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A place to discuss all things relevant to these great message boards!
The Community Chat Forum is a forum that is all about the LEGO Message Boards in general. It is one of the most used forums, and it is where users discuss everything MB related. It was originally called the Message Boards Forum. It is a common place for Chat Topics.
The Community Chat Forum is regarded as the most important forum on the Message Boards, and is one of the most active. It contains help topics, introduction topics for newbies, a departure topic for leaving members, and even a few roleplay topics. It was home to the two largest topics ever on the Message Boards. One of them was Message Boards Achievements, which had 1,626 pages, 24,387 posts, and 116,807 views, making it the largest topic ever at the time, though it was passed by WELCOME TO BRICKBOOK! and many others. It was locked due to excessive spam, but it was reopened with the rest of the locked topics in the The 2012 Update. Now, however, Finding Friendships has taken the top spot in the Community Chat Forum with over 33,380 pages, passing WELCOME TO BRICKBOOK!
Talk to the Mods 6 used to be in the MB Forum. This topic allows users to talk to the moderators, with questions, thanks, and general chat. Talk to the Mods is the longest running topic on the Message Boards, existing in some form since the Message Board update was completed in 2005. The topic is now in the MB Help and Suggestions forum, and has been renamed simply "Talk to the Mods."
Many famous speeches have been posted in different topics in the forum. Some examples are Miakittymoon Thursday SPAM Speech in Talk To The Mods 6, and Ryo-757's retirement speech, in Time off the MB's Speech Podium. At one time, MB Blackboard was also used for shorter and non-retirement speeches. Some of these were posted in news stations, in the LEGO News Forum.
It is also the longest running forum. It has existed since 2001, right when the original Message Boards came out.
It used to have a subforum, LEGO Message Boards Help and Suggestions, but that is now its own forum. Afterwards, the Message Boards Stories Subforum was added, and is currently its only subforum.
The Community Chat Forum has also been known for its spam and duplicate topics, which has caused users to debate it and sometimes to retire over it.
The mods have said that they will change the avatars of the Community Chat logo, and have changed it from lego.minifig and michaelyoda, to TannerJ2598 and Brickgirl99x, and to Diglett809 and Pyangsi10.
- Finding Friendships - Had over 35,892 pages. It was the largest topic in the MBs, and was locked once, but has been unlocked for a while now.It gained around anything between 10 to 50 pages per day.
- Welcome to Brickbook - a parody of Facebook. It is the second largest topic, with over 27,000 pages.
- MB Asylum - one of the most infamous locked topics in the MBs. At the time it was locked, it had 2,647 pages. It was known for it's weird and inappropriate posts, and that's why it was locked on April 17, 2014.
- LMB Coffee Table - Started by Gollymolly, it currently has 7,336 pages.
- Poll Room - Had 1,272 pages when it was locked for excessive spam. This topic held the record for the longest topic ever, until MB Achievements passed it. It was also the first topic to have more than 1,000 pages.
- MB Achievements Had over 1,626 pages. Locked for excessive spam. Twice. The third one had over 427 pages and hasn't been locked yet.
- MB Cafe! (The Ultimate Place To PARTY!) - Over 1,000 pages. This topic has been wanted in the MB Forum for a long time and finally, Wertys761 got an MB Cafe in. It was the 4th topic to reach 1K pages and was locked for spam and outrageous off-topic posts shortly after. It was also the 1st topic with 1000 or more pages that got deleted. Before its deletion, it was located in the Brick Boards subforum. It has now been replaced.
- Time off the MB's Speech Podium - Over 1,070 pages, has been locked twice, but is now active.
- Legends of the MBs - Has over 400 pages. It usually gains one page a day.
- LMB Old Timers - Had 1,870 pages and regularly gained more posts.
- Your Position in the MBs Advanced - Has over 1,400 pages. There have been a lot arguments about the topic recently, because many users wanted it locked for excessive spam and off-topicness. As a result of this, a new topic has been created, "Your Position in the MB", which is supposed to be strict. It was originally intended to be a spam-free alternative for users who were roused by the spam in the older version. The intended effect has not been reached, for both topics are now full of quote chains. None of them have been locked.
- What do You do While You're Posting? - Has over 1,000 pages. It was one of the most active topics on the Boards. Created by Genralaustin.
- The Posters Lounge - Total of three topics, with one reaching over 1,000 pages. The final incarnation was by legostudios34, but it was locked and the Posters Lounge topic idea was banned from the Message Boards forever because of excessive spam.
- Craftsman Club - Has over 427 pages. It is now inactive.
- Secret Sister Society and Undercover Brothers Chat - Had 5,636 pages when it was locked because of inappropriate jokes.
There used to be a subforum called "Party and Event Forum" where it held the Mod Party topics, and was locked when the party was over. It was removed on July 16, 2011, and in its place, the Mods added a Help subforum and the Brick Boards subforum. Supposedly they helped to speed up moderation. However, both of those sub-forums were subsequently removed. The Help subforum became its own forum, "Message Board Help and Suggestions", and the topics from the Brick Boards forum were absorbed into the MB sub-forum or the MB Help and Suggestions Forum.
There is a Message Boards Stories Subforum for stories about the message boards and the users on it.