Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by Leesbro63 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:08 am

Fairmark has great forums for tax info.

http://fairmark.com/forum/index.php

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by HogsAndApples » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:49 am

Best forum and source for healthy food from a respected source:

https://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/

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Post by dumbbunny » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:02 pm

Got 'ukulele?
forum.ukuleleunderground.com/
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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by Barefootgirl » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:29 pm

You may want to delete your post before it's deleted for you. Nutritional forums not allowed to be mentioned.

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by Alex Frakt » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:39 pm

Barefootgirl wrote:You may want to delete your post before it's deleted for you. Nutritional forums not allowed to be mentioned.
If the site AND the post are about primarily about food, rather than medical claims, it's fine.

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Post by The Wizard » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:47 pm

Alex Frakt wrote:
Barefootgirl wrote:You may want to delete your post before it's deleted for you. Nutritional forums not allowed to be mentioned.
If the site AND the post are about primarily about food, rather than medical claims, it's fine.
Actually, I would THINK, in the context of this thread topic, that listing other forums for non-Boglehead topics (economics, politics, medical advice) would be acceptable.
But then, I'm not a mod/admin...
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Post by Alex Frakt » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:07 pm

The Wizard wrote:
Alex Frakt wrote:
Barefootgirl wrote:You may want to delete your post before it's deleted for you. Nutritional forums not allowed to be mentioned.
If the site AND the post are about primarily about food, rather than medical claims, it's fine.
Actually, I would THINK, in the context of this thread topic, that listing other forums for non-Boglehead topics (economics, politics, medical advice) would be acceptable.
But then, I'm not a mod/admin...
Mentioning economics and politics sites are fine (if you can find one that meets the OP's criteria of "the level of quality, and generosity of spirit, of the posts." :happy).

Sites featuring medical claims are not. I do not want this site to be used as a platform for providing incorrect or dangerous medical (including nutritional) advice and I do not have the expertise or time to separate try to separate the good from the bad. To forestall the next argument, it has been my experience that you cannot simply assume the community sort out competing medical claims because individuals with strongly-held, and usually idiosyncratic, opinions end up dominating the conversation.

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Post by MoonOrb » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:52 pm

Gronnie wrote:For poker strategy: http://www.twoplustwo.com
+1 for twoplustwo. I learned a TON about limit hold'em from the forums. Fantastic people, mostly. Really great insights.

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Post by chrysogonus » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:55 pm

Leesbro63 wrote:Fairmark has great forums for tax info.

http://fairmark.com/forum/index.php
My inner tax geek thanks you for that link. It looks like there's lots of good information about some fairly technical topics.

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Post by BillyG » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:04 pm

Ceramic and porcelain tilesetting advice (both DIY and professional):
http://www.johnbridge.com

Forums:
http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/

The founder of the forum even published his own tilesetting books (sounds familiar?)!

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Post by tadamsmar » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:05 pm

Ironically, the Forum Policy page provides a couple of good Boglehead-equivalent links for medical issues just after it tells you that medical issues are out of scope!

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Post by tadamsmar » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:11 pm

Automobile safety:

www.informedforlife.org

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Post by lululu » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:17 pm

Dave's garden is really excellent for reviews of online garden stores or locating plants to buy or trade.

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by celia » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:33 pm

http://www.davesgarden.com

for anything garden related (including insects and birds). Very helpful people.
They also trade plants, seeds, cuttings through the mail with each other. This is where you can find someone who grows that plant you just love but can't find in your area!!

(lululu just beat me to it by a few minutes)
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Post by goblue100 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:15 pm

I used to spend a lot more time on this site, but it is still a good source of info for people interested in learning how to smoke cook meats, particularly on the Webber Smokey Mountain cooker:
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/cook.html
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Post by hoops777 » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:28 pm

Amazon.com if you are looking to buy something and want to see unbiased reviews from people who have already bought whatever it is.There is also an area with questions and answers about the product sometimes depending on what it is
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Post by ivyhedge » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:44 pm

Apologies if this was offered and I missed it. Another for photography: http://www.fredmiranda.com

Great weekly contests, equipment reviews, and deep, deep knowledge on the forums (from backpackers with robust Soviet gear to hobbiests with Eyes of Sauron)*.

Also, I used to love http://www.audiogon.com when it was primarily discussion and some sales. It seems to have flipped a bit of late. Some folks who participated in the audiophile discussion last week might recognize it.

* Mods: the reference is to a legendary f/1.8 Canon lens.
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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by RandomPointer » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:01 am

Smoking and BBQ
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/
http://www.smoking-meat.com/

for a particular kamado style grill:
http://forum.bigsteelkeg.com/

I hope those qualifies. There is also this site, http://amazingribs.com/, not really a forum, but a good site if you like BBQ.

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by Leesbro63 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:42 am

chrysogonus wrote:
Leesbro63 wrote:Fairmark has great forums for tax info.

http://fairmark.com/forum/index.php
My inner tax geek thanks you for that link. It looks like there's lots of good information about some fairly technical topics.
My pleasure!

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Re: Bogleheads.org equivalents for other areas of life?

Post by ddoubleu » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:08 am

For budgeting: http://forum.youneedabudget.com/categories

Before I could put more focus on investing, I had to focus on budgeting to get out of debt (~$40,000 in the hole three years ago). Microsoft Money and Quicken didn't help, but YNAB's methodology and software helped me get out of it without relying on debt consolidation or the like.

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