GIGA is a German online magazine and community focusing on technology, especially gaming, founded in the late 1990s. GIGA-Forum (GIGA forums) was the discussion forum part of the website.
On 2018-04-02, it was announced that the forums would shut down two weeks later, on 2018-04-16. At the time of the shutdown, the forums were hosting slightly over 1 million threads with 17.4 million posts.
"admin" posted the following message to the "GIGA.DE allgemein" forums on 2018-04-02:
am 16. April wird das GIGA-Forum abgeschaltet.
Wir möchten uns bei allen Nutzern, die uns bis heute begleitet haben, bedanken.
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