11-25-2009 03:04 PM - edited 01-08-2013 03:28 PM
The community is divided into different categories based on broad topics. Each category contains boards that get more specific about the topic or subject. Find the category and message board title that best describes your question or comment.
Many users like to get started by exploring the message boards. Choose a category that best fits your topic. Next, look over the list of boards, find one whose title pertains to your question or comment, then click on its title. Take some time to read ones that look promising by clicking the message title or subject. You can use the Previous/Next buttons to browse to other pages and messages.
Use the Jump to a Message Board pull-down menu to go directly to boards in any category of the Forum. (This menu is found near the top of most Forum pages.) If you can't find what you need by browsing, use the Search Forum tool, as described below.
To search the Community, type keywords for your topic into the Search Community text box and click the search icon. (This text box is found near the bottom of most pages). A page of search results will be displayed. Browse the search results in the same manner you would a message board.
To perform a more in-depth search, click the Advanced link found on the left side of most pages. This search allows you to limit your query to a specific board, specific parts of the message (subject vs. body) and other advanced parameters.
You can also search for Community members by clicking the Users tab on any search results page and using the search options on this page.