How did you start using forums?
I started because of some games that I was playing. They had forums, and through those forums, I found others. I've been a fan ever since. ^^
I had a forum some 15 years ago & got into joining other ones. I personally don’t care for Social Media as I feel it’s too “busy”. Forums are just friendlier in my opinion. They have a more natural vibe & flow to the conversations. Posts don’t get lost in the shuffle. I’ve tinkered with Social Media a bit here & there but I’m Team Forum all the way 🙂
I had a friend who used to run forums. He invited me as a staff.
Forums are much friendlier when it comes to support. If you ask for help on social media, all kinds of trolls come into action. It is hard to get to the answer without ignoring a few rude comments.
I was new to the internet in 1996, found a couple of forums by pure chance, started posting on them and have been hooked on forums ever since. I loved forums in the old days when you could post something, walk away for 20 minutes, come back and your thread was halfway down page two 😃. So many insanely busy forums back then, it was a really great time on the internet.
Lots to learn from your about the history of forums PGen98 ☀️
My local community created a dial up forum around 20 years ago and I was a beta tester for it. Since then I've been hooked and I'm probably a member on over 200 forums. I don't regularly visit them because who has that kind of time?
BTW, I'm still friends with about a dozen of those members from that beta community forum!
Great stories! It sounds like a lot of you have been around forums for a long time. It seems like there are a lot of good memories attached to forums for most of us.
I was looking for an a solution to one of my problems. That is how I first came to know about forums.
I liked the way it works. How people are kind and help each other without looking for profit.
when i started gaming years back i started hosting them then i got into gaming sites and well here i am.
Noble when i started gaming years back
That is a nice way to get into forums 😉
Did anybody here participate in Usenet before using forums? I have heard that Usenet was kind of the predecessor to forums, but I have never used it myself.
I discovered forums when I started to get into poetry. I had joined one once however, after becoming a frequent visitor and contributor a few months in they unexpectedly shut down without warning. I was genuinely heartbroken. The fact that I couldn't find another community quite like it I decided to open one myself after discovering that I could do so for free.
Sharon I discovered forums when I started to get into poetry.
Sharon The fact that I couldn't find another community quite like it I decided to open one myself
That is one genuine reason to start a forum. There are people who put ads first and the start a forum.