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June 13th, 2003, 12:31 AM
I am curious what other discussion boards (besides Wired New York) you frequent (or post occasionally)?

Anyone visits New York Times Forums?
I've found them chaotic and generally incomprehensible.

June 13th, 2003, 04:49 AM
I used to (a long time ago), but now this is the one and only.

June 13th, 2003, 08:46 AM
I also visit skyscrapercity.com (http://www.skyscrapercity.com) and the forum at skyscraperpage.com (http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/)

June 13th, 2003, 04:20 PM
I visit Skyscraperpage daily.

I also check in at the EFCL (efcl.net) and Terran BBS (terranbbs.com) from time to time and once in a while go to Skyscrapercity.

TLOZ Link5
June 13th, 2003, 07:00 PM
Only Wired New York. *However, I go to a few AOL boards where people are somewhat smart, but other than that nothing else.

June 13th, 2003, 08:01 PM
I still have friends at skyscraper-page. But like most of them, I have effectively lowered my level of posting and interests.

June 13th, 2003, 09:30 PM
Recently everything has gotten messed up at skyscraperpage. The emptied all the forums and started with a new slate.

June 13th, 2003, 11:01 PM

I signed up at SSC the other day, but only since SSP was down.

June 14th, 2003, 08:09 AM
I agree the NY Times forum has a confusing format. I used to
read the comments, but never posted.

The first forum I ever posted at was Yahoo Finance, at a time when I traded stocks more actively (LOL). It was pretty good, but lightly moderated, so you had to filter through all the idiots. The Yahoo news story forums were worse, given the volitile topics. Yahoo sports is the same, but you sort of expect it on a sports forum. I occasionally post there, when I want to jab a Red Sox fan.

Wired NY is the only forum I post on regularly, but I found that there are forums for everything, and they can be useful if you need information on a product. A few years ago, I wanted to get aftermarket HID (bright) headlights for my car. I didn't want to blind other drivers or buy the wrong unit. I searched the internet for info, and found a forum at
Philips Lighting, where all they talk about is automotive lighting. I browsed it for a few weeks, and found a member who owned the same car as me. I jumped in, asked some questions, and this guy gave me all the info I needed - what to get, where to buy (a place in GB), installation tips.

I've been looking for another digital camera, so now I'm browsing http://www.dcresource.com/index.shtml

June 15th, 2003, 04:19 AM
I visit skyscraperpage (the best, I think, for photos), skyscrapercity and cafe l'urbanite regularly. *Cafe doesn't seem to be frequented by anyone much these days, though, perhaps partly due to the unfortunate problems with urbanphoto.org. *I've also visited http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/
a few times.

June 16th, 2003, 02:36 PM
There's also NYC Skyline. As we all know, its members for the most part do not like the Libeskind-style design and want the Twin Towers back. They also hate the LMDC for all its worth.


Another note: Its main section about the WTC Site was hacked a few days ago on June 12, erasing nearly all 9,100 of the messages plus hundreds of threads in that section. As of JUNE 15, its administrator moved to a new server and revamped itself thoroughly, making images, links, bold lettering, and even tables and charts easier to post on the message, from a menu bar. Even if you're not a Twin Towers fan, the new NYCS is still worth a glance, as are all the other forums. *

(Edited by Agglomeration at 2:40 pm on June 16, 2003)

June 18th, 2003, 02:28 PM
Apparently, having thousands of posts wiped out is a more endemic problem than I thought (my only experience came, obviously, when Wired New York crashed on October 6, 2002). *Are the messages on this board backed up with any sort of frequency?

June 18th, 2003, 03:13 PM
Good question.

As for me, I still go to skyscraperpage in spurts, I don't know why. It can be entertaining, like watching a bad sitcom.

June 18th, 2003, 03:45 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself for tormenting the feeble-minded.

Daquan 13 sure is a pip.

June 18th, 2003, 04:50 PM
I am ashamed. It was like a wounded antelope on the African savannah......

June 18th, 2003, 06:11 PM
If you refer to skyscraper-only forums..

SkyscraperPage (membership there pending)

But there's several others I go to that aren't skyscraper-based.

TempoTopaz.com (a site dedicated to Ford Tempo/MercuryTopaz owners. Home of the Tempo/Topaz Car Club of North America)

SchoolBusFleet.com (a site dedicated to school bus drivers and school bus industry professionals)

CrownVic.Net (a site dedicated to owners of the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car)

Signalfan's Club (On MSN Groups: A community of traffic signal collectors - even traffic signal engineers post here)

The Gillig Coach Club on MSN Groups (A group I founded for Gillig transit coach enthusiasts)

and several others.

(Edited by StevenRosenow at 6:11 pm on June 18, 2003)

June 19th, 2003, 02:40 PM
Wired New York is the only one I participate in. *I will visit some of the other sites (maybe once a month) to see if there is anything news worthy that somehow was not covered here. *I used to post more before the forum was wiped out.

(Edited by Zoe at 2:41 pm on June 19, 2003)

October 18th, 2004, 09:29 PM
It seems that New York Magazine (which I always enjoy) has discussion boards at http://boards.newyorkmetro.com/

However it seems that moderator is asleep and the boards were overtaken by the Atlantic City stripclubs :(

October 19th, 2004, 06:00 PM
strangely eclectic mix-
war history (interesting....)
urban exploration (exploring abandoned stuff...)

I'm a bit of a boy it seems.... :roll:

October 21st, 2004, 05:25 AM
Straphangers: http://www.straphangers.org/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi
BusTalk.Net: http://www.bustalk.net/forum/
News 12 Long Island: http://forum.news12.com/ubbthreads/postlist.php?Cat=&Board=news12li
Staten Island Live: http://www.silive.com/forums/transit/
I-95 Travel Forums: http://www.travelriver.com/forum/index.php
Kings Plaza Memories: http://www.ripelimemedia.com/general/
Transportation Alternatives: http://transalt.kotlet.net/forumdisplay.cgi
Spyware Info: http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?b=1
Wilders Security: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=34

October 23rd, 2004, 01:29 AM
New Yorker magazine has forums too - disfunctional, but at least no strippers :D

December 10th, 2004, 12:23 AM
Photography forum: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/

It seems that New York Magazine (which I always enjoy) has discussion boards at http://boards.newyorkmetro.com/
However it seems that moderator is asleep and the boards were overtaken by the Atlantic City stripclubs :(
They killed all links to the boards - logical conclusion - never left the ground, RIP.

April 27th, 2005, 03:10 PM
I got banned from the Democratic Underground (it wasn't that democratic).


I participate in the Coney Island bulletin board, but will generally report info in WNY if it is relevant or share news from there on WNY.


I review forums at www.Rawstory.com occasionally, but tendto just post comments to articles directly.

WiredNewYork and ConeyIsland.com are the only place where I feel like I'm part of a larger identifiable communities. There are regular posters, constant activity, the sense of personalities, common interests and respectful discourse.

I do think this forum is the highest quality and that everyone respects the rules. Also, moderators here aren't power hungry, nasty, part of an inner clique or, in general, assh*les looking for problems to address.

Even looking at the Orion thread, that has blossomed into a whole community of its own. Its operating in a kind of isolated way on the board, but it is interesting to see this site being nested by people arranging themselves around commonalities. Lots of boards are about conflict and have an adversarial tone.

Ramble, Ramble, Ramble.... Anyway, I always exit WiredNewYork more knowlegdeable than when I logged in. <bow> exit right>>>>>>>>>>>>

TLOZ Link5
April 27th, 2005, 06:12 PM
I spent a little (read maybe one month) while lurking on Free Republic, and I still feel unclean. THOSE people are scary, and like to ban anyone who disagrees with them. Plus they have some running gag about "Viking Kitties." There are some knowledgeable people that are tolerable (*waves to broome county guy*), but the majority make you wonder if members of survivalist militias have Internet access. Beware this site, lest you be drawn into the vast neocon nebula. It's like porn for far right-wingers.

April 28th, 2005, 12:08 PM
Though I have not posted anything there yet, this forum seems interesting to me -- http://www.thesearchforwisdom.com/community/boards/index.php

June 24th, 2005, 12:06 AM
I recently joined the Green Destiny Specialties forum. A server for Elite Force.

Jimbo Holland
July 1st, 2005, 05:05 PM
i used Skyscrapercity.com every day a couple of hours!

July 21st, 2005, 08:24 PM
I like craigslist forums.

March 9th, 2007, 11:18 AM
NY Sun flirted with forums - http://www.nysun.com/forums/ - I registered in July 2006, and now I see they are gone - the same story as with NY Magazine - did not last a year.

March 9th, 2007, 11:22 AM
Anyone visits New York Times Forums?
I've found them chaotic and generally incomprehensible.

Just eliminate my posts and everything will make sense.

March 9th, 2007, 11:23 AM
New Yorker magazine has forums too - disfunctional, but at least no strippers :D

Well, it seems that the New Yorker forums are gone too.

March 9th, 2007, 06:15 PM
No one can compete or compare with WNY. Here we all are in Forum Nirvana.

Gregory Tenenbaum
March 10th, 2007, 06:29 PM
.....while they all languish in Forum Valhalla !

March 10th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Here we all are in Forum Nirvana.
Don't you have to be oblivious to be in Nirvana?

March 11th, 2007, 12:03 AM

and a long list of porn boards.

March 15th, 2007, 08:37 AM
Look folks! Gregory Tenenbaum is starting to use smileys!

March 15th, 2007, 08:56 AM
The Wall Street Journal has a forum (http://forums.wsj.com/) too. Wecome to the new paradigm called Web 2.0. (http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html) :eek:

March 15th, 2007, 04:56 PM

Web 2.0 (http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html)

June 5th, 2007, 01:27 AM
http://www.pushpullbar.com/forums/images/misc/PPB2_logo.jpg (http://www.pushpullbar.com/forums/index.php)

June 5th, 2007, 07:09 AM
^ Thanks, Jasonik; I just joined up.