Forum Basics: Navigation


Infinite Scrolling

The forum, like most modern sites, has the notion of “infinite scrolling.” When you get to the bottom of a page, be it a list of topics, or a topic with a bunch of posts, you can just keep scrolling. At the bottom of a topic page, you are presented with a set of suggested topics.

Getting around

Anywhere you see a category (like #standards) , tag (#tech or #pids) , or user (@David_Baker), in a message or a list of topics, you can click it and the Right Thing will happen.


Browsing on your phone and want to return to something later when you have a real keyboard? Bookmarks are a great solution. You can return to them by clicking on your avatar and then the .

Personal Messages

Want to send a personal message? The window that pops up when you click on an avatar includes

Like Keyboard shortcuts?

Just type :question: and you’ll get a cheat sheet. Go ahead, try it now. The ESC will make it go away without using the :mouse_three_button:.


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