said 7 months, 2 weeks ago:
There are a couple reasons, @david-easter- one is that friends can give people points for the Leaderboard but we actually decreased the number of points recently so people still had to actually participate in the clubs to get on the leaderboard.
Another reason is that only friends can Private Message each other to get to know each other better. You may want to take advantage of that or you may prefer to just participate in the forums, it’s up to you. Thanks and welcome to the Clubs!