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  1. TallahasseeLassie
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    Hi everyone. I stumbled across this forum, looking for some help with Skype on my iPad 2. Anyway, before I start asking questions, I would like to know how use this forum properly. I have been browsing and find it very confusing. Can someone direct me to where I can find out more? I have found some pages with Avatars that have red or green dots on them, what do they mean? There are others pages with no avatars, but icons. Neither can I see a button for starting a new thread or replying to a post.

    See, I AM a Newbie!

    Thank you.
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    Hi TallahasseeLassie, and welcome to the forum.

    Are you using the website version of the forum, or the app? The app is probably easier to navigate, and can be downloaded free from the AppStore.

    The green and red lights simply indicate whether a user is online (green) or offline (red).

    Actually, you did start a new thread (this one) so whatever you did, just do it again and you'll be fine.

    Take your time, and try to get used to the feel of the thing. There are always people around to help. Use the search facility to see if your questions have already been answered, and then get typing. Be specific! Don't just start a thread called HELP!!! Because I guarantee you'll be ignored. That's just the way things are.

    Good luck.
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    This was helpful Kevin. I just stumbled on this and wondered the same thing.
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    We are here to help. Don't be afraid to send a PM (private message) if you want more direct help. I would recommend using the app version as it is easier to navigate.

    Have a look through some of the questions other people have asked, and follow the links that have been recommended. Just play around. You can't do any damage.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    Here's a tutorial on posting and starting new threads that will help you. Enjoy!

    Edit: I guess I should have put that link, sorry! http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2012
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    Thank you so much everyone. I am now using the iPad app. I am now going to surf some other pages here.
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