(I should probably start this post off with a disclaimer that I refuse to use Facebook because I hate it.)
(and apparently I should be checking facebook, but stuff posted there doesn't show up in google searches so as far as I'm concerned that information is lost to the depths of the internet)
I work in data analysis and consistently I see that Facebook content has zero tail. It gets posted and then it gets buried. It's unsearchable. It may be the single worst closed network available for data archiving.
Facebook is great for image hosting and event planning. These two things are pretty highly valued in the Nerf community, but it also offers a mechanism for immediate recognition for contributions. I'm sure there are people who like the feeling of a post of one of their guns getting a certain number of likes and whatever, and in the moment it offers a decent method for discussion in the comment section.
But, as soon as that post is pushed off a group page into one of the endless loading sections, it can only be found by going into the gallery of the person who originally posted it, and maybe not even then.
NerfHaven remains the best archival system available for information. I think that the availability of instant gratification from other services contributes to the slowdown on the forums, but Langley has done a great job of expediting the sign-up process from the several month waiting period and so I'd say that the reputation of NerfHaven is the primary reason for people not signing up.
Edited by Ice Nine, 08 December 2015 - 01:21 PM.
Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)
But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction
Theoretically solid but actually non-constructive