Sorry, I only just noticed this post.
CotI (travellerrpg.com) is ok if you just ignore some of the louder people intent on flaming everything in sight, and just converse with a few good people whilst you dig around for info. There are lots of gems hidden in the archives, and plenty of good guys.
I'm not good at providing links, but there are several Yahoo groups including:
Actually, there's a couple of those I still need to join. Timely reminder there.
There are probably more sites, you'll find some via the Traveller Webring.
Let me know if I can be of any further help.