This is a great thread!
I’m part of an awesome Character Animation Community - Animation Salvation
It has some members who are big names in animation, and it’s geared towards creating connections between animators from all ranks and regions! Imagine Facebook for Animators, plus a Video section similar to YouTube, an “Animation Education” section, a forum to get advice and critiques called the Mentorium, regular Animation Events (including some live events), and even a Jobs Section (this will be filling up as word spreads).
Come on in and create your own account, and it’s all free!
I hope to see you in there.