To create a news post:
Just click on the New Topic button. Please keep news limited to news about the official Carcassonne game or expansions (HiG or RGG versions), or news stories directly related to these.
To create an event post linked to a calendar item:
Click on the Calendar link on your forum toolbar at the top of your screen. Next, at the bottom of the Calendar, you will see a link called Post Event, click on that and fill out the information:
Event Title: <make it a clear title>
Year, Month, Day: <make sure these are correct!>
Number of Days: <how long is the event?>
Link Event to Post: <generally, check this, and it will automatically create a post in the Events forum>
Post In: <leave this at Events, please do not change it!>
Things to use the calendar for: gaming club get-togethers, gaming events, Carcassonne-related items, etc.
Things not to use the calendar for: birthdays, things not related to Carcassonne, etc.