I know many site owners are totally anal when it comes to mentioning other people's sites, well, not me!
Here is a brief list to start off with of recent and favourite sites I've visited and/or belong to:
This is Mark's general discussion site and its great. I hope one day to get this site up to that standard!
This is Mark's other site for owners of discussion boards. Very red!
Originally started by Frank as ntlhell, and now run by PaulM, this is the place to go to find news and info about Virgin Media.
The UK's number one forum and my main forum home for many years. This was originally a collection of separate media sites that merged together to form Digital Spy. For many years this was a private site until it was sold to Hearst, then it went downhill all the way and is now infested with Big Brother and celeb crap. But despite this, DS still contains the best and most active forums in the country.
Ireland's number one forum site.
Known as P.ie for short, this is Ireland's other main forum site and one of my favourite political boards on the net. Things get heated there, so be warned!
This is the UK section of Skyscraper City. I actually dislike Skyscrapers as I worked in them for years, but this is a great board which deals with all aspects of architecture, transport, military topics and lots more besides. On the main site, you can watch the world's tallest buildings being built by all the member posted pictures or live web cams.
American political board and one of my favourites on the net.
UK Political Forum
International political forum and it was the sister site to the above site.
If you want to start a business, this is the place to go. Superb design.
Who doesn't know about Martin Lewis' former site which he sold and made a fortune? THE site to go to for money saving tips and news.