Hey folks, I want to let you know that the isaacbrockforum.com is now open. This forum is password protected to keep web crawlers out. Search engines will not be able to access discussions in the forum. Nor will anyone be able to walk off the street straight into the discussion. They first have to ring the door bell–i.e., they must go to the how to join page to find out the password.
So it will be a place where members can let their hair hang loose a little. Also, members who want to contact each other can say, “Let’s meet at the forum” and there you can private message one another.
I want to caution everyone that the discussion forum is only quasi-private. Indeed, nothing on the internet is absolutely secure–e.g., from a government subpoena– and we are now learning, from forum moderators and owners. If you want to have an absolutely secure conversations, I suggest taking a tip from the Sopranos, and go to the middle of a lake somewhere or to your basement, make sure that neither you nor the other person is bugged, turn on a noise-maker and speak softly to one another. Private messages on the forum are for exchanging e-mails, phone numbers, and other items that should not be available to the public, and of course, for telling Expat Forum Moderator jokes. You may also plan a coup to steal the traffic and members of this blog away from us to take them to another forum.