Originally Posted by kayes
Or how can I rename the "Message Board" as "Announcements"?
Change that part in your language file.
The second part, I do not think so without some code modifications. You want people to view, but not post - so basically, unregistered access to the boards, since there is no way an unregistered user can post to them (or at least, I haven't figured out)
You could use the news box under admin to make announcements.
I have mine set up to dissappear when logged in..