I’ve run into a few mentions of said board on SD and finally took a stroll on over to take a look. Huh, it’s an odd little ungulate outpost.
It seems this is a site that Dopers dare not mention by name? Am I allowed to ask some questions about it here or will I be disappeared? Are the Illuminati or Freemasons involved and I need to learn a secret handshake?
GB has had a good relation with the Dope throughout its existence. It was one of 2 boards that started at the same time when it looked like the lights might get turned off here. GB is the successful one. The other still kind of exists but has been on life support for 7-8 years.
About the only time I head over to the Giraffe board is when the SDMB appears to be inaccessible, like that time a year or so ago when everyone here was locked out and unable to post. Basically I use it kind of like the “down for everyone or just me?” site. If something has gone horribly wrong with the SDMB, they are usually talking about it over there.
I’m a member there, but rarely visit. I do know that they have character assassination threads where folks over here (including me) are routinely excoriated and mocked for perceived character flaws. Sort of like Pit threads, only more childish.
No kidding, the worst flaming/scorched Earth discussions I’ve encountered are in BMW forums. It makes our Pit seem like a frolic with sunshine and kittens. A Bimmer Forums thread was shut down when a guy threatened to kill another poster over a torque ratio argument (“Fucker, I’ll find your home address and beat you to death with a jack handle”).