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RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« on: Saturday 08 September 12 15:47 BST (UK) »
The first few times on Rootschat can be a bit daunting for some people. 

In the beginning (2004) it was a lot easier as we didn't have the sheer mass of topics and replies. As of writing we have just under 4 Million postings so we need a structured layout to make it easier to find topics of interest. 

But don't worry about that for the moment, just bear these two points in mind:

1) To start a topic:

  • Either go to the board where you wish to post, or,

If you are not sure where best to post, simply go to the Beginners board

  • click on the button at the top or bottom of the page, and

  • ask your question :)

If the moderators feel your topic will get more coverage on a particular board, then they will move it to that board.

2) To reply to any topic,

  • just click on the -Button at the beginning or end of any topic
You can find helpful information to most questions in the -Pages.
If you can't find an answer to your question(s) there, just start a new topic on
the "How to use Rootschat" board: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/board,287.0.html

Rootschatters are generally very friendly and helpful, so don't worry about it, if you feel your contribution is not 100% perfect - we all learnt here "by doing" :)


By the way, we don't have an "official" site-map of the various boards, but here's a good way of finding out what we have:
  • Just click on the -Button at the top of every page.
    The search page shows a list of all the available boards and sub- or child-boards.
see also: Topic: Tip: Finding a board ....
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,363496.0.html

Enjoy Rootschat :)

regards,
Bob
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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 October 12 14:01 GMT (UK) »
I'm a bit puzzled. I got a really helpful message reply from my post but can't see how to reply to say thankyou.
Also I thought there were some other posts/messages which referred to my post but now I can't find them as they looked really good as well. Is there a procedure or knack that I need to use when reading replies/posts?
Thanks for any help,
Winston

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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 October 12 14:06 GMT (UK) »
I think this is the post you refer to
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,621148.msg4695849.html#msg4695849
Simply click on the button which says 'reply' and compose your reply in the box which then appears. When you've written it click on the word 'post' at the bottom left.
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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 October 12 14:26 GMT (UK) »
Winston, I know Jen has already answered your specific question, but you might find this useful as well - it's something I do when I want to track back on previous posts.

From the front page, go to the tab in the row at the top (from Welcome to Logout) and click on 'Profile'.   That gives you your own details and there's a really useful link at the bottom of that box showing you your own previous posts.    That allows you to scroll back to any topic you've posted on before, no matter how long ago.
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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 03 November 12 14:36 GMT (UK) »
Where do I put the activating code so I can get a reply button on posts

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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 03 November 12 15:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Menamac,

Welcome to Rootschat :)

as you are replying here, you have already activated your account. 

If you don't see a reply button on other topics, then it could be that the topic is locked.  You can recognise this in the icon next to the topic:
http://www.rootschat.com/help/faqs.php#yellow_icon

regards,
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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 November 12 17:58 GMT (UK) »
Ahhh. Thank you Berlin Bob for your kind answer.  It takes me awhile to get into the way of things. :)

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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 26 March 13 07:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi I am a newbie. My problem was that my registration kept getting refused as my email address was known to be subject to a virus or something.
Eventually i checked your password suggestions and followed them to the letter - i.e. 6 digits or more including numbers and letters upper and lowercase. My reg was accepted!  ;D
I think your PW "suggestions" should be stated as definitive. I'm used to needing a combination of letters and numbers but upper and lower case is a new one on me! Telling me I had a virus put me in a panic!!

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Re: RootsChat "Quick 'n Easy" (getting started)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 July 13 19:10 BST (UK) »
Just joined and looking very interesting