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Post: # 220865Post The Riff-Raff Element »

oldjerry wrote:I like the fact that this one has just nice, normal people,







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It's all relative. But I agree with you and Keith: this forum should be held as a model for others: polite and helpful, which so many are not.

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Post: # 220873Post Millymollymandy »

homegrown wrote:I am on ooooby.ning.org
I had to look that up purely because of the name! :lol: I can see at a glance what the ooooby stands for :iconbiggrin: but can you tell me what the ning means? :scratch:
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Post: # 220894Post little blue duck »

it depends what sort of thing you're after...
I am a member of loads of forums, beekeeping, german shepherds, poultry & quail ones, River cottage (dont post much at all on there) and some "interest" ones (I know, really sad!)
I love "accidental smallholder" as there is alot of livestock info that I find invaluable, and really nice, friendly & supportive members.
Ish gives me the sense of sufficiency I dream of, the info on energy & stuff is great... but I need a regular livestock fix too
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Post: # 220904Post KathyLauren »

oldjerry wrote:I like the fact that this one has just nice, normal people,







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Well, normal-ISH, anyway! :iconbiggrin:

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Post: # 220912Post yvette »

Its been interesting looking at some of the other boards recommended, and I'll probably visit them again. But here I have always felt comfortable admitting how little I know without fear of ridicule - there's a feeling of all moving more or less in the same direction, despite our differences, and i value that.

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Post: # 220964Post chuck_n_grace »

Hi,
There's another board out there that has a specific forum that interests me. It's called 'Members "Self Sufficient Living" Journals'. It allows members to post a running journal of their experiences on a daily basis. I haven't found something like that here. Please let me know if it's here..or if this has already been discussed before.

http://www.sufficientself.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=26

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Post: # 220986Post okra »

chuck_n_grace wrote:Hi,
There's another board out there that has a specific forum that interests me. It's called 'Members "Self Sufficient Living" Journals'. It allows members to post a running journal of their experiences on a daily basis. I haven't found something like that here. Please let me know if it's here..or if this has already been discussed before.

http://www.sufficientself.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=26

Regards,
Chuck
Thanks Chuck looks like a site worth spending some time on :salute:

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Post: # 221267Post gilly »

May I just say that we are a very small group in Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland. We started off a while ago, and have had a few hicc-cups along the way :roll:
But things have been moving along quite smoothly now, and we are starting to tick over nicely. Of course we would welcome new members, so if anyone was interested to put their interests across, they would be very welcome :icon_smile:
The forum is:- www.mayoplodders.ie
All are welcome, so please start plodding and enjoy Plodland :wave:

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Post: # 221354Post greenorelse »

gilly wrote:May I just say that we are a very small group in Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland. We started off a while ago, and have had a few hicc-cups along the way :roll:
But things have been moving along quite smoothly now, and we are starting to tick over nicely. Of course we would welcome new members, so if anyone was interested to put their interests across, they would be very welcome :icon_smile:
The forum is:- http://www.mayoplodders.ie
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Post: # 221358Post Berti »

second that. had also noticed.

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Post: # 221363Post grahamhobbs »

I've given up all the other numerous self-sufficiency or gardening forums I've looked at / joined (unless I'm looking for a very specific answer). Don't know why really, but this one has a nice relaxed layout and people who seem to genuinely want to share their wide knowledge and experiences - I guess I agree with what Old Jerry wrote "I like the fact that this one has just nice, normal people".

But here are some that I don't think anyone else has mentioned

www.growveg.info GYO Gardening, Allotment and Wildlife Forums
www.gardenersclick.com/gardeningforum
www.projectdirt.com/forum
www.allotments-uk.com/forum
www.sourdough.com/forum

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Post: # 221439Post MuddyWitch »

http://mayoplodders.myfreeforum.org/index.php

The link to the new Plodders

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Post: # 221576Post Stonehead »

Downsizer is fairly good. But as here, I don't visit or post as often as I'd like due to time constraints.

I grew fed up with River Cottage and rarely go there now. A small group of people dominate the sections I'm interested in: there's far too much "this way is the one and only way to do something", there's lot of feuding and a lot of posts get deleted without rhyme or reason. Some of the feuds surfaces in public but a lot of it is PMs in a very juvenile "he said, she said, are you my side" way. I hated logging in to find PMs that read "did you know XXX said YYY about you?"

Neeps, mainly covering NE Scotland, was fairly good but is largely a women's chat room now. Okay for them, but not for me!

There are a few other smallholding/downsizing/geenshifting forums that I tried but gave up on. One was riven by feuds, another had a nasty core of racists and bigots, and yet another was dominated by a group of survivalist gun nut wannabes.

I'm also on a couple of Land Rover forums but tend to only visit when I have a particular question to ask, problem to solve.
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Post: # 221579Post darkbrowneggs »

Hi - I have only just joined this forum, and there is another where I am also a newbie

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/sear ... d=newposts

which seems interesting, and nice posters

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Post: # 221582Post TheGoodEarth »

For all your Green building needs

http://www.greenbuildingforum.co.uk/forum114/
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