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July 29, 2019
4:12 pm
MapleOne
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Peter, I think you are the main admin guy right?

I've run forums for many years starting back in the day of Ikon Board, Invision, vBulletin etc.

I can't remember which one it was but it had a similar issue as this forum.

When one is in topic view actually reading a topic...

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The only option here should be to respond to the topic and not to make a new topic.

Traditionally creating a new topic is done from the forum view not the topic view.

I actually made a topic here by accident once hitting the add topic instead of the reply topic button.

I remember I edited out that button on my forum and a couple of years later that became pretty much the norm in forum software.

I have to say I'm kind of surprised to see it still around in Simple Press.

July 29, 2019
5:25 pm
Peter
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Thanks. Great idea. Button removed.

July 29, 2019
5:30 pm
MapleOne
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Thank you, now it takes no thought to respond, there is but one button shaving a few seconds off every time I post.

Time for an extra coffee break after a week sf-laugh

Seriously though.... now it works like most other forum software.

I think it's an improvement for sure.

July 29, 2019
9:20 pm
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Peter said
Thanks. Great idea. Button removed.  

So how does one start a new topic now?

July 29, 2019
9:42 pm
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Joe said

So how does one start a new topic now?  

As far as I can see, you can't.

This was a solution looking for a problem.
Someone used to have a forum where things were done differently and expected this forum to conform. As a newbie, it took this person a bit of time to understand this forum's system. It was not a problem for anyone else, and did not need to be fixed.

July 29, 2019
9:54 pm
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First, select the forum you wish to discuss. Then select "add topic"

July 29, 2019
11:18 pm
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Kidd said
First, select the forum you wish to discuss. Then select "add topic"  

Thx. Perhaps it's been fixed as I couldn't do that earlier.

July 30, 2019
2:32 am
Joe
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Kidd said
First, select the forum you wish to discuss.  

Walk me through it please, I see no add topic anywhere.

July 30, 2019
2:35 am
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Loonie said

As far as I can see, you can't.

This was a solution looking for a problem.
Someone used to have a forum where things were done differently and expected this forum to conform. As a newbie, it took this person a bit of time to understand this forum's system. It was not a problem for anyone else, and did not need to be fixed.  

I think Peter was so impressed by his wealth and knowledge that he gave him control of the board?

July 30, 2019
3:00 am
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Click on "Discussion Forum" at top left.
Choose one of the subforums below, where you want to make your new thread, such as "Site Suggestions".
Look on the upper right, below the choice of four buttons, just above the title of the subforum.
That's where it's always been.

July 30, 2019
4:06 am
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It's pretty easy guys and the same way it is on almost all forum software.

When you are in topic view there is a topic reply button or "add reply"

When you are in a forum view there is an "add topic" button.

So this brings it in line with almost all other forum software.

July 30, 2019
9:01 pm
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Loonie said
Click on "Discussion Forum" at top left.
Choose one of the subforums below, where you want to make your new thread, such as "Site Suggestions".
Look on the upper right, below the choice of four buttons, just above the title of the subforum.
That's where it's always been.  

thanks

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