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Largest computer forum?

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#1 dentalschool


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

What is the largest and/or most popular internet forum dealing with general computer stuff?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

According to this site computing.net is the biggest, with bleepingcomputer coming in number 5. If you ask me though, BCs the best. Of the ones listed, only computing.net seems to cover all the basis that BC does-the rest specialize in one area or another. :D

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:39 PM

That link gives the Top 5 Best.
It says nothing about the largest, that I can find.

Regarding computing.net:

One of the biggest technical support websites.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:23 AM

I have to add that largest, or most popular, does not guarantee any level of quality, usefulness or relevance.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

Here are a few forums that I found really helpful:










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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:55 AM

If anything BleepingComputer is the only site that offers good help.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:00 AM

I have played with most computer Forums as a casual user. It depends on what your particular fancy is where you find the best home. But like the previous post said "Biggest is not always the best".


My criterion is that if a Forum is any good at all, then the membership has to be significant. The more members there are indicates popularity and ensures a  good response. When you have a problem,  just 2-3 replies are not exactly encouraging.


I  found Wilders an excellent Forum for purely computer matters, but Bleeping Computer is more than adequate and the membership is large enough to ensure a good response. I  find BC a very good bet indeed.


Just a point - Forum membership is largely fictitious. A Forum may show a  huge membership of many tens of thousands, but it is mostly historic record stuff. It is ACTIVE members that  count and I  would think that in any Forum membership statistics, only about 20% or even less take an active part. I know of a Forum that shows over 20,000 members and only 200 actually post, all the others are deadwood of history.

Edited by yabbadoo, 28 June 2013 - 07:00 AM.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:48 AM

BC has been the most helpful of all the computer forums that I have used over the years... 



This forum also helped recently when I needed help.

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