This is an article from Vice discussing the prominent role Bluelight has played among the online harm reduction community over the last 20 years. The article details a little bit of the site's history, and includes some awesome contributions from our valuable members. Please read it and share it with anyone you think might be interested in it
Firstly, a big thank-you to the author, Sam Nichols, for an interesting and well-written piece; secondly to the members who contributed valuable time and insight- and last, but not least, a HUGE THANKYOU to all of our members past and present who are the lifeblood of this place- without you all, Bluelight would never have thrived for as long as it has. In the face of pretty overwhelming 'competition', 20 years is pretty astounding- let's hope for thousands more!
How ‘Bluelight’ Became a Life-Saving Encyclopedia of Drug Info
The internet's largest forum for drug discussion started life in the 90s as a message board...
As some of you may have noticed, Bluelight is currently falling apart.
I sense a chorus of agreement so we felt that rather than continuing to use outdated forum software, it is high time to upgrade. This plan has been some time in the making, and it pleases us to be able to announce that the time is NOW Well, the time is Tuesday 02/04/2019. On that date, Bluelight will be offline for 24-48hrs. During this time, we will be migrating our entire database over to a new home using new forum software provided by Xenforo.
If everything runs smoothly, we anticipate being back again and open for business no later 04/03/2019.
You will of course notice some significant stylistic and functional changes at our new home but you will still find your old friends and forums there.
Are YOU Willing To Take Part In Some Exciting New Research About Bluelight?
Researchers from Lehigh University are looking for participants from this site who are prepared to talk about their experience of using Bluelight.org.
They're interested in the ways in which the technological design of our site affects your goals and behaviours, including your attitudes towards privacy here, and the ways you manage your personal information.
If you're interested and would like to read more or to take part, please CLICK HERE
WELCOME TO THE 2019
NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET CHALLENGE !
Click below to join the Bluelight2019 group on ESPN.
Max Entries: 3
Selection Sunday is this Sunday, March 17. You will not be able to fill out your bracket(s) until then. You can, however, register your name and join the group right now. The deadline for all entries is Thursday, March 21. Scoring rules are outlined below.
HOW TO PLAY.
The objective of the challenge is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the "winning pick" for each of the sixty-three (63) match-ups associated with the Tournament.
b. How to make your selections.
You may enter your selections online by following the instructions in the How to Play section of the game.
A correct pick in a given round is shown below:
Round 2: 10 points per pick
Round 3: 20 points per pick
Round 4: 40 points per pick
Round 5: 80 points per pick
We would like to thank everyone for their observation and participation in this special forum. It has now been closed, the banner taken down, and all accounts are being returned to normal titles (please allow a few days for the system to process these - if you still see some elves or nice-list titles later in the month, simply REPORT a post by that account and we'll check into fixing them). We will review when the next opportunity may be to employ such a global celebration forum
We have been around since 1999-ish, and as such, we have collected over time some epic threads - some timeliness, some capturing the moment exceptionally well. We take these most awesome threads from the various forums and put them in a special place we call Best of Bluelight. For November we will be featuring some of this forum's most popular threads. Who knows, maybe someday one of your threads will be there as well!
We will highlight other gems here in the feature forum thread.
Let's start off with one of the most well known topics of the drug-related internet: Can you fax acid?