Day 2 of my exploration of BeliefNet. I will say that this is not the most intuitive nor user-friendly site on the web. Even an effort to offer suggestions for improvement was blocked because the web page would not recognize that I had put any text in the comment field (I had multiple paragraphs).
I like the idea of this place. I also truly want to get to know people out here. I do recognize that there may be a learning curve as I figure out how to do the things I want done. Even so, I mess around with technology for a living, and am quite comfortable trying to figure things out myself, or using a site's internal search, even resorting to google to ask how to do something on beliefnet. I have to wonder if this lack of user-friendliness plays into the fact that many of the groups I have checked out are actually zombies: They look like they are there. They look like they have members. It takes a moment to realize that the last posts were actually in 2008. No one ever cleaned them up, took them offline or to an archive segment of the site. They are just left out there to tempt people into frustration when the seeker eventually realizes that their will be no response to any tentative attempts at connection.
So, I am not giving up by any means, but I definitely wish it was easier to use!