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Many websites allow users to post questions and comments in threads in forums according to some topic or common interest.  This is a useful mechanism.  Forum sites are valuable resources and a lot of fun.

Here is a list of forum websites that I have found.  Many of them I have joined and post messages on.  Others I only visit rarely.

Also, see the tip about double underlines below.

Linux Forum Sites

LinuxForums.org
LinuxQuestions
LinuxForum.com
JustLinux
HowtoForge Forums
Linux-Noob
Nuxified
USA Linux Users Group

Web Development Forum Sites

BlueHost Forum
Any Browser Forum
WebDeveloper.com
HTMLforums
WebHostingTalk
HTMLcenter   Small
WebHostingForum   Small
DevShed  Programming, web design, OSes, more

Windows Forum Sites

NTcompatible forum
The hive
Microsoft Software Forum Network
OSNN.net
Experts-Exchange
ProNetworks
Active Network Forums
neowin.net

Forum Sites Dedicated to Specific Software

Mozillazine Forums
ReactOS Forum
XFCE Forum
REAL Software Forums   Real Basic
NVIDIA hardware/software support
Ubuntu Linux Forums
VirtualBox
Forum about the x86 system virtualization software.

Software Development Sites and Forums

DreamInCode Forum
CodeProject.com
ProgrammingTalk
C Programming
Bytes Tech Support
DANIWEB   Many IT topics

Forum Sites for Other or Multiple Computer Platforms

PCGuide.com
ars technia openforum
Computing.net
IBM developerWorks community

Other Computer-Oriented Forum Sites

RegexAdvice
GID Forums   Web design, C/C++, PHP and MySQL
DomainState   Domain News & Views
Dell Support
SpeedGuide.net   Broadband Internet
MC MCSE   Certifications (e.g. A+, MCSE)

Other Forum Sites

Physics Forums
WordReference Forum   Word usage and linguistics

Consumer Opinion Forums

Comcast forums
Howard Forums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource
MobilEdia   Cell Phone Forums
Cell Phone Hacks

Sites that sponsor many forums

ForumsLand.com
Voy Forums
Nabble   Forums for Everyone
Double Underlines

Many forum sites (and other sites) sell advertising that appears as double underlines under random words on the page.  When the mouse moves across these words, the advertisements pop up.  But the really irritating thing is how long it takes to run the script that selects the words to double underline.

I prevent the double underlines and the delay in all my forum browsing, and you can too if you use Firefox.  First, install Adblock (or Adblock Plus if you prefer).  Then block these sites:

http://*.kontera.com/*
http://*.intellitxt.com/intellitxt/*
http://itxt.vibrantmedia.com/intellitxt/*
http://ctxtad.tribalfusion.com/ctxtad/*
http://scripts.chitika.net/*.js

On the other hand, O'Reilly explains that this advertising supports the site, so if you can tolerate it, maybe you should just put up with it.

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