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What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:56 pm
by KarenColes
At our last two SMUG meetings (March & April 2013,) we've distributed a survey to find out what your favorite websites are. We'll be going through the responses and potentially selecting some of the most relevant and interesting ones to present at a future meeting, with the help of those who submitted them.

If you weren't there to participate in the survey, we would like to know what your favorite websites are (no religious, political or porn websites please.)

Here's what we'd like to know:

The address of the website.
It's category (i.e. recipes, games, books, music, sports, travel, weather, etc.)
Why you like it.
Your name and email address (so we can contact you about discussing it at our meeting)
Whether or not you'd be willing to explain/demonstrate it at our meeting.
Where you attend: Sequim or Port Angeles or both.

Thanks for your input. It looks as though this will be a very popular meeting.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:15 pm
by JerryFreilich
From the fact that no one has responded here... not a single response from any of our 300 members... I can only assume that everyone's favorite sites are all porn sites and so they felt they were excluded here. This is a pity. Surely there must be more than porn on the internet!

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:54 pm
by Stephen Hart
JerryFreilich wrote:From the fact that no one has responded here... not a single response from any of our 300 members... I can only assume that everyone's favorite sites are all porn sites and so they felt they were excluded here. This is a pity. Surely there must be more than porn on the internet!
Harsh!

I'm not exactly sure what is meant by "favorite" web sites, but let's say it means sites a person has on their check-regularly list. The criteria exclude pretty much anything in my list:

The New York Times (politics, politics, politics, religion, violence, occasional sex [especially in the Science and Health sections!])
NPR (politics, politics, politics, religion, occasional sex [especially in the Science and Health sections!])
xkcd, a stick-figure comic mostly about computers, math, etc. (occasional politics, occasional sex humor)
Language Log, a blog by academic linguists (often political, occasionally about "bad" words, likes to make fun of The New York Times for bowdlerizing quotes.)
Knight Science Journalism Tracker (science, in general, is politically loaded; politics; sex)
Netflix (occasional politics, vigilance required to avoid offensive sex and violence)
bugguide.net (sex, sex, sex, creepy bugs)

I also check the SMUG forum regularly, and it's almost always safe for work. And, I guess, so is the Post Office postage-calculator site. ;)

[Later addition]
Oh, wait, I forgot Macintouch, a user-driven site for Mac users. Perhaps surprisingly, Macintouch has a fair amount of politics. But it'd probably pass muster.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:32 pm
by Jay Cline
There are websites other than Facebook on the Internet?

Seattle and Olympic Peninsula Craigslist for finding good deals on things I think I need.

http://www.snopes.com for disproving lies told to me by my right-wing wacko friends.

http://uncrate.com for showing me cool stuff I don't need.

http://devour.com for the latest viral videos.

http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/5968/?rl=rr for listening in to live local EMS scanner feeds.

http://dealmac.com for great prices on tech related things I don't need.

http://dealcoupon.com/online-stores/A-Z for find coupons for things I can afford.

http://hsmaker.com/harlemshake.asp?url= ... lynews.com for when I really like to irritate people.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:51 pm
by JerryFreilich
Folks....
The idea, proposed here by Karen Coles was not simply that people list their favorite websites. The IDEA was that we would ask people to name one or two favorite websites and then present a 5-10 minute talk about their favorites at an upcoming meeting. The idea was discussed at some length at each of the last three SMUG meetings. I specifically asked Karen to post the notice here so that we could have a lively web thread with people suggesting their websites and offering to very kindly demonstrate those sites at one or two meetings. We figured that folks who would not feel comfortable speaking in front of the group to do a whole program might not mind speaking for just a few minutes. The simple truth is that the same three or four of us have done virtually all the club presentations for the last many years. My comment to the thread (above) was the ONLY one received after this topic was posted for weeks.

I think that we've received enough responses (mainly from people handing us written forms at the SMUG meetings) so that we can have such a meeting very soon. (I will leave that up to Rick, our VP for programs) but am still surprised and a bit disappointed that no one (no one!) took the time to respond to the thread on this website.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 am
by Richard Serkes
Gosh Jerry, you know we care.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:04 pm
by Jay Cline
In that case, this is one of my favorite websites:

http://www.wikihow.com/Lighten-Up

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:58 pm
by KarenColes
Actually, at this point, I wouldn't care if anyone had posted any websites here or not. Reading through the thread has given me the best laugh I've had in months!!

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:17 pm
by carabon1
I tend to spend time at financial sites like CNBC.com and yahoo finance. Actually lots of news and science likes from just plain old Yahoo.com. And then I spend a lot of time on a few time sink games like World of Warcraft (Battlenet.com). I would nominate both Flickr and stumble upon.com for inclusion in any list of favorites.

Re: What's Your Favorite Website?

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:51 am
by JerryFreilich
Again, to repeat my main point. I would love to learn about "lighten' up dot com" but the MAIN THING is .... would you (Jay) come to a meeting and stand up and talk about it for 10 minutes?