SpongeBob SquarePants guide and forum
SpongeBob SquarePants guide
One of the most popular pages on TV.com is the SpongeBob SquarePants guide, practically always being somewhere on the top 100 shows list. It was once even ranked as the #4 most popular show guide on the site. It features a episode guide of the show (which is used by many and as a helpful resource for finding details about certain episodes), along with user reviews for each one. As of April 7, 2011, over 1,228 reviews have been written for the show on TV.com. The current editor for the guide is TVTome_Shadow (preceded by Digger3000 and ChrisG0522).
SpongeBob SquarePants forum
The SpongeBob SquarePants forum at TV.com is also one of the most popular forums on the site, frequently appearing "Most Popular Boards" section on the main forum page. The forum is quite active compared to other forums and the users there tend to become friends with others very quickly, although there are occasionally conflicts. The users there have even created a SpongeBob Forum Committee in order to manage the board in a civilized manner and to resolve disputes, even though it has died.
Around September 4th 2010, 2 users left the SB board known as southparkfa and futuramarama. Teenj left as well. However, teenj and southparkfa can still be found on SBC. But they later returned. Tvguy announced it was finally time for everyone to abandon The SB Board on tv.com, so many followed him. Some refuse to leave however. But it is dying, and many users have moved over to SBC. Sadly on November-December 2010, two users by the name of ShrinkinViolet and Dumb_Dog_19 left tv.com.
In May 2016, Tv.com's staff announced they would be removing all of their forums, including the SpongeBob forums. Since the forum was a historic part of SBC, hilaryfan80 decided to create an archive for the forums, now maintained by JCM, found here.
As of October 2nd, 2010, the board has over 250 pages of threads, including the following nine pinned topics:
- **Best Episode Ever Contest** - A game where users vote off their least favorite episodes from each season until they find out which one is the best. The TV.com staff even wrote a feature about this thread.
- **Continuous 3 Word Spongebob game 5** - A game thread where each user adds on to a continuous story using only three words.
- **Game Threads Now Available in TV Show Fun & Games - PLEASE READ** - A thread posted by the moderators to remind users to not post their game threads in the board.
- **Nautical Nonsense-The Official SB OT Lounge Thread!** - A thread where the users can talk about anything they want. The discussions don't have to lead anywhere.
- **Spin-off Ideas (Episodes)** - A thread where users can post multiple episodes of their own fan-based SpongeBob spin-off series.
- **Spin-off Ideas (Episodes): Reviews** - A thread where users can rate and review some of the spin-offs posting in the above-mentioned thread.
- **SpongeBob SquarePants Deep Sea Trivia Challenge!** - A game which features host who asks trivia questions concerning SpongeBob, to which users answer and gain points. There are currently conflicts as to how the game's format should be.
- **The Official Q&A Thread** - A thread made specifically for user who want to ask questions about the show (i.e. "What episode did say...") rather than flooding the forums with instantly-resolved topics.
- **Worst Episode Ever Contest** - Similar to the Best Episode Ever Contest, only here, users vote off the favorite episodes until they find out the worst episode of the season.