This is a short introduction to how to create a new topic in the debate forums.
Starting from the debate forum's home page, you will first have to decide in which forum you want to create a new thread. If you are unsure of where your topic belongs, have a look at an overview over the different forums,
When you have entered the relevant forum, a link saying "Start new topic" will appear in the upper right corner, above the list of already existing threads.
Clicking "Start a new topic" will take you directly to the form, like the one shown below. Here you can add the title of your topic as well as preferably tags. You can write the main body of your topic in the large field. The text formatting toolbar directly above the field can be used to highlight text or change the font size etc. You can also upload one or more attachments such as photographs, documents, pdfs.
To add an attachment, click the button saying Choose files. When the file has been uploaded it will appear as shown in the picture below, ready to be placed in your post. You can also choose to remove the attachment at this point, or to continue attaching files.
When you are ready to publish your post, either click the link saying "Post new topic" or "Preview post". The latter option gives you the opportunity to review your post as well as seeing how your post will appear in the forum.
From the preview page you can either continue editing your post, or click "Post new topic" to publish your thread in the forum.