I've moved your post to its own thread, Steve. Actually, you're in the very Forum to learn everything you need to know to enjoy Cruisers Forum. You're in the Tech Support & Site Help Forum.
What you need to do is click on Forums
at the top of the page, scroll down to Tech Support & Site Help in the Welcome Aboard section of the page that opens and click on it, then locate at the top of the list of threads in the page that opens the "sticky" titled "Forums 101 - Posting
, Accounts, Basics."
Here's a little short-cut for you: