I could not help noting the "demographics": men of a wider age range (20 - 65?). Women: mainly young (20-40?), perhaps not having kids under their care if they are above 30.
Do these show anything?
It would be interesting to see the gender distributed proportion of conference presentations. I would guess that there would be more representation of older women in those settings.
(b) that group leaders relocate their groups HERE, to the main forum, where they will attain much greater visibility and a larger pool of potential contributors than in their currently hidden locations; in other words, that current groups morph into forum threads; at present I think we're dissipating our collective energies into a myriad small groups; after all, the predominant form of sociality in this kind of online environment in not group sociality but rather thread sociality (Postill 2006).
Postill, J. 2006 Dramas, fields, and threads: exploring sociality in a Malaysian cyberdistrict. Paper to the workshop ‘Complementing Community: Expanding the Conceptual Repertoire of Sociation’ Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, May 9-15 2006.