History of SBC (2009-2012)

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The Spongebob Community (also commonly referred to as "SBC") is currently one of the most active Spongebob forums on the internet. Founded on August 15, 2009 by terminoob , the site rose to become a unique experience. The following is a generalized account of the first four years of the site.

General History (2009-2012)

  • The TV.com Golden Era was beginning to wind down. With the Summer 2009 attack on the boards and the moronic moderators, terminoob decided that this was enough. Not wanting to lose the community, he created the Spongebob Community on August 15, 2009. The site was made using phpbb and the free server host, Forumotion. Initially, the site welcomed a few known members such as ExKizuna,that70sguy92, CF3698, Spongebobs1fan, and Suitelife44. However, after around a week, The Spongebob Community's activity slowly trickled off into a few posts per month.


  • On November 9, 2009, terminoob officially granted 70s full Main Admin responsibilities, as he explained that he was busy with school work. The first thing 70s did as MA was to give SBC a complete design overhaul. Before V2 Crab, it had been nothing more than a plain white skin. He added a pre-designed skin from Forumotion called "Beach." This first layout later carried into a similar skin, V4 Octopus.


  • After nearly a month with hardly any activity, 70s is ready to close up shop and just shut down the site. However, a new user named tvguy347 inspires 70s to continue working on the site with his active posting. 70s explains SBC wouldn't have continued on if it hadn't been for tvguy. With advertising work, the site VERY slowly begins to pick up in the new year (2010). More users from TV.com come onto the site, such asjjsthekid, Wumbology, Dragiiin123, Hayden, Goosebumpsfan2, Sabrespongebob, SG10, SOF, Steel Sponge, Webizoid345, SpongeSebastian, and a few others.


  • In February, new events begin to happen as the MA believes that things are active enough to start improvements that will benefit the small community. The first Spin Off Awards and User Awards are held in February. Along with this, the site is given an eye-numbing skin for Valentine's Day. The site sports Log Out, Home, and Log In buttons. As the Spongebob TV.com boards crash and begin to burn, old users filter onto SBC and the site begins to finally grow from it's original user body of around 15. terminoob and 70s begin to forumulate ideas about possible events and things to do with the expanding user body.


  • Wanting more, in March, users team up and begin to recruit new users onto the site. This brings us users Girlygirl24, although the other users recruited end up leaving. However, it does spike up the official community members number to a total of 40 registered members. The chatbox on the main abnormally spikes, and becomes very popular. Because of this popularity (which effectively lasted from March until mid-July) it temporarily caused the Xat to die. Updates are continuously done, thanks to terminoob and 70s. These few updates are categorized under V3 Coral.


  • In April of 2010, Spongebobs1fan is the first user to reach the milestone of 1,000 posts. At this time, the site only has 3,000 posts, which means 1/3 of the posts on the site are Sbs1fan's. This is the only time this has ever happened on SBC. Meanwhile, jjsthekid hosts the 2nd CSA's (Community Spin Off Awards). Simultaneously, 70s adds Spongebob smilies to the somewhat small library of emoticons. At this time, we redecorate for Easter and reach 62 users. We find that more people are joining more frequently. As SBC continues to develop and grow, the rules are modified by 70s and tvguy. 70s surpasses Spongebobs1fan as the number 1 poster (which he keeps off and on presently). All in all, 15 new users have joined in April, a huge step up over previous months.


  • The first Spin Off Festival is planned, an idea thought up by tvguy. It is somewhat of a success in May. Around this time, things increasingly heat up between 70s and terminoob revolving around power. Despite terminoob giving 70s full authority back in November, he's back now with more times and is angry. He disapproves of everything 70s does, and gets very irritated when 70s does things on his own. 70s accepts terminoob as a fellow admin, but not as his superior. Signs of their strained relationship show, as they are constantly fighting in topics. This is largely displayed in a possibly site-changing debate about how not only should Spin Offs be about SPONGEBOB, but how the site as a whole has drifted away from Spongebob.


  • After arguments across the boards, there is a comprimise; the boards are rearranged so that Spongebob Boards are at the top, as well as the regulations regarding what qualifies as a spin off become less lenient. Just afterwards, we reach 14,000 posts, showing the Community has emmensely grown since April's 3,000. Spongebobs1fan is also announced to be the next User Award's host. He crafts a revolutionary banner; previously, SBCers had been without graphics. This was entirely new to them. This ushers in a new era to the site: GFX.


  • On June 21, 2010 shocking news stuns the board. SBC Founder, terminoob, has resigned. The news sweeps the board; people are shocked. terminoob explains that tvguy being temporarily made an admin to install something was the last straw; he hates being ignored. He also says he leaving, and he doesn't log on again for nearly a year.


  • Some users dub this time "The New Era" or "The SBC Renaissance."
  • The Community reaches 100 users! Posted Image
  • spongebobs1fan crafts a great banner for the Community.
  • Multi-Quote and Quick Reply are added, revolutionizing the site.
  • A sleek new navbar is added, thanks to that70sguy92
  • The site reaches 20,000 posts
  • TVGuy announces to users that a Forumotion official named Rok will be reviewing the site
  • EsponjadeMar returns after a break from the site.
  • EsponjadeMar shares whiny messages from terminoob, where he reiterates the same thing over and over. Good ol' termi.
  • SBC scores an F on its review from Forumotion, disheartening some members.
  • We get a 4th of July layout.
  • SBC Staff goes on strike do to a new mod
  • A new SBC News is released, with AWESOME features
  • A moderator position goes through a bunch of changes: SG10(June 20-Late June)>TheSuiteLife44(June-July 13)>ExKizuna (August)>tvguy347(August)>Jjsthekid(August)>CF replaces Sbfan(Present)
  • Whaleblubber came back and attacked Tv.com along with SBC.
  • Spongebobs1fan hosts a Party. Along with that, another All-Nighter was held.
  • Afro-Boy, Lococar, and Xtreme returned to the community.
  • Bob_Ball joins SBC and Pokesponge Returns.
  • The 4th Award Winners are announced.
  • The 5th awards begin, which Are hosted by Wumbology.
  • For more than a week, that70sguy92 had been undercover at a horrible forum called BlueFoxes. He was plotting to get it shut down. On August 3rd, he took control of the forum, and forced the founder to delete it by deleting every one of it's categories and forums, and destroying the layout. He banned every staff member but the founder as well. Those who helped were jjsthekid, dragiiin123, spongebobs1fan, and (to an extent) tvguy347.
  • terminoob threatens to destroy the site unless tvguy is de-admined. He takes the bullet for the site and ExKizuna replaces him. Users worry about the looming danger.
  • CF hosts the 4th User Awards.
  • Due to some issues, jjsthekid is de-admined and made a moderator. Tvguy becomes an admin again.
  • Jjs is re-admined, and there is a new system of 4 admins and 3 mods.
  • Guests' Paradise comes back.
  • A Spambox is made, but trashed.
  • The next Spin-Off Festival is planned to begin August 27th.
  • New Members groups are added such as GFX Designers and Elite Members. We meet our new GFX Designer Devient. The Groups are also ranks now.
  • A new Navbar is added. A Gallery system, which allows people to share their own pictures, is added onto the navbar. A Portal is added as well.
  • SBC Staff is no longer needed due to Moderators having powers now.
  • Many of the forums and categories are Moved around.
  • Devient hits the road. Facebook Connect is added.
  • SBC is now 1 Year Old!


THE HISTORY OF SBC PART I (August 2010 - August 2011)

  • SpongeBob ranks are added.
  • A Xat button is added to the navbar, making it easy for everyone to access the famed Xat chat.
  • A television-based game is started in the Xat, run by 70s.
  • There is a frenzy of games on the XAT after 70s new game
  • 70s requests a new review on the help forum, hoping the score will improve.
  • Our new GFX Designer Rubber Ducky (Who was from Bluefox, but later quit it) arrives. He also adds a nice new banner.
  • Zoids25 agrees to review SBC.
  • Because of some users disregarding the rules, a Rules button is added to the navbar.
  • We Score a C on our new review. Much better than F.
  • Another All-Nighter is held.
  • Sbfan1 is de-modded and becomes GFX Designer. CF replaces him and Sbfan1 leaves SBC, but later comes back.
  • Queen Malie returns.
  • We reach 150 Users! Lots of new Users joined in August such as Squidward, jester, and cupcake.
  • Clappy returns!
  • The Next spin-off festival begins.
  • The Graphics forum gets sub-forums.
  • Ex and tvguy plan on leaving.
  • A new forum is added, known as Toys and Hobbies.
  • We make up with spongebobiscool.
  • We reach 30,000+ posts! Posted Image
  • Xat Games get cancelled.
  • Ninja gets his position taken away due to some drama.
  • Sbfan1 makes a new banner.
  • 4EverGreen joins SBC and some drama emerges. In the end, We make up.
  • The Cartoon returns, thanks to tvguy.
  • The Boon test is introduced to SBC.
  • Luke wins the first Doubloon contest.
  • The 6th spin-off awards are announced to begin October 1st, hosted by Ex.
  • The 2nd festival ends.
  • We deal with a spammer who spams most boards known as DarkWaters. But thanks to Wumbo, jjs, and Ex, we ban him and delete all traces of his spamming rampage. It turns out he was actually Nightmarefan.
  • The 6th Spin-Off Awards begins. The winners are announced on December 5th.
  • Instead of 15, the posts per page are now changed to 20.
  • A Halloween layout is added.
  • terminoob returns.
  • Steel hosts the 5th User Awards.
  • NightmareFan deletes his account.
  • TarterSauce becomes our new GFX Designer.
  • We reach 40,000+ posts!
  • "Best______Episode" sweeps the Spin Off Games forum. Everyone seems to want to do a best episode of their spin off game!
  • Another All-Nighter is held to reach at least 50,000 posts.
  • The Sports forum is merged with Toys & Hobbies.
  • A Scary Story contest is held. The winner will receive 10,000 doubloons. terminoob wins.
  • Best Show Ever returns yet again.
  • We reach 200 Users!
  • Original theme is restored. Along with that, new member colors are added.
  • 70s adds a new chatbox to the portal. Old one is deleted.
  • Due to some complaints, the new chatbox is deleted. The old one is brought back.
  • Dragiiin is de-modded. Clappy replaces him.
  • Some suspicion goes around about Teenj being Deswim. In the end, we realized he wasn't her and we made up.
  • The Staff tests out a cyber-bullying progam with a thread to bully Ex. Many users were confused, but in the end, we revealed it was all fake.
  • Jellyfishjammer returns!
  • The Spambox returns in order to let Dragiiin's spamming needs out.
  • Guests' Paradise is deleted.
  • The Site gets a Small Thanksgiving redesign.
  • Loan is charged in SBC Court for insulting admins and pretending to have 2 symptoms.
  • A new Xat is made due to the old one's background not working.
  • SBC and SBM are in a large fight. The Fight settles down and it ends.
  • SBC is under an attack from spammers who are dressed as Pokemon. It stretched pages, re-arranges topics, and just screws up the site. Several forums are hit brutally hard, but the staff prevails and bans the spammers. They then proceed to clean up the enormous mess. We found out it was a member from SBM that vandalized and spammed SBC known as Mothra.
  • Some SBM Members migrate over to SBC.
  • Jelly and Steel become our new GFX Designers.
  • The 3rd Spin-Off Festival is planned to be Christmas themed and will begin December 17th.
  • Ninja returns.
  • SBC gets a Holidays Redesign.
  • The 3rd Spin-Off Festival begins. In the end, it wasn't very successful.
  • terminoob introduces his new Doubloon system, and announces more contests will occur.
  • SBC gets a HUGE redesign thanks to our new GFX face and tvguy.
  • A doubloon store known as Glove World is added.
  • New rules added along with upgrades.
  • Fa hosts the 6th user awards. They are announced by jjs on January 21st due to fa not being able to.
  • SBC is reviewed for the 3rd time and scores a B.
  • The Xat replaces the old chatbox on the portal.
  • A new Stop what you are doing is announced to begin January 28th. Along with that, users will get 1,000 doubloons on their birthday.
  • We reach 60,000 posts! Posted Image
  • A Banner for the SpongeBob Special, Legends of Bikini Bottom, is added thanks to Face.
  • The forum is filled with "Ask Me Anything!" threads
  • We hold the first ever organized "Stop What You Are Doing" with a Beatles theme.
  • We welcome many new members. We are EXTREMELY active, with people posting almost 100 posts daily. We even get past 40 users ever online.
  • Old Man Jenkins deletes his account and leaves. Posted Image Spongebobs1fan later does so as well.
  • Controversy arouses when teenj's spin-off, Team Spongebob's views are spiked.
  • A Valentine's Day Banner is added thanks to Face, again.
  • WhaleBlubber returns and hacks the xat. He then threatens to shut down SBC. A week later, he hacks SBC!
  • A new contest is held to make a St. Patrick's Banner for the site.
  • SBC is extremely slow, due to it being the middle of the school year and work year. The Rock Months, as everyone calls it. \
  • The 7th Spin-Off awards begin. They are later announced live on Xat on April 1st.
  • New user groups names are added to match the SpongeBob theme. We add new ranks as well.
  • JellyFishJammer wins the St. Patrick's Banner contest and Face makes the banner with her winning image.
  • Wumbology passes 70s to become the new all time posts leader. 70s retakes the position of all time posts leader two days later.
  • We announce a new group known as "Good Noodles." Users could reserve their spot for 4,500 doubloons, which later becomes 5,000 doubloons when they are introduced. They become introduced March 26th. They get to do many features which are explained in the thread about them. Along with those updates, we add a sub-forum under Off-Topic for all games.
  • As an April Fools prank, we say we are merging with SpongeBuddy Mania.
  • We launch a new contest where we make an Easter Egg and the winning Easter Egg will be put on an Easter banner. Jelly wins!
  • We will soon be moving to a new host, which will expand our horizons so that we may continue to introduce more innovative features. We later move back because things just didn't work out with the new site, despite its amazing features.
  • CDCB hosts the 7th SpongeBob Community Awards.
  • We decide to move back to Forumotion. Moving to the new host was simply an experiment but we appreciate all the hard work Faise and Oukan put forth and we are sorry things didn't work out.
  • We make an Introductions Forum for new members.
  • We make an Actors/Actresses Subforum in the Movies forum
  • Good Noodles get the ability to have icons before their usernames.
  • Wumbology and that70sguy92 return to switching between 1st and 2nd place on the All Time Post list.
  • A huge staff change occurs. Wumbology and Clapmaster become Admins and CDCB becomes a GFX Designer. We then start to look for two new Mods. JellyfishJammer and teenj12 become moderators. CF was de-modded and a third moderator position is open. SpongeSebastian becomes the third and final Cashier/Moderator.
  • A contest is held to vote for your favorite signature. JellyFishJammer wins!
  • SBC gets a huge spark in activity.
  • Yearbooks are announced to be released in June.
  • SpongeBob Jeopardy is announced! The first round took place Wednesday, June 1st, 2011.
  • An Official SBC Roleplay Event is announced. Sign-ups are opened!
  • tvguy347 wins the first ever Spongebob Jeopardy Xat game.
  • A brand new Stop What You Are Doing is announced to start June 28th to July 5th. The theme of this one is your Favorite Video Game Character.
  • SpongeBob DVD Reviews sign-ups are announced and a new rank for it is introduced, known as "Food Critics".
  • SBC sets a new record for "Most Users Online Ever" with 69 users!
  • A Skin Selector is added to the forum with 9 skins to choose from!
  • Jjs hosts the 8th Spin-Off Awards.
  • V6 Shark is announced to launch June 24th, 2011.
  • JellyFishJammer wins the second SpongeBob Jeopardy XAT game.
  • ExKizuna, Webizoid, and 4EverGreen all return on the same day.
  • The 8th Spin-Off Awards are hosted by jjs. They are later announced July 15th, 2011.
  • V6 is launched, bringing with it a Skin-Selector, an Arcade, new icons, a new "Who's Online?" animation, and other new cool new features!
  • Sbs1fan creates the official Youtube channel for SBC (click here for the Youtube Channel) and tvguy and him begin to work on ads and tutorials. CDCB and SpongeSeb help as well.
  • Dares begin to become a new fad on the forum.
  • A 4th of July banner is added.
  • SpongeSebastian posts the first ever SBC TV News broadcast.
  • The My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fad strikes SBC as multiple users make their avvies and sigs My Little Pony themed.
  • ACS deletes his account after breaking rules that warranted punishment and not wanting to be suspended, but he later returns.
  • A banner for the new SpongeBob special "SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off" is added.
  • The first ever Spin-Off Razzies is held, hosted by Elastic Dog.
  • Guests' Paradise returns.
  • teenj is de-modded.
  • ACS is IP Banned for making multiple accounts, terrorizing staff and members, and posting porn links.
  • On July 19, 2011, tvguy347 is suddenly made a member and is banned. Rushing to the Xat (which is slowly filling up), 70s finds out that HIS account banned tvguy. Upon further inspection, 70s and jjs are banned, the usergroups are messed up, and the boards go into a panic. In the Xat, Whaleblubber comes online although he is not the hacker and is actually being pretty cool. Soon, the whole thing spreads from being small to being enormous and hilaryfan80 enters the Xat. All the main admins are de-admined for safety reasons and a task force is brought in, consisting of SpongeSeb, hilaryfan80, and Ex. They clean up the board, and then later at night tvguy and SpongeSeb rearranges it. hilaryfan80 reported the hack, and the hacker will get arrested as hacking a website is a federal offense.
  • It is announced SBC is going to be moving to a paid host and new software, thanks to tvguy347. It is slated for release in November/December.
  • The Best _____ Ever game fad expands into multiple areas of the board including Lit, Meal, and Forum Game for example.
  • SBC holds an all-nighter to reach 100,000 posts. The all-nighter is considered a success as Jelly, Clappy, tvguy, Steel, Ex, teenj, CDCB, Deli, and 4EG were able to remain awake til about 2:30 am EST and make enough posts to reach 100,000 with Steel getting the 100,000th post in the Ban Game thread.
  • A contest is held to vote for your favorite avatar. OMJ wins.
  • tvguy is de-admined while ExKizuna replaces him, due to an incident regarding a party Clapmaster made.
  • Another contest is held to put a funny caption on an image.
  • SBC celebrates its 2nd year anniversary!


THE HISTORY OF SBC PART II (August 2011 - February 16, 2012)

  • A new game is held for users to find a golden ticket somewhere on the forum. The first 5 to find the ticket get to access v7 early.
  • SBC moves to vBulletin, AKA v7 Clownfish! There are some small setbacks, but the site works fine for the most part. From Social Groups to Customizable Profiles, there is much to explore!
  • A wave of spambots storm the forum.
  • A Donation system is added! Users can donate to SBC with PayPal.
  • SpongeBob Jeopardy! returns.
  • tvguy347 and Clappy resign.
  • teenj12 is re-modded.
  • tvguy is re-admined again.
  • v7.0.1 launched! A new feature known as Spy is added, and many bugs are fixed. Doubloons make a return as well!
  • Octerror Fest, a site Halloween Event begins. A Halloween skin is designed!
  • Mothra and Spongygirl92 become new GFX Designers/Fry Cooks.
  • Several New Skins are made thanks to Mothra: Burgundy, Pinkie Pie, and Palais Dolly.
  • An improved Arcade is installed on October 26, 2011. hilaryfan80, teenj12, then Jjs becomes "King of The Arcade". Soon on November 6th, tons more games are added, and we get some tough competition!
  • A small little hunt involving to find the Krabby Patty formula is held as a part of the Octerror Fest.
  • The donation system gets updated with the "Donators" rank and donators group. teenj12 donates $10 and SOF donates $100:o!
  • Consultants are introduced. Terminoob becomes one.
  • A new Glove World is introduced! Made by hilaryfan80 and jjsthekid. The only thing added in the beginning is the SBC Doubloon Store.
  • A new Skin, "White Christmas" is released.
  • 70s is de-admined and leaves the site. He later returns.
  • tvguy347 becomes the new Main Admin, but in the end, is removed due to a huge conflict.
  • Contests, Toy Barrel, and The Industrial Park boards are introduced.
  • Reputation is introduced! You can give rep for great posts, or dislike posts.
  • 70s is revealed to actually be 15 years old, by Whaleblubber.
  • Clappy passes 70s as the new all-time post leader.
  • The Krusty Krushers are announced as a rival to Good Noodles. Release date is uncertain, but registration for the Krusty Krushers begins.
  • Jjs hosts the first Golden Community Awards which meshes the Spin-off awards, the Community awards, and entertainment.
  • An incident in Roger's Lightbulb (a Good Noodle only forum) leaves tvguy friendless, everyone being angry with him. He then demotes himself to a Consultant.
  • More New Skins Introduced!
  • Dragiiin becomes overlord for a week.
  • Clappy becomes overlord for a week.
  • hilaryfan80 launches Glove World 1.0 Whale .
  • Thanks to teenj12's request, Jjsthekid puts up the Valentines Day banner from last year, then hilaryfan80 gives the forum a pink theme.
  • On February 16th, 2012, 70s resigned as a Manager, feeling that he wasn't into the site as much as he used to be. He is now a Consultant.
  • On February 16th, 2012, auditions for a new Manager begins.

See Also

History of the Site

The History of SBC Design