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matengawhat:i can't see any tool bar on my system and no tree icon any ideas?
When you're doing a new post or reply, do you see a "toolbar" under "Message" just above the blank page (where you type your post in)? The "tree" icon is there next to your Smileys. What browser are you using?
matengawhat:internet explorer 8 and no tool bar also logged into firefox and again no tool bar
I use IE8 as well, and I've got this toolbar just above the page I'm typing on (looks like something from MS Word, with added Smiley functionality). Have you checked your Forum settings in My Account (top right) to enable Emoticons? (could be related...)