ThisisBigBrother.com was founded in 2001 by
Mark Rayson, as a small fan site for Big Brother fans. Nearly eight years later
at this point in time, the website is pulling in just under 1.3 million
visitors a year, and boasts the most active Big Brother
forum in the UK. We are
the largest Big Brother fan site in the world traffic wise and
After many years of being hosted by other companies, in
2008 ThisisBigBrother.com (or TiBB as it's known amongst regulars) decided to
invest in a dedicated server to cater for our traffic. This new server offers us
much for room for expansion, and faster loading times for our visitors. We also
decided to branch out from focusing 100% on Big Brother, and into other Reality
The main area of TiBB is our forum. With over 13,000 members and 1.8 million
posts there's something for everyone, whether you like to discuss
Factor or I'm a Celebrity. We discuss all reality shows in the UK, as well as
having offtopic General Chat forums. The forum also has a
Chat Room attached to
it, which you can join and chat to other TV fans from around the world.
Another popular feature is our Picture Gallery. Inside you will find just under
15,000 images of everything that is Big Brother... from contestants photos, to
the Big Brother house itself, to screen caps of various other shows, there's
plenty to be found for an avid TV fan.
ThisisBigBrother.com has a team of people working around
the clock to make sure the website runs as smoothly as possible. Without the
people below, this website wouldn't be where it is today - and its success is
down to them.
Content Administrator and Developer
Content Administrator and
Forum and Gallery Administrator
Our forum has a team of moderators that keep the board
running, making sure that all posts are in the correct area and making
amendments where necessary. In no particular order, they are:
A BRIEF HISTORY...
ThisisBigBrother.com was founded after Big Brother 2
finished screening in the UK
The website is owned by Mark Rayson. When the
website first started it was just a few random pages linked together, but
ThisisBigBrother.com started to prove so popular that it was decided to add
Rick joined Mark on a temporary basis and helped develop and setup the
forum, and once his work was done, he moved on to other projects.
Since then the website has experienced year-on-year growth and is currently
one of the most popular UK Reality TV websites in the UK traffic wise.
There is a very active forum which has over 13,000 members, a figure that is
growing daily. The site is known for being one of the friendliest Big
Brother sites on the web.
After Rick moved on, Mark looked for a new
management team to help run the forum. "LEE" joined up as a Forum
Administrator and "Wildchild" took on the role of Moderator. Fairly soon
after "Kaz" was added to the team making a third Administrator. All of the
team worked very hard at running the forum and everyone put a lot of time
and effort in.
As the site grew, it began to have problems with its
original hosts so ThisisBigBrother.com looked around for a new deal.
Through the XMB site (XMB is the software used for the forum) Mark met
Richard who runs a hosting company called Aventure Media and it was decided
to move over to him. Richards company helped expand the site and TiBB moved
over to their US Server known as AventureDNS which gave the site enough
space for future expansion.
For some time, the main site was offline
for redevelopment and ran with just the forum. Even without a main site it
became one of the busiest Big Brother forums on the web.
TiBB was mentioned by
Channel4 on the
official Big Brother
Website as "the second best" Big Brother site around. The site
was really happy about this at the time, and it gave us a lot of new
members. The site which was awarded first place is no longer around,
so we TiBB unofficially claims the title!
featured TiBB. They mentioned ThisisBigBrother.com saying it was a "good
site, with an active forum". The site was really pleased
with this, as when TiBB started no-one thought it would be as popular as it
During the time between BB3 and BB4 the team focused on
the forum, and tried to make it more busy. They succeeded, and made around
10,000+ posts during this time.
While Big Brother 4 was running, it
was decided to make some changes to the way ThisisBigBrother.com was run.
James joined Mark in helping to run the main site, as well as becoming an
Administrator on the forum and gallery. Amy joined the team as a forum
moderator, and helped to update the news on the main page.
Brother 5 was a another success, with the site growing in content and new
members joining every day.
In the time between Big Brother 5 and 6,
TiBB had a lot of hosting problems. After some downtime, and chasing up
loose ends, they moved to another host, LMHosting. They offered the site a
good deal at a competitive rate.
Big Brother 6 and 7 were far
busier years for, to the point where the site was so busy on some days that
it crashed the server.
After Big Brother 8 finished, TiBB
reorganised the management team of the forum. There were 12 people running
the forum, and everyone put in hard work and long hours into keeping TiBB
the success it is.
Big Brother 9 was the point at which it was decided
to expand out and focus on other Reality TV programs, not just Big Brother.
This year for Big Brother 10 TiBB is hoping to smash
all records and make the site more popular than ever.
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