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Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:17 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
Mother Superior wrote: (including me but like all forums I've ever been a part of, no matter how long I've been there people never remember me. Seriously.)


I honestly recognise you as a major player on these boards.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
by Unicyclist
The first forum I ever joined and posted on considerably was at mxtabs.net. But one day, my mother decided to read over my shoulder and witnessed a bit of profanity... Decided it was a bad place and wouldn't let me go there again; of course I did, but I eventually lost interest(possibly due to having to be secretive about it). They were cool dudes, I had forgotten about them before I saw this thread.

When I lost interest in guitar(about a month after I stopped visiting mxtabs.net), I took up Runescape and a bit after that Sal's Realm. I was then banned for five or so years for a reason that was never told to me, every time I made a new account it was banned as well(within 24 hours). None of the people I talked to outside of Sal's that were members knew why I was banned either, and the admins refused to comment. Which is a shame, I really liked it there.

Quite awhile after that I discovered explosm.net and became a member of their forums. It was nice for the first few months, but then there was a noticeable decline throughout the entire site and I eventually just stopped visiting; even to check the comics.

I believe next was 4chan, which was shown to me by a high school friend. I now rarely visit 4chan, but discovered the overchan which has given me a few chans that I enjoy and frequently visit.

Eventually I found my way here, I lurked for quite awhile and then started posting a lot. Though the past few months I've barely had the time to lurk anymore, none the less post. Still <3 xkcd.

The most recent forum I've taken part in would be the shroomery, which is quite a pleasant place. Pretty much the entire site(besides OTB) is incredibly nice and generous.

So, at the moment, when I have the free time I visit here, 420chan, and the shroomery. Though it's usually just lurking, this would be my first post on any of the forums in the past week or so. I think I'm going to go check up on mxtabs tonight...

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:26 pm UTC
by Mother Superior
bigglesworth wrote:
Mother Superior wrote: (including me but like all forums I've ever been a part of, no matter how long I've been there people never remember me. Seriously.)


I honestly recognise you as a major player on these boards.

Huh. That's nice to hear. :)

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
by Asmodieus
the only other fourm ive been on is the vita-anime forums

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
Mother Superior wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:
Mother Superior wrote: (including me but like all forums I've ever been a part of, no matter how long I've been there people never remember me. Seriously.)


I honestly recognise you as a major player on these boards.

Huh. That's nice to hear. :)


Although disturbingly (for me) I have now overtaken your post count. I swear when I joined up, you had about 800...

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:40 pm UTC
by Mother Superior
bigglesworth wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:
Mother Superior wrote: (including me but like all forums I've ever been a part of, no matter how long I've been there people never remember me. Seriously.)


I honestly recognise you as a major player on these boards.

Huh. That's nice to hear. :)


Although disturbingly (for me) I have now overtaken your post count. I swear when I joined up, you had about 800...

*sigh*
You and EE both... curse you! Curse you all!

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:44 pm UTC
by Jessica
clanbob - Still frequent.
misetings - Stopped when it got boring.
grey tower - Stopped when I wasn't interested in the game anymore.
Wow - Stopped when I stopped playing WoW
Blizzard - Stopped a while ago... because they changed and stuff.
white wolf forums - still frequent, but can't post at work.
forums for my larps (both of them) - still frequent.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
by Dingbats
Mother Superior wrote:PCGamer story

I'm just posting to say I read all of that and I sympathize. I had an IRL friend that used to frequent those forums, but I think he moved on to Flashback.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:12 pm UTC
by '; DROP DATABASE;--
The earliest board I remember posting on was cmgsccc.com, which back then was an unofficial Gameshark code hacking forum. Then GSCentral, which back then was an even better hacking forum; at one point, Interact even made them official and hosted them on their own servers for a while. Both of those sites still exist, but are no longer worth visiting; GSCCC is now the official Codebreaker site, and GSC is now /gsc/; there's a lot of drama behind that story, but the gist of it is it's nothing but n00bs and one coked-up admin these days. :(

There was also Acmlm's Board, which was a ROM hacking forum and one of the nicest communities I'd ever been in. That lasted a good while, until the drama llama took a big shit on it. Many of the regulars turned into total jerks or just left, and it split into several small boards, only one of which was (for a while) worth visiting. The others basically became completely inactive and/or /b/ clones.

Basically, when I join a forum I either don't hang around long and forget about it or stick around until it dies. So most of the stories end that way. :P

When I was a total n00b I posted on totse.com, which was like 4chan, but instead of porn it was dumb ideas (how to get yourself arrested, blown up, electrocuted, etc), and it ran a severely outdated version of (IIRC) VBulliten, which didn't allow anonymous posting and often did odd things like corrupting the threads table or peoples' usernames. I eventually got bored with it, but at age 12 it was pretty fun to discuss these things, even when I knew I'd never be able to/want to do them.

There are probably others I'm forgetting.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:51 am UTC
by existential_elevator
Mother Superior wrote:
bigglesworth wrote:Although disturbingly (for me) I have now overtaken your post count. I swear when I joined up, you had about 800...

*sigh*
You and EE both... curse you! Curse you all!


So close... must...post...in...general! *cough*

<insert post content relevant to topic here>

</blatant post count upper>

Anyway, I wonder who people do consider memorable on these boards? Other than Felstaff. I know when I was lurking he's about the only one I paid much attention to. Because MS is so damn boring. SNOOZE. It's funny how most forums I've been on have at least one highly memorable poster.

</post justification>

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:21 am UTC
by Hawknc
There ain't no motive for this crime, Jenny was a friend of mine...

Anyway, you don't have to worry about being forgotten, MS. I'll always remember you as the guy who was dating E_E.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:53 am UTC
by Joeldi
Hey. I remember when my brother once visited Totse - one of those things I thought was gone from my mind.

The only forum I regularly visited before this was the one for El Goonish Shive A terribly lame place, but everyone was at least very friendly and welcoming. Of course, they were the most easily trolled community I've ever bared witness to. (That's in hindsight, I've never troll'd anywhere other than /b/, where, of course, it's encouraged.)

Other than xkcd, I go to 4chan when I can't think of anything interesting to browse.

EDIT:
Anyway, I wonder who people do consider memorable on these boards? Other than Felstaff. I know when I was lurking he's about the only one I paid much attention to. Because MS is so damn boring. SNOOZE. It's funny how most forums I've been on have at least one highly memorable poster.


Belial: He has a tendency to have the same opinion as me and back it up in a way I could only hope to aspire to.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:02 am UTC
by Mother Superior
Hawknc wrote:There ain't no motive for this crime, Jenny was a friend of mine...

Anyway, you don't have to worry about being forgotten, MS. I'll always remember you as the guy who was dating E_E.


If I were ever to be remembered for something I did, I would want it to be that.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:05 am UTC
by Mercurius
I admin over at the principiadiscordia.com forums which is a place of mystery and enchantment. Occasionally even creative disorder.

I'm a semi-regular poster at Mailwatch, where we dissect Britain's answer to Fox News (the Daily Mail), only without the decidedly more attractive female anchors.

I can also sometimes be found at Comment is Free, which is more of a blog really, but allows for trolling of journalists, and thus is quite fun.

I used to go on Political Crossfire a bit, but eventually lost interest. I may go back one day, if I have the time.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:53 pm UTC
by JayDee
I surprise myself everytime I realise I have been following the TTLG forums for something like ten years. Come to think of it, I should probable change my password...

There is a tiny little place called MOSH (an Australian comedy forum) that I also frequent, but it's kinda dying.

And I have been a member of the Irregular Webcomic forums (and IWC is a comic you all should check out, seriously) from within about an hour of them going online. Although I go fairly long periods of not logging in there, which I don't seem to be able to do here.

Activitywise, I don't think there is another forum I have a total postcount equal to what my postcount was here after a month or so. I like it here.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:43 pm UTC
by existential_elevator
Mother Superior wrote:
Hawknc wrote:There ain't no motive for this crime, Jenny was a friend of mine...

Anyway, you don't have to worry about being forgotten, MS. I'll always remember you as the guy who was dating E_E.


If I were ever to be remembered for something I did, I would want it to be that.


I don't know which of you to kill first. I can only hope that slightly more people than usual think you're gay.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:32 pm UTC
by Mother Superior
existential_elevator wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
Hawknc wrote:There ain't no motive for this crime, Jenny was a friend of mine...

Anyway, you don't have to worry about being forgotten, MS. I'll always remember you as the guy who was dating E_E.


If I were ever to be remembered for something I did, I would want it to be that.


I don't know which of you to kill first. I can only hope that slightly more people than usual think you're gay.

Men jag sa neeej, jag är inte gay.
Bara med dig är det helt okej.

Hehehe.


...I am not gay.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:35 am UTC
by michaelandjimi
Oh, come on! A Swedish guy who insists that everyone call him Mother?

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:13 pm UTC
by quintopia
I was a mod on the (original) Group X forums a while back, but I just wandered off. Then I was a mod on the Exposed Magic Forum, but it has disappeared (I think the admin quit paying his bills). I'm looking for a new forum to mod now.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:39 pm UTC
by Unipidity2
bamf.com (e/n, huge post count, no-one knows me though since Im not an asshole).

PCGamerUK back in the day, when they had a CS 1.6 server up permenantly. Havnt been for years, but I still like that fact that Red_Avatar, one of the forum regulars, seems to get in the magazine every other month.

World Affairs Board

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:52 am UTC
by apoklips
I used to frequent 4chan, mostly /b/, but it got mostly dull and lame, and I stopped lurking. I was also once apart of a Joss Whedon fan community, but was permanently banned.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
by Gazing Rabbit
There were a couple of forums in Hebrew I visited in my tender years, (Vgames and Gamer to those who care) but I left when I was 14.

In 2003 I joined the community of http://forums.kyhm.com, which was (then) based on the Exploitation Now and Errant Story webcomics. The place was pure awesome, and I never quit it. It just kinda... Died. I still go there to kick the corpse every few days.

I actively searched for a forum for the past couple of months before picking this one. I decided that: a) xkcd is an intelligent comics, b) therefore, it's fans are likely to be intelligent. The only problem I have with this fora is the size. This place is just TOO DAMN BIG. It gives me virtual agoraphobia every time I see the main index.

I'm also active in /co/ and /tg/, because those places are awesome. (check http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Main_Page for example)

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:57 am UTC
by lowbart
Gouranga (now defunct)
Real Life Comics Forum (now shitty)
a few other minor ones for short amounts of time, but never settled in there like I did at G! or RLF or XKCD.

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:09 pm UTC
by Area 51
Pirate.Bondage wrote:I started on the forum for CoolTests.com. It was full of spam and the administrators had a hard time with it. I became good friends with them, and eventually became an admin myself, and we cleaned the site up.

But one of the guys destroyed the site, all the good people left, so now it's just gone to hell.


I was one of those admins

Re: Your old forum sites

Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 11:56 pm UTC
by dzamie
I used to hang out on /v/, but then realized how terrible it was and changed it out for /tg/ and /vp/. Only recently re-found the xkcd forum when I switched browsers back to Firefox and all my old history was still there.

It's a nice place. I like that XKCDSW is still up.