, and post your thoughts. You can add photos to the discussion also, from this same screen.

 On the sidebar located along the right side of the page, is a descending column of recent activity. If you want to respond to an existing post, simply click on it and it will open and provide you a spot to type. I do know that when I use my iPhone, I have better luck if I select "desktop view". The site displays better for me in this configuration.

Can you try using a desktop, or laptop to get a better feel at first?

Comment by Cecil Baird on May 31, 2015 at 7:45pm
Well for starters where do I make regular posts at? Right here? Could it be my mobile Ipad that is causing me confusion?
Comment by Tony Livingston on May 31, 2015 at 6:25pm

Cecil! Good to see you on here. What are you having problems with?

Comment by Cecil Baird on May 31, 2015 at 3:18pm
Maybe go to "My Page" and post there?
Comment by J. B. Hillard on May 31, 2015 at 2:19pm

Same here.....it is a confusing setup. Takes a while to half way figure it out. I haven't figured out how to edit a post yet. 

Comment by Cecil Baird on May 31, 2015 at 12:36pm
How do I post on this site? I'm so confused!
Comment by Alan Prunty on May 15, 2015 at 6:24am
Thanks for the add
Comment by Bruce Condello on March 25, 2013 at 7:03pm
Thank you, Jonathon.

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