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 have a group of friends with whom I'd like to organise miscellaneous stuff, mostly various different conversations but potentially also the usual complement of files, todo lists, and photos. At the moment we have one massive email thread that everyone replies to, but there must be a better way to keep multiple conversations going at once! [more inside]
posted by katrielalex
on Jul 17, 2013 -
I had a meeting yesterday about a very exciting business opportunity. The woman I met with is part of my social/business circle, and I know that she has recently become very involved with Landmark, and has pressured all of her friends and associates to join, as is the Landmark custom. During the meeting she suggested that I come to an introductory event. I told her that I had some familiarity with it and was not interested, but of course, she tried to talk me into it. I changed the subject and she dropped it, for now. Based on past experience, it will come up again and again and again because that's what Landmark teaches its proponents to do. [more inside]
posted by ljshapiro
on Jul 10, 2013 -
What are some stress-reduction techniques that support representatives and forum moderators use on-the-spot to remain cool and collected during difficult interactions with clients, and not let their own frustration get the best of them? [more inside]
posted by Opal
on Apr 28, 2013 -
I've got an idea for a community website that is women centric in a very male dominated hobby. I've looked, there really doesn't seem to be a community catering to women in this hobby out there right now, and I'm coming to realize that this really could be a good niche because women involved in the hobby are pretty marginalized.
What I could use some advice on is - do I make it woman only, or allow men to participate just promoting to women and keeping some women centric topics? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I'm part of a 25-member private message board. We've been using pHpBB for years, hosted on one of our members' private website, but her space is limited and we have periodic issues with the database crashing as a result. What are our options? [more inside]
posted by something something
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Is this forum
for real? It's tweaking my 'this is some kind of SEO fake' instincts but it seems to be legit. It's driving me slightly crazy. Ponderings below. [more inside]
posted by Sebmojo
on Mar 7, 2012 -
Are there any political forums where reasonable conservatives discuss politics with reasonable liberals?
posted by goethean
on Feb 6, 2012 -
How do you properly reference an online forum post in a masters thesis using APA 6? [more inside]
posted by meech
on Oct 11, 2011 -
Please help me find a thread (from a year or two ago) that consisted entirely of people sharing stories (for the first time ever) of nice things they've done for complete strangers. It was popular at the time, but I can't seem to find it now! [more inside]
posted by siclik
on Dec 16, 2010 -
I moderate a couple of forums but would prefer not to have to keep checking recent posts' page to see if someone has posted something. Is there a program (for Linux
) that would check for new posts on a vBulletin forum for me and alert me of them? I haven't heard of anything like that before but since there are so many social networking applications out there now, I thought it would be worth a shot.
posted by Unhyper
on Nov 28, 2010 -
Why did my favorite forum just transform into what appears to be some sort of foreign-language YouTube? [more inside]
posted by Anyamatopoeia
on Aug 27, 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 -
phpBB3 filter: Searched around, having trouble re-sizing the header/image in the header of my soon-to-be forum. [more inside]
posted by frmrpreztaft
on Jul 12, 2010 -
Do you know of any forum software with an integrated calendar which allows users to RSVP to events, or an add-on/mod that does this? [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals
on May 4, 2009 -
Best Bit Torrent Forum?
I'm having a problem, plus I'd like to learn more about torrents. Does anyone have any recommendation on an active forum board I could join?
posted by davidaugust111
on Apr 29, 2009 -
I own a forum where the majority of our posters are minors. What can I (or should I) do about a user who is sending sexual advances to other members via our PM system? He keeps coming back under new names after we ban him and we aren’t sure what legal obligations we may have regarding this.
posted by Mamapotomus
on Sep 5, 2007 -