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Links page - suggestions wanted
« on: March 23, 2005, 07:54:01 AM »
I'm setting up a page of links to other sites, if you have any ideas for sections or pages please post.

keep in mind that like the reviews our aim here will be to keep this list minimalistic, listing only the very best few sites in each category.

http://www.donationcoder.com/Links/
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Re: Links page coming
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005, 11:36:49 AM »
The best site for help with computer problems BIG and small!
http://www.techguy.org/
..A picture is worth a thousand words, but it uses up three
thousand times the memory.

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Re: Links page coming
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2005, 12:43:06 PM »
wow the quantity of posts in that forum is incredible.. this looks like a nice site.

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Re: Links page coming
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2005, 12:58:51 PM »
updated, added tech support guy forum, and added 2 of my favorite sites for home networking guides.

i think basically what our policy will be is to add sites on a provisional basis and if/when we find other sites that are clearly better than others, we can remove them.  that way we will always be listing a small number of the best sites, understanding that we may need to revise this list as we find out about new sites.

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Re: Links page coming
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005, 08:23:05 AM »
i've been adding sections as i think of them - if anyone has any suggestions of categories or links, please let me know.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005, 03:58:32 PM »
For the Best Software Search Sites category, I recommend adding http://www.FileLight.com.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2005, 05:53:07 PM »
I have always received great help on Suggest a Fix (http://www.suggestafix.com/) regarding hardware issues, system and spyware problems, and HTML help.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 02:41:47 AM »
more suggestions please!!
let's make that links page the best of its kind  ;)

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2005, 02:47:11 AM »
thanks ann, tech guy looks great - added.
thanks zero-point, suggestafix also great - added.

z3k, filelight is one of best looking/organized shareware listing sites i've seen; i'll probably add it i just need to check out if it is up there with the rest in terms of quantity of listings since that is key.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2005, 06:48:11 PM »
Convert just about anything to just about anything else:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

Learn stuff:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Free, absolutely no-nonsense temporary file hosting, up to 25-MB per file:
http://www.mytempdir.com/

Ordered ten different things from ten different vendors?  Keep track of them all for free in one place:
http://www.packtrack.com/

All sorts of easy-to-use, web-based networking facilities:
http://www.dnsstuff.com/

Easily scan a file with over a dozen anti-virus utilities at once:
http://virusscan.jotti.org/

Before you order that mainboard and hard drive...
http://www.resellerratings.com/
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2005, 07:36:22 PM »
thanks scott,
you gave me an idea about a section to add on best Ratings site.
i will add resellerratings (and epinions).

i'll check out the others too.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2005, 08:11:53 PM »
Damn, and I almost mentioned Epinions.com.  But then I thought about how full it seems (to me) to be of "career reviewers", rather than typical customers, just dropping their opinions...
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2005, 06:16:22 PM »
I hope you'll consider my own site, THE GREAT SOFTWARE LIST, which has been recommending great software to users for eight years based on the following criteria:
__(1) Ease of use with a well-designed user interface;
__(2) A generous array of keyboard shortcuts (preferably customizable);
__(3) High degree of customizability where applicable; and
__(4) Affordability.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2005, 06:35:06 PM »
i've seen your site before and loved it!
it's a really great site and donationcoder.com is trying to do something similar in our reviews/awards as you have been doing for a long time.

anyone who hasn't seen the site go check it out and read the good information at the bottom of the main page.  i agree 100%.

great to have you here :)

going to add your page to the links page now, don't know how i overlooked it before.. i wonder if we need a new section for great sites like yours to put them in their own category?


ps.
hehe - i remember how i found your site, someone made a post scomewhere about the screenshots in your "image viewer page" :)

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2005, 11:28:42 PM »
OnlineConversion.com is all by itself now in that category of Best Online Reference Sites/Tools..
we'll have to add some more links, like maybe some dictionary and encyclopedias..

http://www.m-w.com/

Online dictionary, thesaurus, and more.  Better than Dictionary.com IMO, because (for just one thing), it offers free audio pronunciations.  (Dictionary.com charges $20/year for its "premium" content.)

http://www.noaa.gov/

Free, authoritative weather forecasts and alert information (for the U.S. only, as far as I know).  A lot of other weather sites use NOAA data for their own sites.  If you pay federal taxes in the United States, you already pay for it, so you may as well use it, until the idiots in congress take it away to help the third-party weather sites compete.

http://www.mapquest.com/

Needs no explanation; there may be better ones, and probably not what you have in mind, but...

I'm sure someone will recommend http://www.wikipedia.org, though I'm not sure why.  The last time I made the mistake of using that waste of bandwidth, I saw a message at the top of the article that indicated the content was probably wrong, and needed review.  No credibility whatsoever.
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2005, 11:37:14 PM »
wikipedia has some problems, which have been written about.
however it's an amazing idea, imho, and deserves encouragement and support.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2005, 11:42:59 PM »
thanks scott, i added those,

my general policy for the links page is that it is an evolving page -
so i'll add links within reason until someone suggests a better one for a given category, and remove links as we find better ones.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2005, 11:53:37 PM »
wikipedia has some problems, which have been written about.
however it's an amazing idea, imho, and deserves encouragement and support.

OK, I still don't get it though.  The premise is that incorrect information will eventually be corrected.  That doesn't help if you stop by before that happens.
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2005, 12:25:34 AM »
hehe -
well i don't know the nitty gritty details about wikipedia.. it would be nice if they had people check the info before making it public.
still, you have love the idea.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2005, 05:39:56 AM »
i find this to be an invaluable map source, the easiest to read maps that i've ever seen.
http://maps.google.com

i will add some more software stuff laters.

edit: hah nevermind, it's already there, didnt see it before.

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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2005, 05:41:18 AM »
That one was already on the links page.
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2005, 02:24:08 AM »
I love how the DCC links page has filled out. Here's three more for perusal that may lead to other links:

Great site for OS apps for Windows (The OSSwin Project)
http://osswin.sourceforge.net/

Just the productivity OS apps, please (MozOO.org)
http://mozoo.org/wikicms.php

Windows Support Sites, NGs
http://aumha.org/support.htm

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2005, 02:32:34 AM »
very nice.

added osswin to software recommendation category, and windows support sites to tech support category.

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« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2005, 07:17:28 AM »
I hadn't used Google Maps before.  Now that I look at it, I fail to see any benefit of it.  Maybe it just isn't working correctly for me in Opera, but it doesn't seem to do much of anything!
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Re: Links page - suggestions wanted
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2007, 11:05:09 AM »
http://nerdarts.com

Just found this site the other day after I linked to it from the boingboing guy who makes oil paintings of video games. He's created a new genre called the nerd arts, and he posts stuff there about machinima, chiptune, ludology, mashups, and recuts etc... Interesting site. Not exactly sure what section it would fit into, but still an interesting blog.