In preperation of a forum for another project I came upon www.proboards.com a free hosting site for forums. As I was making one up for that project, I made one to accompany this site and the “coming soon” new Connections event site.
“having too many ways to say the stuff dilutes contributions and segments the community”
“I hate (insert mode of online comms here) so I don’t participate. Set up (insert other mode of online comms here) and I will!”
Somewhere there is a happy medium between gentlemanly decorum
And typical internet chaos
We have wonderful email lists, in particular Simulating War and MilGames (which is sort of like a volcano – its lies dormant for months at a time and then erupts…).
We have wonderful Blog sites (here, PAXSims, GrogNews, etc.)
We have not a had a forum, so no we do! I happen to like them. Unlike email, the correspondence is all in one place, available to all. Hopefully other people do to! All are welcome to register there but to keep spam down I must approve your membership. Being free, it has some ads, if it gets popular we can look to ways to pay to go “ad-free”.
One day we may be able to add a professional journal to the mix, but now we have 3 of the 4 modes of communications that have been requested at past Connections conferences and MORS Wargaming CoP meetings.