Is there a Cliff Notes version of this thread available?
I figured out that Winter started his own (relaxing and likely ghey) message board but got lost quickly thereafter.
- The vast majority of us started on ESPN. When they got ban happy, we migrated to Maximum Grilled Steelers. They didn't like us much after a while and created a new site for us - Maximum Grilled Pirates. DJF, who knew the MGS guys, was mod. Then some people got pissed about how he was handling things, he stepped down, MGS guys wanted the name back, and things got nasty.
- We ended up here. There was leftover thing to deal with involving Penguin and Calig (from ESPN), as well as others.
- Winter created his own exclusive board with some others that was invite only in a sort of response to the issues, which were namely that things were moderated too harshly when we were all at MGP (I really don't remember how that came about, the details are a bit foggy). PF82 and DJF found out about it from Oblongotta, I found out from DJF. We had some fun with it. Why? The irony and amusement of the main members of the other board objecting to too much moderation on one forum and creating basically a private club on another.
- There's a lot more history involved, especially from the ESPN days and early MGP days, but that's the thumbnail version
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