finding local online communities

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Paul Wheaton, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Paul Wheaton

    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    Don't get me wrong, this place is great. But I would like to find an on-line community that has to do with my area and not necessarily about homesteading. Is there a place on the internet that is like that? That carries forums for cities/regions?
     
  2. Dawndra

    Dawndra I'm back

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    Both Yahoo & MSN have them. I bet AOL does too. in Yahoo, go to www.yahoo.com and click on groups ... you can search from there.
     

  3. Paul Wheaton

    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    "Groups" is mailing lists. I went and checked and did find that there are quite a few for my area, although they don't have a lot of people. I also discovered that interests in my area appear to be less wholesome than I thought.

    Yahoo also offered some message based stuff. But it seemed pretty unused for my area.
     
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    Dawndra I'm back

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    maybe if you just typed in " message boards (your town or state)"... maybe you'll come up with something...

    As Don is always saying... "Google it"
     
  5. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Check to see if your local newspaper has a website, most papers have a forum, if not you might suggest it.
     
  6. Paul Wheaton

    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    Google was of no help. I got lots of forums that were virtually unused.

    The idea about the newspaper was right on target! Thanks!