As we lose more and users to facebook and the boards sink. I would like to ask everyone questions. Have you gotten more friends thru facebook or the boards? Have you been on more adventures from the boards or facebook? Most importantly, Do you get a sense of community on facebook or these boards? I have always believed in these boards. Even though I might use facebook to communicate with family, the friendships and adventures I have had have come thru these boards. This place I believe is a community. Facebook instead of creating a community has restricted it to your own private castle with only your allowed friends in. Yet at the same time these boards are offer ideas and views from around the world. And not just about Star Wars but about how we live our lives and what influences us. I would not have traveled to six hours to Canada for a parade if not for Fanforce. If not for the JCC I would not have met my South Australian friends and moved there for a time period. What I saying is this place is a world wide community that offers the different viewpoints that make life wonderful and adds color. And lets not forget all the families that have started because of the boards. We are like the neighborhood bodega or corner store where you see all your neighbors and you get to know them. Its the shared randomness of ideas and information posted here that gives rise to our community. Yet Facebook creates enclosed relationships not open to new ideas. Its like High School with cliques that only certain people are allowed into. Yet ask yourself, are you creating these cliques because Facebook makes it so easy? Does facebook offer you to join other groups or discuss things you have never heard or little interest in? This community offers everything that facebook isn't. New ideas and new adventures. And all you have to do is join in. You don't have to worry about your info going to a third party or be bombarded with spam about frontierville. It is community in every sense of the word. It asks nothing and gives everything in return. So maybe to save these boards we can rise up against the giant and use the tools and the power we have to defeat it. The power of Community, the same power that gave voice to civil rights, the voice to freedom, and to the voice of new ideas. LAJ Edit - I think we've finished here.