Which community do you belong to?

  wolfie3000 03:25 09 Mar 07
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Online community i mean,
We all use the internet for various things and we all meet people with the same interests,

These groups of people can be described as communities.

For me the internet is like a huge city and each building a website,
We mostly go into the same buildings when we visit this city,
And generally meet the same people in the same buildings.

As for me i can usually be found hanging around the building marked gamers,
Talking to like minded people.

So if i belong to the gaming community which community do you belong to?

Oh and if you get lost in this vast city google is the map :)

  bennyhillslovechild 03:47 09 Mar 07

I don't know that I have a single community i can be shovelled in. When I online I tend to hang around the PCA forums, a forum about symbian OS, and belong to what the Guardian once referred to as "a puerile digital arts community"

So, on reflection perhaps, stick me in the 'geek' corner. :)

  Watchful 07:07 09 Mar 07

I only 'belong' to one computer help forum really but hang around ebay quite a lot and visit one or two others briefly during the day. I suppose I would class myself as being in a support community.

  DrScott 08:27 09 Mar 07

but I mainly hang around at the PCA or CustomPC forums, and occasionally at doctors.net.uk.

  Kate B 09:06 09 Mar 07

I hang around here - I have a pathetically short attention span so tend to keep dotting back and forth between this and whatever else I'm doing. I used to be on a big commercial board and a couple of offshoots, but the politics and nastiness (mostly younger women than me) got really unpleasant so I bailed out. I like intelligent conversation, not endless threads from would-be bunny boilers about how they went through their boyfriend's texts and found one faintly flirty one from an ex and now the world is collapsing.

I also have a big group of friends and we have one email address for about 20 of us, so there's often a thread running in my inbox from then.

And I lurk around a few other computer forums - I've picked up a couple of stories that way.

  oresome 09:06 09 Mar 07

Apart from here, the Motley Fool is well visited along with the BBC and some of the national papers web sites.

This is the only site where I am other than a lurker.

  Bingalau 10:09 09 Mar 07

As I keep flitting about from one site to another, I think I probably belong in the "Butterfly Farm" If there is such a place?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:00 09 Mar 07

I'm either here (PCA helproom / speakers corner) or fruitlessly searching the web for info regarding the subjects I teach.

Fruitlessly because I find very little as I teach some highly specialised subject's.

  Kate B 11:41 09 Mar 07

Bingalau, I like the idea of the butterfly farm! *claps*

What do you teach, Fruit Bat?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:36 09 Mar 07

A wide range of "Railway Engineering Courses" I specialise in Engine / Locomotive Power Control and On Train Management / Recording Systems and software.

I will probably have "trained" the people who are anyalising the on train data recorder of the Voyager that crashed last week.
I will have definately have trained the guys who last serviced it and those that were "recovering" it for transportation to Washwood Heath

The job takes me all across Europe and North America. Funnily enough I have found that no matter what language they speak all railway engineers/ fitters are the same and most are "mad as hatters".

:0)

  Kate B 12:50 09 Mar 07

Wow, demanding and very specialised, Fruit Bat. How did you get into that?

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