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RunFilter: Something like BikeForums.net, but for running?

I'm getting back into running for fun and fitness after a couple of decades of not running. The last time I was running seriously, the WWW had just been invented and Usenet's rec.running was the place to go. Can you recommend your favorite online community for runners--the kind of place to exchange route ideas, gear reviews, and training tips? I'm an occasional participant at BikeForums.net, which offers all that for cycling, and I'd like to find something similar for runners.
posted by brianogilvie on Jan 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Can web forums and email live together in harmony?

I'm part of a long-standing email list community (both digest and non-digest individual mail versions) where some folks would like to be able to move to some kind of web forum type format, but others would like to hang on to their plain old email mailing list format. Is there any software out there that would work well to allow for an email interface to a web forum? Or some other way to get the old school email folks and the people who want something more like phpbb to all talk amongst themselves without too much pain for either group?
posted by rmd1023 on Aug 12, 2012 - 3 answers

What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film?

What are the best ways for a cinephile like me to find communities of those similarly interested in film? [more inside]
posted by dr handsome on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Online writing forums and communities?

Looking for online fiction, non-fiction and creative writing communities and forums of all kinds. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Apr 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a community/forum where I can learn more about networking, code, security, and OS-independent CS topics

I'm looking for a forum where I can ask questions about networking, security, coding, operating systems, web design, etc. There are many of these out there, but I'd like to find a single community which covers all these topics more or less equally (so it isn't a Linux forum with a small section on BSD, or a coding forum with a small section on networking). I'd like it to be the sort of forum where users stay around for several years as they learn and contribute at different levels, with high literacy and education-to-spam levels. Could I have your recommendations please?
posted by westerly on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

200000 GET

What's the best platform for setting up an email mailing list or discussion for my local neighborhood? How should it be organized and promoted? We have a mix of younger (more tech-savvy) and older residents.
posted by thirteenkiller on Nov 3, 2011 - 9 answers

Good help forum for Office 2010?

Can anyone recommend a good, well-trafficked forum for Microsoft Office (particularly 2010) questions? Seems like this should be eminently Googleable, but maybe because there are so many of them, I'm not finding the one that is the one. Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Mar 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for a great place to party

What are some fun, smallish, friendly online communities that I could join? Details for what I am looking for inside [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jan 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Where do the internet-savvy poets hang out?

What are the best online communities for poets? This previous thread says that poetryslamming was pretty good, but it looks dead now. Are there any others?
posted by yaymukund on Nov 30, 2010 - 2 answers

What's your experience in getting an online community to grow?

I'm in the process of developing an online community (for a fairly specific industry/group of people) and was hoping to hear from others about their experiences during the early months/first year of getting an online community to grow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Online forum that allows file share?

Does anyone know of web-based community forum software that is FREE and allows FILE attachments to community posts (PDF, Word, and PPT docs)? I've tried Freeforums.com, which is great, but it does not allow PDF attachments. THANK YOUs!!!!
posted by iam2bz2p on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Not to derail, but what are the most important off-topic topics?

ForumFilter: What advice do you have for seeding a soon-to-launch professional forum with general topics? What should we bake-in to help build community, serve as social release valves, encourage participation, etc? [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Jul 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Using the web to make HOAs/Condos click?

Looking for suggestions or examples of websites dedicated to folks who live in Condos or HOAs (i.e. a website for a specific building or development), and what makes them work (or not). [more inside]
posted by lowlife on Sep 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Active writing forums?

Anyone know any active writing forums they would recommend? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Fees for giving "ask the expert" advice

How much would an online expert expect to be paid? [more inside]
posted by cherie72 on Sep 2, 2008 - 6 answers

smart online sex forums: lizard brains can wait outside

Is there a Metafilter about sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 3 answers

the genius robotic entity of sciforums.com

Can you help me find the fascinating and mysterious forum postings of a self-proclaimed robotic entity on sciforums.com? [more inside]
posted by Avenger50 on May 16, 2008 - 1 answer

Find me an online fashion home!

Recommend a really good, friendly online fashion forum (or bulletin board, or LJ) for a funky fortysomething. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Dec 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Looking for Unconventional Forum Software

I want to create an online forum to discuss literally all topics. I'll be recruiting well-rounded people who can discuss lots of different sorts of issues in depth. The problem is: what software to use? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Community ASP Software?

I'm looking for a community/portal service that isn't rediculously expensive. Anyone know of such a thing? [more inside]
posted by frufry on Oct 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me find an easy & cheap way to set up chat for my forum?

I run a small, private forum for a few friends who are scattered across the US & Canada. I'm looking for easy ways to incorporate other ways for me to enable additional communication between members - whether it's a group voice chat or a chat room. I need help figuring out how to do this very easily (I was barely technical enough to install a pretty skin for my phpBB), very cheaply (preferably free), and so that it maintains a reasonable level of privacy. Can you help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Sep 25, 2007 - 7 answers

iPhone forums, blogs, etc?

What's a good website/blog/forum for iPhone hacks? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Finding a weight loss community that doesn't drive me batty...

I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Jun 29, 2007 - 26 answers

Do you know of a "Founder's Forum" for startups?

My wife and I are about to launch a new web startup. This is her second successful venture and I am moving from agency creative to join her. Throughout the process, there are many opportunities to reinvent the wheel and I would love to connect with other people that are putting their nest eggs on the line and taking the web 2.0 leap. I am looking for a "founders forum" for entrepreneurs. Does anyone know of a forum or community that is centered around the trials and tribulations of serious startups?
posted by Occams Hammer on Apr 12, 2007 - 11 answers

c'mon and pimp my board.

I run a very dynamic web forum, but I need suggestions for how to make it really shine. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2006 - 8 answers

What are some good message boards about OS X and using fileshares and peripherals on an existing network?

MacPlungeFilter: I'm one of those "IPod users with a PC" who is thinking about taking the plunge to the other side by adding a Mac Mini to my home network. I don't want to clutter up AskMe with too much product-specific chatter, so my question is, where are some good message boards I can read to increase my knowledge, of Mac OS X in general and, in specific, what I will need to do to get the Mac to use fileshares and peripherals on my existing network. All the better if the denizens of the community are not hostile to incoming Windoze users.
posted by matildaben on Jan 12, 2005 - 17 answers

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