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Tackaberry
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posted 28 July 2004 02:46 PM      Profile for Tackaberry   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was just wondering, what is the largest discussion board (say any subject) on the net?

What the largest Canadian?

What about e-lists?


From: Tokyo | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
Baldfresh
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posted 29 July 2004 08:26 AM      Profile for Baldfresh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I couldn't find any stats on how many users they have, but www.totse.com is one big frickin' place, I know that much. I'd guess it's one of the biggest on the net, if not the biggest.

quote:

Q: How many hits does totse.com get?

A: In June 2004 we averaged 2.4 million hits per day. Each month the daily average goes up by a few hundred thousand hits.


So what's it all about?

quote:

Q: What is TOTSE all about, anyway?

A: A lot of people have some weird idea that this web site is a Bad Place, a place for hackers, software pirates, and anarchists. The reason that they think this is that there are informational text files on here about hacking, piracy, and anarchy.

However, there are also text files on here that discuss politics; democratic, right wing, left wing, libertarian, communist, and everything in between, but this is not a political web site.

There are files on here that discuss Jesus Christ, Muhammed, Buddha, Crowley, John Smith, and "Bob", but this is not a religious web site.

There are files full of short stories, science fiction, humorous articles, and great works of literature, but this is not a literary web site.

There are files with information on rocketry, radio broadcasting, chemistry, electronics, genetics, and computers, but this is not a technical web site.

This web site is about INFORMATION. All sorts and all viewpoints. Some of the information you will agree with, some you will find shocking, and some you will probably disagree with violently. That is the whole point. In this society we go to schools where there is one right answer: The Teacher's. There is one acceptable version of events: The Television's. There is only one acceptable occupation: The pursuit of money. There is only one political choice to make: The Status Quo.

On this web site you are expected to make decisions all by yourself. You get to decide who and what to agree with, and why. You get to hear new viewpoints that you may have never heard before. On this web site people exist without age, without skin color, without gender, without clothes, without nationality, without any of the visual cues we usually use to discredit or ignore people who are unlike ourselves. All of these things are stripped away and the ideas themselves are laid bare.

You will change. You will transform. You will learn. You will disagree.

You will enjoy it.


Heh; reading that makes me wanna go back, actually . . .


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Anchoress
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posted 29 July 2004 10:32 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, well you won't do much transforming on the 'Sex and Affection' board, which is mostly 13-15-year-old boys worried about hiding evidence of masturbation.
From: Vancouver babblers' meetup July 9 @ Cafe Deux Soleil! | Registered: Nov 2003  |  IP: Logged
audra trower williams
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posted 29 July 2004 10:40 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Scarleteen boards are pretty busy.
From: And I'm a look you in the eye for every bar of the chorus | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Doug
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posted 29 July 2004 10:46 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When you're 15 that's a very important thing.

These are also quite large:

http://www.fark.com/
http://slashdot.org
http://www.plastic.com/


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audra trower williams
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posted 29 July 2004 10:51 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Television Without Pity boards are scarily huge, too.
From: And I'm a look you in the eye for every bar of the chorus | Registered: Apr 2001  |  IP: Logged
Scout
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posted 29 July 2004 11:05 AM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You beat me to TWOP, Audra. It's huge. It's incredibly clicky now, like high school. Some people got too big for their britches over there and the rest just stopped be funny and remained bitter (the re-cappers). I stopped posting there about 3 years ago. I dod still read the recaps, though they are generally down on everything they recap, whcih makes me wonder why they bother, they are at least detailed.
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'lance
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posted 29 July 2004 11:18 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Some people got too big for their britches over there and the rest just stopped be funny and remained bitter (the re-cappers).

Bitter re-cappers on TWOP? Shurely you jest.

I was grateful to whoever used to recap Angel, though, for pointing out plot holes and stupidities I'd completely overlooked. A valuable reminder of just to what extent good production values could cover up real dramatic sloppiness.


From: that enchanted place on the top of the Forest | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged
Scout
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posted 29 July 2004 11:34 AM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I was grateful to whoever used to recap Angel, though, for pointing out plot holes and stupidities I'd completely overlooked. A valuable reminder of just to what extent good production values could cover up real dramatic sloppiness.

I still adored Angel anyway. But it just got boring to listen to them rag on show after show, like something already! Snark is awesome when done well, it's an artform but when it overdone it's like soggy over-buttered popcorn: tastes good going down, but gives you a stomachache after the movie is over.

I have never enjoyed folks who think they are too cool to like something once it becomes popular. How original is that!


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'lance
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posted 29 July 2004 11:38 AM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I have never enjoyed folks who think they are too cool to like something once it becomes popular. How original is that!

Agreed.

But at the very least I thought Strega (sp?) was right about the "puppet" episode of Angel being the absolute best of the last season.


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Scout
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posted 29 July 2004 02:18 PM      Profile for Scout     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just about spilled my pop all over the place when I read your post. I frickin loved than episode, I had on taped it but it was taped over. Angel as a puppet, fighting with Spike, while Spike takes the piss out of him, I am still giggling! Some of the funniest TV in years.

Both Buffy and Angel had some funny, witty dialogue over the years.


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'lance
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posted 29 July 2004 02:26 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That was probably my favourite Angel episode ever. As with X-Files, I infinitely preferred the funny, one-off episodes to the Portentous ones that tried to Advance the Long-Running Plot.
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beverly
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posted 29 July 2004 02:30 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After that episode of the X-files where those boys kept Mama under the floor boards and would roll her out and impregnate her - I couldn't watch it anymore.
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NDP Newbie
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posted 29 July 2004 04:04 PM      Profile for NDP Newbie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Totse is fucking crap.

I just tried registering and the database does not contain either of the usernames I tried, even though my password was E-Mailed and everything.


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beverly
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posted 29 July 2004 04:07 PM      Profile for beverly     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This isn't thread worthy - so I'll just let this one drift a little.

I googled me and look what I found

http://kuba.fureyonline.com/


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spatrioter
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posted 29 July 2004 05:36 PM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Our UK twin! rabble.co.uk/babble
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 29 July 2004 05:50 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Cool! Mind you...
quote:

251 topics/ 887 posts / 342 members

We need to send them Michelle to get those numbers up.


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Reflex
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posted 30 July 2004 04:02 PM      Profile for Reflex     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://www.big-boards.com

Here's a site you might be interested in. It tracks the world's largest forums, both in post count and number of members.


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Cart
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posted 30 July 2004 06:06 PM      Profile for Cart     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
http://hardforum.com

Threads: 73,289, Posts: 723,413, Members: 22,407


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Ronald Pagan
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posted 31 July 2004 04:02 AM      Profile for Ronald Pagan     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Stile forums have got to be big too.
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