Announcing the Brickset discussion forum

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One of the most requested features in our annual user survey is a discussion forum: Well, now, at last, I have decided to implement one.

You'll see a new tab in the menu above ready for its launch, which will probably be on the 2nd or 3rd of April, if everything goes to plan, today, the 1st.

Check back over the weekend for more news...

72 comments on this article

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By in Sweden,

Cool! Cant wait until it comes!

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By in United States,

Awesome! Now we can argue about forum categories instead of minifigure categories!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah, right - look at the date !

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By in United States,

^ I wondered about that too...

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By in United Kingdom,

I almost expected to see a big APRIL FOOL page when i clicked the forum tab... but the news was posted after midday, so maybe it's for real? Only time will tell...

Other stuff: Is Argos actually getting series 4 in, or not? April 1st release date and nothing new yet... worrying.

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By in United States,

Hmmm, I hate April Fools Day. I go up to my room and find undergarments swinging on my ceiling fan, courtesy of my annoying sister. Then, I look on Brickset and find out a Discussion Forum is in the works. Yippee! But then I see the date again (April 1st) and now my day is back to being miserable. :(

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By in United Kingdom,

We wouldn't joke about something as important as this ... anyway, it's still the morning somewhere on the planet ;-)

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By in Sweden,

Oh no, it is a April fool! :-(

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By in Israel,

I have a feeling this isn't an April Fools prank... I sure hope its not a prank... That would just be cruel!

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By in Germany,

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :D Sorry. :) I HOPE it's not an April Fool's joke! :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Something I'd be keen to see as well, but given the length of time we've been asking for one together with today's date....? Come on, who do you think you're kidding?!

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By in United States,

I've got a lot of opinions and thoughts on my mind about collecting Lego, and boy, am I ready to start dumping them into a forum!

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By in United States,

My wife will be hoping this is just some kind of prank. She hardly sees me anymore as it is. :o)

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By in United Kingdom,

I think I'll stick to Eurobricks. I don't think a forum is for Brickset. I just can't see it working, I mean it will take alot of work.

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By in United States,

Dang, I didn't even think about the date :(

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By in Germany,

@DrDave: Why are you "yellow"?... :)

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By in Germany,

Hm, new moderators: rocao, and atkinsar! :) WAIT! THEY'RE THE FORUM MODERATORS!!! :D

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By in United States,

Im so confused :P , I think its a joke. Imperial13 is right, unless rules can change.

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By in United States,

No but we seriously need more members, and Brickset has gained quite a following since he last reminded people of Tabletown. It's a great community, and Huw's even a moderator.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^ I wish Alemas! Huw's asked me and a few others to help out moderating the site due to it's ever increasing popularity, but as for a forum, I haven't heard anything until this announcement today. Like you, I hope it's true, but then again you know the date, and I've fallen for too many pranks today already...

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By in Germany,

@atkinsar: What if... he hid everything, and his REAL purpose was for you to be a forum moderator? :) He could have made an elaborate plan! :)

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By in Bulgaria,

I hope that this is not a joke, because a forum here would be really a cool idea!

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By in United States,

@alemas - well, if Huw's going to make atkinsar yellow, then I think I should be at least aqua or something. :o)

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By in Germany,

@yellowcastle: Uh, yeah, probably. :P Or he's simply going to do it later. :P

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By in United States,

I dont think this is a joke, theirs already a forum tab. If it is, it's pretty elaborate! :)

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By in United States,

^ Adding that to the code is ridiculously simple dude.

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By in United States,

It must be an April Fool's Day prank.

Huw was very deliberate in mentioning the fact that it was the 1st: ".. if everything goes to plan, today, the 1st."

Also, why put a forum tab up that had no function behind it if it was really ready? The announcement would have sufficed. Seems like he was just trying to take the joke further.

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By in United States,

No, Huw has meticulously been working on this project for at least a month now, and the forum has over 90.01 hours put into it. Trust me, this will blow your hat off.

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By in United States,

I heard he had put in over 100 hours so far, but I don't have his timesheets handy. :o)

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By in Bulgaria,

Huw, I think you've unknowingly conjured up a world of trouble for your own self there mate :D

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By in United States,

Given Huw's previous hesitance to implement a forum, I thought it might be a prank - unless it is the real thing and he's just trying to have a little fun by announcing it today.

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By in United States,

I think that Huw's telling the truth, but maybe he should have announced yesterday or sometime else, just not today.

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By in United States,

@brickmatt - That's what I was thinking too. But I really don't have a pony in this race as I very rarely participate in any of the Lego forums already out there. Of course, I find it nearly impossible to navigate some of those, but that may just be my and my 1989 Apple IIGS computer. :o)

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By in Norway,

I always wanted a Forum at Brickset. But i fear it is an Aprils Fools.

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By in United Kingdom,

Come on Huw, relieve the suspense!

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By in United Kingdom,

I've been asking him for years! I doubt he would implement one now, he has been adamant in the past, and if he was going to implement one, why today?

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By in United States,

If it happens on April 1st, don't believe it!

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By in United States,

Huw has been suspiciously absent from this conversation. It must be a joke, otherwise he would confirm that it's really happening :(

Unless of course he has run off to the local pub!

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By in United Kingdom,

I hate April Fools day Jokes. My dad already fooled me today by saying that Brickset had heard news about the new U.C.S LEGO Star Wars set coming out in Summer 2011 and that it was the Super Star Destroyer that is made up of 10 and a half thousand pieces. I told him that it was April Fool's Day and that he was pulling my leg, he laughed. I think that this is some April Fool's thing per jturnbull65.

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By in Bolivia,

Yeah , it is a joke. Not like we really needed yet another LEGO forum.

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By in United States,

/\A U.C.S Super Star Destroyer would be awesome!/\

I hope this isn't one of those annoying April Fools' jokes.

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By in Germany,

Look, Huw, if THIS is a joke, it would be THE meanest joke EVER! :(

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By in United States,

/\ Yeah, I hope it isn't another joke, I already had to deal with one on Brickipedia. At least this one doesn't result in a block from the site. /\

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By in United States,

Personally, I would like a UCS Mos Eisley or UCS Yavin, but this is not the right venue for that discussion.

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By in United States,

great idea!!!!!

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By in Germany,

@yellowcastle: ...until the forum arrives. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^ IF the forum arrives.

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By in Canada,

Well I feel the News topics kinda turn into forums. When news on some new set comes out people generally start dicussing it here (in the topic). The only thing I see get erased are random arguements... otherwise people already communicate fine here.

The only problem with a forum is they're often hard to navigate, etc. Well as long as we keep that so called "free expression" limited I'll be happy. Sorry, but I'm really not a fan of board junk like avatars, titles/ranks, signatures, etc (most of us users are mature and it becomes a real turn-off). Really what is the purpose of forums...? Brickset is already kinda an organised one. If I want to post something I go to the related news topic. If I wanted news, well the mods post it as they get it. If I wanted set information... well obviously I'd read the many useful reviews already provided. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade so long as there's no spam or arguements I'm happy to test the forum when it's ready.

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By in Philippines,

A kittycat on EB and a series 6 on TBB that has a sinister character amongst the selection...and now this, all on April 1...makes you wonder! But then the Tabletown forum link is still at the bottom...Well?

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By in United States,

Wow, 50 comments while I've been out! Clearly it's generating a lot of excitement!

Dunno what you're all on about, April Fools! If you want some really good ones, head over to http://www.brothers-brick.com/

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By in United States,

^ I thought so.

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By in United States,

Good one Huw!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^ Yeah, you had us fooled!

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By in Philippines,

I bet someone will be having a good laugh...

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By in United States,

That was mean!!!!!!
Do that again and I'll-I'll-I'll do something!

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By in Germany,

@Huw: :( I seriously believed you were implementing a forum. :( VERY disappointed. :( You shouldn't do certain jokes... :( You might end up hurting someone. :(

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By in United States,

I am abit skeptical....OK, I am VERY skeptical. Still though a forum fantastic! SIGH Huw, why do you pull my leg that way?

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By in United States,

I knew it was a prank all along. Didn't believe it for a second. Although, a forum would be good. Does anyone else agree?

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By in United States,

After thinking it over and sitting on a whoopie cushion (I'll get you next year, brother!), I don't think a forum would have been a good idea anyways; internet forums are usually cluttered, unorganized, buggy, and troll-havens. Brickset, by contrast, is cleanly built, 99% bug-free, and easy to use. But you got me there for a second, Huw; good joke :)

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By in United States,

Huw...not funny and wasting time on factitious news.

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By in Germany,

@1265: Indeed. :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes, Huw - shame on you ! Unless it's true, of course.... ;-)

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By in United States,

@Huw- you should make it anyway. It would be awesome

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By in United States,

At first I was like :D
But then I remembered reading some of the set reviews and comments and I was like D:
Whew, good thing it's an April's Fool joke. :D

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By in United States,

Wait, so it IS an Aprils Fools? ha ha ha. hilarious.

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By in Sweden,

April fool... I really wanted an forum :(

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't know what to think anymore. First there is, then there isn't. Then I work myself up and convince myself there just might be, then @Huw comes out of hiding and more or less confirms there's not. Then, then DrDave throws another curve ball. I'm lost but eagerly waiting for an update to confirm it's real. Please God, let it be.

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By in United States,

I'm pretty new here, but I think you should make a forum. I'm not big into them but your fans clearly are. I think you are missing a great chance to please your many fans and generating more website content for your site. Which means more hits on a daily basis.

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By in United Kingdom,

Reading Huw's last comment, I don't think he was saying that *this* was an April Fool's joke ... quite the opposite in fact ...

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By in Germany,

Alright, the forum's been launched: Click the tab above and read and accept the rules to access...

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