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Habbox Forum
Manager: Sectional
Super forum moderators: ,jamiexo
Forum moderators: Tbl
Natty Nat Nat
Debates leader: ,jamiexo
Operating years: 2004 - Present

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Habbox Forum is a part of the Habbox group of websites, and is the oldest and biggest Habbo-related forum, although it does not exclusively cater to Habbo-related content. The forum opened in 2004 and was run initially by Mizki and Sierk. Since then there have been many changes to management, structure, and the forum itself. Habbox Forum currently boasts in excess of 70,000 registered members ranging from pre-teens through to those in their twenties and thirties, with almost the entirety of the member base being or having once been active Habbo Hotel users.

The forum is overseen by a team of moderators led by the Forum Manager; currently Sectional. The Forum Manager also works with the Technical Manager and General Management who together make up the Administrator group.

Department Structure

Job title Job description
(Assistant) Forum Management The Forum Management run the entire forum, by keeping it updated and managing the moderation team. The current manager is Sectional.
Forum Super Moderator A Forum Super Moderator moderates the entire forum, along with also helping the Forum Manager with the back-end by dishing out forum awards, forum tokens, adding VIP to users, among other things. They also have the regular duties of a Forum Moderator to attend too.
Forum Moderator A Forum Moderator moderates all public forums including visitor messages and deals with user-submitted reports.
Debates Leader The Habbox Debates Leader is responsible for creating new and interesting topics both inside and outside of the Debates Forum to stimulate discussion between forum members.

Forum Managers

Forum Manager Start Date End Date Length of tenure
Sectional 24-Feb-2020 Present Ongoing
Sloths 25-Nov-2018 24-Feb-2020 456 days (1 year, 2 months, 30 days)
Joe 17-Jan-2018 25-Aug-2018 220 days (7 months, 8 days)
MikeyFusion 26-Sep-2017 05-Nov-2017 40 days (1 month, 10 days)
Charlie 01-Sep-2017 26-Sep-2017 25 days (0 months, 25 days)
Despect 31-May-2017 18-Sep-2017 111 days (3 months, 19 days)
Chris 21-Nov-2016 31-May-2017 191 days (6 months, 10 days)
Empired 27-July-2016 25-Oct-2016 90 days (2 months, 28 days)
Samanfa 29-Feb-2016 19-July-2016 141 days (4 months, 20 days)
Matt 04-Sep-2015 27-Feb-2016 176 days (5 months, 23 days)
Phil 04-Mar-2014 04-Sep-2015 549 days (1 year, 6 months)
Chris 25-Aug-2012 04-Mar-2014 556 days (1 years, 6 months, 7 days)
Bolt660 29-Jul-2012 24-Aug-2012 26 days (0 months, 26 days)
Brandon 19-May-2012 28-Jul-2012 70 days (2 months, 9 days)
Scott 07-Jun-2011 19-May-2012 347 days (11 months, 12 days)
Nicola 29-Dec-2010 30-May-2011 152 days (5 months, 1 days)
Jamesy 08-Dec-2010 18-Dec-2010 10 days (0 months, 10 days)
Oli 03-May-2010 08-Sep-2010 128 days (4 months, 5 days)
Garion 01-Feb-2010 02-May-2010 90 days (3 months, 1 days)
xxMATTGxx 01-May-2009 31-Jan-2010 275 days (8 months, 30 days)
lAscend 11-Feb-2009 01-May-2009 79 days (2 months, 20 days)
Professor-Alex 03-Jan-2009 11-Feb-2009 39 days (1 months, 8 days)
Elkaa 21-Feb-2008 09-Aug-2008 170 days (5 months, 19 days)
J1MI 11-Jul-2007 21-Feb-2008 225 days (7 months, 10 days)
---MAD--- 30-Nov-2006 11-Jul-2007 223 days (7 months, 11 days)
A4Aowen 19-Sep-2006 30-Nov-2006 72 days (2 months, 11 days)
Baving 04-May-2006 27-Aug-2006 115 days (3 months, 23 days)
Seacat 29-Dec-2005 04-May-2006 126 days (4 months, 5 days)
Spectate 09-Oct-2005 29-Dec-2005 81 days (2 months, 20 days)
DJ-3000 19-Jan-2005 24-Sep-2005 248 days (8 months, 5 days)
Anitar 22-Jun-2005 09-Oct-2005 109 days (3 months, 17 days)

Assistant Forum Managers

Assistant Forum Manager Start Date End Date Length of tenure
Matt 09-Aug-2015 04-Sep-2015 26 days (0 months, 26 days)
Nick 02-Jul-2014 17-Mar-2015 258 days (8 months, 15 days)
Brandon 27-Dec-2011 19-May-2012 144 days (4 months, 22 days)
sct 09-May-2011 07-Jun-2011 29 days (0 months, 29 days)
transcripts 10-Oct-2010 19-Nov-2010 39 days (1 months, 8 days)
Bolt660 08-Sep-2010 04-Oct-2010 26 days (0 months, 26 days)
Oli 01-Feb-2010 02-May-2010 90 days (3 months, 1 days)
Garion 03-Nov-2009 31-Jan-2010 89 days (2 months, 28 days)
Garion 01-May-2009 03-Aug-2009 94 days (3 months, 2 days)
lAscend 03-Jan-2008 11-Feb-2009 405 days (1 year, 1 months, 8 days)
Nick- 17-Apr-2008 04-Jan-2009 262 days (8 months, 18 days)
Elkaa 30-Dec-2007 21-Feb-2008 53 days (1 months, 22 days)
Ostinato 04-Dec-2006 29-Dec-2006 25 days (0 months, 25 days)
Eckuii 31-May-2006 23-Aug-2006 84 days (2 months, 23 days)
Baving 17-Jan-2006 04-May-2006 107 days (3 months, 17 days)
Anitar 13-Aug-2004 19-Jan-2005 159 days (5 months, 6 days)

Super Forum Moderators

The Super Forum Moderator, at Habbox moderates the entire forum, along with also helping the Forum Manager with the back-end by dishing out forum awards, forum tokens, adding VIP to users, among other things. They also have the regular duties of a Forum Moderator to attend too.

Super Forum Moderator Start Date End Date Length of tenure
,jamiexo 09-Nov-2021 Present Ongoing

Debates Leaders

The Debates Leader on Habbox, established in 2010, is responsible for creating new and interesting topics both inside and outside of the Debates Forum to stimulate discussion between forum members. The role of Debates Leader is a sought after one, and Debates staff changes happen very rarely.

After the resignation of buttons from the position in early 2016, the role was left vacant. In January 2017, the task of Debates was merged by Forum Manager Chris into the responsibilities of the Forum Department. In March 2017 it was announced that the role would be restored, however, the role remained dormant for another year.

In July 2018 it was announced that Debates would be restored under the remit of the Forum Department, and Sectional added the title of Debates Leader to his Forum Moderation role in December of that year.

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Debates Leader Start Date End Date Length of tenure
,jamiexo 20-Jun-2021 Present Ongoing
sexpot 14-Apr-2020 20-Jun-2021 432 days (1 year, 2 months, 6 days)
Jarkie 08-Mar-2020 14-Apr-2020 37 days (1 month, 6 days)
Sectional 07-Dec-2018 08-Mar-2020 457 days (1 year, 3 months, 1 days)
Reece 31-Jul-2017 18-Aug-2017 19 days (2 weeks, 5 days)
Jonny 18-Jul-2017 31-Jul-2017 13 days (1 week, 6 days)
Jamez 07-Jul-2017 14-Jul-2017 7 days (1 week)
Bikini 28-Mar-2017 28-Sep-2017 184 days (6 months)
buttons 26-Jul-2015 08-Mar-2016 227 days (7 months, 12 days)
-:Undertaker:- 03-Feb-2013 12-Jul-2015 889 days (2 years, 5 months, 9 days)
Grig 05-Dec-2011 25-Jan-2013 418 days (1 year, 1 month, 21 days)
JoeyK. 26-Oct-2011 05-Dec-2011 41 days (1 month, 10 days)
Cosmic 24-Jun-2011 01-Sep-2011 70 days (2 months, 9 days)
Eoin247 24-May-2011 24-Jun-2011 32 days (1 month, 1 day)
Grig 28-Jan-2011 15-May-2011 77 days (2 months, 18 days)
-Danube- 19-Oct-2010 18-Jan-2011 92 days (3 months)
Cosmic 04-Sep-2010 15-Oct-2010 42 days (1 month, 12 days)
Grig 04-Apr-2010 04-Sep-2010 154 days (5 months, 1 day)


Debates awards

From the beginning of Habbox Debates, the Debates Top Contributor was the de facto award used on the forum with varying use depending on who was Debates Leader at the time as well as forum activity. In 2015, a new collection of awards based on ideology were introduced and can be awarded outside of the official Debates Forum by the Debates Leader should an interesting exchange take place to merit so.

Award Name Award Badge Award Motto
Debates Leader Award Debatesbadge5.gif ~ Awarded rarely by the Debates Leader for prolonged and sustained contributions to forum discussions
Structured Debates Award Debatesbadge2.gif ~ For contributing towards a debate on the forum in a structured manner!
Conserved Debates Award Debatesbadge4.gif ~ For contributing towards a debate on the forum in a conservative manner!
Passionate Debates Award Debatesbadge3.gif ~ For contributing towards a debate on the forum in a passionate way!
Revolutionary Debates Award Debatesbadge1.gif ~ For contributing towards a debate on the forum in a non-Orthodox and radical manner!
Debates Top Contributor Debates Top Contributor.gif ~ For that special person who's made a big impact in this months Debate topic

Trivia

  • In terms of combined reigns -:Undertaker:- was the longest-serving Debates Leader. Sectional is the 2nd longest reigning Debates Leader in a single term, with Grig currently beating him by combining the 3 different times he's held the role. sexpot was the fourth longest-serving Debates Leader.
  • Grig has held the position a record three times, with Cosmic holding it twice.

Feature Managers

The Features Manager, (formerly known as VIP Manager and VIP Editor) at Habbox is in charge of ensuring that VIP subscriptions, Donator and awards amongst other privileges are all up to date and working correctly. Previously, they would also be in charge of adding Reputation Points onto a VIP subscriber's account, but since the introduction of the Like System, this is no longer needed.

There have been 7 VIP Managers, 3 Assistant VIP Managers, 4 VIP Editors and 9 Features Managers. After the resignation of Samanfa there is no current official Features Manager, however the job role will be picked up by Triz the current Forum Manager. As of 09th November 2021, the Features Manager role has been retired in place of Super Moderators position which has been revived and given extra responsibilities.

Features Manager Start Date End Date Length of tenure
Sectional 09-Jun-2021 09-Nov 2021 153 days (5 months)
Samanfa 22-Nov-2016 09-Jun-2021 1660 days (4 years, 6 months, 18 days)
Chris 09-Apr-2016 22-Nov-2016 227 days (7 months, 13 days)
Nick 21-Jul-2015 09-Apr-2016 263 days (8 months, 19 days)
Matthew 30-Dec-2012 21-Jul-2015 933 days (2 year, 6 months, 21 days)
Brandon 28-Jul-2012 02-Dec-2012 127 days (4 months, 4 days)
Cosmic 17-Jun-2011 26-Oct-2011 131 days (4 months, 9 days)
xxMATTGxx 23-Apr-2011 17-Jun-2011 55 days (1 months, 25 days)
Yoshimitsui 22-Mar-2009 12-Apr-2011 751 days (2 year, 0 months, 21 days)
Brandon 01-Oct-2008 27-Dec-2011 1182 days (3 year, 2 months, 26 days)


Member of the Month

Member of the Month is a monthly award which is given to one user of the Forum. The winner is selected by the moderation team, and the winner is usually someone who has been active and involved throughout all sections of the forum for that particular month. Aside from a nifty forum award, winners have been able to look forward to a variety of extra prizes throughout the years.

Furthermore, Honourable Mentions are awarded to people who didn't quite make Member of the Month, usually members who have been nominated by a manager that month but were pipped to the post. This mention acknowledges those members who have put in extra efforts and is intended to encourage them to keep up their good work.

List of Forums

The forum has a range of sub-forums (which you can see below) for you to post in. The forum also has staff forums which only members of Habbox staff can access to help them with completing their jobs.
The forum also has a V.I.P area which you can only access it if you have bought or been awarded forum V.I.P. status.

Habbox
 -  Habbox Announcements -  Everything you need to know about changes to Habbox, including campaigns, events, updates and changes!
 -  Habbox Jobs - See what jobs are available, job-related updates and staff announcements
 -  Competitions - Official Habbox Competitions, can you win?

Help / Questions / Feedback
 -  Welcome to Habbox Forum / Goodbye - The fun begins here! Say hello to our community.
 -  Congratulations and Thank Yous! - A place to say congratulations, thank you and wish members well.
 -  Questions, ideas and feedback- A place for you to post any feedback or ideas for Habbox.If you have a question, you can ask our staff in the “Questions/Queries” Forum
 -  Support and complaints - This forum is to be used for requesting a name change, asking questions, ban appeals, reporting issues and complaints including complaints about Habbox staff and members.
You may also use this forum to ask questions or request a name change.

 -  Buy & Sell VIP, Donator and Icons - A place for members to sell or buy Habbox Donator/VIP if they are unable to purchase it here.

Habbo
 -  Habbo discussion - What’s the latest in Habbo? Been banned and want to vent? Find it all here!
 -  Show off your Habbo creations! - A place to post your cool rooms, alteration - anything creative to do with Habbo!
 -  Trading - Trade your items, find that perfect bit of furni, or ask a trading-related question!

Games, hobbies and entertainment
 -  Music - A place to discuss anything and everything about music..
 -  Technology and the web - Discuss anything about all kinds of technology and the web
 -  Gaming - Discuss all console and PC games; from The Sims to Fortnite, Runescape and Mario Kart!.
 -  TV & Film - Discuss anything about TV & Film in here.
 -  Photography and art- For the non-Habbo graphics, including animations, forum graphics, pictures & photography. To post your Habbo-related graphics, click here!.
 -   Other entertainment- Want to discuss your fav book or comic? Podcast, anime? Post in here!.

General
 -  Chat about anything - A place for anything that doesn't fit anywhere else!
 -  Forum Games - Here you can play any games you like.
 -  Sports - All about Sports.
 -  Education and work - Talk about anything to do with school, college and work
 -  Life, love and looks - A place for discussions about anything to do with life, relationships, hair, fashion and clothes
 -  Travel and transport - Talk about vacations, trips, cars, trains and boats (other transport is available)
 -  Debates - Debate the hottest topics and win prizes!
 -  News - Discuss the latest news from around the world
 -  Spam - A place for any silly or pointless threads and posts!

Habbox V.I.P Forums
 -  VIP Features & Requests - A place for VIPs to request features and get information off administrators. ONLY VIP MEMBERS CAN POST IN THIS FORUM

History

2004 - 2006

Originally Mizki and Sierk set up their own board of forums on the main Habbox site using the URL Habbox.com/Forum. These forums were launched to the public in February 2004 as a place to chat and discuss all of the latest things happening in the Habbo and real worlds. The boards ran for three months relatively problem free until one fateful night in June 2004 when all of the database information was foolishly lost by a member of Site Management.

Shortly after the forums went down, jrh2002 came to Habbox Management with a proposal to start his own forum called HabboxForum.com and that he would set up the initial forum and cover all running costs, thus HabboxForum.com was born. HabboxForum remained the property of jrh2002 until 2005 when he became a Hobba in the UK. This meant that full ownership of the site was passed on to Sierk.

It is on these forums that caused so much controversy in 2005 when details and remarks were made about the then Hotel Manager, Callie. It was there she saw these threads which ultimately resulted in the removal of Habbox.com’s official status. Despite that, HabboxForum continued on to become one of the most popular Habbo forums in the world.

In 2005 a new administration based role was introduced to HabboxForum, that was the role of the ‘VIP Manager’. The role of the VIP manager was to deal with all VIP (and later VIP+) questions, queries, issues and the initial set up of the actual VIP when purchased via SMS. The role has been an extremely vital role over the past 6 years of which only a small handful of people have held this role.

2007 - 2009

During 2007 and through into 2008 the role was starting to become a defunct managerial role with other people on board as members of staff who did different aspects of the job, which meant that the role was starting to falter. In June 2008, with the appointment of a new ‘Forum Manager, the role was renamed and responsibilities redefined as ‘Moderation Manager’. At the same time, a new ‘Community Manager’ role was created and was filled for someone to concentrate on the community side of the forum as the forum had boomed over the last four years and was bursting at the seams with over 5,000,000 threads.

Nearing the end of 2008, Sulake announced several shake-ups to fansites in the way they operate. As all Habbo fansites have to abide by the Fansite rules set by Sulake the changes which came had a massive impact on Habbox and HabboxForum in particular. New rules meant that it was no longer possible for Habbox to charge users for a ‘premium service’ which was sold as VIP and VIP+. This was a massive dilemma for Habbox as most of the running costs were covered by the sale of VIP. However, in 2009 the then General Manager aggressively liaised with Sulake management and rules were relaxed slightly in early 2009 which allowed Habbox to sell a service which is known as ‘Donor’ or ‘Donator’ which bears no special privileges bar a coloured username. This helped the then-struggling owners, Sierk and Jin with the running costs of Habbox which was and still is subsidised by them.

In 2009 the role of ‘VIP Manager’ was merged with a brand new role of ‘Features Manager’. Since the introduction of the role, only three people have held it and at any one time, there have been just two people in the role. Each of the Features Manager takes a different role, one will deal with Usertitles and other related updates and issues whilst the other will be responsible for the setting up and solving of any problems which pop up with Donor or VIP. Although each will mainly do their own role they’re not exclusive to that role and are able to do as they wish if updates are waiting to be made.

With the new Fansite rule changes came more changes to the management structure of HabboxForum. The role of ‘Moderation’ and ‘Community Manager’ was to be removed and replaced with one role of ‘Forum Manager’ The idea of these two separate roles had initially been a good one but after almost eight months General Management realised that it wasn’t really working and that a more clearly defined role of a ‘Forum Manager’ was needed.

Another role which was set up was that of the ‘Debates Leader’. The role was created in 2009 by Forum Management to help prompt healthy and monitored discussion and debates. Controversial topics have been discussed over the years and users can also win prizes and awards for contributing the best or most to these debates.

2010 - 2011

2010 started with talks and speculation of a new generation of Habbox and a brand new version this year. This also brought about change for HabboxForum. With the introduction of a brand new version of vBulletin 4.0 came many complications for Forum and General Management. With the new versions of the forum coming out, HabboxForum needed to move with the times but this meant that all of the 10 skins at the time which were on offer to users would not be compatible with the new version. After months of hard work and dedication on behalf of one individual over the span of several months brand new versions of the old skins were coded and brand new ones were also introduced with the new changes.

The brand new version of the forum software meant that the forum could be a lot more interactive and interesting for its users. Enter the introduction of the Forum Awards scheme. Users could now earn badges and awards for many different causes, winning events to name one of many. Since its introduction in 2010, there have been over 60 awards released for users to collect and win.

2012

2012 didn’t bring with it much change apart from a change to reputation ranks. With many users with receiving more and more reputation points, the current reputation rank system became outdated. It is used to show someone’s status on the forum and the former system did not reflect that. The new updates ranks reflect people’s status more accurately according to their total reputation points. However, in March 2013 Habboxforum introduced a reward system called ‘Tokens’. Every time a user made any interaction on the forum they would receive X amount of points. Points could be received for posting around the forum, participating in polls, referring members to the forum etc. After amassing a certain amount of tokens, users can use those tokens to purchase services on the forum. Services on offer are generally things which are unavailable such as VIP, name changes etc. The reward system was well received as everyone is automatically participating as soon as they sign up and also for the rewards users can receive.

Forum Awards

For a list of Forum Awards, see Habbox Forum Awards

Trivia

  • In the past, there have been separate forums for Habbox Canada and Habbox USA. Mexel was the manager of HabboxForum Canada.
  • There is more than one forum skin, one new one is released for each new season
  • The forum is the main Habbox Site where large discussions are hosted.
  • You can gain a lot of awards on the forum, check out the full list available here.