Some of you may have been aware of recent Internet security alerts
regarding the Bulletin Board software called "phpBB".
This is a very popular open-source software script, and not surprisingly
the one which I selected to use with the Radio Scouting website.
the phpBB team have improved the security of the software, and as a
result I have upgraded the bulletin board on the website. However,
it has not been possible to do this in a way which is completely seamless
to you, the users, and as a result there are a couple of actions you will
need to take:
Previously I had integrated the Radio Scouting registration processes, so
that there was only the need for one log-in. I have had to change
this, and now it is necessary to register quite separately as a user on
the new bulletin board. You can use the same log-in name and
password as the main site if you wish, but you will need to go to the
"Register" button when you first log-on in order to create a
user account - without which you will not be able to post messages
or replies. Once you have done that, however, unless you access the
internet via a shared computer I recommend ticking the "remember
me" box which is part of the log-in sequence, and then you will be
logged in automatically each time you visit.
I have not been able to transfer the old registrations to the new site as
the database structure has changed - hence everybody will need to
re-register, including current users. Apologies for this, but it
really is out of my hands as it was imperative that we updated the
software, and I'm not competent enough with encrypted databases to be
able to be able to transfer the data safely!
I took a simple view that most if not all of the existing messages were
out of date - and hence have not transferred them. However, if you
want to re-instate an earlier message (from memory!) then please do
so. The same forum structure has been reproduced.
Finally - if you choose to - once registered please post a message in the
forum called "I've arrived" so that we can all see whose
who! Some people had special rights to certain forums - I will try
to reinstate these once I see individual registrations noted
There were 48 members registered previously, and I hope that all of you
and perhaps more will come back to register on the new forum, and then
make use of them to open up all sorts of interesting discussions on all
matters Radio & Scouting! Although UK biased, we have no
boundaries, so everybody is welcome to join in.
The new discussion board can be found by following the link from the
Radio Scouting UK front page, or directly by clicking here: