I would say that there aren’t any other viable forums out there that interest me right now. Maybe Cake will usher in a flurry of new forum competitors and I end up leaving Cake to hang out elsewhere. But the forum options at the current moment are shit:
❌ blog commenting is dead
❌ Linked In announced new changes in September to revitalize groups, but they killed the group energy three years ago with massive changes that scared away a lot of people.
❌ Reddit feels old and mainly used by niche users who’ve been on there forever.
❌ WeMe is supposedly promising but its freedom of speech no matter what feels like a breeding ground for trolls
❌ Twitter has Twitter chats which are grade school Q1, A1 everybody tweets their answer to the same series of questions. Conversations on Twitter are such a small part of the content firehose that you can often miss them when scrolling through your home timeline.
❌ Mastodon is mainly one on one conversations for me so not a forum option.
❌ Facebook. I despise Facebook.