If you haven't yet spent any time amidst our well-regarded discussion board community, you're doing yourself a disservice. We have thousands of boards dedicated to individual companies and investment strategies, and all kinds of non-financial topics, too.

Here is a tiny smattering of the kinds of things you'll run across on Fool boards. (As you'll see, members choose nicknames, so don't be thrown by such nom de plumes as "goofyhoofy.") These are some examples of our "Post of the Day" selections:

  • Apple Computer (NASDAQ:AAPL): LongHook discusses whether Apple is dying a slow death.

  • Time Warner (NYSE:TWX): See what goofyhoofy thinks of dropping "AOL" from the company's name.

  • Eastman Kodak (NYSE:EK): buffettstudent explains why Kodak's dividend cut is like setting money on fire.

  • Real Estate & REITs: reitnut offers up a weekly discussion of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their investment promise.

  • Building/Maintaining a Home: FoolYap describes the process of building a home beginning with a hole in the ground.

  • The Battle for Business Ethics: tparadiso discusses the death of Polaroid, and some lessons to be drawn from it.

  • Retire Early Home Page: PoorBloke offers up a lot of lessons he's learned in life.

  • Costco (NASDAQ:COST): gdefelice compares Costco and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT).

  • Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO): babyfrog explains why he thinks Cisco is in trouble.

  • Living Below Your Means: TamarianG counts (un)employment blessings.

Discussion boards can be great places to get answers to your questions and to learn about companies that interest you. Plus, you can instantly communicate with people around the globe. As the multicultural animatronics sing at Disney World, "It's a small world after all," and the Internet has made it quite a bit smaller.