Most 'social media' is, for me, too short and vapid to have any sense of real connection.
Yep. Two thumbs up on that. The forum format is more a sustained dialogue. Topics are up for further discussion and reveal various viewpoints beyond a facile like/dislike dualism. And even when the discussion gets negative it is often interesting to see what topics cause such divisions, and learn not to be too dogmatic or one-sided about things oneself.
I find the Hypnos Forum very comfortable and open, welcoming to new members, and really with a fine mix of posters and topics. And as a moderator I especially like deleting, on the weekend, all the posts for drugs and excellent imitation classic watches.
Loren: "To me Hypnos in many ways is an old shoe."