I like forums. There are about 5 that I read regularly. I like to read different opinions on subjects and I really admire people who can get their points across well in writing. Something that I have great difficulty in doing.
Writing has always been difficult for me. My reading comprehension is ok...I guess. My job doesn't require me to write at all. The only schooling I've had after high school is an apprenticeship and a bunch of certification classes. I did ok, but only because I am capable of reading and remembering enough to pick the right answer on multiple choice questions. I did ok in grade school, but dropped out in 11th grade and ended up getting a GED and then graduating while in prison.
I don't participate much in forums. I keep telling myself that I am going to participate more if for no other reason than that I hope it will make me a better writer.... but I don't know. This is really the only forum I actually post in these days. Mostly because it's much slower paced than the other ones and it's a little more easy going... I guess you could put it.
Writing actually makes me a little anxious... I could not imagine trying to get a degree where I would be expected to write a thesis or dissertation. My head would explode.