Re: Something Less Crowded By: prsona / Knowledgeable Mar 30, 2018
Post # 4
You want less crowded than here? Seriously? This is a fairly quiet board.
Yes: There are other forums out there. But I am very picky, for various reasons. In many other communities, you will overwhelmingly encounter the following on an almost per-post basis:
>Entire boards of nothing but argument about whose tradition is "right," and out-right namecalling.
>Insults thrown at new members who are asking about getting started, for not already knowing as much as someone who has been studying and practicing a very specific tradition for many years.
>Politics injected into everything, and verbal condemnation of members for not aligning with a very specific political philosophy.
>The exact sorts of things you see here, about as much as you see it here. Except in many other boards, it will be met with insult, or with acceptance (at which point you realize you've found a flffdom rather than a magic community).
Yes: There are some other good communities out there, but some may align with you personally than others. That said, most are very active, and very crowded.