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    What forum/site is the best and why?

    Sleep New York is new, dark, moody, cozy, and arts and design oriented, with special sub forums for different neighborhoods of the city like Midtown, Koreatown, Upper West Side and has its own @centralpark section, which I like. In fact I will admit that I like it better than WNY, because I can put my signature on my posts and I feel like I know everyone there and its a more personal experience, like a mini facebook for New York in its infancy. But WNY has more posts, more members and a more traditional forum feel with a ton of posts. The New York Forum last time I visited has about 5 posts.

    But is this kind of observation warranted? Make sure you read my reply in valiant defense! I don't mince my words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BankerToBe View Post
    What forum/site is the best and why?

    In fact I will admit that I like it better than WNY, because I can put my signature on my posts and I feel like I know everyone there and its a more personal experience, like a mini facebook for New York in its infancy. But WNY has more posts, more members and a more traditional forum feel with a ton of posts.
    I have not been reading or posting comments at sleepny; so I can not say much about the site.

    That being said, I will start today visiting that site so I can see what is going on there: being that it is a also an “arts & design oriented” website it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the competition. (LOL)

    One special feature here at WNY (other than the very large number unique visits per day) is the existing connection between WNY forums & the WNY meetup group: there is currently a community of members who get to actually meet each other ‘in person’ - a unique and refreshing opportunity to just leave the internet entirely.

    Given the size of the membership, the volume of posts, and the unique ‘meetup’ component: wiredny is clearly (IMHO) the best.

    http://wirednewyork.com/meetups/
    Last edited by infoshare; October 30th, 2010 at 09:12 AM. Reason: meetup link

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    WNY sure has the advantage of being larger, which is a natural factor of time. Meetups sound like a cool idea, but Sleep New York does have cultural get togethers in Tokyo, London, Hong Kong and New York, which is pretty cool but I've not yet been to one. I think the admins there are treating it more like a niche site for artists and designers and architects and students than a general "everyone's invited lets meetup and drink a beer" kind of publication.

    I do like the feel of the site which being all dark means its more environmentally friendly (less power usage on my computer) and its great to read when I'm indoors or when it's dark.

    Mr Infoshare you can see the Arts New York Forum

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    and the main site for Sleep New York I love this photo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BankerToBe View Post
    WNY sure has the advantage of being larger, which is a natural factor of time.

    I think the admins there are treating it more like a niche site for artists and designers and architects and students than a general "everyone's invited lets meetup and drink a beer" kind of publication.
    The internet in general has the unique capacity for ‘graphical communication’ greatly utilizing vidio, photos, illustrations, renderings: art & architecture is the perfect subject for that particular type of ‘visual/pictoral’ communication.

    The nexus of all the activity on WNY is NY/Infrastructure/Art & Architecture: a subject that just about anyone & everyone enjoys ‘looking at’ & ‘talking about’ – that central focus brings about the germination of many other interesting topics.

    The 10,000 plus unique visitors per day is to me convincing evidence that the establishment of WNY as a “niche site for art/design/architecture” is a winning formula.

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