Originally Posted by gregmchugh
But on traditional forums everything is just words (at least it was until they started letting you add pictures, static emoticons, and now those dreadful animated thingies). You canít even put your original post in big bold or fancy fonts with a colorful background to make it appear that your inane post is more than it really is. If I see one more super sized ďThank You For Accepting Me Into Your GroupĒ post, I will gag...
Old Fart Rant completed...
Those animated thingies are called giphies (gifs) and I wonít allow them in my Facebook group. I have 25,000 members with a weekly partipation rate of about 2/3rds of the members visiting. Thatís just for a single obscure sandwich sold mostly in the Midwest with about 20 photo post per day. I doubt an independent forum could do that. But thatís peanuts. Some Facebook groups have over a million members.
As for independent forums go the biggest Class B forum at one time was on RV dot net and now they sometimes go a week without a post.