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    VICTORY IS MINE! luchazard's Avatar
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    Is Site-Point Forums the best?

    Is sitepointforums.com the biggest/best forums of its type on the web? I know of devshed, but I think that's smaller does any one know of any others?

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    There's WebHostingTalk but that's more about webhosts. I'd say SP is the most active and largest. And of course, the best.

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    Of course SitePoint is the best! We're here aren't we?

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    I really love sitepoint forums, but recently they've been coming up very slow for me no matter what kind of dialup account I use. Are others having this problem also?

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    No wert, I haven't noticed this.

    But you may like to have a look in the "Sitepoint Suggestions and Comments" forum. You could ask your question there, and there's also some info there about Lite versions of SitePoint, etc...

    Yes, SitePoint is the best. I think it is the best "of its kind" by a very large margin.
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    Sitepoint forums are the best no question.

    Please ask sensible questions in future (joking)

    cheers!
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    Why ask a question to which you already know the answer? SITEPOINT 0wnz j00!

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    Originally posted by MattR
    Why ask a question to which you already know the answer? SITEPOINT 0wnz j00!
    Yeah, what he said.

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    Yeah I'd have to say I've done alot of research on this, and I reckon SitePoint is by far the biggest and best. I could be biased though
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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    To say something blindingly cliche:

    All your forums are belong to SitePoint.
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    Whoever said that needs to learn to speak correctly.

    No... http://www.karateforums.com is the best! heh

    SitePoint is pretty good though.

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    Size doesn't matter. Quality does. I prefer eDevBoards because I don't get any PM there if my sig is 1 char over the limit, or when I used a so-called bad word you and I speak out every fifth minute or so. It's not so big, but every question gets an answer. Check it out.

    SitePoint is okay, but I have never used them to learn anything. I've always relayed on sites like Devshed and some smaller sites as they have probably more touch with beginning webmasters than a company like SitePoint has. Now, as I'm a pretty advanced webmaster the tutorials of SitePoint, except the server side ones are too basic for me.

    Anyway I feel that often those big sites write going out of the opinion that everybody speaks english as their native language. My english might not always be correct, but I have gotten a lot of compliments on how I write without using a lot of adjectives which makes reading of tutorial a lot easier. But SitePoint is okay, they wouldn't have so many users otherwise.

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    You're only saying that edevboards is better because they are your forums.

    And rules are there for a reason, if you kept to them we wouldn't ask you to change your signature!

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    I'm with Nicky on this one. Great job CJ: not many people can get in some shameless self-promotion, and several jabs at the competition on their very own forums, all in one post! We should all be so skillful.

    Anyway, the Site Point Forums are very good. The best? I cannot say, I'm too d*mn partial to my own work at times, but I still spend time here. Lots of interesting people.

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    Best? No. Good? Yes.

    I read several forums several times a day, including Sitepointforums, GeekTalk, Get High (Traffic) forums, Search Engine Forums and eDevCafe. Everyone of them has very good quality discussions going on and personally I like them all (even though I don't post regularly).

    And I could say that they are focused to slightly different subgenres of webmastering, for example I find GeekTalk more suitable for advertising/affiliate program discussions, GHT for site reviews, SEF for search engine discussions (surprise? ) and SPF and eDevCafe for general talk.

    I don't want to miss any interesting posts, so I read all those boards

    Edit: I forgot to mention WebhostingTalk and FreeWebSpace forums, I read those as well.
    Last edited by hmahonen; Jun 6, 2001 at 07:46.

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    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
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    hmahonen - you have WAYYYY too much free time!

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    Wow hmahonen... I didn't even know there were that many forums out there, and you frequent them all.... definitely too much time on your hands...

    Anywho, I know I'm a bit late on this one... but Sitepoints tutorials are too basic?

    As far as I can tell, when needed, the basic ones are labelled for beginners, and the advanced ones say for advanced users. But you don't even see that much, because they're all done so well, that they don't need to.

    I'm not an expert at everything, so I read some articles from Sitepoint, and I understand it just fine, even if I have no prior knowledge of it what-so-ever.
    And I also read the articles on things that I know very very well. And I think "that makes sense.... I knew that.... " and sometimes "I never thought of that!"

    So, whether beginner or expert... there's always a reason to come to Sitepoint.

    Now that I've said that... there's this....
    What do their tutorials have to do with how great the forum is anyway?!?!?

    As for my opinion... well, let's look at the facts.

    eDevBoard's website reviews section.. the most reply to any post is 10.
    Sitepoints website reviews section.. the most reply to any post is 28.
    That's of the time of this posting... so, I think that speaks for itself.

    People help each other here more... and are more friendly... and the moderators actually care enough to get involved... instead of just playing god and watching over.

    Stuart Duncan
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    Um... "best" is a totally subjective term. I really like sitepoint forums and post here often, but what is "best" for one user might not necessarily be "best" for another. Why not just use the boards you enjoy and leave it at that?

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    "best" is a totally subjective term.
    Sorry my wording wasn't just so... I'm sure people got my point though

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    I'm God and you must do as I say...now send me loads of chocolate!

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    uh oh... I knew I'd regret saying that....


    ok, what email address do I send the chocolate too, and how do I get it into the floppy drive?


    Stuart Duncan
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    SitePointForums is the best I've seen, help me solved lots of technical questions too. If you ask me for a rating it would be 6 stars!!

    There are lots of mega huge forums around too like anandtech, sharklyforums, webhostingtalk and etc. I rate them 5 stars.
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    Originally posted by TWTCommish
    I'm with Nicky on this one. Great job CJ: not many people can get in some shameless self-promotion, and several jabs at the competition on their very own forums, all in one post! We should all be so skillful.
    Thanks Chris, I'm a great admirer of yourself! The skill of switching project every month isn't in everybody's list! I was just saying my opinion, Chris, and as you can see I've been a long time meber here as well and I'm speaking out of experience. Please have respect for others opinion, it's in the bible

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    SitePoint Guru CJ's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Nicky
    You're only saying that edevboards is better because they are your forums.
    Maybe that's true, but wouldn't it be weird if I wouldn't think the forums I participate the most in are the best? I mean there are reasons why I have chosen to start my own community.

    Originally posted by Nicky
    And rules are there for a reason, if you kept to them we wouldn't ask you to change your signature!
    My sig was 5 chars too long. That's what I call ridiculous.

    And now you guys like me even more. Maybe you might not like the things I say, but you can see the results of my work and my evolution to almost a year ago. I'm pretty dang proud of that.

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    Originally posted by CJ
    Thanks Chris, I'm a great admirer of yourself! The skill of switching project every month isn't in everybody's list! I was just saying my opinion, Chris, and as you can see I've been a long time meber here as well and I'm speaking out of experience. Please have respect for others opinion, it's in the bible
    What would be really interesting, CJ, would be for you to give me, say, 1 or 2 examples of when I've done this. Hmmm, let's see: I started MyCoding, and then revamped it into eDevCafe.com. I've been running MovieForums.com for 8 months and TheStands.com for about 6. I havn't abandoned any of these projects and have been quite steady.

    Now, are you going to back up your words, or were you just grasping for an insult?

    Oh, and The Bible doesn't say I have to agree with inappropriate comments, and it does not say I cannot express my dissatisfaction with them. Don't try to lecture me on The Bible, okay?

    Oh, and if the signature is 5 characters too long, it still falls out over into another line too long. Unless you were threatened with banishment or legal action, you've got no grounds to complain.

    I eagerly await your explanation. The sooner, the better. Should be interesting to here. Oh, and to all SP staff: as I'm sure you're tempted to close this, please do not. No one is out of hand at this point.


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