With the BAR List no longer a sustainable option for Brigade communication, the Board was looking for another avenue to communicate electronically. This where the idea for a forum was first born!
A forum, using the ancient Rome model, was a site located at the center of ancient Rome and it was a place to discuss all aspects of life.
Here, in the Brigade Forum, we hope to discuss all aspects of reenacting.
So to encourage our members to use this platform, I have compiled the top 5 ways to use this forum!
1. To post/read about Upcoming Events
One of the main reasons our members will benefit from the use of a forum is so event information can be easily communicated. Not only is this easily accessible and keeps information in one place, but it also allows for commentary and questions to be posted. The forum also allows attachments to be uploaded and downloaded, so members can download the schedule to keep if they choose!
2. Share Research and Historical Knowledge
Saw a really cool article on facebook? Read an interesting book? Great Historical Recipe? this is the place to share these things with your fellow members! Not only does this aid your fellow members, but it also serves to continue to aid our organization as a whole!
3. Brainstorm Event Ideas
Have you ever been to a really cool site that you would like to host an event that? Post about it on the Forum and see what the community response will be! This way everyone has an opportunity to be heard and contribute to the Brigade in a new and exciting way!
4. Share Pictures and After Action Reports of Past Events
Visuals are always the best way to communicate to the world and to each other! the Forum can serve as a place to post all of those amazing photos you took of events! Plus, this also helps our webmaster and editor pick some of the best photos.
5. Arrange Social Events - Museum Opening? Carpool?
One of the greatest aspects of this hobby is the people we meet along the way. So, why not create a place for members to communicate with each other! Maybe there is a great new museum exhibit opening or a local historic pub crawl. Maybe you simply want to see if you can arrange to carpool to an event!
This new method of communication is whatever we make of it! I hope our members participate fully in this forum, embracing all of the ways to foster community and the spread of information!