For obvious reasons I'm posting this question to an unrelated thread. One would think the easiest thing in the world would be just starting a new thread (i.e. asking a question, making an observation, etc.) as opposed to replying to an existing thread. Obviously others have figured this out since plenty of people are posting questions and I'm sure I'll be embarassed when someone explains how, but I've decided to swallow whatever pride I have in my computer literacy (which is very little), stop reading FAQs, clicking on any conceivably relevant link, and otherwise spending a lot of time on what surely must be the most basic of all things in this new system, and just ask the question: how do you start a thread?