I run Ada Lovelace Day, and want to create an online community where people can discuss a variety of topics including women in STEM, equality and diversity issues, STEM news. I'm looking for an affordable hosted community platform with a bit more functionality than a standard forum, including an events calendar, private messaging, static pages, blog-like functionality and flexible design. [more inside]
I have acquired a Buddha and am curious about its origins. [more inside]
I'm a 35-year-old American who has been living abroad for the past ten years, and I've had trouble making friends. The expat community isn't my scene (a lot of drama and drinking) and the locals aren't so welcoming to foreigners. I'm looking for some kind of online community that will give me the sense of belonging I don't have. [more inside]
I occasionally have questions that come up with regards to PhD work that I don't necessarily feel comfortable asking in person to other people in my program or to my adviser. Recently I've found myself wishing for an online community of other academics so I could get advice and share information in a pseudonymous environment. Are there any well known communities that fit this description out there?
After several years of treatment, with less than optimal results, my psychiatrist and I have agreed to switch me to a new antidepressant. I'm looking for recommendations for well-moderated discussion groups about depression and antidepressant treatments, where people can share their experiences with side effects, etc. with each other. I just want a place where I can get a sense of what to expect, and what's normal/abnormal, when a take a particular drug.
I'm looking for THE forum for peeps like me (mid-30s, freelancing creative professional, not a backpacker) making a go of settling down overseas. I figured the hive must know the good sites with relevant info. [more inside]
I run a forum where we discuss open source book scanning technology. Many users visit only occasionally. In a recent update, PHPBB enabled a feature called "Auto User Pruning", and it deleted users who had not logged in for 24 months. Two Thousand Users were deleted. It did not delete their posts, and their account names are still attached to their posts. Please help me restore these users from my database backups or via some other method.
I'm going on a long, once in a lifetime trip, I have a hodgepodge of older gear and some reasonable skills. Please share your opinion about what video enabled camera to get. [more inside]
MFers where do you like to go to discuss or read discussions about music, specifically modern electronic music? I don't mean where to read articles, reviews, interviews; those are nice, and I read those websites, and I know most of those websites have forums... but most of them don't seem to be very good, and to be honest I haven't really, really explored them. Is there anywhere that consistently has a high level discourse from users? Or is it all 90% signatures, images, and yelling "BIG TRACK" ... [more inside]
I'm looking for forum/message board software with certain features related to subscribing via email/RSS and guest-posting capabilities. These are for separate projects so the software does not need to contain all of these features, necessarily. [more inside]
Scenario: Office employees need to be able to log into a system and post opinions/comments on a daily basis for a period of 10 days. These need to be threaded and in response to a prompting question or two each time. Employees should be able to read thru other comments and look back thru older threads. I know there's a gazillion forum systems, and blog alternatives. Do you have a recommendation on which particular system would be best? I do not need a lot of features beyond what's described above. Most blog features would not be used. Not a public (ie. Facebook) type system. Bonus points for: ~ Clean, easy, pleasing, spare interface. ~ Back end tracking by user. ~ Easy install. Thanks!
I'm looking for places, either online or in person, to workshop literary translation and exchange knowledge/resources. [more inside]
What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of
Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and [more inside] Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there?
Are there any particularly good, well-moderated private online communities out there for discussing personal and medical concerns in a safe space? [more inside]
Think I can solve this privacy issue of mine? If not, what to do if I'm "discovered"? [more inside]
I'm looking for discussion forums which cover a wide variety of different media in one space. Examples: RPG.net's Other Media forum, Metafilter on a media-heavy day, Fandom Fail Anon. Places where fans of all types of media rub elbows amicably in one relatively fast-moving forum. [more inside]
Are email lists for group discussion dead? If you were starting a new group -- for networking or to talk about a local issue -- what would you use to bring people together online? [more inside]
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice?
What're your favorite photography blogs, forums, and magazines that focus on the craft and practice? [more inside]
There are 4-5 hobbyist forums I frequent. How do I search all of them at once? [more inside]
any recommendations for good forums for doctors , especially places to post interesting/problematic cases and get feedback? It might be that the forum is not restricted to doctors or medical professionals, but should have a high signal to noise ratio, something sadly lacking on most consumer driven medical forums....
Is there such a thing as an "edit window" for PHPBB? [more inside]
Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
How do you grow an online community for a small trade association's 2000-something members? [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]
I have an interest in reading about / discussing the California Gold Rush. Are there any good communities devoted to discussing/researching this on the web? Mailing lists, websites, it doesn't matter.
Where did the online message board (like phpbb) convention of having a "totally off topic" section with subforums for stuff "Politics and Current Event" and "Family" come from? [more inside]
Are there any online forums that are more intellectually oriented? [more inside]
Is there somewhere I can go online to discuss relationship questions, or to ask for advice? Which forums are best for getting someone else's perspective? [more inside]
I'm looking for new forums and online communities where people talk intelligently about art, the internet, and video games (preferably all three). Not looking for general, all-purpose sites like Reddit or subsections of those sites, individual blogs, or twitter feeds. [more inside]
I have tried Elgg and BuddyPress, but those solutions just don't seem to work very well, mostly because of issues with the templates. I want to develop an online community that is based around my online radio station. The community should have forums, chat, galleries, user search, comments, walls, and all the other basic stuff that comes with an online community. It needs to be completely graphically customisable I'm looking for the best solution that is under $600, but preferable free.
Where can I find good, professional smileys/emoticons? [more inside]
I want to make my site better. Where do I go to ask about that? [more inside]
How should I go about creating an online social community for the city I live in? I have some questions and am wondering if it's feasible to have a successful one in a place that doesn't seem to have a lot of internet goin' on. [more inside]
I need things to draw, and I'm out of ideas. Where is a good place to find things to draw? [more inside]
Help me find a decent online social community. Details inside. [more inside]
Online communities for a young person, canhascheezburger style? My son is twelve (and a half) and I'm looking to guide him towards slightly more adult sites without dropping him into a pit of voles. [more inside]
What are some good and very active career-focused message boards? [more inside]
Where do the über-smart people collaborate and hold dialogue online? [more inside]
What are the best places on the web to discuss politics that are well moderated to maintain courtesy, encourage debate to be logical and well supported, and have good rates of participation from both sides of the political spectrum?
I'm looking for a standardized list of user ranks in online forums/communities. I'm wondering what has become the standard out there, and please don't suggest the Star Wars ranks.
Looking for a forum chat mod that integrates with the database. Preferably one for PHPBB3.0.7-PL1, but willing to consider other forum software if the mod works well! [more inside]
What do you wish you had known before starting your...startup? [more inside]
Where is the best place to look for help with Access? I like and trust the answers I get on AskMetafilter but they are expensive (1 per week etc.) I have a programming question that I need help thinking through. [more inside]
What are the best discussion forums about hacking culture and techniques (web, usenet, or otherwise)?
Currently using Joomla 1.5, SMF 1.1.X, and JFusion. Looking to migrate to a direct Joomla Component that is a forum, need help choosing one. [more inside]
Is there an easier way to participate in online Forums? Is there such a thing as BBS/Forum reader software? I'm looking for a kind of universal front-end for online Forums that will give me a unified interface for all the different web forums I participate in.
Best internet forums? [more inside]
I want to create a site which displays a very long text, and allows people to comment on any part of it and discuss it. What would be a good program to use? (Wordpress? Joomla? phpBB forums?) How would I be able to import hundreds of pages of text? How would I let people comment on any part of the text? Thank You. [more inside]
What comes the closest to being "the Metafilter of football/soccer"? [more inside]
I'm starting a web forum. Should I charge users? [more inside]