I just signed up for the forum and have spent a lot of time reading posts, and am perplexed by not seeing any way I can ask a question. I have seen no way for me to ask a question except to add a comment to an existing thread. Am I missing something or am I just supposed to read & not ask?
Forum users may join an existing discussion from within a discussion thread by clicking the reply button, or they may create a new discussion thread by clicking the new message button shown in the example below.
Please note that there are several pre-requisites:
1) You must be logged in (signed in) to the forum
2) Your account must be validated. After registration, an email is sent to the email address you provided during registration and there is a validation link to click. Until validated, your new account will not have permission to post or send private messages, so if you are logged in as a new member and don't see the button shown below, likely your account has not been validated.
3) You must be at a board level rather than category or community level in the navigation. See illustration below:
Image below shows the button for creating a brand new message to start off your topic in the selected board.
For more info, kindly refer to this Forum Help on how to start posting: