View Full Version : Why have we changed the discussion forums?

01-25-2006, 06:25 PM
We were using a Lyris List server to manage the GUA discussion forums.

Lyris was not an optimal tool for:

Creating a visible community on the web
Managing both public and private discussion forums
Accessing and searching the forum archives
Managing security forum by forum
Creating User managed profiles
Growing membership

This forum is built on VBulletin a best in breed solution to manage web communities. This tool will enable us to scale the forums as the interests of the community diverge. It is also a feature rich environment which gives members more flexibility in how you participate.

You can:
Create your own profile
Choose your own signature
Identify when you are talking to other members, Kodak or GUA Board members
Identify when you are talking to other members what country they are from
Subscribe to forums, or threads
Select notification by email by thread, by day, by week, by month
Identify new threads only
Rate member posts for helpfulness
Send private emails to other members
Create a buddy list
Change your password or email address