I like message boards. They give me a chance to talk to people I would never meet in real life. I also miss speech and debate, so I often enter in to arguments where I know I’m outnumbered.
I don’t expect anyone to come through to my way of thinking, but I would at least like coherent conversation or debate. Every once in a while, I feel like I’m a guest on the Colbert Report. I’m talking about one thing and everyone else is talking about something only tangentially related. For my own sanity, I have to leave the conversation.