View Single Post
Old 12-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Renee's Avatar
Renee Renee is offline
Registered User

Superstar of the Year 


Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Beaumont, TX
Posts: 7,997
Thanks: 14,759
Thanked 4,949 Times in 3,184 Posts

Welcome to PTO! I’m glad you’ve found us! I remember being overwhelmed by the size of the site when I first came to PTO. So here are some "tips" to help you out:

You can check out the Husbands & Boyfriends in Prison for support, but you should definitely check out the CALIFORNIA Forums for info about the SHU.

At the bottom of every page, there is a pull down menu with an index to all of our forums. If you scroll down the Forum Jump, you'll see all the forums we have available, many of which will pertain to you & your situation. Be sure to scroll allll the way to the bottom and back up, just to see all the forums we do have. State/facility specific questions are best asked in that state's forum. Just read the descriptor that is beneath each forum title and you'll be just fine

Click on the forum title to enter the forum, then click on a thread title to read that thread.

Reply by either typing your reply into the "Quick Reply" box or click on “Go Advanced” at the bottom of the thread. To quote the post you are replying to, click on the “reply” button at the bottom of that individual post. To subscribe to a thread, use "Go Advanced" and there is the option to subscribe beneath the reply box.

To create a new thread, look at the top of the thread list in any forum for a button marked "New Thread", click on that and it will open a window where you can give your thread a title and type up what you want to say or ask. When you are done, click near the bottom where it says "Submit New Thread" and your thread will be posted.

***If you ever have trouble finding a post you made, go to the upper right corner of the screen and click on your name. This will take you to your profile. Then choose "Statistics", in that screen, click on "Find all posts by..." and you'll get a list of all of your posts/threads***

You can also "subscribe" to any threads you post in by using the "advanced reply" and scrolling just below the text box.

Lastly, for now, if you ever get a message saying that your post or thread has been moved, all you have to do is click on the thread title within that message and you'll go right to the new location of your thread or post.

Also, be sure to review our Posting Guidelines.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to pm me or any other Moderator!

Super Moderator
He has been home since January 30, 2014!!


Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Renee For This Useful Post:
honda (12-18-2012), sidewalker (12-18-2012)