We get many new members confused about how to start their own thread and how to post in the gallery. I will take you through the process here with screenshots. It's always best to have your own separate thread for your rat, as it keeps the information mostly in one place (easier for other victims to get all the details) and stops other threads getting muddled. First of all, to start a thread, or even to just like or comment on a thread/photo, you MUST be a member. If you are here as a guest, you can literally only read public stuff, so don't be shy, feel free to join our rat trapping team Be very careful about using your own name and/or photo as your avatar! As I learned myself....this stuff can come back to haunt you, so I would personally suggest you choose a neutral name and pic. If you are frightened to post due to threats etc, there is always the option to private message, whereby another member (myself included), will post and ask on your behalf, without giving away any identifying details of yourself that you are not happy with. Choose your trusted member wisely! Read around the forum before deciding who to ask for help. POSTING A THREAD. Step 1: Step 2: Choose where you wish to post. The threads below are public, so members AND non members have access to them. If you want maximum exposure for your rat, choose the 'Rat on a rat' option. If you have safety concerns, or wish to just make enquiries about your man/woman without actually 'Outing' him/her, choose one of the options below. They are 'Members only' threads, but please bear in mind, most rats are aware of this forum, so the person you are enquiring about may be a member You are not obliged to name your man/woman here, you can just give an outline of your story and ask if we think he/she is a rat. A name and/or a photo mean we can do some digging on him/her, but this is your personal choice Step 3: After choosing the forum you feel best suits you, click on that forum and then click on the blue box shown below: I Step 4: After clicking the blue box 'Post new thread', you will be greeted by the screen below. When you choose your thread title, if you want maximum exposure for your rat, include his/her name(s) and hotel/location in the thread title. If you are not yet ready for such exposure, choose a neutral title for your thread. Then write your story in the box. If you choose to add media, it's easier if you choose the full picture, as not every member can open the thumbnail option. As you can see from this thread, you can add media at any point in your post.....you can also delete it if you mess up Please do not name other victims nor show photos of them, regardless of their current situation with the rat, they are still victims and deserve privacy. Step 5: This stuff is all optional. Personally, I've never clicked on or used any of it, but if you want to start a poll, this is where to do it. After you've put in everything you want, just click on 'Create thread' and voila....it will appear on the forum You cannot delete a thread once posted, you will need to contact admin to do that, however....you can edit it. Underneath all comments, there is the option to report or edit a comment, so if you get frightened or change your mind, that option is there for you. Happy posting Gallery upload info to follow once I've eaten some food!