i just now saw your post that has the questions. i guess you and i were posting about the same time before. sometimes that happens. don't feel alone about needing to find out the ins and outs on boards. we all have gone (and go) through the same thing. when i joined here, they were on chat#15. i thought it was for teenagers. that's not what it was at all. it was just the 15th thread of daily chats.
several of us come here daily (sometimes multi times daily) and chat. we just finished chatting on Core Board Chat #49
. this thread is sort of a "sit around the table and talk about what's going on in your lives" thread. it is closed now as we just started #50, but you can learn something about posting by reading what everyone said here.
some of us also post our daily menus. today's is the wednesday's thread. (looks like 2 different members started this week's wed thread.) melissa posted you the thread that has all the topics that are current for the core group. you'll find them there. (so's #49)
come on over to core board #50.
. at the bottom of the page there's a large white window (box) that says "message:"
type what you want to say in the box then move your cursor to the button under the box that says "post quick reply". left click it. your message is added to the thread.
hope this helps. okay, come on over and join us.