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  1. #1
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    How to start a Cold Case thread

    If you'd like to start a thread but aren't quite sure how, here's a little tutorial:


    1. It begins with information from an official source: a news article, a release issued by law enforcement, a state's cold case database, etc.

    2. Use the Search box to make sure we don't already have a thread on that case.

    3. Upload the missing person's image, if available, to an image host.

    4. Go to the Cold Cases forum and click Post New Thread (to the left of the forum header).

    5. Select the appropriate location prefix from the drop-down menu.

    6. Add a title. There is a specific approved format for for all Cold Case titles:

    (State or Country Prefix - First & Last Name, Age, Location, Date)

    For example: WI - Crystal Jones, 24, Milwaukee, 16 April 2007

    7. Add your image and source link(s) and text in the text box.

    8. Preview and proofread your post by clicking the Preview Post button.

    9. Once you're satisfied that your post is accurate and complete, click the Submit New Thread button.


    Any questions? Ask away!

  2. #2
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    Sorry to bother you about something so simple but i truly can't find the "New Post" button to start a new cold case thread?
    Thank You, Samuel.

  3. #3
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    You need to have a minimum number of posts (10, I think) before you'll be able to start new threads. Just keep posting and you'll see the New Post button as soon as you reach that magic number!

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    Thank You.

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    Ya, I'm having a hard time finding the new post button as well. I've made 15 posts so far. Maybe more?

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    What if a thread is closed? Are we allowed to create a new one? No one even responded to the original thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonks118 View Post
    What if a thread is closed? Are we allowed to create a new one? No one even responded to the original thread.
    If you find a closed thread, click the Alert button and give a brief explanation. We'd be happy to review and open the thread if appropriate.

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    Thank you for this information! Super helpful!



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