About TV Forum

If the words ident, sting and ECP mean something to you, you can probably skip this section. Basically the site was dedicated to the bits before, after and in-between the programmes. From the voices you hear introducing the shows, to the clips you see at the time and the occasional spectacular cockup - they were all discussed here.

The forum began on 22nd March 2001 as part of the presentation site TV Home. It was felt there was a need for those who wanted to talk about the type of content featured on the site. It quickly grew and relaunched on 25th August that year after over spilling its sister site's bandwidth and was unleashed as a site in its own right. The site grew, ultimately ending with six forums and averaging a couple of hundred posts a day. It closed on 31st March 2021, just over twenty years after it began.

Why did the site close?

Two decades is a long time in moderating an online community! Whilst there was still many fantastic members, a number were making running the site quite tiring and I could no longer commit to running it. When a hobby no longer becomes enjoyable, it was time to call it a day. More details can be found in the ‘…and finally’ topic.
The site remains online and hopefully provides an interesting archive into twenty years of presentation discussion.

What software does the site use?

Having previously used phpBB and Ikonboard, the site changed in March 2009 to use a script custom built by the administrator. The software and site design was updated in June 2011 and again in June 2020. Emoticon icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.