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What is/was your favorite internet forum?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Orionaut, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Orionaut


    Joined: Aug 2, 2012

    Posts: 7,815

    (Do not say OCUK!, that's cheating! :p )

    Mine has to be one from, oh, 15 years ago or so.

    It was called "Whats wrong with Britain"

    It was interesting for several reasons.

    1) You did not need to register. Just post with a name and one was away (Didn't even have to be the same name each time)

    2) It was totally un-moderated.

    3) Nobody at the time could figure out who was running it on such libertarian terms and why?

    It actually ended up with a really rather nice on-line community where all sorts of things were discussed and nobody ever got really ****** off with anybody else.

    I recall people like "Lady Luxury" (I am guessing, at the time, a smart mid teen girl)

    And "Benefit scrounging *******" (Clearly Welsh, he got ribbed about it a lot but took it in good humour)

    What killed it was a change by the operators that required people to create a user account. Killed it dead in literally 48 hours! :(

    So sad! :(

    That and "Orion Project" as a close second (Equal really) are the two parts of the internet that I really miss.

    Nothing else has ever come close really. :/


    One of the guys on "Orion Project" produced this video. We all contributed towards it regarding the actual technical specs for the proposed space ship.

    It isn't just a cool video, the maths/propulsion works too! (The Boosters are hypothetical shuttle SRB's extended by 50% for a longer burn time for example)

    And for a more in depth description of PO!

    Though he has actually missed out the juicer aspects of the technology, probabally because they simply wouldn't be believed, even on the Interweb :p :D :cool: :cool:!!

    I have always felt that the great tragedy of the space race was that the US won. Had the Soviets got to the Moon first, we would be all over the Solar System by now!

  2. jsmoke


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 9,225

    I posted quite a few on gamespot years ago I think my last post was around 2005. I use reddit a bit nowadays. I used vbforums a good bit think last post around 2006. A few other programming forums.

    Can't think what else.
  3. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,530

    Location: Comme Des Garcons

    something awful and mumsnet
  4. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 29,970

    Bodybuilding.com's Misc section

    The golden era is long gone, but it's still decent from time to time. Some of the funniest stuff I've ever seen has come from that place.
  5. Begbie


    Joined: Oct 20, 2004

    Posts: 23,806

    Location: .....

    Only browsed, but it's gold.

    Misc got me so much sex with it's copypastas.
  6. NVP


    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,598

    I only ever actively used one other forum my whole life and that was during my teens in a random Australian forum run by a guy called Tommy who went by the handle DJ Ace and was actually a big Sydney DJ I think. The forum was thepimpfactory.com hahaha man I was so cool!

    It was actually full of older college/uni aged Asian kids living in Sydney chatting about teenage talk & music & full of both boys and girls mostly filipino heritage heh! To be fair that's where I got all my music and Ace was a major uploader (that's how I found pimpfactory) plus his own mixtapes were decent!

    I remember he got raided by the police for piracy and he was one of the first people to be done for it way back then. Following his and all his buddies postings through it all was surreal. It was a huge thing! International news and happened to someone who I considered kind of a friend/idol right in front of us.

    Here I actually found an article from 2003 https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/crazy-remixed-up-kids-20030625-gdgzio.html

    Edit again: No way! Clicky :)
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019
  7. da_mic_1530


    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 8,539

    Location: Leeds (from Durham)

  8. dirtychinchilla


    Joined: May 2, 2011

    Posts: 9,345

    Location: Woking, Surrey

    Not Overclockers, of course.

    I used to frequent a forum called the Photoshop Café for a long time. At some point a load of well known members made their own forum, and for the life of me I can't remember what it was called, but that was my favourite.
  9. Tek81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 1, 2015

    Posts: 2,418

    Location: UK

    Rebelscum.com forums; from my days collecting vintage Star Wars toys. I lost interest in the hobby 15+ years ago and rarely if ever visit the site.
  10. BDEE


    Joined: Apr 21, 2011

    Posts: 2,765


    In the early days of having the internet - Great community (most of the time).
  11. Irish_Tom


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,637

    The only other online community I’ve been involved with was Wireplay back in the day.

    I used that for playing Air Attack and Counterstrike. I think I actually found this place through Wireplay, while trying to find ways of increasing my fps on CS. :D

    Ha — snap! Posted at the same time as well.
  12. Bluecube

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 20, 2011

    Posts: 2,040

    50klicks.com which was a Battlefield 2 forum/ clan. It was a brilliant place to be in it’s hey day and even long after. Was a sad day when it closed it’s doors. The head honcho is on these forums.
  13. Gerard


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 32,538

    Location: Ireland

    alliedassault.com a fan site set up for MOHAA around late 2000 that lasted til around 2008. They tried to relaunch it a couple of times but its popularity died off, was a really busy site for several years.
  14. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,995

    Location: Welling, London

    AV Forums. Used to have brilliant fifa leagues on that.
  15. peterwalkley


    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 3,545

    Location: South Wirral

    I used to read 419eater.com a lot, but only here and a couple of programming forums now.
  16. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 24,418

    Location: Surrey

  17. Gog


    Joined: Jan 22, 2006

    Posts: 764

    Location: Sarf Landon

  18. Russinating


    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 15,913

    Location: Bristol

  19. danlightbulb


    Joined: Jul 14, 2005

    Posts: 3,386

    I do wonder why forums have to be moderated really. If offensive comments are written then so what, we are all adults here. Is there a legal reason why offensive comments cannot be publically stored on a forum?
  20. Jumper118


    Joined: Oct 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,893

    Location: Leeds

    OCUK GD is the peak of human intellectualism, we get only the best quality threads and mods here.