Wfc Forums: A History Lesson

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

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Often because of negativity on here. I'm frankly sick of it myself.
     
  2. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Don't be obtuse.
     
  3. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Gone to the Fields of Gold.
     
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  4. Shaun

    Shaun Academy Graduate

    He’s Moong now isn’t he ?
     
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  5. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    @CarlosKickaballs if Mario signs then we will definitely need you to resume you artwork.
     
  6. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Interesting to see how the site has evolved from its humble beginnings from (it seems) September 2006. Many of the present forums didn’t even exist until much later, and we didn’t really have any dedicated match day threads until about 2009. Also the game threads start years after the forums were started, but there must have been some around 2006?

    Here are some of the very earliest threads, from when there were only about 10 members:

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/latest-software.2792/ (I believe this is the first one)

    First two threads on this forum: http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/tony-yorke-steps-down.2800/

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/keep-it-real.2805/

    First match day-related thread (only 22 posts)
    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/watford-0-0-aston-villa.2849/

    (BTW, I was around near the beginning, and I don’t remember this Emma poster at all, but she was pretty prolific with 3000+ posts)

    First off-topic thread:

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/steve-irwin-tribute-tickets.2812/

    Transfer list:

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/brian-robson-leaves-west-brom.2859/

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/ashley-young.2856/

    General Football:

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/your-england-11.2814/

     
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  7. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    He had had enough of the behaviour of certain posters in the Politics section. I have some sympathy with his position.
     
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  8. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    What happened to the Politics section? What was the final straw that led to it's closing?
     
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  10. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

  11. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    One could still start a political thread in General Banter though, has anyone done that?
     
  12. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    I'm not sure those who of us who frequented that murky part of the forum really know. Ask the mods...
     
  13. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Have you seen the Covid thread recently?
     
  14. Supertommymooney

    Supertommymooney Reservist

    Perhaps it just feels that way ;)
     
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  15. Tick as applicable;
    It was Henry Hooter's fault
    It was Moose's fault
    It was ZZ's fault
    It was Keighley's fault
    It was Cley's fault.
    It was GOBE's fault
    It was LLoyd's fault.
     
  16. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    I thought I saw Henry Hooter here recently, long after the politics forum was closed, must have been in that thread.
     
  17. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Another poster MIA.

    PS: you missed out @Jumbolina.
     
  18. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    Has the politics forum just come back then?
     
  19. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    I hope not, the main reason why I stopped posting on here as well!
     
  20. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    I keep getting a banner on my wfc forum selling free bras.
     
  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    I don’t get it. How are they free if they’re selling them? Anyway: have you bought any? We all need a hobby.
     
  22. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    The politics forum was unfortunately a victim of its own success. It grew too popular and I think it began to attract members who were not necessarily even watford fans. I’m pretty sure the mods warned posters on several occasions and suspended it several times but eventually had enough reason to close it.

    Back in the day the old arcade also suffered the same problems it became so popular that it massively slowed the site down.
     
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  23. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    But it's BACK! AND IT'S LIVE!!!
     
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  24. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    I just saw. Terrible decision IMO, mods OUT! Moog IN!
     
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  25. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    FFS @Keighley!

    (That's how the politics section works, right? Ignore most of the post and pick on one part?)

    Sent from my Pixel 4 using Tapatalk
     
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  26. folkestone orn

    folkestone orn Squad Player

    You can see her on 'Hive Live' every weekend ;)
     
  27. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

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  28. LondonOrn

    LondonOrn Reservist

    This IMO is more interesting than earliest threads, because it gives a good idea of what the forum looked like and who the regulars were at the time:

    This site from January 2007 (earliest version I could find):

    https://web.archive.org/web/20070119175132/http://wfcforums.com/

    A lot of forums existed that are no longer, I remember them and miss some of 'em...

    This forum (somewhat later than when the site was created, but interesting as you can detect from the thread titles and previews the first rumblings of discontent of Aidy's tenure):

    https://web.archive.org/web/20071107111226/http://www.wfcforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=7

    You jest, but it could well be our Emma Saunders! A quick Google search shows she was 26 in July 2018 and now she's 29 according to her WFC Forums profile.
     
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  29. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

  30. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    No, he got found out lying and masquerading as another regular poster, and they both flounced off together.
     
  31. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    EmmaWFC. Probably her. What happened to PFCFitz ? With A Smile. mean. Some regular posters right there who just stopped.
     
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  32. a19tgg

    a19tgg Squad Player

    Interesting reading re Ellington in this thread :eek:

    http://wfcforums.com/index.php?threads/brian-robson-leaves-west-brom.2859/
     
  33. lm_wfc

    lm_wfc Squad Player

    That's a nostalgia hit!!
    I remember the banner

    Emmawfc isn't Emma Saunders though
     
  34. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

  35. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Definitely Emma Saunders. I'm pretty sure she's the only Emma that supports Watford.
     

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