fivebells wrote:Hi again, retro. I'm looking for Buddha Chat replacements. Places with high traffic and interesting discussions. This seems like a candidate. I'm asking about others, because a lot of people must have gone searching by now.
Hi. I think you may be disappointed.
Aside from E Sangha I don't think there are any others with the level of activity you describe.
Many on BC who were most active would not be drawn to that place, I surmise.
Zen Forum International is gaining members and is probably the most lively aside from this forum.
The Buddhist Lounge, Dharma Cloud and Mindful Arts still have a very small membership which also overlaps a lot.
There are Yahoo groups, but these also seem quiet.
Where have they all gone?
Well, thinking about it, the number of members at BC who posted regularly was quite small.
As with all such things, the 'market' is limited, and some sites may close or merge.
Dhamma Wheel and ZFI are best placed as they have more of a focus than the others.
I would recommend perhaps Tricycle as a site which is interesting to explore, as there are activities and blogs etc. which I find interesting.