@CarsonWeitnauer Thanks so much for the guide. It is VERY helpful. However, I am stuck on Stage 3. Not being a 10 year old, who knows these things, and having been raised on DOS, Unix and Linux command lines (and being absolutely baffled by MAC and Windows initially), I was able to figure out how to click on “join an interest group”, and click a couple buttons to join. However, when I click on the name of the interest group, I get a list of members, and see no way to view the messages within the group, and no + sign to add a new question/topic.
When I see a + sign to add a topic (I get to it by clicking on a blue link at the bottom of the page - is there another way to get there?), I do not see a group name listed as an option in the pull down list in the leftmost field near the top of the page.
Where are these group discussions and how does one join them?
What is the difference between a group and a category? How do they relate to each other?
It seems one chooses a category when adding a topic. How does one participate in a group?
I was looking at the badges, where is the user’s manual mentioned in the Certified Badge, and the Advanced one mentioned in the Licensed Badge? Perhaps these would answer my questions.
Thanks for your help!