I'm involved in a few "professional" bioinformatics networks ("organised/coordinated interactions between people involved in bioinformatics" could be one way of defining what I mean by this...), and I'm interested in trying to understand better what contributes to making them more/less successful. Hope would, of course, be to learn from the more successful ones how to make those I participate in more successful.
I'm new to BioStar, and am extremely impressed by it, particularly in terms of amount of activity, size (in terms of membership), motivation-inspiringness [or whatever to call it] (the reputation "score" and badges, for example), and utility. For me, it's a great example of a successful network of this kind.
Thus, my question for the BioStar community:
are there other "networks" of this kind that you're involved in that you find particularly successful?
If so, it'd be great to hear about them from you.
I know the question is very vague - this is intentional, I don't want to be restrictive concerning the kind of entities/organisations/forums that people might consider as being relevant.
Examples I can think of are: