I've been on a lot of forums, but I can remember that the first forum that I joined to be Forum wheel and Postloop after 2 months. That is as far back as 2015. Can you remember the first forum that you joined?
The very first forum I joined, was the community forum for a text based MMORPG game I started playing when I was 10 or 11. The game is still active, but it switched hands on who owned it, and the forum in question is no longer hosted on the website that owned it. It was for the game, Utopia: A World Unlike Any Other.
Oh wow! I honestly cannot remember! Been 20 some years since I started on forums. Before I found forums, it was MSN Chat via Webtv. I didn't know of forums then lol
I'd guess though the first forum was liken to a General Forum, to meet people & make friends.
Honestly, I can't remember the first forum I joined because it's been more than 26 years when I started using forums. All I can remember is that one of the forum's back then was a gaming forum or something or sort. I was in another music forum which I can't remember the name either.