Please note that on December 22nd, 2018, we upgraded our site and unfortunately were not able to bring the user ids and passwords from the old site.  So if you were a previous member of MBGT, unfortunately you must re-register on this site.  Your old user id and password will not work.  When you re-register, please use your user id (display name) from the old MBGT site. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

On April 22nd, our hosting provider suffered a very serious cyber attack (some of the details can be found here –  As part of the recovery process, they had to perform a system restoration which has caused us to lose about 1 week of posts (plus the week we were offline so that is why recent posts are saying 2 weeks old).  We are still trying to get back the archive site; however, that is looking doubtful at this point in time as the software had some vulnerabilities and may not be permitted to be turned back on even if they can recover the data.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Update – May 31, 2019

We are happy to announce that almost all functionality has been restored and we have migrated to a new platform which will also speed up the site (something that has been asked for).  Unfortunately, we have not yet found a way to securely host the forum archive, so it remains offline for now.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

How to Use the Q&A ...

[Closed] How to Use the Q&A Forums - Please Read Before Posting  



With the change to the new forum software, we have an opportunity to have a different type of forum.  I have documented this in a blog post here - .  The posts in the Q&A forums are a little bit different than what we have used in the past.  These posts are meant to:

  1. Be short lived - What I mean by that is that the value of the discussion has a limited useful life.  Questions like "How are the conditions at River's Edge" really only are valuable for a week or so, maybe two.  However, a discussion like "What do you think of the historical greens issue at SuchinSuch Course" is much more valuable as a long term discussion.  The first question is perfect for the Q&A forum, the other for the Talk/Advice forum
  2. Show the best answer at the top - As people knowledgeable about the question that was asked respond with answers, people use the arrows on the left side to Up-vote or Down-vote the answer.  What this does is push the best or more-relevant answers to the top as they will have the best reputation.  Also, user's who have highly rated answers will improve in personal reputation within the forum.

And there are two different types of responses:

  1. Answers - These are direct answers to the question being asked.  Like "What is the temperature of the ocean in March?  Can the family go swimming?" and a person answers with "65 degrees and only with a wet suit"
  2. Comments - These are not answers, they are comments on either the answers or the question.  In the example above, someone may want to add a comment to the answer like "Also beware that the air temperature is about 70 degrees which would make getting out of the water very cold"

Hopefully that helps to clarify things.  We will keep an eye on things and move them to the appropriate forum as we see fit.  As always, any feedback is appreciated.