While you can find forums for just about anything, there seems to be this void for an active small business owners forum. Specifically small businesses with less than 50 employees. Whatever I've found so far is low/no traffic or packed with spam. In a perfect world.... I know it would be asking a lot to discover a site like Metafilter, but is there anything out there that comes close?
How do you properly reference an online forum post in a masters thesis using APA 6? [more inside]
I've been toying with the idea of starting a website that's sort of half forum, half store. I have a general understanding of how the web works, but I haven't done anything web design-ey for about ten years, and even then I was definitely quite amateur. What would I need to do to get going? [more inside]
Where is a good place to seek submissions for a new, small-scale, locally-grounded literary magazine? [more inside]
Does anyone know any appropriate mailing lists or online forums where I can find participants for an online music rating study? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good graphic design forum? Somewhere I can submit works-in-progress and get constructive feedback? [more inside]
What are some good online forums/communities for older adults w/ diabetes & obesity? [more inside]
Moderators/Community managers: How do you focus on the good, when your job is to deal with the bad? [more inside]
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!
Where to find good online history discussion? [more inside]
my friend has a photo (not this one, but one that's similar in that there are lots of different characters doing zany things) that she wants turned into a mini painting. etsy alchemy is 'being phased out,' apparently. how could she find an artist who is willing to paint this for her? [more inside]
Would my forum work? [more inside]
Is there a forum out there where I can post a "query" (for example, "dramatic painting of an old wise man pointing to the heavens") and crowd-source the results? I'd like to be on both sides of that game!
What are some fun, smallish, friendly online communities that I could join? Details for what I am looking for inside [more inside]
How do you keep track of when you are quoted or replied to here and on other internet forums? [more inside]
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]
I want to make my site better. Where do I go to ask about that? [more inside]
Best CMS for a Membership Site/Forum Combination? [more inside]
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?
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.
A while ago I saw an amusing "short creative film". It was all told on computer screens, like a screen cast where you watch people type an work on their computer. In it you see a lot of typing in a chat room or forum, and the theme is that a stranger they are talking to is actually a murderer of some kind. I just realised this a really cool new way of storytelling through social media and wanted to watch it again. Can anyone remember what it is? [more inside]
Recommend me an excellent home theatre forum and/or standalone DTS decoder. [more inside]
Research Methods/Statistics Discussion Board? [more inside]
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]
Why did my favorite forum just transform into what appears to be some sort of foreign-language YouTube? [more inside]
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!!!!
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]
phpBB3 filter: Searched around, having trouble re-sizing the header/image in the header of my soon-to-be forum. [more inside]
Recommend an online forum where video production for the Web is discussed? [more inside]
I own a forum which caters to a narrow interest in a small language, so it will never be huge. However, I still have to pay for hosting and decided to spring for a vBulletin licence last year. So I'm paying a modest sum out of pocket yearly. To help offset this I'm currently running a low level of AdSense ads. This does not bring in much, but I'm unwilling to "upgrade" to big, annoying ads. I'm considering implementing a PayPal donation button. What I'm unsure of are the social dynamics of this. [more inside]
Please point me in the direction of a good online tutorial for integrating a blog and a forum into an existing website. [more inside]
Please help me find a calendar widget for my forum. [more inside]
Is there a BBS community for people who buy and sell older/original retail copies of videogames? [more inside]
Do you know of any good online Buddhist discussion forums? I used to frequent e-sangha, but it's been down for some time. I prefer that it be diverse or at least inclusive of Zen.
I need a community board or webblog similar to this one that can accommodate multiple threads and discussions for the non-technologically savvy folks in an organization. [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations of on-line marriage support forums that share some of the features of the Usenet group alt.support.marriage in the good old days. [more inside]
Where in Washington DC will I be able to watch el clasico (Barcelona v Real Madrid) this Sunday afternoon at 1pm? [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a forum that hosts discussion in the field of condensed matter physics and/or materials science. I'd like a site where scientists can go to ask and answer questions, similar to Ask.Metafilter, but a general forum would be good as well. Does anyone know of such a site?
Where do you go to discuss science online? [more inside]
What are the best places to talk about China online in English? [more inside]
What's the story behind the (contemporary) sculptures scattered in and around the Forum in Rome? [more inside]
Forum software questions. (1) As a user, which type of forum software (vBulletin, phpBB, SMF, other) do you like best from in terms of usability? (2) If you're an admin, which forum software do you like best, having tried at least a few types? (3) Which forum software is considered to be most/least resistant to spambots and spammers? [more inside]
Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
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]
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? Thanks, David
Anyone know any active writing forums they would recommend? [more inside]
Are there any Spanish-language metafilters out there? Could not find anything for all I tried.
Why are all web Forum/Bulletin Board systems so horrible? Is there anything that outdoes PHPBB, vBulletin etc. and adds a bit of good ol' fashioned Web 2.0 usability to the genre? [more inside]
How can I go about shutting down my popular online community in a way that doesn't make my users hate me? [more inside]