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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for online fiction, non-fiction and creative writing communities and forums of all kinds. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Apr 4, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by The Dutchman
on Mar 19, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by iam2bz2p
on Jul 23, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Anyone know any active writing forums they would recommend? [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Apr 12, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I run a very dynamic web forum, but I need suggestions for how to make it really shine.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 24, 2006 -
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 -