Monday, 7th August 2006 (FOR EVERYBODY)
I think Normy's right that the separate threads for check-ins isn't as effective because people have to make an extra effort to visit someone else's thread.
Drupal makes things difficult when we post in our own sections because then we have to scroll way down to find our own section (or someone else's section).
So let's do as Normy suggests - everybody post their check-ins are a reply to this first day thread message. That way the most recent post (by whoever) will always be on top. Everybody's check-ins will be mixed in, but perhaps that doesn't matter.