Other online forums?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cab, 9 Jul 2007.

  1. Cab

    Cab New Member

    Where else do you hangout online? I ask 'cos while we're all cyclists, so we're here, I'm sure we've all got other interests.

    So... What non-cycling related online fora do you use?

    For me, its:

    http://www.downsizer.net - A site devoted to sustainable living, i.e. growing your own food, foraging, reducing your environmental impact, basically doing more with less because its the right thing to do. Appeals to me for some of the same reasons cycling does.

    http://www.dragonsfoot.org - Devoted to out of print versions of dungeons and dragons. Yes, yes, I'm a sad old gamer.

    Anyone else?
  2. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Oh, that downsizer one looks good, will browse when I have time...

    Apart from here, I'm pretty much restricted to


    Oh, drat, you said non-cycling... I like to think of VV as more 'human power'... Anyway, it's a bit more esoteric than the average cycling magazine. And Pete lets me write articles for it sometimes... :blush:
  3. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Other than here, I only check forums out because I'm looking for information. I'd never joined a sociable one like c+ before last year - and even then it was first found based on asking google questions.

    Other forums I check out once in a blue moon (honest) are

    The office experts:


    Which is great if you're trying to do complex stuff like in excel, where you don't even know if it's possible.... far techier than I really am, but when you're stuck there are some knowledgeable guys out there. (I rarely if ever try - but don't recall actually ever being able to help someone else!)

    And currently occasionally AV forums - http://www.avforums.com/forums/index.php
    I'm checking out some home cinema-y kinda stuff, for sometime the year after next.....

    And occasionally as per Arch, Velovision.

    I have checked out in the past some author-based sites (Ian Banks?? could be mistaken) on the trail for some good reads - trying to find people who like books that I like etc etc (and have wasted some, if not much time on Amazon's favourite-selections or whatever its called). Although found it to be a little daunting, with 300 page stickies etc etc....
  4. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

  5. Yep, that's a good one; I use it for the Access part of it.

    For Excel, I find mrexcel.com really good.
  6. Pandaboy

    Pandaboy New Member

    I am a member of

    AirgunBBS - though this one seems to be getting more right wing all the time :blush:


    World Sea Fishing
    Although I am lurking on this one at present as I am just getting back to sea fishing after about 15 years out of it.

    For work reasons I am also on CodeProject and CodeGuru forums (yes I am a specky computer nerd!)
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Hello Cab,

    I jus thad a read of some of your top 10 wild food articles on the loink you posted above. Fascinating stuff! I would not have th efirst clue about wild foods, but I am totally sick of our throw away, instant junk food society...the amount of food packaging alone is ridiculous.

    Also being about to set out on a new life as a solo cycle tourer this jus tmight be something i could learn about and benefit from as I travel further afield each year....I like the idea of being self sufficiant for food, well as much as is possible by foraging around for wild food. I know it 's probably not a totally viable option for a cycle camper to avoid supermarkets etc but foraging sounds like fun, would keep me occupied and I would enjoy cooking it as well as I travelled.

    it's a dream maybe...I need to get my first tour under my belt, then take it from there, but it seemed to me that cycling and foraging for wild foods are likely to go hand in hand to a degree.

    Anyway I just wanted to say that i enjoyed your articles.

  8. frog

    frog Guest

    Love the Rabbits with a .22! I can just see me now on a Sunday morning with that slung across my back cycling into darkest Oxfordshire. I'd look like something out of Dads' Army :blush:
  9. WolfUK

    WolfUK New Member

    Somerset, England
    I'd like to suggest UtterAccess http://www.utteraccess.com for Access help. I'm slightly biased because I used to run Access All Areas which UtterAccess grew out of but then again I've had nothing to do with the site (or Access come to that) for years.
  10. OP

    Cab New Member

    Thanks! I quite agree, the whole throwaway society thing just depresses me. I hope that the articles (and forum there supporting those articles and the others) help you out gaining a few pointers that you can use.
  11. I think I tried to get to that site a couple of times in the past. I work in Saudi Arabia, and the Company locks out "boards and forums". I managed to convince them that i should be allowed on C+, since my work area is also my home area (I'm offshore). That went through OK and for some reason, I can get access to some, but not others. :blush:
  12. bluedigga

    bluedigga New Member

    try this place
    Great bunch, very lively debate and membership growing all the time!

    Oh, and it's self moderating.
  13. mosschops2

    mosschops2 New Member

    Thanks Gordon - I've already checked it out.
    Mrexcel (or whatever it's called) seems a lot less techy, and much more visited than the officeexperts.
  14. GaryA

    GaryA Subversive Sage

    High Shields
    I do not use any others mainly because:
    I dont have the time at work
    I dont have a home computer( one internet connected anyway) nor do i need/want one
    In Virtually all the forums i have looked at any individuals with a spark of wisdom/prospective are utterly swamped by swarms of imbeciles in various shades of idiocy :rolleyes:

    So take it as a compliment i am here :blush:
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