What are the best features of CHB? What are the worst?

  • CHB will be closing down as of 31st July 2021. It's been a brilliant experience to run the website for the past 9 years, however it's time for me to move onto different projects. Thanks to every single person involved, from staff, former staff, posters old and current. All support means more than anyone knows. Thanks for your understanding.


Freedom Fighter
May 14, 2013
Castle Duckula.
Currently working on what could be described as CHB 2.0

This will hopefully be a massive step forward in terms of user interface, speed, appearance, quality and just about everything. This won't be immediate, could be a couple months at least as to do it right means it's a big project.

What I want to know is what are the features you like and need most from CHB - notifications, pm's, smileys etc. Better social media features? Chat rooms?

What don't you like about CHB (you don't need to say downtime - that's not what this is about), and what could be improved.

Try to avoid this turning into a debate on moderation style, as that is a separate issue and not what I'm looking for with this thread.

Guys - this is your chance to get the most out of the forthcoming upgrade, if you don't list it here, I'm probably not going to know about it and thus can't factor it into the changes.

Can't wait


May 31, 2012
Bit odd, isn't it? So that's exactly 60 days since last time?
It appears that there was an update to certbot (the program that sorts out the certificates), and the one that's designed for the server operating system is buggered. Needs a different source/version (in easy terms). So we had an automated script to update/refresh them regularly, and cos of this it wasn't working.

Hopefully changing the certbot source/version will resolve this. Until it doesn't in 60 days time.. :conf
Reactions: Ronsonfly
Jun 5, 2013
I was inclined to that being your meaning. It's been a while since I've seen product spammers but wondered if a shitload had appeared and got deleted whilst I was sleeping the sleep of the righteous. :lol:
For some reason, the hair restoring cream spam disappeared in minutes, whereas Bacafag‘s drivel is still there.
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Toxic White Male
May 8, 2013
In a deplorable basket
For some reason, the hair restoring cream spam disappeared in minutes, whereas Bacafag‘s drivel is still there.
Can't disagree that the previously-applied permaban should be upheld on that cunt.

However, since that doesn't seem like it's going to happen the next best is the Ignore Function. That cunt went on it within days of its reappearance and a couple of other spastics have made it on there as well in the last few months. I must be getting less tolerant and inclusive of diversity. :lol:
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