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  1. Billster
    Billster at |

    <— member of #3 🙂
    jsp means javascript parser

    1. Dana
      Dana at |

      D2JSP is a forum that was started, not to discuss Diablo 2, but the distribute a an automated bot for Diablo 2. Diablo 2 Javascript Parser was the name of the bot. But now, the owner of the site denies existence of bots and will ban for the discussion of.

  2. Carlos MV
    Carlos MV at |

    great list

  3. Kayleigh
    Kayleigh at |

    I thought IMDB would have been on this list to be honest

    1. TopTenz Master
      TopTenz Master at |

      Nice suggestion. do you know how big the IMDB community is?

  4. Resveratrol
    Resveratrol at |

    60,600 users at any given time on 4chan… I’ve only been to a few boards, but it’s known that some of them refresh at such a quick rate is almost impossible to keep up.

  5. Visitor
    Visitor at |

    Site Checking

  6. jarowdowsky
    jarowdowsky at |

    Hmm, interesting list but you seem to have been a bit random with what you’ve included?

    Seems like the stats are from the big boards ranking –

    But you’ve removed Jogos from Brazil and if your excluding Vault Networks as an IGN board then shouldn’t Doctissimo but up there as well?

  7. Claypot
    Claypot at |

    Wow, 4chan wasn’t number 1? wow, i guess video games > porn 😛 ahahaahahaha

  8. wtf
    wtf at |

    how isnt reddit on here

  9. Murphy
    Murphy at |

    Seriously guys. You’ve missed IMBD, Facebook, Myspace, Reddit, Digg, YouTube, OKCupid, to name but a few.

    Number 10 has 200 users at a time? That’s nothing in in internet community terms.

    1. bebop
      bebop at |

      They’re not necessarily communities. As in, you have to add someone to be their friends.

  10. Dragonity
    Dragonity at |

    The most larger community

    1. localholic
      localholic at |

      i agree with you

    2. hendry
      hendry at |

      hahahha.. im the kaskus-holic too… 🙂

  11. Deathgleaner
    Deathgleaner at |


    how come i’ve never heard of any of these except for 2?

    1. yagi antenna
      yagi antenna at |

      Same here. I’m wondering how accurate this list is. I’ve only head of one before. makes me think…

  12. Matthew
    Matthew at |

    Dear Toptenz: Please make a list on top 10 4chan pranks 😛

  13. Discuss Anime Online
    Discuss Anime Online at |

    I’ve never heard of any of these and yet they are all so darn popular! D= … I am a self confessed internet failure </3

  14. JP
    JP at |

    What’s with all the “NERD!” stereotype jokes? Are YOU in high school? 😛

  15. Frankieba5
    Frankieba5 at |

    Wheres facebook?

    1. ron92
      ron92 at |

      facebook is not a forum my friend 🙂

  16. Arthur Dent
    Arthur Dent at |

    “Top 10 Biggest Internet Communities … Looking to find people who love Japanese schoolgirls as much as you do?”

    What exactly are you trying to encourage here?

    Nice, way to keep it classy and ethical.

    tool (n.) – A device or implement, … used to carry out a particular function

    – one that is used or manipulated by another

  17. seriously
    seriously at |

    the best community ever is steam and minecraft communties

    1. DavidSights
      DavidSights at |

      I’ve just downloaded Minecraft PE and it’s becoming clear to me that there is an invisible yet robust community backing for it. I had no idea it existed until I had to search for random things for the game. Trying to troubleshoot a problem, such as animals constantly spawning in the ocean, lead to reading lots of forums dedicated to the game itself.

  18. DavidSights
    DavidSights at |

    I’m curious about if all of these communities are bigger than those such as Twitter and Facebook. Perhaps this is focused of forums only, but I think online communities which allow people to meet, socialize, and share in any form can be considered in the same realm as the sites listed here. Am I the only one who feels that this article is a little outdated? (After scrolling up to see that the earliest comment was posted in 2010, yes it’s obvious that this article is dated.)

  19. Hemendra Kumar Saini
    Hemendra Kumar Saini at |

    Dude you forgot about daniweb, it has more than 1 million registered users and is one of the popular forum about programming, codes and internet.

  20. David Roch John
    David Roch John at |

    The biggest is actually [email protected] It has more than 79789,000,875,113,910,654 posts and more than 288,987,198,011 users.

  21. Gabriel
    Gabriel at |

    forum(.)jogos(.)uol(.)com(.)br Has 172.620.686 posts(open the page and you will see).Where is it on the list?

  22. unknow
    unknow at |

    where is kaskus ? (from indonesia), kaskus should be in number 3 ,they have bigger member and thread more than d2jsp
    source: wikipedia

  23. DesuMaiden
    DesuMaiden at |

    This article is outdated.

  24. Brian Curtis
    Brian Curtis at |

    As far as phpbb – you have Gaia – http://www.gaiaonline.com which is the largest (over 1 billion posts) but hardly phpbb anymore since they have rewritten much of the code. The next largest english speaking (and larger than the next non-english phpbb board) is JLA FORUMS – http://www.jlaforums.com with over 306,000,000 posts. Next I think is Bokt.nl forum – http://www.bokt.nl but not sure how many posts they have.

  25. iwillmakeyousqueal
    iwillmakeyousqueal at |

    the guy who wrote this article is a moron
    ”in 1995 most people didn’t know what the internet is because there was no pornography”
    what a moron.A lot of people knew what the internet was at that time including me

    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      Sometimes our humor misses the mark. We were kidding about pornography being the reason for the Internet and we believe most people were not familiar with Internet in 1995. If for no other reason access was so difficult and slow for many potential users – modems were only 28.8k at that time. We could be wrong, but we feel our opinion is valid and certainly debatable.

  26. Dr João Mouzinho
    Dr João Mouzinho at |

    The best of all Ty

  27. Oskar Ponthe
    Oskar Ponthe at |

    Some I never heard of. And also really surprised Imdb not being there. Oskar Ponthe

  28. Na11
    Na11 at |

    All of them(Excluding Gaia online)
    Seem like no effort had been put in design~
    This are really top ten?

    1. Shell Harris
      Shell Harris at |

      It is an old post. Possibly out of date by now.

  29. Tareen Abrar
    Tareen Abrar at |

    Old post ################################

  30. Eugene
    Eugene at |

    Nice list but i thought there were other bigger and more popular forums than the list here

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    xubinhim at |

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  34. Jason Procka
    Jason Procka at |

    Where is Reddit at?

    1. Tina K
      Tina K at |

      Its an old article… like 2011 old yo. if it was recent reddit, quora, probably even brandnames like quantum xmetics and loreal get more views than these communities anyway

      But great list for like back in the day.. allot has changed now like wow.

  35. Ashley
    Ashley at |

    Nice post.

  36. fc uk buddy
    fc uk buddy at |

    been checking far east forums and there’s a lot of chatter for the asian markets making runs on italian, greek and spanish banks (they have a large window of opportunity before european markets open) as they are weakest and worst hit on friday and also rumours confirmed in american forums that they intend to withdraw funds from the ENTIRE EU (they are comparing the entire EU set up to the Enron scandal) and intend to invest it in UK and Japanese markets if not their own markets starting on monday and until the end of the month and possibly beyond.
    Middle East are yet to decide but it is believed they will follow suit with the asian markets and bet against the euro (especially as it was reported the ECB print 80 million euro’s a month and they are still struggling) and no gold reserves to back any new money printed so the euro WILL crash badly all week and maybe all summer.
    The GB£ looks like it might rocket up to new highs following these events starting on monday as the world demands to look at the EU audits reports for last 20 years and why they haven’t been signed off (ENRON!).

  37. ocelot
    ocelot at |


  38. skynews
    skynews at |

    No 10:
    BuddyPic72,366,965 posts and about 200 users at any given time.

    I Think you are a great fool.
    There are No less than 50 Chinese internet forums,
    Which get at least 100,000 users online at any given time.

  39. Menchi
    Menchi at |

    In 2011 A LOT changed for Gaia and they lost a lot of business o.o

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    james at |

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  41. dfsdf
    dfsdf at |

    No 10:
    BuddyPic72,366,965 posts and about 200 users at any given time.

    I Think you are a great fool.
    There are No less than 50 Chinese internet forums,
    Which get at least 100,000 users online at any given time.


    100% correct

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