There's arguments for and agin both FB and the Forum; I haven't been on here much lately, and am only here now because I took that ill-fated early nap and woke up at midnight as if I slept for 8 hours!
Dialogue on here is not as open as it once was (some of that is down to, as someone said, a number of us having been here since the 90's...nowt much else to tell). Different bunches of us have met in the real world and I speculate that these "Real Groups" have chosen to keep their relationship going in teh real world and haven't found much need or cause for sharing experiences, music, whatever, with perfect strangers (and I am both perfect and strange!).
Other cliques are a bit spread out globally and either here or FB serves the purpose of communications bridge (not THAT kind of bridge, Danny
I've seen some really heated threads on FB (usually to do with the dying US house scene) where people go at it Body & Soul (quip)...those discussions run counter to the one liners and the "this is what i had for breakfast" post that are more the norm. (I've got a friend on FB who, since I started following her posts I
m coming to the conclusion that she's quite mad!...so its good for that...weeding out those who want to do the mobile post while on a city bus telling you about "the lady in front of me smells like a skunk, is big as an elephant and looks like a chimp"...WTF! Why people think that that kind of post would be of interest to anyone do not know...but you get, I guess, millions of them daily!
Real Music group...I Like It Funky group - there's a gem or two being posted on those groups, but there's just too much to go through for me...I tend to comment (usually positively) on things I already know...hit the "like" button on things I've taken the time to listen to and actually like...but I don't have time to listen to everything. One thing those groups have done is show just how much stuff is on Youtube as just about all the songs posted come from that source (I did one for Soundcloud)...
Hate to say it but while I'm nostalgic for the old days and the old forum, that genre is dying...like cassettes, vinyl and CD's before it.
I remember Dufster asking something about reaching a certain age and not moving forward with music, only listening to the familiar stuff from yore and anything new is force fed by radio...and usually not specialist radio either...well, aside form the force-fed by radio bit (Force Fed By Radio - the name of my new group!), I think I'm at that stage. I mentioned (on FB!!) that I've really gotten back into listening to music again, what i didn;t say was what music I was listening to...a lot fo stuff bought over the past 10 years or so, that came at me like a tornado, and then got shelved; music i never really listened to in any depth...well that's being rememdied (and i realise that i've got a ton of good stuff - mostly thanks to this forum's suggestions).
With that I'm off to bed
(PS it's easier to edit mistakes on a forum, not that I'm going to go back and proof read this post