As many of you may have heard. Reddit is having some issues right now. The gymnastics subreddit (r/Gymnastics) is currently not open. This is a perfect time for us to grow the Gymnaverse!
Help out the site… invite your friends. Post us on all of your social media!
Who is Gymnaverse? Read the following thread…
Wwgym, Gymworld, Challbucket, Athlete’s website message boards, GGMB - where did you first get your start? For those who don’t know what some of those things are (and what became of them), let’s compile a gymternet!
Gymworld.de - This one was quite popular in the gym world and began around 2000 IIRC. Many fans were introduced to the gymternet through here. It contained multiple forums, separated by country. It was mostly in English. It was also a place to share videos of meets (Which is how I …
I just realized that we are finishing up 17 years of existence — except for a short gap, we’ve been around since 2006! I am proud of our longevity.
@RedBirdie Was one of the founders and is still a leader here!
I’m the Cher (or cockroach…) of the gymnastics internet.
Here is another good thread for everyone from WWGym…
After WWGYM being offline for more than half a year it is so good to “see” everyone again.
Some of you have changed your handle, if you have would you share your old one with your new one so we can all become familiar with each other again?
I was irichluck21 (Rich) before and decided to stick with it.
Hope all is well with everyone as we continue to fight through this pandemic.
I’m really enjoying the memories. Does anyone remember Muffins?
It’s crazy! I sometimes feel like I mostly lurk, but this community has been important to me for SO MANY YEARS. I love when we squabble and I love when we celebrate good gymnastics together afterwards.
It was Mittens, and I believe started around 2003, though I can no longer remember the actual story behind the origination of the character.
Who was M̶u̶f̶f̶i̶n̶s̶ Mittens? Did they go by other names? I’ve seen that ermine used as an avatar before, but I can’t remember the name of the person.
Ahhhh my geriatric brain…
I don’t think Mittens was an actual poster, but did serve as the picture at the top of the board. I think KatieKaboom was a poster that used Mittens for her avatar on occasion.
Hmm, okay, I definitely did not know a KatieKaboom.
It’s all good! Too much of my memory banks are probably being taken up by useless Gymternet information.
Mittens was enlisted as a hit-weasel to go after Bruno.
I remember a user named Kitty from intlgymnast, with a mint green avatar, slightly bluer than Sasha’s^. I think they were funny, sassy, pro-US, and maybe slightly deluded but aren’t we all?
What is pro US? As opposed to say a US fan?
I remember Kitty, albeit with less positive feelings.
I meant that they rooted for the USA in competitions, yeah a US fan
My feelings for Kitty aren’t too positive either frankly but I don’t remember particulars so I didn’t want to get into it. Are you lurking, Kitty?
That’s fair. My memories might be biased as well.
Do we remember Latawnya as well?
OMG. Latawnya!!! Parkettes Cleaning Lady. Goats going to Athens. I swear there were a few fun things but it seriously got deranged after 2004.