I have been lurking too long and have decided to join the ranks of BRP Central. It is nice and easy logging in from Facebook.
I'll check them out. I'm always interested in travellers' photos of locations I'll never get to go to.
Yes, lots of them. Still in the process of uploading them all on Flickr, but you can find several there already under the same nick as I use here.
Did you take any photos while you were trekking?
I have to say I can't say about the new banner - most of my surfing being done in the office, I like to set my forum defaults to the bland standard layout ...
Hurray! Better smileys, please!
Hey, what happens if I "Go Advanced?"
Kill the Wiki!
I find wiki's more trouble to edit than they are worth. Working in HTLM is easier.
As for the software upgrade, what are the advantage of the new software? Is is worth upgrading? It might not be worth the hassle if you/we aren't going to gain something from it.
No, by all means continue to use it in the meantime. The conversion should be pretty easy.
Sounds good. Meantime, should we hold off posts/mods to the wiki, to minimize your conversion job?
There's several problems with the wiki. It's not integrated with the forum, so you have to create a second accound there to use it and the formatting syntax is totally different and must be learned before you can add or edit content there. That in turn results in the wiki almost never being used. There's a CMS (content management system) with the new version of the forum software, so I'm hoping that will be suitable to replace the wiki. If so, the current content would be moved there.
Remove the Wiki? I've just been encouraging people to use it! It might be that it looks so good and 'official' that folks are a bit scared to put their stuff there. But if it were made clear we could & should, and perhaps made it a bit more prominent (particularly SharedWorld), then hopefully it would be used more. How do you think it should (have been) used?
If it gets zapped, where will the content go?
And here I thought you were branching out into recording music...