Or any MST social media sites. You don’t have to mention your past names, and if this has been done already, please merge.
I’ve been part of a riffing community since I first owned a home computer. Odd thing is, I don’t really do much social media or forums except for MST. Not even the Beatles -who I love above all- never spent much time on Beatles boards.
The first MST thing I visited was not really a forum like this, it was just lines of conversation. I don’t know what that was, but the fanbase was pretty entrenched, and while they weren’t unkind, I was definitely not part of the in crowd.
So, I consider the old Sci-Fi forums my official first. I met a lot of cool people and felt welcome there, but it was unmoderated and when the trolls decided to raise a ruckus, it was chaotic.
Anyone else here use that forum?
When that shut down, I moved to another, and visited Sat News from time to time. I was also a member of Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic’s forums.
And now I’m here.
Fear not, no need to merge.
And as for first MST3K forum…um…gestures to current surroundings
I’ve been a regular on Reddit’s r/mst3k for many years now and a regular here for over a year now. That’s it though.
The Kickstarter comments section, just before this place launched.
I watched the show back in the 90s but didn’t get into any online fandom.
I occasionally visited the old “Forrest Crow” message boards. Ya know, about once or twice every few years.
I still moderate the ghost town that is the Rifftrax Roundtable.
Pretty much just Satellite News.
I don’t know if it was the AOL MST3K forum or RATM that I was on first (before it became RATMM) around 1993-1994. One of those.
Time is the fire in which we burn.
I can’t really remember the FIRST one with any specificity. I just remember poking around online in the early days of the Internet and finding various MST3K websites and assorted forums where the Joel/Mike flamewars burned out of control.
As for one where I have a concrete memory of things? I didn’t participate back then, but… probably the Sci-Fi Channel forums for the show.
Last time I peeked my head in there, it was pretty quiet. Haven’t been back in a spell
I have vague recollections of participating in some of the MST3K usenet groups back in the olden days. When I had a webpage and FTP server for audio clips from the shows.
Then nothing until the Rifftrax Roundtable in 2007.
Same with me. Mostly just browsed the Mst3k reddit until this forum came along a year ago or so.
Oh, you know, does the Digital Archive Project IRC channel count? They were doing other shows, but the primary focus was MST3K. I hung out there for a while.
I’ve been in MST3K threads on forums/platform for other things, but straight up riffapalooza…
Just this place right here.
Compuserve Sci-Fi Media forum!
I was on the Facebook MST3K Revival League, until I quit FB. It was the only reason I stuck with FB for as long as I did. Happy to have this replacement!
I’ve always been glad I wasn’t on any earlier forums so I got to miss the Host Flamewars entirely.
It’s honestly this one.
I’ve always knew there were other forums, groups and chatrooms dedicated to MST3K, but I was usually hesitant to join-in because reasons.
I’d be dishonest if I said I wasn’t still a little anxious about this one too, but I just decided: “Oh, come on. Just give it a try!”
Year and a half later: Still here!
And we’re glad you are! high five
This is the first for me, and I’m happy it’s been so much fun!