One of the oldest, and most popular tenkara forums, Tenkara-Fisher, announced that it will be shutting down at the end of January due to persistent pressures of computer hackers, and is in the process of moving its best content to a more traditional blog format that will be found HERE.
(Tom Davis also wrote an article about the topic last week)
In the wake of that news, several of the participants of the Tenkara-Fisher forum have since taken up new residence at the 10 Colors Tenkara forum.
For those of you that are used to participating in older, more established online forums, the 10 Colors Tenkara forum won't really look all that familiar. See what I mean?
It's run on the open-source Discourse platform, which takes a little bit to get used to and to figure out where all of the customary functions live and work... but the learning curve is quick, and once you do, it's great. Fortunately, memorizing forum code to embed things like videos or photos is a thing of the past.
Some added benefits... it not only looks great on desktop, but just as good on mobile, without having to download an additional app, (although Discourse does offer one). You can also use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to log-in.
If that doesn't do it for you, you can still follow along from time to time. Posts on the 10 Colors Tenkara forum have been integrated into a Twitter feed, which is easily followed, HERE.
I don't consider myself much of a "forum guy," especially since Facebook groups seem to be the same thing and that's where most people are. However, I do take interest in new technology, so I've definitely been having fun playing around inside the 10 Colors Tenkara forum the past few days.
Maybe I'll see you over there, it certainly would be nice to have a few more familiar faces stop by.