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    Largest forum on the net

    Hey,

    Just wondering, which is the largest forum on the net.

    According to:
    (a) no. of members
    (b) no. of threads
    (c) no. of posts

    I think:
    (a) http://www.csnation.net - 213,017
    (b) http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/ - 858,387
    (c) http://www.hardforum.com/ - 3,016,250
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    forums.somethingawful.com has had way more posts than hardforums, but most of them are archived.

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    As Cheez suggests, bulk numbers mean nothing. In terms of members, it just shows up sites that do not delete innactive members. For threads/messages, it just shows who has a large server capacity/poor housekeeping etc.
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    Yeah well, personally i feel based on the purpose of a forum...since a forum is for people to discuss about something and get their views across and thereby promote each others knowledge....oh yeah sorry abt the big words..


    Plain and simple..i think if u post somethin and u get a lot of replies...BOY U R IN THE BIGGEST forum....


    anyways

    always happy to make a comment !!

    Be cool!!

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    Originally posted by Akhil
    Plain and simple..i think if u post somethin and u get a lot of replies...BOY U R IN THE BIGGEST forum....
    I agree

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    http://boards.straightdope.com

    they're pretty big. vbulletin.com has a list of forums with 1 million + posts

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    http://www.go-gaia.com/

    That place is absolutely insane. You post a thread and in 20 minutes you have > 50 replies. Don't think there's anything that beats it. (Due to its size, it's absolute crap, however. 100% noise, 0% signal.)

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    Originally posted by JLPence
    http://www.go-gaia.com/

    That place is absolutely insane. You post a thread and in 20 minutes you have > 50 replies. Don't think there's anything that beats it. (Due to its size, it's absolute crap, however. 100% noise, 0% signal.)
    Just stab me in the face! The first post I viewed had furry links in it.

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    Just stab me in the face! The first post I viewed had furry links in it.
    *stabs you in the face*

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    Originally posted by JLPence
    http://www.go-gaia.com/

    That place is absolutely insane. You post a thread and in 20 minutes you have > 50 replies. Don't think there's anything that beats it. (Due to its size, it's absolute crap, however. 100% noise, 0% signal.)
    You underestimate the power of porn my friend. While doing some research for a paper I wrote on internet based relationships I stumbled across quite a few sex related forums that have at least triple the numbers that site does.

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