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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IOWA, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    I know many of us might go way back to dial-up BBS's and such, but I'm curious what everyone's first web based forum was?

    Mine was this Synthetic Reality Forums

    I can't believe it's actually still around. It was for a very basic game I used to play. Ironically, I remembered this place when I saw the name Synthetic-Reality in the Google Market lol...

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  2. Steven58


    Really, it was this one. I used to irc chat a lot. Never during, though.
  3. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    For forums it was iVillage. I remember using irc, aol chat, msn chat, some various parachat chat rooms, and one called chat planet before that. I miss those old rooms, and I miss the old iVillage.
  4. B2L

    B2L Android Expert

    I've been on several forums in the past, most of them were graphic design or counter strike 1.6 forums. It's too hard to remember exactly which was the first one.
  5. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    houstonraves.com lol i don't believe it's running anymore. but yeah, the first BBS was the Pentacle out of Houston. It was mainly for playing Doom and Duke Nukem
  6. ninja_reject

    ninja_reject Android Enthusiast

    Skateboard.com back in 99, 00. I was a teenager and loved talking about my skateboards.
  7. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    Mine was in an old social network before MySpace facebook and Google called bolt.
  8. i think the first one that i really participated in was an Ultima Online forum. might have been uoforums or the UO Stratics forum.
  9. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    It was 1984 and I was on a Commodore 64 with a baud 110 modem for dialing into each bbs. Can't remember the bbs, but it took about a minute to load a page that was nothing more than letters, special characters and numbers. Started out with a tape drive before getting 5.25 floppy drives.

    C=64 and MS-DOS FTW!

  10. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    Dial ups don't count =P. On a side note, I did host my own dial up BBS with Wildcat software lol
  11. Covart

    Covart Android Enthusiast

    Come on now... It was a bbs and it was on the then emerging www. :(
  12. yeah, he said no bbs. i could go back to the mid-80's also if he said we could use bbs-es. hehe
  13. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Guess the first one was Beer Advocate. Used to love that place but it's just troll city at this point.
  14. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    What's BBS? lol

    AndroidForums was my first forum :) I prefer live chat (iirc/msn) before I joined here.
  15. Ed5275

    Ed5275 Well-Known Member

    Prodigy Internet Beer Forums. I was the only kid in my dorm with internet (if you can call it that).
  16. mpw

    mpw Android Expert

    I used AOL chat rooms in about '94, but the first 'proper' form was MacRumors.

    Before the iPod/iPhone made Apple so hugely popular it was small enough to have a real community feel, I believe it kinda went downhill when the user numbers swelled; but I'd already been asked to leave by then, so I prefer to think it went down hill without me :)

    Still miss what it was, but not what it became
  17. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    My first forum was probably in 2005 with an open tibia game...been active on probably 5 others between then and now...AF is the forum in have gotten most into
  18. karandpr

    karandpr Android Expert

    Ars technica it was . I dont even remember my username now.
  19. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    I would assume Prodigy was my very first web based, I guess it was web based, I can't remember. If not, a Windows and Linux forums would have been my first. I can't remember any names though.
  20. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    BOLT!!! I loved Bolt and hated when it shut down, even though I had grown out of it by that time. I actually met one of my very best friends on Bolt around 1999. Even though he's in SC and I'm in KS we still talk about once a week, even if it's just to say hi.
  21. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar

    I had a good friend there but we lost contact. Her name was hippychickdaisey. I was real active my name was bengy2141.
  22. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    I was RoadNotTaken.
  23. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    I can't even remember what I had for breakfast ... you want me to remember 20 years ago?

    Do usenet groups count?
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  24. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!


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