or to the fact that discussion occurs elsewhereBingo.
All message boards took a huge hit due to Facebook. Which is a good and bad thing
-Good = More exposure, everyone's already on Facebook so it's convenient. You don't need to go out of your way to find Amanda news, just hit "like" on her page and boom, you're updated everyday on a website you already visit everday.
-Bad = Quality of discussion takes a HUGE hit. Instead of in-depth, interesting posts on here, you read really short, generic comments on Facebook most of the time. Plus, people tend not to be as honest/open when their first and last name is attached to everything...
Overall, it's way more good for the artist, not even a question. But I do miss the active communities of die-hard fans.
this forum remains a community of die-hard fans.
though it has fewer active members than it use to.
this decrease in members,
the fact that fans discuss stuff on the too many facebook pages,
several twitter pages, a's blog and elsewhere
the hard fannish discussion gets more intense
(here and elsewhere)
when this forum's heros tour (solo! or TOGETHER ! ! !),
and much more intense when they release new work
they use to tour together all the time, and release work
more often then they do now, so the fannish discussion
was more regular