The Dark Days of FencingSucks.Com


It was 2000-2003 when www.fencingsucks.com was at the height of its “prominence” in the US fencing world.
Prominence=people posting nasty things anonymously about each other on its bulletin board. (The site still shows up as one of the top items when you Google Search “fencing”)

A typical post would be, “X Fencer sucks!  He’s ugly and has no fencing skills.”   Yes, I was posted about a few times…always fun.    The website was a chance for people t cowards to smear others from the shadows…and sadly there were a decent amount of people who liked to do that!

I’m not sure how many people actually visited the site, but it was a decent amount …even admitting you went to the website was something you didn’t do without worrying you would be judged…except you would usually discover that whoever you mentioned it too also had been to the website…and then you’d feel better.(but still dirty!)

The website slowly died out as people discovered other things to occupy their time and people got craftier with tracking down IP addresses and identities and those nasty posters began to think twice…and then the bulletin board was eventually shut down.  There are still pictures there and some humor, but not much else…
So, do you have a fencingsucks.com story? Who was behind that website anyway? (email me!)