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Nominations - Best Online Community

Nominate your choice for Best Online Community.

A couple of notes:

  • You can nominate yourself; don't be shy.
  • The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough...
  • In some cases the list of finalists may contain sites not publically nominated.
  • This contest is about fun - find some new blogs to read by following the links.
To nominate a blog leave the name of the blog; the main URL for the blog; and the URL for a RSS/Atom feed (if possible) in the comment section. For example (Note that Wizbang is not eligible for nomination in any category):
Wizbang
http://wizbangblog.com/
http://wizbangblog.com/index.xml


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Comments (74)

The Cotillion!

URL: http://cotillion.mu.nu/
Feed: http://cotillion.mu.nu/index.rdf

The hub blog's not that busy itself, but the members' blogs are and we've become close friends in real life, as well. :-)

Without a doubt, the BEST online community EVER.

THE BRIGANTII MOOT BLOG

A lively pagan community based in Morecambe, Lancashire.

http://brigantiimoot.co.uk
http://brigantiimoot.co.uk/feed/

Certainly "The Lightning Round" over at PCPerspectives... especially the "Rolleyes News of the Day"!
TLR:
http://forums.pcper.com/forumdisplay.php?f=56
Rolleyes News:
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=277156

A semi-serious look at the news from around the web; JimZ is the lead provocateur, but has lots of help from both the left and the right. Be sure to read the Posting Rules before jumping in, though...

A great community left and right.

The Democratic Daily: Drowning out the Noise Machine, with a liberal dose of news, national and local politics, progressive commentary and opinions, and commonsense conversation, because “Truth is the American bottom line.”

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?feed=rss2

http://www.streetprophets.com/

Street Prophets, the gentle blog of the Kos family, is inclusive, with steady, varied posting, ranging from poignent, whimisical, activist, encouragment and poltical.

That's easy. The Daily Kos community.
Nothing else even comes close--
Start with the main site, http://www.dailykos.com with over 110,000 users.
Then you have the spin offs and the other Kos sites,
http://www.streetprophets.com/
http://www.mothertalkers.com/
http://ourcongress.org/
http://www.sbnation.com/
this doesn't even include the reader blogs, like the next hurrah and my left wing, at
http://www.thenexthurrah.typepad.com
http://www.myleftwing.com

The General's Joint! We backbite and snarl, just like in a real community.

http://patriotboy.blogspot.com

TOWNHALL BLOGS - Hugh Hewitt, Kevin McCullough, Mary Katharine Ham

In addition some 2500 blogs that all compose what is perhaps the single most powerful blog community in the world.

http://www.townhall.com/blog/

Please nominate Blue MAss Group - it elected Deval PAtrick and encourages political commentary from both sides!

http://www.bluemassgroup.com/frontPage.do

http://www.polimom.com/
http://www.polimom.com/feed/

I realize that the readers and commenters at my personal blog may not meet the nomination criteria for an online community -- *but* (there's always a but) -- they are, ultimately, the reason I blog.

Civil, intelligent, and (usually) rational, they are unique, I think, in the often-poisonous blogosphere. I'm pleased to take this opportunity to recognize them.

I would like to nominate Shakespeare's Sister. Simply put, it's my blog home away from home.

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/

Corner on National Review

corner.nationalreview.com

www.velvetrope.com
Some insiders, mostly opinion, always intelligent.
Music, TV, movies, sports, Nashville, industry jobs, hype/promotion and gig announcements.
Quotes from the site have been lifted in newspaper articles and daily news shows.
Most posters are citizens, but The Rope does have bold facers and execs.

NewsHounds
www.newshounds.us

Another vote for Fark!

http://fark.com

Muggglenet

www.mugglenet.com

It's duplicative, but...here's another nomination for

Shakespeare's Sister.
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/atom.xml

http://www.sadlyno.com/

Do other communities bring teh snark on a regularly hilarious basis?

Do other communities share info on the care and maintenance of purse-sized firearms?

Do other communities have feline commenters who are carrying on an intercontinental love affair?

Do other communities teach their trolls how to imbed links so that they can offer 'evidence' for their ludicrous claims?

Do other communities repeatedly offer said troll a 'guest blogging' gig?

Sadly, No!

Tocqueville

www.tocqueville.it

TocqueVille, la città dei liberi
http://www.tocqueville.it

Can I vote for one more? I'm going to do it anyway -

Bring It On!

http://teambio.org

Another for velvetrope.com

Daily Kos

www.dailykos.com

www.huffingtonpost.com

Badger Blog Alliance
www.badgerblogalliance.blogspot.com

Townhall Blogatorium
http://www.townhall.com/youropinion/

RSS:
http://rss.townhall.com/userblogs/all

Over 2500 blogs with national exposure on Townhall.com and action tools.

Weak Nights (10 writers)

http://www.weaknights.com

is this the category for group blog now?
If so, I'd like to nominate
Gay Men Rule
http://www.gaymenrule.blogspot.com/

blog that picks up cool products off ThisNext.com's social shopping site and from other blogs

WTPS3

The Comics Curmudgeon Community:
http://joshreads.com/forum/index.php

The thread on Mary Worth is 118 pages at this point. That should tell you something. Also, the cartoon creators sometimes show up in the thread (well, mainly Ces, the writer for Sally Forth.)

American Samizdat
http://amsam.org/

I may have to go with Innocent Bystanders. More of a group Blog I suppose, but a tight community.

http://michaelscomments.wordpress.com/

New and small, but very tight centrist
community:
www.gulfcoastpundit.com
WTPS3

P.S. Non-commercial so we are all
belong to us
. :)

The Houseblogs Community.

http://www.houseblogs.net/

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