I wanted to click "like" on one of those posts above. Wrong place, eh?
I haven't posted here for a bit. Or on two other band forums I used to frequent. So it's nothing personal DMC. Yes, Faecesboak sucks in so many ways BUT most important thing is you get to choose your friends and therefore who you discuss stuff with.
I got sick of forums (fora?) - not just this one - for the anonymous negative [shirt], snarkiness, petty jealousies and put-downs, abuse etc. from no-hopers and trolls. It was a relief to get away from that - I have heard many others say the same thing. Most of those I got on with on those other sites are FB friends now anyway. Anyone pisses me off on FB with negative, abusive rubbish gets defriended. I've only had to do it once though in 4 years.
I think a forum like this still has its place though and if FB makes any more of an arse of itself people will start to gravitate back. I think that the anonymity of a forum is a bad thing. People can be nasty dorks when they don't have to put a name to their words. I don't accept FB friend requests from people I don't know. Aliases are OK if they tell me who they really are.
Having said that... I remain, anonymously, Beakbeat here
But y'all know who I am, anyway, right?