UOL Forums

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UOL Forums
UOL Forums logo
Screenshot of the Jogos forums as of 2019-01-03
Screenshot of the Jogos forums as of 2019-01-03
URL Jogos Esporte Televisão Tecnologia Jogos beta
Status Offline
Archiving status Partially saved
Archiving type Unknown
Project source uolforums-grab
Project tracker uolforums
IRC channel #UhOhL (on hackint)

UOL Forums were UOL's discussion forums. The forums were put into read-only mode on 2018-12-03 and were scheduled to shut down on 2019-01-07.

Shutdown notice

At the end of October[1], the following notice was added at the top of the forum:

O Fórum UOL está em processo de desativação.

No dia 03/12/2018 o Fórum passará para o modo "apenas leitura", em que não será possível criar tópicos e respostas.

A desativação completa do Fórum será feita no dia 07/01/2019.

Este fórum fez parte da história de gerações de brasileiros. Agradecemos a todos os foristas que participaram disso.

Rough translation:

The UOL Forums will be deactivated soon.

On the 3rd of December 2018, the forum will be switched to read-only mode, and it will no longer be possible to create topics or replies.

The complete deactivation of the forum will take place on the 7th of January 2019.

This forum was part of the history of generations of Brazilians. Thanks to everyone who participated in this.

After the switch to read-only, the second line was replaced with:

Conforme comunicado anteriormente, o Fórum está em modo "apenas leitura", por isso não é mais possível criar tópicos e respostas.

(As announced previously, the forum is now in read-only mode, and it is no longer possible to create topics or replies.)

The DNS records were changed in the afternoon of January 7th (Brazil local time), at which point around 40% total was saved.[2] The server was completely shut down on January 14th, with 99% total saved.

Site structure

There were four main forums: Jogos, Esporte, Televisão, and Tecnologia. In addition, there was a "beta" site for the Jogos forums, which contained different contents than the "main" Jogos forums.

A custom forum software was used. Thread IDs appeared to be shared between the four forums, but a thread was only accessible on the forum it is attached to. The beta Jogos forums were separate.

The forums claimed that there were 7429702 threads with 179927292 posts, but this didn't match up with either the thread IDs, which ended at about 4.5 million, or the post IDs, which ended at about 78.7 million. (While these latter numbers refer only to the main forums, the beta Jogos forums were small in comparison, containing only 213k threads with 3.7M posts.)


  1. Between 2018-10-30 19:47 UTC and 2018-10-31 18:24 UTC
  2. @kiska in #uhohl IRC channel