We have a very supportive community that serves up heavy doses of support, encouragement and enthusiasm. We love meeting new people and being friendly. While we hope that you'll become an active participant and join in our discussions, you're welcome, of course, to simply hang out silently until you feel more comfortable posting a message.
We are your safe haven and will never judge you. There is no stigma here. You are not alone.
This Welcome Forum is for a short Introduction to our members/community. Just click on "New Topic" at the top of the forum to intro yourself. It is not intended to tell your story or to journal/Blog. That is saved for the other forums or for your Blog here at the DF which you may create.
***As a new member, you will have the ability to create two active topics in each Forum. You may reply to as many as you wish.
Click on "New Topic" or you may "Reply" to an ongoing post. You will get the hang of it if you have never posted in a forum before.
*An active topic is defined as a topic that is on the front page of our busier forums or a topic that has received replies in the last 48 hours in our quieter Forums.
If you are in major crisis you may post your topic in Members Needing Extra Support Now (DEPRESSION - Members Needing Extra Support Now - Members Needing Extra Support Now!).
If you are uncertain how to get around the forums, please click on the HELP button on the upper right of the page.
Posting - How to Reply To A Post or Start a New Topic in a Forum
"Reply to a Post" or Start a "New Topic"
You have three choices to make as to which buttons to click on:
"Fast Reply" "Reply to this topic" "Start new topic"
After you type in your message, (and add a smiley or two, if you so wish), you then click on "Add Reply", (or you may "Preview Post" before posting). Your browser will then add your post to the end of the "Thread" that you replied to, or if you started a "New Topic", then it will have added it to the Forum you chose as long as you added a Title to your new Topic, which you can easily see where that will go. After you post you may go back and click on "Edit" if you feel you need to fix something in your post. You have about 30 mins to edit your post.
And that is how you Reply and Post to a Forum!
~Lindsay, Forum Super Administrator