tangor - 12:12 am on Jul 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
My remarks above indicate the lure of FB's instant response as opposed to purpose built managed forums. I don't see forums disappearing, but I do see they will be second or third choice in the future, and that those who then participate will more likely be the more serious minded. What to change? I'm not changing anything, in fact, I intend to keep things as they are and continue to impose limitations on web2itis (ie, any links allowed must be on topic!), gaining trust via sandbox periods for new members, maintenance of valid opt in procedures... That is not to say that FB cannot set a serious tone, but by it's very nature of inclusive of all... even those without interest, dilutes discussion at FB.