comments: This forum has a good amount of "read-only" resources that are related to the industry. One forum is for general discussion. Participation seems to be somewhat light to moderate.
comments: This forum is for the technical aspect of productivity, for transcriptionists and non-transcription professionals. Topics include tips for computer hardware and software optimization, word lists and abbreviations, help using text expanders and medical spellers. They ask that you not use this forum for word help and job seeking; it is just for productivity-related chat.
comments: This is not the largest information bank out there but is easy to use, you do not have to register to post, and the people have been very nice.
comments: This is a big forum with many posts and users. The posts seem to stay on-topic and posters are generally friendly; although there is some sarcasm from some of the "veteran gabbers." There were some hiccups in the registration process, but it got worked out after a few tries.
comments: Although there were several current posts on this forum, none of them were really on-topic and it was unclear where to find the archives.
comments: There are several different forums listed on this site. Some of the links lead to dead-end pages. However, the links that worked produced big forums with current posts and friendly users. One nice thing about this board that is unique is that after you make a post, you are redirected to a page with posts containing similar subject matter, which can be really helpful.
comments: MT Daily requires a paid subscription in order to have access to most of what they have to offer, including the forum. Subscription rates range from $6 for one month, to $48 for a year.
comments: Every member of this forum is required to read through long “pinned” posts to become familiar with the rules of the forum. These rules are long and wordy, took forever to trudge through and were mostly common sense. Despite their rules about being polite, administrators themselves are bossy, catty, and rude in their replies, and some members seem to have a chip-on-the-shoulder reaction to questions. Rather than ignoring posts that they feel waste their time, they are quick to publicly berate the original poster. There is a lot of information on this site, but participating in the forum is more trouble than it is worth, and since there is a clear favoritism of promoting some MT schools over others, the opinions expressed there might not be as unbiased as one would expect in a public forum.
comments: This is a great forum if you use Instant Text word/phrase expansion software. It is like customer support in message board format. There are many posts that can be searched to get tips and tricks using this software. They also have links to a MS Word forum at this site.
comments: This forum site has several unrelated forums and one section dedicated to medical transcription. The site does not look like it gets a lot of traffic, but there are a few posts that are good for reference.
comments: This forum appears to be a result of a split from MTStars. It apparently is brand new; however already has a large handful of members that migrated over from MTStars. The forum is well organized, has an abundance of fresh posts, and replies seem to be helpful.