Rejesus, the good website about Jesus, is to move from bulletin boards to a blog for its discussiony bits.
This is the link to the new rejesus (with no capitals) blog. The discussion board, which has now been made a bit difficult to find from the main bits of the site, will close on February 1st. The thread explaining the thinking behind the change is over here. I was speaking to someone today who has had some involvement in this, and they more or less said the same thing as Bruce in the above thread:
Although this community is vibrant and very worth while it has never quite fitted what the intention of rejesus is. We have attempted over the years to make changes to the house rules, or to try and make the intention of the site more explicit directly in threads but it has always been an unsuccessful struggle. This community finds its natural home pitching a message to folk some steps further down the journey than the site is here for.
I find the differences between blogs and bulletin boards interesting. On some sites a bulletin board seems to work really well, but on others it can and up being largely ignored or, as here, going in an unhelpful direction. Ship of Fools has a very vibrant bulletin board community, whereas on the Wibsite our boards have been quieter than our blogs, the latter having having proved unexpectedly popular. If there is a way to predict which of the two means of interaction will work better I for one haven’t found it. Oddly enough quite a few well known blogs are now introducing bulletin boards / forums (call them what you will) for the first time.
All the best to the rejesus team as they try this approach. It is a great site and I hope the blog works for them too.