We have a Topic called “Introduce Yourself” where new users share a bit about themselves and what they hope to gain from our forum.
Users are meant to introduce themselves using the blue “Reply” button, as in reply-to-the-topic. However, they sometimes just click the first reply button that they see, which is the grey reply-to-the-last-post on the page button.
- Introducing yourself should be a reply to the Topic.
- Responses to an individual’s introduction should be a Reply to Post.
What are some ways I can adjust our settings to make this clearer?
I don’t want new users to introduce themselves in reply to someone else’s introduction because each user’s introduction can have a discussion going on–to be suddenly interrupted with “Hi, I’m John Doe, I’m new here and I’ve got 3 questions to ask.”
EDIT: Related to this issue is the fact that replies to replies are not indented to indicate when a post is a reply to the topic or a reply to a reply. If there’s a setting that will help make this clearer too I’d love to know about it. Thanks!