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Alternate types of talk forums.

Alternate types of talk forums.

First, I agree with others about the value of the new website.  I particularly like the calendaring and how easy it is to insert new rides and cuesheets.  There are a couple of different e-mail conversation groups that use different styles of communication. 

http://www.bikeforums.net/ is one that is similar to BBC's.  If you check the site out, its a good example of where the BBC's forum may go in the future.  It's BIG!  Topics never totally disappear, but to find an old one means scrolling through page after page.  I've probably not gotten very good at dissecting it, but the process doesn't come simply to me.  A topic can just keep getting larger with reposts, but if the topic changes even slightly, it becomes another topic.  Like BBC's site you have to log in to be able to post and to get full advantage of some items.

Another one that I have gotten used to and find works well for me is http://search.bikelist.org/ .  This covers only a few forums, and this site in particular are the archives for the individual forums.  This archive can be easily searched and is more intuitive to me.  You do have to sign up for the individual forums to be able to post to them, but their individual posts come in as a normal e-mail.  Also e-mail addresses and names are included in the topic, even in the archive so that it is easy to respond off list with a bit of copying and pasting for the subject and body of the post.

If you've used BBC talk and are subscribing to the BBC forum, you've got an interest in some form of biking.  Experiment with these.  These URL's I've linked to are an incredible resource for bicycle related information if you've got a question that can't be answered by friends or may not even be answered to your satisfaction from your local bike shop.  How to pack for touring, bike repair, frame geometry, etc.

More later,

Dan Artley in Parkton

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Re: Alternate types of talk forums.

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http://www.bikeforums.net/ is one that is similar to BBC's.  If you check the site out, its a good example of where the BBC's forum may go in the future.  It's BIG!  Topics never totally disappear, but to find an old one means scrolling through page after page.  I've probably not gotten very good at dissecting it, but the process doesn't come simply to me.  A topic can just keep getting larger with reposts, but if the topic changes even slightly, it becomes another topic.  Like BBC's site you have to log in to be able to post and to get full advantage of some items.

And at the end of this 226 page thread, you'll find denizens by the name of NoRacer (me), greaterbrown (Bob Wagner), maxine (Maxine Mead BBC Newsletter Editor), HC203 (Harry Campbell) and last but not least, our beloved Maryland Bicycle Advocate Supreme, The Human Car (Barry Childress):

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph … D-people-s


We've been on BikeForums.net for years. Some of us have "cut teeth" on this forum software (actually, I got much of my experience from the now defunct Coolrunning.com in a past life--but that's another story for another day.)   It's really not hard once you get use to it, folks.

By the way, there is also:

http://www.cyclingforums.com

But, I find the folks on cyclingforums have less of a sense of humor. I don't go there as often.

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