I hope--and do expect--this board will continue to be a vibrant presence in the online MFA applicant community, but since so many applicants are now spending time in and amongst more than one community of applicants, I thought I'd mention that the largest Facebook group for MFA applicants can be found here. It's a "closed" group, so conversations of a slightly more private nature can happen there than would or could happen in a more public forum. That said, the pace of the dialogue there is quite a bit faster than the pace here, so that won't necessarily work for everyone. Still, it's a great opportunity for this year's cohort of MFA applicants to be part of more than one community of like-minded, passionate individuals.
Also, I hope anyone who hops over there to join the discussion--amongst the group's 234 members and counting--will consider adding to the Where Are You Planning to Apply? document in the right-hand sidebar, as that information is useful for a variety of reasons and is one way to sort of "introduce yourself" into the community. Hope to see you there!