This forum operates differently from other online gathering places. Most of the technology used here is intentionally designed to thwart fascism and that’s why things work the way they do.
You can also do fun things with the software if you’ve got time to spend and don’t want to hang out on sites that absorb your attention and direct you towards fascism.
To learn the software better, go to your messages and find one of the very first messages you received, it is from Discobot. It says “Greetings!” Read that message and follow the instructions and you will learn many little tricks and tips on how to use the software.