So much that is BC related that is discussed on Facebook could be discussed here. So why isn’t it? Having the discussion elsewhere not only weakens this site; it excludes those who don’t have a Facebook account from the discussion. Personally I can’t help but feel that’s a touch rude and excluding.
There are crossover interests, such as Geocaching and BC. There is no reason those discussions couldn’t be held on this site; nor are there likely to be real reasons other off site BC discussion groups can’t be here. Local BC groups also could easily be accommodated on here. There is no reason to need an outside site to have a discussion. If anything is too personal for here, there is always email, or face to face at the meet-ups. Being here might even encourage new members, or someone else being able to make a contribution to the conversation. Chatting away on outside forums about BC; how will other BCers know about those discussions?
Two things I believe will kill this site. No app and people moving to other sites to have their BC chats.
The no app doesn’t worry me personally, but I can see that without one, BC will falter. It might also help explain low log statistics on books. There is little that most members can sadly do about that.
The other though we can. When having BC discussions, come back to this site to have them. Forget facebook, etc when wanting to be involved in BC. Here is where you should be, or likely one day your collective absence will help kill off this site. Then, what good will facebook, etc be for BC discussion, when absence has killed off BC, except to mourn what used to be, before people deserted it for other sites.