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Salt
March 21, 2007, 11:22 AM
How long have you been around forums/discussion boards? Doesn't matter which forums you have been to.
I've been around different forums for 7 years. I rarely go on forums nowadays since people do become busy. This account (that I am actually using) was my very first in 2 years.

What do you like about forums/discussion boards?
A nice place to discuss things about what you like :P

What do you hate about forums/discussion boards?
Signature w****s. I see no reason for even displaying half a page of images that people will most likely ignore. I also want my pages to load quick and fast. I don't mind 1 or 2 images as it helps recognize some users.

Add any questions you like to your own posts :)

Paper
March 21, 2007, 11:33 AM
i've been posting in forums since Q4 2005. i moved here from stop tazmo and rotten tomatoes.

i like talking to people that share the same interests as i do. another thins is that we get to know people purely on their personalities, and our judgement isn't clouded by the way a person looks.

i hate flammers and spammers. i also dislike people who arn't productive.

BlaZeR
March 21, 2007, 11:11 PM
I've been on forums since 2003. :)

~Lilium~
March 22, 2007, 08:49 PM
MH is actually the 1st forum i joined. been here since about the near end of 2006. It's because the people here are so nice, why i got hooked into forums! :)

destinator
March 23, 2007, 03:31 PM
Interesting thread :thumbs

If been around on different forums for about 7 years now too...

What do you like about forums/discussion boards?
Meeting people in general, also get to know different people/cultures from all over the world on international forums like MH. Finding some real friends (in I know my best friend a forum (but a local one) ...

What do you hate about forums/discussion boards?
Too long signatures and fanclubs like on Narutofan (no flame...).
Extremely stupid people...
Fanboys xD ( dont take it too serious ^^ )

ginousuke
March 23, 2007, 10:20 PM
I've been around about one and a half years. Most of them are local forum.

I think most of us has the same reason. Meeting people, discussing about lots of things. Knowing about other cultures.

What I hate about forums? Flamers. No respect to others.

LadyHatake
March 24, 2007, 05:23 AM
hm, I've been on forums for about the past 5 or so years. I started out at a big Harry Potter forum (I was in like...7th grade >.>) then I spent time over at ADWOFF (Romance novel forum >.>) and I also was at a random forum for awhile, with no real "direction" or idea of what was going on XD Then I came here last July ^^

ILUVATAR
March 27, 2007, 05:22 PM
hmmmm >.> i've been around forums since i was 16 or so when me and some friends created one forum related to Final Fantasy for greek fans. we were very busy that time :amuse having so many things to do ^^; from that time i joined every forum that was related with final fantasy till the day i started reading manga and Anax introduced me to this forum ^.^ <3

Xophien
March 28, 2007, 06:31 AM
Started on a french Final Fantasy forum (unfortunately down now :scry) about 7 years ago. Stayed mostly on french forums until I got here to get my weekly fix of ES21... And now I'm a j-e translator. Life is weird sometimes :noworry

What I like about forums/discussion boards?
Nice place to chat with people sharing the same interests :amuse

What I hate about forums?
The extreme fanboyism of some of those people :notrust

Azurel
March 28, 2007, 08:55 AM
Hmm.. how long has it been.. Abt 5 years I suppose.. :amuse

First started out in a local general forum.. then, I branch out to more interest based forum and right now, it's anime & manga.

What I like about forums/discussion boards?
Get to interact with all kinda people from everywhere and it's more constructive than chatrooms. :amuse

What I hate about forums?
people who likes to pick fights and start flamming others

bax
March 29, 2007, 06:42 AM
As far for forum experience.. errmm let see... About 6 or 7 years... Been like in 4 or 5 forums before MH. Mostly game, manga and anime related. Happened to be a mod on all of the forums actually. But right now, only MH. Even before registering on MH, I stopped all forum activities for like 2 months.

What I like? Obvious isn't it? >.>
Meet people. Found a special one too. And yeah discussing about things. And I found that forums are a great "reality escape" for a while :tem

What I hate >.>
Eerrmm.. you know >.>
Extreme fangirlism or fanboyism, flamers, people who don't respect others ^^;

destinator
March 29, 2007, 07:15 AM
You forgot yaoi bax *spam*

Ichimaru Gin n Tonic
March 29, 2007, 08:33 AM
he never forgets yaoi. that's just his subtle way of saying "i like yaoi". *spam too*

Goji
March 29, 2007, 12:01 PM
As far for forum experience.. errmm let see... About 6 or 7 years... Been like in 4 or 5 forums before MH. Mostly game, manga and anime related. Happened to be a mod on all of the forums actually. But right now, only MH. Even before registering on MH, I stopped all forum activities for like 2 months.
Mine is almost the same. Think I've done forums for about 5 years now, in which I used to frequent about 7 forums... In 4 of them I was a mod and in 1 admin.
But I stopped "foruming" for about 5 or 6 months and then I decided to finally join this one. (Here I was a leecher first, for about a whole year I just watched the forums without registering, until I finally decided to give something back to the MH-society. XD )

What I like about forums?
-> I just love having discussions with ppl (about the things I like, which in this case, mostly is manga >_> ) and of course meeting all kinds of ppl and making new frieds!! Yay!

What I hate about forums?
-> Certain ppl who don't listen to reason and just have to be right about something... That way you can never have a nice discussion and it kind of ruins the fun of it. :darn
I can't stand flaming either. (But spamming is ok with me >_> lol :smile-big -> I used to be a big spammer on the other forums, but it's ok if you are a mod/admin, 'cause that way you can clean up your own mess. ^^; -Just look at the two posts above mine ;)- )

Ayah
March 29, 2007, 12:04 PM
I've been posting in forums for 5 years. My first forum is an international Final Fantasy forum. Most forums that I've been to are gaming related, but I'm not much of a gamer anymore so I haven't posted in any of the other forums I've joined in years. I originally joined those forums to look for information about the game that forum was focused on. If I couldn't find what I was looking for, I asked. I also answered other people's questions about the game and join in the discussion. Of course, I also go to their equivalent of General Discussion too.

What I like about forums is the interaction with people. In a forum, you meet people with similar interests to you instantly. Sometimes, you even form close bonds with people whom you may or may not meet offline at all. Despite not posting in my first forum in a very long time, I still talk with one of the admins there whom I befriended from time to time. I also definitely met a lot of nice people here in MH.

What I hate about forums are flamers and huge signatures.

bax
March 29, 2007, 01:10 PM
You forgot yaoi bax *spam*


he never forgets yaoi. that's just his subtle way of saying "i like yaoi". *spam too*

Both are good examples of bad forum experience :notrust

Spammers >.>

Gold Knight
March 29, 2007, 03:26 PM
How long have you been around forums/discussion boards? Doesn't matter which forums you have been to.

Since the spring of 2002, when I saw the Spider-Man movie, I surfed for reviews on the 'net and discovered this cool little community called Hero Realm.

I had never really gotten to discuss American comics with anybody so I was curious and joined. That's where I met Venom65437, our Video Games mod, and Silva Shado, another member I also brought here ;)

But yeah, I'm actually a forum newbie compared to most of you, believe it or not xD

Though I guess by actually becoming a moderator at nearly every forum I've been at, including Hero Realm and Naruto Forums, i had been introduced to "forum politics" early on =P

MH is my fifth forum so far and easily my favorite, but I'm biased, of course... ;D

What do you like about forums/discussion boards?

Just a way to express myself. Early on this was really nice for me as I never could talk about comics to anybody. Didn't know anybody IRL who were at all interested in 'em.

What do you hate about forums/discussion boards?

Not having enough time to be able to look at every thread =(

woody_green
June 02, 2007, 09:17 PM
Been posting in forums for a year or so. I am also a member of Ubuntu Forums and Naruto Bunshin Forums. I haven't been active with the former for months.. :tem

rabb
June 03, 2007, 03:33 AM
forums... forums... i cant remember my first forum... but i knew that i had gotten into one just before fellowship of the ring came out... so like 2002 or so... so i guess i've been at forums for 5 years now. mostly teh pr0n >_>; some anime, though. some art, some computer, and some fan based, though.

Az3r
June 03, 2007, 05:28 AM
Been in forums, perhaps since 2005. Not very long, isn't it? I joined 7 forums since then. Fan based forums, entertainment, games, computer-related, even hentai. But only 2 forums I visit regularly as of 2007; MH and Megindo, one local forum. In fact, I've just joined in here. What I like in forums are meeting new people and discuss anything I've never been able to discuss with anyone around me (yeah, they're normal like that :oh ). Oh, don't forget the sigs and avatars. Yes, I like looking at other's avatars and signatures, simply because I find them interesting. As what I hate in the forums..., when people discuss something I don't know, because then I'm unable to post anything regarding it. :darn

kashi_n
June 03, 2007, 10:56 AM
Started from a completely OOT forum.. ^^" (I love OOT forums btw.. :D) two years ago~

Digital_Eon
June 09, 2007, 10:56 PM
Seven years in forums, total, and I can't count all the ones I've been to.

Forums are great because they're a way of meeting new people that you don't know, and converse about topics that you like. Many of my friends aren't into the same things I am, so it's great to be able to hop online and spend the night discussing the newest manga chapter or the best songs by a certain band. I've also met people from different countries and cultures, and it's great to learn about that.

The worst thing about them are the complete and utter idiots you encounter. Thankfully, they are fairly easily dispelled, even if they do pop up quite a lot. All those people who don't read the rules, demand things, and just don't pay attention to the rules... *shudder*

I don't know what people have against spam. Spam is good, when it's conversational!

And of course, anyone who visits StopTazmo would have known that those last two paragraphs were coming. =P

Dragonzair
June 09, 2007, 11:40 PM
How long have you been around forums/discussion boards?

Hrmmmm...since 2002 :p I was (and still is, really, but not much as before) a huge fan of...erm. A band. And I joined their official forum. Though the members were a wee bit angsty towards noobs (I mean in a major way). They believed, as far as I can remember, that any noobs joining from 2002 were mostly fans of the 'hawtness' of the band members, instead of their music as well.

Which is fucking stupid, seeing that I heard their songs first, before even knowing who they were. XD

Oh...! And I once joined a tiny forum for X Files fans back in 2001. Yep. But I stuck around only to read discussins and posts, never having joined them myself.

Then in 2005 March, I joined NF, and pretty much went from there to here. :D I'm an MH baby, hell yeah :nuts

What do you like about forums/discussion boards?

The discussions, mostly. :D And I get to know about stuff quite early from them. As in, early raws, early rumours of blahblahblah and blah. And mostly because I need to vent of my spazzinnes, seeing that I have no one here to talk to about it.

And, tthe longer you stay in a forum, you make pretty good friends. Even on the internet, people. It's possible. Contrary to what you hear and read. :p You just get to know them tooo well enough to still believe that all internet-goers are just after pr0nGollYGOSH~

Actually, they still are. But that's not what I meant. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN :yelling

What do you hate about forums/discussion boards?

Hrm. People who have no consideration for other forum members (posting in CAPSLOCKALLTHETIME, or posting in leet speak. We have deaf members here, and it isn't nice when they can't read it). Or people who flame anything too much. Venting off is fine, but flaming is another thing.

Oooh! And the fact that all the members are soo far away, and I can't really get to hug them at all :<

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On a sidenote, I don't hate spamming. That's what I was infamous for in NF, actually. But in a good way. I think. No one really flamed me there for doing so. :p But I don't agree on spamming on a topic that's meant for...anything else other than spamming. LAWL I only spam boards that don't have rules. EHEH.

Don't spam boards here O_O

Lohnt
June 10, 2007, 11:59 AM
since 1998...

First forum was a good experience, I showed up as it was just getting created so I had a little hand in the making of the community, and a bit in its destruction.

Then there was a bit of off time where I stopped foruming and just mmorpg'ed

Then I went back to forums but I mostly trolled

Then I just didn't use my computer at all for about 2 years

And now I'm here and on two other forums not fully committed, but still active'ish. This forum is by far the most enjoyable to be on, least amount of jerks, least amount of internet idiocy etc.

Adam_xx
June 14, 2007, 04:06 AM
I've been foruming for... 3 - 4 years or so. :)