I personally think Hole.com
is an amazing message-board site! Mind, it's all a matter of personal taste as to whether or not you like it; but you won't know if you don't check it out via the time-honored tradition of lurking.
The board was created by Courtney Love, lead singer of the band Hole; and it's operated by Brooke Barnett, who is the webmistress. Nothing is sacred there, so be prepared for all manner of posts and threads.
And yes, if they ask for a reference feel free to say Mr. Cat
sent you! Hole.com
was my first inter-net home, where I met a number of good people with whom I've remained cyber friends these past two years; and although most of our "Hole.commie" Class of 2000 has moved on, I still go back to see what's happening from time to time.