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  1. This was already hard to find a Forum back then. I cannot manage more than one obsession at the same time, so I was rarely writing somewhere else and I was so happy to be here, that I didn't notice that the change was universal. I think it's places like FB that killed forums. Social media is mostly about spreading own ideas, not discussing them with others. Everybody is their own Moderator and Admin, and they make their own rules: "It's my post, I don't have to tolerate opinions different from mine." It's so boring, that one wants really to shoot some wall.
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  2. Just stumbled over a site named https://www.justwatch.com/ that seems to offer a similar service, only internationally (iirc you were looking for something like it back then). Does this one work for you?
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  3. I see what you mean, but am not sure whether FB is a cause or an effect. It's a good platform for posting news, but not really designed for conversations. That seems to be a recent blight on society in general -- I'm right, so you're wrong. People have always tended to hang out mostly with people they feel comfortable with, of course, but there wasn't all this polarization and demonization that I started noticing around 2000. Mercifully, though, there seems to be a hint here and there of a return to the concept that people of good will can simply disagree -- and that it's interesting and even useful to compare ideas.
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  4. Just the usual self appointed experts, thinking they could write better... what do they think fan fiction is for?!
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  5. OK, now I see what you mean -- like I don't consider anything after Next Generation to be real Star Trek (more like soap operas -- complete with evil twins! -- set in the Star Trek universe). Has anyone heard what era Sherlock & Daughter is set in? Or what country?
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  6. Never sure how I feel about about any of these Sherlock babies...
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  7. I think it's a cause. We've had a great Polish forum for keeping in touch with our schoolmates. It wasn't much about conversation, but if you wanted to find a Polish person, that was the place to go. As soon as FB grew more popular, people wandered off and the forum had to close. While FB is a kind of pub you go to see your buddies, the other one was more like a school reunion site: different purpose, different vibes.
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