Member Rara Avis
That usually indicates you're not coming into the forums on the correct page, Paula.
Go to http://piptalk.com/ and bookmark it. Then, follow the links to get to Open. Use the bookmark to return to piptalk.com again, then click through to the Open forum. Your cookies should now be set. Post something. If you have to enter your username and password, that means you were probably coming into www.piptalk.com before, which should NOT be used by anyone. Okay, now, use your bookmark to go back to http://piptalk.com, then follow the link to go to Open. You should see at least one red folder (the one to which you posted).
There's a short popup article in Member's Area / Troubleshooting Guide about cookies that will explain why the correct entry page is necessary.