Yes, but none of them are as active. You guys think this place is slow? Most of the other boards I post at have fifty regular members at most and maybe, at most, a hundred new posts a day (not topics–maybe five new topics a day at the most active one) and most of those are junk posts by really obsessed people who have no jobs and do nothing but waste time on the Internet all day. Also, this board is the most diverse one (politically and age-wise, anyway) that I post on. The other boards are predominantly comprised of people in their twenties with radical politics who are either in college or right out of it, and while I do fit in that demographic it gets boring to run around in circles with people who think a lot like me. Here I’m challenged, and I like that.
I wasn’t here prior to p2p, so I can’t compare. However, I think the moderation level is average-to-good; people at my other boards tend to form tight-knit clans who war over the most piddling things and since the mods are also allied with certain posters some people get away with so much shit whereas others have to walk on eggshells. It’s not what you say, it’s who your allegiances rest with. I haven’t seen much of that type of behavior here.
I wish I had been around before p2p; I like this board a lot and it would have been nice to participate when the board was “better.”