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"SB is involved. It's already Gone Horribly Wrong."
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SpaceBattles.com, often known as "SpaceBattles" or simply "SB", is a message board dedicated to geek culture and creativity. While far from the largest community on the Internet, it's still extremely active with some 100,000 active members as of August 2021.

It has three major sub-forums:

  • SpaceBattles General: A subforum based around random stuff involving geek culture and video games. Includes a general discussion forum, a forum about games in general, a Role-Playing Game forum and a tech support forum.
  • SpaceBattles Creative: A sub-forum involving creative enterprises undertaken by members of the forum. Includes a fanfiction section, and rather less popular Art/Animation and Original Fiction sections. It also has a rival Role Playing Game forum. The two didn't use to get along, but it's gotten better over time.
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  • SpaceBattles Debates: A sub-forum dedicated to debates. Includes a section for versus debates involving fictitious parties, a section dedicated to actual militaries and equipment and a forum dedicated to news and Real Life.

Compare with StarDestroyer.net, a site with a similar (original) premise to the Debates sub-forum that it had a rivalry with for a while. Its own splinter website is Sufficient Velocity.com.

Not to be confused with an actual Space Battle (though it certainly loves them.)


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  • April Fools' Day: The website always changes its logo on April Fools' Day. For example, the 2021 logo was a tank with the title "GROUNDBATTLES" and the 2022 was a weird series of emojis that more or less channeled UwU and cutesy stuff.
  • Ban on Politics: It is not allowed to discuss politics in any forums other than "the White Hall", which is the website's dedicated subsection.
  • Fan Fic: Has an entire subsection dedicated to them, and hosts quite a few notable fics.
  • Hypothetical Fight Debate: Half the point of the forum is to debate who would win a certain matchup. There is a dedicated section in the forums for them; in fact, this is why the website was founded.
  • Long Runner: Though the early days of the forum are shrouded in mystery and lost data, it has existed at least since 1998, which is an absolute eternity for a website. For comparison, it's only a year younger than Google, and might actually be older if the suggestions of existence in 1996 are true.
    Atlan: "SB is twenty years old now. As far as forums go, that's not just ancient, that's damn near prehistoric. We're the T-rex of online forums. Kinda big, old, looks funny, weird behavior, and obsessed with killing stuff."
  • Roleplaying Games: A subforum and a sub-subforum dedicated to different versions of this. Including the "BROB" forum, which has had adversarial relations with the other roleplay forum in the past.
  • Treasure Hunt Episode: A variation. There are occasionally in-site treasure hunts in the form of inviting users to search for certain things (like pictures of foxes or the Holy Grail) in the posts of specific users within a given time limit. The site then awards people with special insignias and labels that appear beneath their usernames and profile pictures as a Bragging Rights Reward.

Alternative Title(s): Spacebattles

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