Post a message
If you wish to reply to a message in a thread, you can type your message into the box at the bottom of the thread. If you click preview, this will show how the message will appear on the site. The topic and message will be spell checked (not implemented yet). Questionable words will be underlined in red. If you bring your mouse over the word and right click on the question mark, possible correct spellings are listed. You can use BBcode to format your messages.
If the forum supports it, you can upload a file as an attachment. You would click on the attachment button and browse on your computer until you find the file that you wish to upload to the forum. You then click the Attach button to upload the photograph to the message. There is one attachment per message allowed.
If you want to start a new topic, click "New Topic" at the top of the thread. If you are logged in, you can click on the poster's name (if it has a blue link) to send them an email. New topics for the "Talk" pages need to be started from the appropriate mindat page - Mineral, Locality, or Photo. The link back to the page is automatically generated and this link is the topic line to the left of the message board search box.