Destructoid has Forums?
That’s a question that gets asked around here quite a bit. The answer to that question is very much YES.
For those of you that are new to Destructoid or maybe haven’t paid attention to the “other side” of the site, allow me to give you a bit of a recent history lesson.
First off, I’m Technophile (or just Will) and I’m the admin/manager of the Destructoid forums. I’ve been here on the site officially since December 2007 and lurked before that. I became admin of the forums in December of 2008. I come from a background of community management in the games industry and I’m a gamer. Enough about me though, let’s get on with the history lesson.
Being the new admin, I worked with Niero to get those Forums back up and running with some new software. Then on January 28th, 2009 the forums made their triumphant return. Over the months that have followed, the user base of the Forums has done nothing but grow. We’ve got a new look, threads were being pimped in The Daily Hotness and the staff has returned to post in the Forums frequently.
So now that you are all caught up, let’s recap what’s happened in the last month.First off, we had some big numbers: the infamous Post your picture thread has hit over one million views and over 10,000 replies. Our most users online at once has nearly tripled with over 300 people online at once and our active users continues to grow to over 850 active users. Our daily active users average has risen to 280 and The Bar thread has also hit almost 350,000 views as well.