I posted a question that a moderator seemed to feel was not worthy of this forum. So, are there any Jewish discussion forums that anyone knows of that are well-run and respectful of halacha?
I have found two good locations.
soc.culture.jewish.moderated check out the FAQ (I helped write it) The unmoderated version was originally very good, but we had to switch to moderated because of the spam anti-semites.
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My dining room is such a forum during Friday night supper and Shabas lunch. It's well-run IMO in that anyone can say his piece but there's an emcee (me). And I like to think the emcee is respectful of halacha.
There's the Avoda forum/mailing list.
From their site:
The Avodah mailing list hosts a chevrah that focusses on analysis of hashkafah, avodas Hashem, ta'amei hamitzvos, lomdus, machshavah, and halachah -- with an emphasis on the places where halachah, machshavah and hargashah meet.
In addition to the core topics of the list, Avodah is aimed at building and strengthening that chevrah. So, in addition to Avodah, which is for the discussion of Torah, by default subscription includes Areivim, a more general discussion area. Areivim's archive is not available without membership and a password; it is less public, and therefore has a less formal atmosphere.
Full disclosure: I am a non-active member and was once a mod.