I posted a thread on TV Tropes in Lolcow. Apparently it's not true and honest, but I think the forums shit at least is going to be interesting to a few people. The TV Tropes wiki forums—where tropers do their Important Trope Business like pointing out that a page is autistic and then not doing anything about it—and the "forums forums" are pretty segregated. Most of the forum users have long given up on contributing to the wiki in any meaningful way. In essence many of the wiki users see the forum users as the bottom of a seemingly bottomless and feces-filled barrel. By the way, for years the only rule of the forums was "don't be a dick". There is absolutely nothing that could go wrong with such specific guidelines. The "forums forums" are further segregated into different subforums. Think of the middle of your screen like the Chicago River in Chicago, or the equivalent in your region, whatever. Tropers from the left side rarely go to the right side of the forums and vise versa. Historically the two sides have hated each other (less so now though, the dividing line is less rigid now). Both sides are autistic, but the left side is like a pretentious, stupid asshole with Asperger's, and the right is more like that weird sped kid who runs around shouting random memes like a spastic. In the middle is the Media section, which is slightly less spergy than the other two sections, but not by that much. The left side has three subforums: On-Topic Conversations—the "real world issues" forum, Writer's Block, and World Building, which no one posts in so it's not worth talking about. On-Topic Conversations and Writer's Block don't overlap that much, but the posters are similar. They are generally really politically correct and a lot less informed or talented than they think they are. OTC is strongly hated by the rest of the forums. Sometimes there is interesting discussion there, but generally the most prominent posters are the people who write the biggest walls of text and run their mouths; the Racism, Women's Issues, and Sexism threads in particular are huge SJW cesspools. TV Tropes is definitely in the Wrong Planet vein of not telling posters what huge douchebags they are, which leads to posts like this. https://kiwifarms.net/attachments/upload_2015-3-27_19-9-44-png.21595/ There are also a ton of threads that are just long lists of infodumps in lieu of actual discussion, which is either better or worse depending on how you think about it. (Seriously. If you look in, say, the Science Thread, virtually the entire 35-page thread is JUST THE SAME GUY posting articles he found. No back-and forth whatsoever. Only one person.) As for Writer's Block... well, this could basically sum it up for you: https://kiwifarms.net/attachments/upload_2015-3-27_19-19-9-png.21598/ As for the right side, there's practically only two forums people use—Forum Games and Yack Fest, which is like a mix of Off-Topic and Inner Circle on the Kiwi Farms, except with a lot more 15-year-old girls running around, and a touch of Wizardchan in places. There are something like 5 shitposting threads just for different cliques. As Hellblazer once said about Inner Circle, it's a drool-coated ghetto McDonalds ballpit of autism. There's not much else to say except that until last year there used to be a sex thread called the Nunnery until someone (very understandably) thought it was creepy and reported it to Google, and Google was threatening the site owner's ad money so he nuked it immediately, and most of the posts aren't archived so unfortunately I can't show you anything. https://kiwifarms.net/attachments/upload_2015-3-27_20-7-48-png.21602/ from "Odd confessions" edit: to clarify, this isn't about the site itself which people are saying is not lolcow-worthy, but the community of tropers behind it (but if you find something really dumb on the wiki, I have nothing against you posting it here).