I don't have any experience of an online forum apart from from UKS but it struck me today that it could be fairly easy to have virtual "friends" fall out with you. UKS has this odd set-up where you can remain "invisible" ie. where you don't show up as being online. Now why would you want to do that? Surely the point is to chat and make friends with other scrappers. Anyway, I digress ... I've a feeling that my being part of a team on UKS is coming to an end because I find all this "invisible" mode stuff childish and pointless. I'm also fed up of anything that I have to contribute to the chat being ignored by some members of the team. There are some days when my posts attract no comment because there's a personal chat going on between 2 of them that the rest of us have no idea about and I'm left feeling that somehow I'm intruding.
So ... bottom line is that I'm giving the whole team thing a lot of serious thought. Watch this space.