Wfc Forums: A History Lesson

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Optimistichornet, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    I ended up a little bit bored in the office this afternoon, and decided rather than endlessly poring over the transfer section of the forum I would do a little bit of digging into some of the old classic threads on here.

    For any new forum members the Simms University thread is an absolute classic. Described by our very own inayellowshirt as being like Adrian Moles diary this should be compulsory reading for every forum member. If anyone can find a working link for the second part of this thread then that would be greatly appreciated. Also does anyone ever know what happened to Simms. He would now be 27 years old but has not been online since July 2019.

    The Late Night Thread was another one from the glory days, filled with inane chatter from those forum members who were occasionally unable to slip off into peaceful slumber to the apparent insomniacs such as HORNETCP . Its well worth noting that @luke_golden keeps the thread going, mainly as i think he was looking for company on the other side of the atlantic.

    The Russo Out thread. Created by legendary poster PaddingtonsYellowArmy, who was last seen in October 2013, this thread had everything. It puts to shame the effort in the current Pozzo out thread and really made you realise what dire straights our club was in. At some point Jimmy Russo even contacted PYA and they had an hour long phone call which resulted for a short while at least in PYA recanting his vocal Russo out opinion. In the end though the salad munchers got their comeuppance and i like to this this forum did its little bit to help.

    Talking about PYA there are also many posters of times long since passed; Birdydoug, echo, chewitt, afanof and of course jobr.

    Reading back we all seemed to argue a lot less then, maybe because the club was in such dire straights. We are admittedly supporting a club going through trying times at the moment, but we have come through times like this before and we can do it again. Owners come and go, players come and go but we the fans are constant 'even if they are no longer on the message boards.'

    Does anyone else have any favourite forum threads or any idea what happened to any of the aforementioned members?

    @hornmeister whatever happened to the arcade?
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Have you got the link to the Russo Out thread?
  3. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    i looked really hard but couldnt find it or the concurrent russo in thread. any of the mods able to help out in this regard?
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

  5. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

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  6. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I think we lost a lot of old threads when the forum was switched over.

    I think I remember it being a problem when the revamped site was set up anyway.
  7. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

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  8. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    The Simms story is an eye-opener.

    Used the forums religiously, even documenting the path to losing his virginity.

    Shortly after losing it, he disappeared from the forums never to be seen again.

    A lesson to us all.
  9. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    troy hadn't yet fallen off the wagon and into a rampant cheeseburger addiction.....nath still preferred to look on the brightside ;p
  10. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    thats the one i have been looking through! i really want to know what happened in the nightclub bathroom? its become the stuff of wfcforums legend.
  11. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    PYA was bumped off by the salad bros then?
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  12. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    I joined in June 2014, I had lurked for a few months before. At some point in the past I killed a day at work reading the Simms thread.
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  13. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    This shows that moog saw right through him from the beginning, at least Malky went as wished for:

  14. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    i believe his ghost wanders camden market.......occasionally shouting russo out!
  15. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    A few of us ITK got a PM with the details. I've been sworn to take it to my grave with me.
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  16. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I've seen through every owner, manager and player for the past 2 decades. I'm Tiresias.
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  17. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    lucky sod!
  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    If he's not around any more and it's anonymous, it doesn't matter does it?
  19. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes Reservist

    virginity , bathroom , swore to secrecy, I think we can all just assume the lyrics to walk on the wild side (Lou Reed) have some relevance :)
  20. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yeah you're right. I'll spill. But not on Thursday.
  21. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Didn't he become disillusioned with the club and started going to watch Leyton Orient? He was a bit of a character.

    Maybe some of the aforementioned posters have changed usernames, rather than stopped posting?
  22. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic*/wfcforums

    Try this.
  23. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    From memory a certain user went into a disabled toilet with a girl. I think they were bound at the ankles as part of some freshers week 3 legged race. She intimated that she was up for some loving, and the forum user vomited all over her. That's it as far as I remember.
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  24. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    missed opportunity right there!
  25. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Anyone else remember their first post on the forum? I was a long time lurker but then posted on a thread about seeing Watford players out and about, mentioning that I saw Paul Devlin in B&Q at Budget Arches buying one of those see through toilet seats with fish in them.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2020
  26. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    I think mine was reporting that @PotGuy was in Australia having the trots. That was a long while ago. Late 2012...? I made the account a year before but lurked only.
  27. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Bet the subsequent relegations from League 1 down to the National League made him regret that choice!
  28. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    Who knows.
  29. MIlton Dammers

    MIlton Dammers Academy Graduate

    Was the most-amusing Bimbo83 thread on here, or one of the other boards? (if anyone else remembers it)
  30. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    What happened to Simms and his Uni adventures? (Or SM#18...?)
  31. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No idea what my first post was on here, but I literally wrote the rules.
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  32. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    I think Isaac Success' bimbos and Bailey's episode had me laughing the most.
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  33. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    I remember my first post, introduced myself hours before the Official forum went down the pan (and before the mass exodus)
  34. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    He got married.

    Chewitt is back I am pleased to say. So is Berkshire Horn but not the original as it were. nak is still MIA. Disappeared after one completely out of character outburst. I hope some of the older posters like Birdy and afanof did not pass into that good night without us acknowledging it. I would like to have the where is Bas thread with mine and Carloskickaball's contributions found. Cannot find a link to it at all.

    Was it not rumoured PYA was one of Moog's early aliases ?
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  35. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    60% of the accounts here are simply this.
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