Fora (Latin second declension, nominative plural of 'forum') are places where people talk to each other online. They take several forms: email discussion lists, Usenet [NNTP] newsgroups, Web-based Message Boards, Bulletin Boards, Imageboards, etc. Some fora are moderated, which means that one or more human "gatekeepers" must approve messages before posting in one form of moderation, or, in another, that certain users have the power to edit and delete postings and ban users.
As the majority of websites now have forums as an integrated feature, rather than an exclusive focus, most examples can be found under Other Sites.
See also Blog Tropes and Wiki Tropes.
- Ban on Politics
- Forum Pecking Order
- Forum Speak
- The Grand List of Forum and Community Laws
- Humor Mode
- Meat Puppet (second definition)
- Nostalgia Filter (The board was so much better back when...)
- Sarcasm Mode
- Sincerity Mode
- Sock Puppet
- Troper Types (Online Personas, TV Tropes Edition)