What do you mean like this before? with all the trolling? I mean there was some but not like it is now. I remember in the WDYWT thread you would actually get banned for flaming a person, but now its not like that. HB is full of everyone trying ridiculously too hard to be funny by trolling.
Glad this was brought up. I don't get why nowadays hardly anyone gets banned (it seems) in the WDYWT thread for flaming users when it even says flaming user=24 hour ban in the title..
And to OP who said the supreme thread keeps HB alive i'd have to respectfully disagree. That shit got closed and restarted so many times this years i lost count. Its over 1000+ pages right now not even starting from the beginning of the year since there were numerous '12 supreme threads and most of those pages are non-sense. Like honestly how many times do i have to see that earl owns a box logo hoodie? A few years back supreme threads might reach 100-200 pages by the end of the year, the new ones now at 1000+ and it only started in sept...
But like another user said before, It seems feasible that HB has gotten more popular partly due to the success of a lot of hiphop groups introducing people to streetwear, some people stay just caring about who wears what rather than what it is really (but thats a whole different issue). Anyways overall I agree with what Jaded said though, this forum will be as the users choose it to be through their behavior and content of their posts.