It took me 3 days to find out out to create this post, and then I had to do it thru 'New to the Community' ... can anyone tell me how to create a post on one of the regular forums? This new format is really up/
As shown in the following image (circled in red) when you're in a specific forum, there is a link at the top to start a new thread. You have to be in a forum, not a topic.
Hope that helps!