I will say that it is now harder to start a new forum, and yes, facebook groups are taking alot away from my forums. I still get the traffic, but people arent logging in, they are coming for free tech info and then going away without logging in. I considered making my tech boards login access only, but then I lose alot of good ranked threads from search. People are lazy and dont want to have to login from their phones. They are always logged into facebook so they post the same stupid tech questions over and over because the answers are buried in that one stupid facebook thread. Forums are better than Facebook, but sheer laziness ensures that facebook groups will keep growing. Maybe creating a forum app is the answer?