To the membership: For those relatively new, I am the technical manager of this site. It has been a while since I posted. We are experimenting with a new personal "update" feature. Think of it as a personal newsletter, similar to Twitter or Facebook. You can post notes for other members. Notes are limited to about 250 characters. This feature is not intended to replace the Forums, which are intended to foment extended conversations. This is the place to post announcements, travel reports, and personal triumphs.
To post an update, sign in and navigate (back) to your profile. There you will find a form asking for news or comments. Type your message with an optional link to information on another site and save the form. It will appear both on your profile and in a summary elsewhere on the site. Registered members will be able to link to your profile for the full message; others will see only a teaser.