Posted by Dinah on November 13, 2002, at 17:14:30
In reply to Re: newsgroups, posted by oracle on November 13, 2002, at 17:02:09
You think the new boards are doing well? I keep feeling compelled to read the book just so the discussion thread on the book board will be a bit longer. The reunion boards are rarely used, although if they provide a safe place for some of my favorite posters, I withdraw my objections on principle to them. The faith board is so circumscribed that there is little activity on it. I often get the odd idea that those who feel the freest to post on it are the atheists and agnostics, because everyone else is afraid of saying something, well, religious.
I must confess to a fondness for PPB, and think it's a good place to be able to look thru the archives and see the same situations that inevitably come up over and over all in once place.
Even PSB has been awfully slow. The meds board remains thriving.
I have no particular objection to any of the boards, but it wouldn't have occurred to me to describe them as doing "so well".
Ah well, a difference in perception I guess.
As to the visual aesthetics involved with newsgroups vs. Babble, it's not a question of change to me. It's more a question of a rather linearly organized brain that deals more easily with this format. I'm sure that those of you that are more spatially oriented would find the other format appealing.