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This question has been answered by sugarbear18

I've been an active memeber in about 15 other forums but never had such a hard time finding a way of how to comment on an EXISTING forum thread.

The only button I can find is 'new post' - which creates a new thread imho.

But when I'm in an existing conversation, I cannot find a box to enter a new post to this thread (unlike BLOG posts!), nor a button like 'reply to thread' or so, as common in other forums.

The only way seems to be to 'reply', but then I have to refer to another post, which I not always want. I sometimes just want to add a further comment to the thread's topic.

How to do that?

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  • Go to the last post and click reply to add to the thread.

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  • Hi Foreign.Passport,

    You will need to be logged into the forum to reply to posts. When logged in you will see a reply box after each post.

    Teddi

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  • Thank you.

    Of course I was/am logged in. This is also how I created this very post ;-)

    As outlined in my question, I do not want to 'reply' to a certain post, but 'reply to the thread', or 'comment on thread'. This is pretty basic in all other forums that I know. You CAN reply to a certain post, but don't have to.

  • Go to the last post and click reply to add to the thread.

    Teddi

    Forum member since 2005

    Ideastorm member since 2007

    #DellWorld2012, #DellWorld2015, #DellEMCWorld 2016,# DellEMCWorld2017
    If my answer was helpful, please click the YES Button. Thank You.



     

     

  • OK, so no single comment possible, I always have to reply to someone. Thanks.

  • Hi foreign.passport,

    Thanks for posting on the forum.  If there is no reply button at the bottom of the post you wish to reply to, then the post may have been locked.  Can you give me the URL of the thread you wish to post on?  I'd be happy to check to see if it is locked.  Thanks.

    Regards,
    Robert

  • Hi, there are reply buttons, thank you.

    I'm just not used to posting in a forum that doesn't allow for posting in a thread, without REPLYING to someone. All the forums that I know also allow for posting in a thread, without having to REPLY to someone.

  • Sorry I have another question which is related on how to operate Dell forums.

    How can I subscribe to a thread, without having to post a silly message, like 'I want to know too' etc.? Also pretty basic stuff in the other forums that I know, but I can't find such an option here.

  • One more:

    when posting in FORUMS, how can I display all threads that I started or participated in, together with an indication on how many new posts were made, or answers were given, since my last post?

    All I can find is such a display for my BLOG posts, but not for FORUMS. Yes there is a list of all 'activities', but it doesn't show if there was any reply or update on any of the posts.

    It is very cumbersome to be active in such forums, without such information.

    Thanks.

  • foreign.passport

    One more:

    when posting in FORUMS, how can I display all threads that I started or participated in, together with an indication on how many new posts were made, or answers were given, since my last post?

    All I can find is such a display for my BLOG posts, but not for FORUMS. Yes there is a list of all 'activities', but it doesn't show if there was any reply or update on any of the posts.

    It is very cumbersome to be active in such forums, without such information.

    Thanks.

    I found it: Home -> Your Discussions

    However, this is only for one forum, which I have to choose first. Is there a way of how to display exactly this information, but for all forums that I posted in?

  • foreign.passport
    foreign.passport

    One more:

    when posting in FORUMS, how can I display all threads that I started or participated in, together with an indication on how many new posts were made, or answers were given, since my last post?

    All I can find is such a display for my BLOG posts, but not for FORUMS. Yes there is a list of all 'activities', but it doesn't show if there was any reply or update on any of the posts.

    It is very cumbersome to be active in such forums, without such information.

    Thanks.

    I found it: Home -> Your Discussions

    However, this is only for one forum, which I have to choose first. Is there a way of how to display exactly this information, but for all forums that I posted in?

    No, that option is not available on this forum.

  • foreign.passport

    Sorry I have another question which is related on how to operate Dell forums.

    How can I subscribe to a thread, without having to post a silly message, like 'I want to know too' etc.? Also pretty basic stuff in the other forums that I know, but I can't find such an option here.

    You can subscribe to a thread by clicking on "favorite this thread" then you can follow it by checking "favorites" in your profile.

  • foreign.passport

    One more:

    when posting in FORUMS, how can I display all threads that I started or participated in, together with an indication on how many new posts were made, or answers were given, since my last post?

    All I can find is such a display for my BLOG posts, but not for FORUMS. Yes there is a list of all 'activities', but it doesn't show if there was any reply or update on any of the posts.

    It is very cumbersome to be active in such forums, without such information.

    Thanks.

    You will get an email notification for each thread that you started or participated in. Click your settings tab on the top right and then click emails. You will want to check emails and receive HTML. In the second part, check send notifications and enable status message and comment notification. I believe they are checked by default, but it is better to see for your self.

    I add them to favorites, which is on the right side of the page and received notifications or you can subscribe to the group which is on the right side of the page.

    For each thread on the main forum, there is a number count and view count.

    Teddi

    Forum member since 2005

    Ideastorm member since 2007

    #DellWorld2012, #DellWorld2015, #DellEMCWorld 2016,# DellEMCWorld2017
    If my answer was helpful, please click the YES Button. Thank You.



     

     

  • I agree...at this juncture I am trying to find how to create a post. I am in the laptop forum and there is no 'Create Post' or similar hyperlink.

  • Hi JustTryingToGetItToWork,

    Once you are logged in to the forum, go to Laptops. You will see three divisions on the main laptop page. Click Audio, general hardware, or video. Click the one that meets your needs. On the subforum page you will see the New Post button.

    Teddi

    Forum member since 2005

    Ideastorm member since 2007

    #DellWorld2012, #DellWorld2015, #DellEMCWorld 2016,# DellEMCWorld2017
    If my answer was helpful, please click the YES Button. Thank You.