https://gearspace.com (used to be: gearslutz)
https://modwiggler.com (used to be: muffwiggler)
However, recent discussions with the developers has changed my mind completely.
I am very suspicious about their motivations now."
To mass murder done by tankies he response with, "Imao sounds like we got the fuckin high score then u fuckin lib."
How is it possible that no one is bothered by that?"
Something Awful still has tons of users.
Along with ResetEra.
If you're into rock climbing, mountaineering, walking, etc. Discussion can get a bit "robust" but there are some super-helpful people on the UKC forums.
Also sections for cycling, photography, skiing, etc.
I'm not sure what software they run: probably fairly custom. The platform had a big refurbishment a year or so ago.
I actually know lawyers who read flashback for a sort of crowd sourced case info. You just have to wade through the casual racism.
Currently it’s set up much like HN, with ability to submit things at an intersection for others to find.
I’m also considering creating a game world map based off the entirety of Wikipedia. Then once you find a niche intersection you can drop into the world at the corresponding coordinates and chat with people nearby (searching the same or similar niches).
They're not general interest entertainment forums, but there's a lot of specialist knowledge about analog to digital video conversion.
The johnbridge.com tile forum was an immensely useful resource when I was tiling my kitchen floor.
The tdpri.com forum (Tele Home Depot in particular) was what inspired me to build a guitar, and was a huge help while I was doing the project.
You can use it to join an existing community or build your own.
It is lightweight, easy to use, does not require java script, ip logs are removed automatically, has a inbuilt wiki, great moderation tools,...ah and of course it is foss.
edit: and now that I've switched teams, I'll plug NPORA (nissan pathfinder off road association).
Talking about media and novels and history, while writing our own amateur takes.
Some pretty talented writing came out there, like Worm (superhero serial) and The Games We Play. Quite fun.
* Many communities migrated to social media.
* Search Engines (for some reason) seem to have quit ranking discussion boards high in search results.
For cosmetic formulators
"A great new site for meeting people!"
But to the point of the OP, HFBoards.com is a hockey forum and is still very active.
4chan is still around...
Apnea Board is still running phpBB and has an elaborate page explaining how HTTPS support isn't really necessary.
I've long thought that if I were to set up a new forum I'd use Discourse. It's good in the few places I've used it. (NTP Pool, I think).