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The Purpose of The Broadcast Community
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:47:42 AM »
Facebook has become an unfriendly place (to say the least) over the last year. There is fighting, flaming, back-stabbing, race-baiting and many other "social" problems. Real life friends have been pitted against each other. Many users of Facebook are there for the use of the groups, but more and more people are feeling that it isn't worth all of the hassle and are deleting their Facebook accounts.

Several times, I have seen people asking if there is a Facebook alternative. There is. Many will remember the threaded discussion board sites like this one. They were huge before Facebook became mainstream. Facebook groups are easy to make but lack a lot of the functionality of a threaded discussion forum. Many have been willing to trade that functionality for convenience. Some of these groups have grown so large that the content gets lost in the other content. It is nearly impossible to find a topic that you read about 2 weeks ago.

Lately, I have been approached by a few people who are admins (or just members) of Facebook groups, asking if there was any way to make a user-friendly discussion forum experience without being tethered to Facebook. There is a better experience - Threaded discussion boards. Here at the Broadcast Community, we have combined the focal topics of several different broadcast-related groups and consolidated them into one, easy to digest format. Here are some of the benefits of utilizing a forum like this:

  • Threaded Discussions. All topics are listed and replies are kept neat. You can come back at any time and find the information you are looking for quickly.
  • You can keep somewhat anonymous. You choose what to share and who to share it with. On Facebook, you get ONE profile that you have to use with everyone.
  • Images and documents can be found in a common repository instead of having to sift through a bunch of threads trying to find a manual that someone posted 2 years ago.
  • You can navigate to areas of interest to you quickly and without having to join multiple groups.

There are many more benefits to a dedicated forum based site. Join us and be part of a great community of Broadcasters! If you have an idea for an improvement or an added feature, we have created a place for you to share your ideas. It is ultimately people like YOU that will determine the success of this site. Come on in and join us today. Membership is absolutely free and we will never share your personal information with anyone!

Tom Moog
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