There are three main methods of starting a thread here in the 300 Hours Community: starting a Discussion, creating a Poll, or asking a Question. You can start a new Discussion, Poll or Question using the large drop-down button on the left, like so:
New Discussion: Start a thread about anything you like.
New Poll: Want everyone’s opinion on something? Start a Poll and everyone would be able to vote as well as comment. You can also choose to make the votes anonymous.
Ask a Question: Specifically want something answered? Ask a Question – the difference between a Question and a Discussion is that it will be flagged as Unanswered until you or a moderator chooses one of the responses as an Answer.
When creating a Discussion, Poll or Question, select the Category that is most suitable in the Category drop down menu, and enter as many tags as you like (we keep it pretty flexible here). 🙂