Forums are more specialized, and take more “effort” to participate in. So it makes sense that forum members are more serious, knowledgeable and friendly than your average FB user. Moreover, it’s easier to moderate a forum, so people who are looking to start trouble are shut down quicker.
Yes, I also see forums as self-governed, the bad ones fail, the good ones...well like this one...prosper.
Facebook...the one-world order, social media application...brings out the raw, underlying, visceral, angry Frankenstein in me.