Most currently active forums: Strike to Stun
There are many WFRP fan forums out on the internet, from the WFRP mailing list to the official Black Industries forum. These forums vary tremendously from each other in user base and scope.
Undoubtedly the oldest of the discussion forums is the
WFRP Mailing List,
for years a staple of the WFRP internet community, but which lately has been in declining use.
Recent closures and hacker attacks on other forums have
increased discussion on this mailing list recently.
Archives of the WFRP mailing list can be found at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/WarhammerFantasyRolePlay/ .
For many years, the Strike to Stun forum has been active, and continues to go on strong despite competition from other forums over the years. Now probably the main WFRP forum.
A relatively new forum is the Warhammer.net forum, started about when the Black Industries forum (see below) closed down.
For some years the official forum, including discussion on the playtesting of WFRP 2, was the forum on the Black Industries site. This has since closed in 2008, however, after Games Workshop closed Black Industries down and once again passed WFRP out to be operated as a license (this time by Fantasy Flight Games).
For many recent months/years the Critical Hit forums were the main melting pot for WFRP discussion. They closed on the 23th August 2004 with the owner, Andrew Fawcett, citing the time needed to adminstrate the forum as the reason for it's closure.
Recently WFRP forums, including at least Warhammer.net and Strike to Stun, have been under attack from hackers. The Strike to Stun forum is presently only in partial use while it is rebuilt following a hacking intrusion and improved to better withstand the attacks. To quote Natascha, the Strike to Stun administrator:
Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:59 pm Post subject: Forums attacked again... Within the last few days our forums have been attacked more times. During this attacks, the database tables were erased, resulting in the loss of all data of the last week. Today the same thing happened again. I know, this is not funny, especially for me, but there is somebody out there that thinks its great fun destroying the wfrp-community. Believe me, I do what I can, but somehow I'm loosing the fun in this all. I'll try to restore the whole thing again. This time it might take a little bit longer as I have to soup up the forums code so that an attack like this would not be possible anymore. In the meantime I beg you to stay cool and not to loose the faith in StS. yours, Natascha
It is known that Warhammer.net has also been attacked at least once within the same time frame as the attacks on Strike to Stun. The closure of the Critical Hit forums, despite speculation, has been stated to not been related to any hacking intrusions. Discussion and speculation (as well as suggestions on creative ways of visting pain and discomfort on the perpetrator of the attacks :o) on the attacks has been rampant on the WFRP mailing list (but surprisingly absent from the Black Industries forum). It did, at least, brought life temporarily back to the WFRP mailing list. Fingers were later pointed at individuals, who may or may not have been responsible for any attacks (these accusations will not be repeated here, but are out on the web to read should anyone feel the urge - this website for one is staying out of that particular blame game...).
It is my sad duty to inform everyone that the Critical Hit Forums have been closed. The major factor in this decision has been the increasing amount of time it takes to administrate the forums, time which we cannot now afford. We have tried to give the best support possible to Warhammer Fantasy Role-play, Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 but feel we have taken the CH forums as far as they can go. Certainly there are no shortage of forums dedicated to these games. We'd like to thank all those members, especially the hardworking moberators, who have given us their support and have been dedicated to the forums for so many years. -- The CH teamThe Critical Hit forum was a vibrant community and a valuable resource for WFRP. It will be missed.
From: Aaron Pile <xxx@xxx> Subject: [wfrp] List History Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 18:03:52 +1000 To: <wfrp mailing list> List History Aaron Pile WFRP list is dead, long live the wfrp list. Thanks to Clay for hosting the list for so long. Thanks to Jinny for hosting the new one. As there was some interest in the list history I have included the following list I compiled when we moved to employees.org. If anyone can supply more sites to fill in the gaps or more acurate dates I'd be interested. Also if anyone can remember any of the various parallel lists that ran when the official list was down please let me know. My digest archive is far from complete (Though I have an aweful lot). Should anyone have old digests archived please contact me. cool.khis.com 18 Nov 1993 to 18 Nov 1993 speed.intecom.com 16 Jun 1994 to 24 Jun 1994 monsta.metronet.com 15 Aug 1994 to 28 Jun 1994 gojira.monsta.com 8 Sep 1994 to 1 Dec 1995 buddha.incite.com 24 Apr 1996 to 1 May 1997 dante.incite.com 16 Jun 1997 to 18 Aug 1997 Changed to dante.selsius.com dante.selsius.com 18 Aug 1997 to 1 Sep 1997 Changed from dante.incite.com terrania.westfalen.de 17 Oct 1997 to 16 Mar 1998 email@example.com 16 Mar 1998 to 25 Mar 1999 Same machine as terrania.westfalen.de AKA terrania.regioconnect.net firstname.lastname@example.org 26 Mar 1999 to ....... email@example.com 23 May 2004 to ...... PS some questions/sugestions about the new list (in case it doesn't already): Can the archive be set up to archive individual digests? If you miss a digest its far easier to retrieve one than to download the entire list history, or try to reconstuct it from individual list messages. (As you may have gathered I'm a list archive nut). It would be a good idea to block attachments (stops viruses and large binaries from spreading via the list). For the digest it would be nice to remove the HTML mime section from the individual emails (make the digest far nicer to read). Good luck and best wishes all. Aaron PileI personally first joined the mailing list in approximately 1995-1996, when it was on gojira.monsta.com. At the time of that post by Aaron the list was in a state of flux where the list at employees.org was due to be closed as part of some server changes (as announced by employees.org list admin Clay Luther). The list at squinny.net - where Aarons post was made to - was created following this announcement in preparation for the employees.org list closure. The list on employees.org did indeed close before being subsequently automatically re-created (to Clays surprise as much as anyone elses) on 31 May 2004. The squinny.net list continued until 23 June 2004 as problems were found with the new employees.org list. Eventually the problems were solved and the squinny.net list closed 23 June 2004. The current WFRP list has ran on employees.org since 31 May 2004.