When I set up www.nTZ.info
about ten years ago it was as a sort of scrap book, with a comprehensive list of books which mention northern Tanzania, and extracts from those books. The extract were chosen because of the events, the people or the places they referred to. To each extract I added a cross reference index making it easy to find all extracts about a particular person or place, and to follow events in sequence.
Ten years ago there was no Google, no blogs, no wikipedias and no interactive social sites such as Facebook and Friends Reunited. nTZ.info was ahead of it's time. But now it shows its age and needs a redesign.
Feedback to the site is always welcome. To my surprise (and pleasure) much of it was from people recalling their school days, and we now have a lot of contributions from ex-pupils of Arusha and other Tanganyikan/Tanzanian schools. Increasingly now I receive requests to get into contact with others.
Because of my policy of not publishing email addresses, and because I haven't developed any sensible system for filing all your feedback (now about 1000 emails) it takes a long time to reply to each requests and a backlog has built up.
So, I thought, there has to be a way to get me out of the loop and enable you to get in touch with each other, while at the same time protecting your email address. Hence the introduction of this forum.
Guests can see all the published information, but not your contact details.
When you register, you will be able to make contact with others, and they in turn with you, although their email will be sent by the system, and they will not see your email address until you reply to them.
The idea is that you can contact people on the forum, and in turn they can contact you, but with sufficient controls to prevent unwelcome emails.
So please register - you will be asked to provide information like when you were in Tanzania and (if you did) which school you went to. Don't forget to mention the names by which you used to be known, if you have married or otherwise are now known by different names.
And please, for everyone's benefit, do post your own recollections. Instead of the long delay waiting for me to get round to posting them, they will be displayed straight away. I've copied all feedback so far into the forum, but do repeat what you've said before, and publish under your own name.
Let's hope this provides a great place for you to share your memories.