How to reply to a thread or put your name on a sign-up list
In order to attend one of our Saturday Detailing Classes, we ask all club members to register with our forum and then reply to their club's sign-up thread.
As the Administrator for the forum I get phone calls and e-mails from people almost daily letting me know they can't figure out how to add their name to the sign-up list.
Sometimes what they are trying to do is to edit my post, (the first message in a sign-up thread), and add their names themselves. This is impossible. Only the person that posts a message can edit it; just like a regular forum member cannot edit another forum members messages, you cannot edit someone else's messages.
Can you imagine what kind of chaos there would be on discussion forums if anyone could edit your message? Not pretty.
In all cases, when a club reserves a Saturday for our Detailing Class, I send out an e-mail that provides the link to the sign-up thread and the instructions that state that to attend the class a person must first REGISTER with the forum, and then they can REPLY to the thread. You cannot reply to a thread until you've registered and become a member.
If you're reading this and struggling to get your name on the sign-up list for your club's class, then first ask yourself this question...
"Have I registered with the forum?"
If not, then click here...
If you have, then go to the link you've been provided, or look for your clubs sign-up thread in the sign-up forum here,
When you find your clubs thread, CLICK on it. After the thread, (A thread is a linear list of messages), pulls up, read through it if you like, (recommended), and then look for a clickable text button that says, and click on it.
Below is a picture that will help you to locate the clickable reply button.
After you click on the button, a message box will appear, type into the message box something like,
"Add my name to the list"
The picture below shows what this will look like,
After typing in your message (also called a Reply), then click on the Submit Reply button and this will add your message to the thread.
At this moment, an e-mail will be sent to myself notifying me that someone has just signed-up for a class. If I'm at my computer at the time, I will click to the sign-up thread, welcome the new member and then add their name to the list. If I'm not at my computer at the time, the first thing I do when I return to my computer is check for new registrations to the forum and to new posts, (replies), to the sign-up forums and process any new members and add names at that time.
It's really not that hard if you take a little time to read first and then register and reply.