Joined: Feb. 2000
||Posted: Aug. 11 2016, 08:19
Olivier hasn't said anything at all about closing tubular.net.
Indeed, not everyone or everything is on Facebook. Facebook serves a purpose for quick information and emoting stuff that you can never find again. Well, I can't, anyway. It does not lend itself to deep or continuing conversation. We have 143K "likes" on the tubular.net FB page. If you read the threads here and over there, do you find a difference? (I do.)
FB seems to be Mike's social media of choice, but that doesn't make other places in cyberspace--including this one--irrelevant. It's one component among the growing number of social media options. Some prefer Twitter or Snapchat. Options are nice and they all have their place. As others have said, beyond the forums, t.net brings together articles, discography, lyrics, tabs, etc.
A community has developed here over the years, which FB isn't going to replace. Sometimes it's a bit sleepy 'round here, but that is the ebbing and flowing of the cyber sea, eh? Heh...perhaps forums are like the song of the humpback whale-- you can pick up a conversation thread where you left off a long time ago!
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From: Moongarden's "Solaris."