Should I Move the Microlite74/78/81 Forum to a Google+ Community?

Google+ Communities LogoMicrolite74 has a forum. You may not know this because it has not been very active the past couple of years. I’ve received several suggestions that I should just move it to a Google+ community — from people who would prefer it to be a Google community, of course. While I hate to depend on a third party service that could disappear or be changed to something not useful on the whim of some corporate executive, I’m not necessarily opposed to the idea if people would actually use a Microlite74/78/81 community.

Please let me know what you would like? Keep the current forum or move discussions to a Google+ community? If you like the idea of a Google+ community, I’m open to ideas as to what to call it. I want one community to handle discussions of all my “old school” M20-based games (as I’d go nuts trying to keep up with one Community from Microlite74, one community for Microlite78, one community for Microlite81, one community for Gyphons & Gramarye, etc.) — but that makes coming up with a name that covers all of them and is also recognizable enough so people will see the name and know what is covered hard. But then as anyone who has ever played in my games knows, I’m horrible at coming up with names off the cuff.

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4 Responses

  1. I rarely check my G+ communities.
    Facebook, however, has been the quickiest way to find news for me nowadays.

  2. Keep the Forum and create communities in G+ and FB. While I only use G+ when it comes to social media, a forum serves a different purpose then a community. It is hard to find topics once they are gone from the first few in a community, but a forum is always searchable.

  3. Rachel Ghoul says:

    I agree with Marcus. No reason you can't have both.

  4. Randall says:

    Marcus: I don't have time to run a forum and a G+ Community, let alone a FB group on top of those two. (Not to mention I really dislike FB.)