The PokéMasters forums
The PokéMasters forums (also known as TPM or TPMf) are the forums serving The PokéMasters website.
Originally, the web site was going to be located at thepokemasters.com, with a .net site originally added for the forums. Eventually, due to a domain name ownership complication, the site was renamed thepokemasters.net. Today, the forums are located at pokemasters.net, with the site at thepokemasters.net.
The forums were created in March 2000 by Pokemaster Kevin. They became an instant hit among the Pokémon community. Among the most popular forums were the Polls, Games and Clubs, Anime Style Battling, and the Shipping forums.
Unfortunately, the forums seemed to have a series of problems. Several of the forums, most notably the Shippers, were experiencing problems with spam. This lead to a majority of the members leaving and the Shipping forum itself being closed. A resurrection a few years later proved to be only temporary, and the forum was closed for good after inactivity.
In 2002, after a server shut down, the board was moved to an ezboard. However, the move proved to be temporary; not long afterward, a vB was set up, and all the old members got their accounts back.
After another server shutdown in 2005, the forums moved to yet another new server. They reopened in July 2005 using Simple Machines Forum as their new software. A year later, the forums moved back to vBulletin.
As of September 2009, Lady Vulpix, who was previously a Super Moderator, was given an administrator position.
The site is still around today, frequented by new and old members alike.
The following is a list of the staff of the PokéMasters.
- Pokemaster Kevin - Webmaster of The PokéMasters
- Lady Vulpix
- Gavin Luper
- Austrian Vicemaster Alex - General Discussion and Other Pokémon Games
- ChobiChibi - Role Playing Games
- classy_cat18 - FanFiction
- Crazy Elf Boy - FanArt
- Crystal Tears - Role Playing Games
- DarkestLight - Anime Style Battling
- DragoKnight - Miscellaneous Stuff
- Gavin Luper - FanFiction
- Greyfox - Anime Style Battling
- Heald - Miscellaneous Stuff and Mt. Moon
- Jeff - The PokéMasters Website
- kainashi - Forum Help, Mt. Moon, and The Binary District
- MeLoVeGhOsTs - Anime Style Battling
- Mr.E - Classic Generation
- mr_pikachu - Advanced Generation and FanFiction
- Number1ChanseyFan - Advanced Generation
- PankaKe - FanFiction
- PNT510 - Video Games
- RedStarWarrior - Miscellaneous Stuff and Mt. Moon
- Roy Karrde - Role Playing Game and RPG Archive
- Telume - TPM News
- The_Missing_Link - Anime and Manga and Games, Games, Games!
- Weasel Overlord - ASBRPG
- Damian Silverblade - Moderator
- Gyro - Original Staff Member
- Ledian X - Moderator
- Murgatroyd - Moderator
- Ninetales3001 - Report and Editorial Writer/Forum Moderator
- ZMidnightZ - Original Staff Member
- Hypotenuse Man - Moderator