Real Discussion

One of the things I have maintained for over twenty years is a Community for online Discussion based on a forum / bulletin format. This existed long before there was a Facebook or Twitter platform.

Most internet users will say forums are ‘old’ and no one uses them any more. The people who say this have been online for a long time. Those who have not been surfing as long are unaware of a whole new experience.

While I agree that not as many people use forum / bulletin board software anymore the form of discussion is not ‘old’. People gravitate towards things like Facebook because they want simple and fast. They also want to be able to share photos of themselves and be as narcissistic as possible without anyone getting in their way. However, the end result is that no true discussion takes place.

Even if there was a good discussion on Facebook, it would be hidden or lost as time goes by. This is where a well managed forum comes in… what you say is preserved and well published so it can be found later.

Additionally, in the Community I administer, it requires various steps to ensure we keep spammers, trolls and delinquents out so that true writers can feel at peace while they share their thoughts on various subjects.

Interestingly enough, one of the many things that my Community provides is the ability to participate in text RPGs or text role-playing games as explained here.

Have a look at the Community: International Discussions and join for free or you can see the feed below of the latest Topics / some Highlights:

Latest Topics




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Highlighted

Movies & Music Discussion from our Community:
Freaky:
  Freaky 2020s By NotForSale 1 Hour Ago
A Call To Spy:
Best of  A Call Spy 2020s By Odessa 7 Hours Ago
Gerard Depardieu:
French actor By News 15 Hours Ago
Tiger Woods:
Tiger Woods
Eldrick Tont Woods – Golf By Extra! 1.1 Day(s) Ago
Scott Miller – Swimmer To Busted:
Australian swimmer who lived a wild life. By Altreus 1.4 Day(s) Ago
Demi Lovato:
  Demi Lovato Actor By Altreus 1.4 Day(s) Ago
Marilyn Manson:
Real Discussion Singer, real name: Brian Warner By FairMaiden 3.2 Days Ago
Novak Djokovic:
Novak Djokovic Quotes By News 3.4 Days Ago
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West:
By NotForSale 4.5 Days Ago
Naomi Osaka:
Discuss  Naomi Osaka Tennis By News 4.6 Days Ago
Peter Oppegard:
Figure skating coach By News 5.3 Days Ago