The problem with online Stamp Clubs is that it is almost impossible to leave.
I have joined four such clubs and they are more trouble than they are worth. Leaving is a problem. From the perspective of the clubs themselves, a person who joins and leaves destroys the continuity of their threads.
I fully understand this but it is something that a person should consider before joining. Maybe it is buried in Terms and Conditions but it is not really spelt out.
The Administrator of the Australian-based Stamp Boards might well be a very nice guy. But I find him boorish and annoying. I cannot leave and I have resolved the temptation of looking at the site by changing my password to something that I could not possibly remember.
Stamporama looks a good site. I joined briefly but probably around the time of the 2016 American Presidential Election, it was clear that the “group think” of the site was pro-Donald Trump. The problem with many sites claiming to be apolitical is that they really mean that they don’t like political discussion that is somewhat different from their own. So really in a Stamp Collecting site, I don’t want to hear sniggering about Hillary Clinton and the Hollywood elite. Stamp Collecting is certain to die (and deserves to die) if it is just about old men wearing “Make America Great Again” baseball hats who watch Fux (sic) News. To his immense credit, the Administrator arranged for me to leave.
Stamp Exchange …the problem here is that only a very small number of members contribute. I have contributed more than my share but it is a pretty dead forum. I wrote to the Admin asking that my account be deleted but I got no reply.
Nor did I get a reply from Stamp Community Forum. It is actually a very lively forum. Of course most threads are related to collecting in USA but I have often contributed to a long-running thread on (general) stamp collecting. Very few acknowledge my existence by replying to any post I make. I feel invisible.
In part, this is why I blog here.