If you are registered and logged in, the Boards with new posts since your last visit have a red icon by them. Once you go to that Board all new unread messages have a red folder by them also. You can go to the first unread
post in that topic by clicking on the little orange sheet of paper in the Topic column. You can go to the last
post in a topic by clicking on the little piece of paper to the right of the posters name. You can go to the first
post in a topic by clicking on the subject of the topic. Each post in the topic has a little piece of paper by the date posted. If it's orange you haven't read it. You can also click on "View posts since last visit" located in the upper right of the Forum Index page to see a list of all new messages. Posting
To post a new topic just click on the "new topic" tab. To post a reply to a specific message, just click on the "quote" button in the message to which you are replying and type in your reply. If you are replying to the topic in general and not a specific post just click on the "post reply" tab at the top of the messages. No Advertising Allowed! Search
We have several hundred thousand messages on the Boards. Use the "Search" tab at the top of the page to find the topic you are interested in reading more about.Register!
The boards are much more useful if you are registered and logged in. Just click the "Register" tab at the top of the page. Quick, free, easy. Check the "Log me on automatically each visit:" box and you will not have to re-login every visit.PM
(Private Message) To send a PM just click the PM button in a post. When you send a message it stays in your Outbox until the person reads it, then it automatically goes to your Sent box. That way you can tell when it is read. You only have a limited amount of space in your Inbox and Outbox so you need to delete old messages on a regular basis or the software will automatically replace the oldest message with the new one. Access Private Messages by clicking on the Inbox
tab at the top of the page. Posting an Image
You have to be a Forum Member and be logged in... Easiest way is to click the "• Add image to post" below your text and then browse to the file on your computer and click upload. It will upload your file and automatically put the small version in your post. Anyone can then click on the little image to see the large image.
Even more detailed instructions for posting pictures are here: http://ranchers.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=75912FAQ
Use the "FAQ" (Frequently Asked Questions) tab at the top of the page to learn more about the Boards. It will answer most of your questions.