Out with the Old
The KayakForum used essentially the same system to run for just over 21 years. I like the way free-flowing conversations could evolve in the old system. A thread could start with a focus on one subject and then as the conversation flowed, end up at a very different point. Because the subject lines could be changed as the conversation moved, the thread could easily branch and readers could still keep track of it all.
Unfortunately, when my web host upgraded the operation system on the server for the KayakForum, it broke parts of the KBBS. While we currently can still read all the posts, the ability to post was broken.
Another nice thing about the old system was its fairly loose registration system. You could start posting without actually really registering. This was convenient, and even those who did register, promptly forgot their passwords and rarely ever needed to remember them.
In with the New
This new system is different. You will need to register and you will need a password. I'm sorry, but hopefully it will help me control spam as well. Another thing that broke on the old system was my ability to delete spam. This system should be much easier to monitor for spam.
Please Register and Keep Posting
Posting photos is easy with this new system and you have a bit more ability to format your post. It has some nice features, I hope you like it.
Thanks for keeping this community alive.