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What was this forum-hosting website?

I remember a forum website from the early-mid oughts (though its origins may have been earlier), and I'm looking for the name and/or for others who also remember it. It was characterized by a (CSS-based?) skinning system that members of the community were very proficient with. It was largely used for forum-based roleplay, at least the parts I frequented-- the usual Harry Potter and X-Men and fantasy stuff, but there also seemed to be a large contingent of people who liked to roleplay as wolves. [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Oct 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Looking for decent PHP-based (or hosted) web forum software

I'm looking for good, open-source PHP forum / message board software. Or a straightforward hosted solution. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jun 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Support organizations for Navy parents?

My son ships out for Navy boot camp later this month and I'm looking for online support resources and organizations to join. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2016 - 1 answer

Integrating Discourse and Wordpress: easy peasey or hell no?

Would like to integrate Discourse forums into a Wordpress blog hosted by Dreamhost. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 5, 2016 - 2 answers

Archive.org partially archived forums, best way to find all the page

A old bulletin board system disappeared, and some of the information was captured in archive.org. Most posts were not saved, but every once in a while I will get lucky and select a day and a thread that is actually archived. Is there any way I can figure out which ones are archived, without having to manually click all the threads on the forums across multiple dates? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 13, 2016 - 6 answers

Seeking a comprehensive list of internet forum communities

Does there exist an updated catalog or wiki list of internet forums and web communities living and dead over the coarse of the internet's history?
posted by Taft on Jan 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Successor to the Good Judgement Project?

Does anyone know if there are online forums that might be geared towards prediction along the same lines as the Good Judgement Project ? [more inside]
posted by 5imon on Nov 26, 2015 - 2 answers

9/11. Oy. Are there any active online support groups for 9/11 survivors?

Are there any active online support groups for 9/11 survivors? I was in midtown when the WTC was attacked in 2001. That brought on several days of stressful situations for myself and others in the city (evacuating due to bomb threats, going near the site only to run for your life because fears of other buildings falling near the site, etc). I coped as everyone else did in the city, and for the past several years I've avoided most if not all 9/11 coverage. This year, the anniversary passed without me realizing it - but then on the 12th I was reading an article about first responders lobbying congress and it sent me down a rabbit hole of watching (for the first time) life news footage of the attacks. [more inside]
posted by zettoo on Sep 15, 2015 - 3 answers

My gender is ....confusing

I identity as genderqueer but as time goes on I think I may actually be a man instead. Can you point me to online support where I can try to sort this stuff out and learn what to do next? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 16, 2015 - 11 answers

Large family father forum

Is there an online community for fathers of large families? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2015 - 3 answers

How do you preserve tabs on forum posts?

I am on a forum on proboards and when I post to it, it strips out the tabs so everything is left-aligned. I tried a search and replace and changed them to 4 spaces but it still left-aligned everything, which gives it a "wall of text" appearance. Is there any way to preserve the tabs?
posted by marienbad on May 17, 2015 - 6 answers

What's the best affordable community platform?

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]
posted by Suw on Dec 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Seeking an online forum for dating and identifying Buddhist art

I have acquired a Buddha and am curious about its origins. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Sep 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Where are my people?

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]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Online communities for academics

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?
posted by codacorolla on Sep 12, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for a good discussion group on antidepressant treatments

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.
posted by Quiplash on Aug 27, 2014 - 5 answers

What forum do U.S. expat mefite's use most on the internet?

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]
posted by talljamal on Jun 17, 2014 - 6 answers

PHPBB Auto User Pruning - how do I undo it?

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.
posted by fake on Mar 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Yet another "what camera to get" question

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]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Dec 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Where talk music?

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]
posted by J0 on Aug 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Seeking Message Board/Forum Software or hosting site

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]
posted by shoyu on May 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Best system for an online, ongoing office "discussion"

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!
posted by ecorrocio on May 2, 2013 - 5 answers

Die Aufgabe des Übersetzers

I'm looking for places, either online or in person, to workshop literary translation and exchange knowledge/resources. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Feb 15, 2013 - 1 answer

The Best Gear for the Rest of Us.

What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jan 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Good online forums for discussing complicated feelings and comforting others?

Are there any particularly good, well-moderated private online communities out there for discussing personal and medical concerns in a safe space? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Think I can solve this privacy issue of mine?

Think I can solve this privacy issue of mine? If not, what to do if I'm "discovered"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Forums with good multimedia discussions to read?

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]
posted by anthy on Jul 29, 2012 - 2 answers

You "like" this but what do you really think?

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]
posted by amanda on Mar 27, 2012 - 15 answers

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]
posted by Mercaptan on Mar 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Let's make this more efficient

There are 4-5 hobbyist forums I frequent. How do I search all of them at once? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Medical Forum recommendtions?

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....
posted by dougiedd on Jan 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Is there an "edit window" for PHPBB?

Is there such a thing as an "edit window" for PHPBB? [more inside]
posted by fake on Dec 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Not libertarianism, not socialism, something completely different

Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Nov 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Growing an online community

How do you grow an online community for a small trade association's 2000-something members? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Nov 15, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm thinking about starting a website.

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]
posted by Scientist on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Internet communities for the California Gold Rush?

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.
posted by entropicamericana on Sep 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Where does the "totally off topic" section come from?

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]
posted by lalalana on Sep 10, 2011 - 9 answers

Want a nerdy online forum

Are there any online forums that are more intellectually oriented? [more inside]
posted by cerebral on Apr 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Forum suggestions.

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]
posted by Small Pockets on Apr 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Trying to Branch Out on the Web

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]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 26, 2011 - 9 answers

What is the best solution for developing an online community site in PHP?

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.
posted by digdan on Mar 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I find good, professional smileys/emoticons?

Where can I find good, professional smileys/emoticons? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jan 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Where Can I Get My Site Ripped Apart?

I want to make my site better. Where do I go to ask about that? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

What is this Inter Net ?

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]
posted by KogeLiz on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Internet, I need something to draw.

I need things to draw, and I'm out of ideas. Where is a good place to find things to draw? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Nov 5, 2010 - 17 answers

ISO: a social forum with entertaining personalities.

Help me find a decent online social community. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Aug 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Sites for teenagers?

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]
posted by shinybaum on Aug 21, 2010 - 29 answers

Getting an outside perspective: career boards.

What are some good and very active career-focused message boards? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to drown in the dialogue of our time

Where do the über-smart people collaborate and hold dialogue online? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Aug 16, 2010 - 37 answers


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?
posted by furiousxgeorge on Aug 2, 2010 - 13 answers

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