Hope this is the right place for this question. Being new to electronic stuff such as iPads / forums etc ( and wondering every time I come to type why the heck they had to mix the letters up ) I am concerned when I can't understand bits and bobs. Here goes, I may as well admit it, I am 71, happily do a full week, but am a bit out of it with this electronic caper!(you see!!i thought I would be adventurous and insert that little green man from the box on the left. Tapped him and now my thread has "" !!! ) So, the queries, when in the lists of thread titles, the left hand column has little oblongs with different things in them. Eg mine had just a dot=" contains your posts". What does that mean? Now it has a bollworm line="hot thread ( no new )"?? Then I see at the bottom of where I'm typing now there is talk about " subscribe, do not subscribe etc etc. 'All part and parcel of life's gay pattern ' I guess !! ( now I spot ' deselect this post' .What the heck ? Oh, now I see "I want to post a poll" and a no.2 in the little box?? Help!! [hr] 1 minute later I learn what spew spew was relative to the little green man!!