Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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The Super Smash Bros. Brawl board was originally known as the Super Smash Bros. Revolution forum, or SSBR, prior to the game being given an official title. It is generally flooded with fads and trolls, and despite it's enforced topicality the board's topics rarely have anything to do with the upcoming game itself.
As of May 3, 2007, the Super Smash Bros. Brawl board joined the few other game boards to have a social board created for it before its corresponding game was released. The creation of the board did manage to divert some of the main board's frequent spam away, but did little to curb the size and general unruliness of the board in the long run. Many users are, in fact, of the opinion that the creation of the social board was actually a bad decision. Although many of those same users all but begged for a social board to be created before it was, within a short time after the creation of said board, many popular users were banned or lost large amounts of karma. However, off-topicality has become less of an issue on the game's main board since the creation of the social one.
Rivalry with the Twilight Princess Social Board
The Super Smash Bros. Brawl Social Board considers themselves to be rivals with the Zelda: Twilight Princess social board. The rivalry is only semi-serious, and no real tension exists between the two boards, though several users from each board have trolled on the other. These attempts have typically ended in failure. The boards have had occasional small-scale invasions on each other that have either had little effect, or left the invaders with harsh moderations.
Days of Interest
"__"-Days are periods of time where fad topics begin engulfing everything sane and holy. Most "__"-Days consist of a letter (usually having something to do with the fad of the day), and then "-Day". Recently, some have used two letters, usually because all single letters that correspond with fad were already used, though this was not the case with BK-Day.
The most notable days would be as follows:
F-Day: Standing for Fad-Day, F-Day was the worst day witnessed by the Brawl forums. Fad topics were well into the 200s, along with dozens of troll posts in legitimate topics, making it one of the largest troll invasions in GameFAQs history.
C-Day: Standing for Creed-Day and being named after the creator of the fads, Fortitude_Creed, C-Day was the fastest fad creation day in the history of the Brawl board. It is estimated that there was a new or different fad created once a minute, every minute, for a thirty minute time-span.
BK-Day: Standing for Burger King-Day, BK-Day was a day where the The King ASCII was spammed in many topics, with other ASCII soon following. Nearly every topic made during that evening had ASCII posted within the topic.
May 3, 2007: Probably the most important day in the board's history. The board (after many, many times requested) was granted a social board (referred to by regulars as the "SSBBSB"). Mostly, the reaction was positive, but there was some controversy in that several users believed it divided the community and ruined all the fun. There was a small boycott, but with no results.
A-Day: Standing for either Annihilator-Day or Alternate-Day, A-Day was a day where many alternate accounts were made to impersonate the user BlueAnnihilator. Each account was named after a specific color. This fad was started by royrules8, who started the fd by creating the account YelowAnihilator.
Fl-Day: Standing for False Info-Day, FI-Day was a day where many people contributed fake credits for the game, such as voice actors for unconfirmed characters. Many of these were accepted, which caused many users to ask if they were true. As a result of FI-Day, no credits for Voice Actors or the like have been accepted.
On July 20th, 2007, the Super Smash Bros. DOJO!! website released brand new information about a mysterious new game mode. The article was entitle "This World...". This World brought a lot of confusion and theory to both the main and social board. At the center of most theory and confusion was the infamous character shown in the last screen shot of the article. His nickname is "The Purple Guy," having had no confirmed name or even an existing appearance outside of Smash Bros. However, on the same day, GameFAQs experienced multiple internal errors. Due to these errors, users could post new topics but not view messages in them. The board members then discussed this character through topic titles. There were few topics made that day that were not about him.
On August 3rd, 2007, Penguinvasion was a day where two users, Penguin941 and Penguinish flooded the Social Board with roughly eighty topics, all of which were centered around penguins. Both users used alts in order to bypass the ten topics per day limit and, by the end, the first two pages on the board (at 50 topics per page) were nothing but penguin topics. Both users were set into Purgatory.
On August 6th, 2007, Zhuge Liang made a sticky topic on the board about the unnecessary overload of "____ for Brawl!" topics, claiming they would be moderated as fads. Naturally, the board exploded, with enormous amounts of the type of topic Zhuge told them not to make. Eventually, Zhuge made another post on the sticky, which told users to use the social board, though he did so in a flame-like manner. The post was later moderated by SineNomine, resulting in widespread celebration across the board, with users taunting Zhuge. Zhuge removed the sticky several days later saying that there would be no stickies in the future and that fads would be dealt with as they take place. This did not hold true, as Crono LV99 made a similar sticky on October 30th, 2007.
9k-Day occurred on October 11, 2007 and was a flood of gargantuan proportions. Brawl had recently had three immense revelations within the span of two days: Sonic the Hedgehog was confirmed to be a playable character, dozens of new game play videos were released, and the game was delayed an additional two months, to February 10th, 2008. The combination of these enormous events propelled the board to well over 8,000 topics nearly instantly. After users realized how close they were to getting over 9,000 topics, they proceeded to flood the board as a tribute to the "Over 9,000" fad. The board topic count, immediately reaching the goal.
G-day: Standing for Ganondorf-Day, G-day occurred on October 22, 2007. A user with 997 karma decided to commit account suicide. He did so by posting an extremely graphic shock video, and claimed it to be proof that the character Ganondorf was confirmed to be in the game. This resulted in a general panic on the boards, with multiple people asking what the Ganondorf video was, followed by other users warning them not to watch it. This led to a temporary sticky that banned in-depth discussion of the video.
R-day: Standing for Rumor-day, R-Day occurred on December 28, 2007. It began when a user named ChaosZero explained in a topic that a prediction he had made back in October had come true. He was moderated for this topic, and he claimed the moderation was unfair. He said that he had clearly stated that it was a rumor, and that he wasn't stating it at fact. The final decision of the administrator was that the topic title said nothing about rumors, and the moderation was upheld. This led to an immense fad where users unnecessarily put the word rumor in their topic titles. Regardless of this fad, most of the users supported ChaosZero, acknowledging that the mods had made an incorrect moderation. Further more, moderator CyricZ claimed that the mods "haet the brawl board", though this was later dismissed by TheMissingLink1186.
On December 31st, 2007, a regular user, Missing_My_Head, posted a link to his self created update on the popular website "Super Smash Bros. MOJO!!", a spin-off of the real update website. The link was to a false update for Metal Sonic. Unfortunately, the site had a massive programming error. If another user put up a false update with the same name, the previous one would be deleted to make space for the new one while retaining the same URL.
This naturally led to explicit pornographic photos being reposted over Missing_My_Head's update, notably Tubgirl. After several users commented, a moderator deleted the topic and suspended Missing_My_Head. One user realized this, and explained to the resident moderator, TheMissingLink1186. After several users gathered information, the situation was explained to an administrator, and Missing_My_Head received a 7-day purgatory.
On the General Board, mass chaos ensued. Due to the fact the real website was not updating because of the New Year's Day holidays, creating a fake update on Mojo!! was a fad. Several topics made by users on the Social Board attempted to address the issue, with many users asking repeatedly questions such as "Who hacked Mojo!?" and "Do I delete my posts?", which were handled accordingly.
At least 10 users fell victim to the event, all being given 7-day purgatories. Although it was speculated that "Mojo" would become an autoflagged or even banned word, Missing_My_Head was able to contact the creator of the site and explain the situation. The website creator then fixed the problem by making individual accounts, making it unlikely that any action would be taken against the Mojo.
D-Day On January 15th, 2008, Sakurai gave another notice on the official site stating that the game has been delayed again; a week for Japan and a month for America. Needless to say, the general board exploded upon hearing this news. Along with countless rants and such topics, most users took their frustrations out on various Wikipedia articles, most notably the article on Sakurai. The targeted Wikipedia articles were protected, and mods on the general board were threatening moderations for invasion.
L-Day On January 29th, 2008 the SSBB board had another large flood. The entire playable roster was revealed, endless complaining occurred because of it, and a new Landmaster fad started. The board reached over 15,000 topics and 140,000 posts on this day. Endless spoilers were posted on the board, many account suicides occurred, and the site brawlcentral.com was overrun by so much traffic that it was shut down. The following day, SBAllen temporarily raised the board level to level 15 to deal with some of the spam. This is called L-Day because of the Landmaster fad that occurred.
- The Super Smash Bros. Brawl General Board at GameFAQs
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl Social Board at GameFAQs
- Super Smash Bros. DOJO!!