Website Updates As Of Today

Posting rules: It shouldn't need saying, but... play nice. Please keep your discussions civil. You can disagree, just don't be disagreeable. And, of course, all of the usual stuff like no spamming. Tex adds: I'll be rigorously enforcing this as we go along. We're probably going to be a small community in a little lifeboat, so we can't have members at each others' throats. This is for the sake of the project as a whole. So when you post, pretend you're speaking in person with your very wealthy auntie who has always treated you wonderfully and currently lists you prominently in her will. I won't be tossing anyone out of the forums because we are all in this together (except spammers: immediate membership cancelation), but I'll delete suspect posts right away.

Today, as we start to get close to 3,000 members (!), I've made a few changes to the website, a couple of which will be of note to users. First, please note that now in the forums you will see a text editor menu bar above the box where you type your message.  Second, please note that on that bar there is an icon, top right bar, left most icon, for adding images to your posts.  This will open a dialog box that lets you do this and add a link to a full size original.  Also note on that same bar the Omega icon, which allows the insertion of special characters.  Hope these new functions are welcome. The other stuff is backend for us admin people, but what you will want to know is that soon we will have galleries and imbedded images and videos.