I am so thrilled to present The Iceland Weather Report Online Forums!!
I can’t tell you how delighted I am to finally be able to do this. It’s been in the pipelines for a while, and we’ve been working fairly intensively on it behind the scenes for about two weeks.
As far as I can ascertain this is the very first English-language online forum about Iceland, so not only is this fun and exciting, it’s also a remarkable historical event!
I hope you will all pitch in to make the forum a success – there are categories for discussing topical events, tourism-related stuff, Iceland’s history and culture, and more. Ask anything ye wish to know and don’t forget to share your Iceland stories and experiences.
Before I go any further, I must give extra, extra special thanks to Grif, who has been an indefatigable source of help and without whom this would not have been possible. Seriously – he did all the work and I basically just inserted the text. He thought of every last detail and was an absolute pleasure to work with, plus he has offered to help administrate the forum. So big round of applause for him.
Big thanks also to REC, for help and advice in the initial stages.
Just a couple of technical points: You will have to register, and confirm your registration by clicking on an email link that will be sent to you. Registration is free, quick and easy. We’ve still got a few minor tweaks to make to the forum, but they’re merely cosmetic and won’t affect the functioning at all [we hope]. Any problems, just contact us.
Also, please take the time to read the posting guidelines – they’re not very long, but they are important.
I’ve started off each forum with a post, just to take the edge off anybody’s shyness. I plan to read and take part in discussions as much as I am able. I’ll also be inserting a widget into the sidebar of this blog that will feed the latest forum topics, so we can all keep track of what everyone is saying in the forums.
Okay then! Let’s get to it …
UPDATE: I’ve installed the feed widget in the sidebar to the right. If you hover over the linked topics you can see the content in those forums. Such a cool little gadget!
IT’S A MISERABLE DAY
There’s a storm on, with gale-force winds. Ugh. I went out earlier for some fresh air and very nearly got blown off my feet out by the golf course. I expect our politicians are enjoying this respite – it has certainly put a damper on the protests. Oh, and BTW I realize I alluded to a few things in the last post that I will get to posting, but I really wanted to make this announcement first [especially since the request for a forum came up in the comments to the last post – Stan, thanks for the prompt!]. Currently a very cold 3°C [windchill, donchaknow], the sun came up at 10:36 am and went down at 4:43 pm.