Moving from TIA is a big change, with lots of new features to learn. So here are some things I have learned which will hopefully come in handy
Navigation - Last Read, First Post, Last Post
Most users when navigating will click on the thread title (Liverpool vs Leeds United) - This will automatically take you to the position in the thread you last read.
However if you wish to go to the first or last post, click instead upon the replies button (in this example 244)
This gives you the option of going to either the first or last post.
Navigation - Bookmarks
One of the best features about this site is bookmarks, once you discover them you will use them over and over.
Say there is a post that has caught your eye, you want to remember to respond to later. Perhaps its just a location in the thread you wish to return to at a later point. Use bookmarks.
On the post you wish to bookmark, click the three dots
More options come up, including a book marks logo. If you click on this
It gives you a book marks menu, labeling, reminder and auto delete options.
Click save, and to ever find that post again its in your top bar Menu
Press the " ? " button and you will be given lots of short cuts to use the forum in different ways.
To insert a quote, select the text you wish to quote, then press the Quote button that pops up. Repeat for multiple quotes.
Posts in Discourse are formatted using Markdown. When you create a post, you will see the raw markdown on the left and a preview on the right. Here is a full Markdown cheat sheet.
But the buttons on top of posting bar work pretty well
Notifications and Subscribing to categories and topics
Some key definitions to understand are:
- Watching - You will be notified of every new post in the topic. The count of unread and new posts will also appear next to the topic’s listing.
- Tracking - You will be notified only if someone mentions your @name or replies to your post. The count of unread and new posts will also appear next to the topic’s listing.
- Regular - You will be notified only if someone mentions your @name or replies to your post.
- Muted - You will never be notified of anything about this topic, and it will not appear on your unread tab.
To subscribe to a Category (or forum) go to your preferences (via your Profile page) page.
To subscribe to a Topic (or thread) go to the topic in question and scroll to the bottom. Just above the Suggested Topics table is a notifications drop-down, from which you select the appropriate option.
I have made this page a WIKI for anyone to edit, improve and add to another cool feature of TAN