It’s come to our attention that many new members have trouble using the features of the forum. We are going to try to address this by creating some FAQs specifically for new users, so they can jump right in and feel comfortable using the features.
We’ve come up with a short list of questions new users have had, but we need your help.
If you can remember any questions you had when you first started using the forum, could you please respond indicating the question? This will help identify which are the most frequent questions new users may have.
Also feel free to write up the answer to your question (if you know the answer). That may help us in writing the answers to the frequently asked questions.
Lastly, one of the FAQs we have involves how to upload photos to the forum. I have answered it using an android phone and PC. However, if you have a different device (i.e. Apple phone, ipad, etc.) you use to upload photos, could you please indicate the steps you use to upload, since different devices upload slightly differently?
Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) we have so far.
On the top right corner of the page, you will see a looking glass symbol. It looks like this Clicking that will give you access to the forum’s search engine.
Click on the and a dialog box will show up. Type in whatever topic you want to know such as “grafting”, old threads about grafting will show up for you to read.
Looking up old threads is very useful and time saving. If you can’t find info through the search engine, then you can create a new thread.
Go to the Growing Fruit homepage https://growingfruit.org/ Across the top are several buttons labeled, “Latest”, “New”, “Unread”, “Top”, “Categories”, and to the far right “New Topic”. Here’s a screenshot:
Click on “Categories” button. That will pull up all the categories on Growing Fruit. Scroll down to click on a category of topics you might be interested in reading.
Go to the Growing Fruit homepage https://growingfruit.org/ Across the top are several buttons labeled, “Latest”, “New”, “Unread”, “Top”, “Categories”, and to the far right “New Topic”.
Here’s a screenshot:
Click on the “New Topic” button. Type in the name you would like for your topic. Then directly toward the right, click the button labeled “Category”. A drop down menu will come down for you to choose the category under which you’d like your new topic to appear. Hint: Most topics fit best under the “General Fruit Growing” Category. Type your text for your new topic in the text box. Please note, brand new users are limited to posting 3 new topics.
When replying to a post, or starting a new topic/thread, you may insert pictures from your computer or phone. Type your comment or question in the dialog box which pops up when you reply or start a new thread/topic. Place the cursor (the blinking vertical line) where you want your picture.
Next, at the top of the dialog box you will see several symbols. Look for the upload symbol which looks like this:
Click on the
A dialog box will pull up asking you to add an image from your device (i.e. computer or phone), or from the Web. If you choose to upload a file from your device, then click the “browse” button to find the picture on your device. Note: For android (not Apple) phones, pictures are generally found in the DCIM folder. Look for the DCIM folder. Once you have selected a picture, click “Open”, Then click “Upload”. Voila, your picture should display in your preview. Please note, brand new users are limited to one picture.