To create a discussion, select the teal "Create" button next to your avatar at the top right corner of your screen or go to this page: https://forum.maddiesfund.org/participate/postmessage
You'll see you have options to create a discussion thread, a Q&A thread or a library entry. The discussion thread option will be used the most often, especially when you are creating an open-ended discussion that doesn't have just one specific answer.
From the first drop-down, select the name of the community or group that you would like to post to. The main community is called "Animal Welfare Professionals".
After selecting the Animal Welfare Professionals community, you'll notice a second drop down now appears called "Topics". You must select at least one topic that most closely relates to the content of your post. Please refrain from selecting more than 3 topics when creating a discussion.
Then in the discussion subject, you'll enter the subject or title of your post. We've learned that subjects that include a question or a direct call to action get more engagement from our community members so try to be as specific as possible.
In the body of your post, you have several options in the toolbar to format your post, insert images, embed videos and more!
If you'd like to hyperlink some piece of text, you can do so by highlighting the text and selecting this link icon. You'll get a pop-up where you can enter the URL and your text will be linked.
If you'd like to insert an image, use this photo icon and select "Upload Image"
You can also embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo in your post. To do so, start by opening the video on YouTube or Vimeo, we'll just YouTube as an example. From YouTube, click on the "Share" button then select "Embed".
You'll select "Copy" to copy that embed code.
Then head back over to Maddie's Pet Forum and click on the video icon.
From this window, you'll simply paste the code you copied from YouTube and select "Embed Video".
When you're done composing your thread, you have a few options down here at the bottom. You can choose to "Schedule" your post by specifying a date and time to publish your discussion.
You can also choose to Save your post as a draft by selecting "Save as Draft" if you'd like to come back to it at a later time. Posts that are saved as drafts are available on your contributions list. Use the dropdown to select "View draft items" and "edit draft" to continue composing your thread.
Otherwise, select the "Post" button to make your thread live!
Please note that if this is your first contribution in Maddie's Pet Forum, you'll quickly see a message at the top saying the post must be reviewed by an admin. This is just our way of ensuring no spammers disrupt the conversation. After an admin has had a chance to review and approve your post, it will be live on the community.
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