Friday, October 22, 2004

How many places do you discuss Star Trek books online?

And how many do you need?

Pocket's official bbs. I used to hang around there until they changes the software one too many times, making it a painful mess, and I joined the exodus to...

Psi Phi, David Henderson's site. It's on a different server now and is slightly different, but the feel and a lot of the users remain. Many of us also like...

TrekBBS, which has (in my opinion) a better interface and a lot of the same folks. These two are my main hangouts. But there's also..., Star Trek Now's The Federation Library, Cygnus X-1, BookTrek, a lot of Yahoo groups (dozens, in fact), the usenet newsgroup alt.startrek.books....

I can understand the fun and excitement of creating a new place online. But I have a Trek books website and I only bother with two of these places. I don't have the time to check them all out regularly. I have to wonder... do some of these offer a substantially different experience? A different atmosphere? Does anyone try to keep up with as many of these as possible?

In the meantime, I've added a couple of other destinations over on the right. I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with Rabble and its Babble forum, but I want to link to something Canadian.

I've added Allyn Gibson's blog because we share a number of interests and he generally has something interesting to say. And he links to some other interesting blogs, plus this one.

(Now playing: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, "Julia's Song," Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.)


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