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Not to be confused with Formosa (disambiguation).
Industry Online communities
Founded 1998, originally founded as
Headquarters Taipei, Taiwan
Key people

Gus Adapon: Founder

John Dalton: Forum administrator
Products Online discussions, Classified Advertising, Taiwan Information
Revenue None
Number of employees
under 30 (all volunteers)
Slogan "Taiwan's Online Global Community"
Website is a discussion forum started in 1998 as[1] The community of regular visitors grew as it changed names twice[2] (in 2002 to and then in 2003 to

It is primarily a phpBB-based discussion forum. For 6 months, it published a magazine about life in Taiwan in English called Taiwanease, but the magazine is no longer being published.

Primarily a discussion forum in English, the website is moderated by approximately 30 volunteers from different countries, including Taiwan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. It also has a German-language forum in conjunction with Deutschland.TW and a private Women's Only forum.[3]

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  1. ^ Reprint of original Taiwan News article about[dead link]
  2. ^ Taipei Times article before the first name change[dead link]
  3. ^ Blog page explaining the need for a Private Women's Forum Commonly referred to as The Flob, is the largest expatriate community in Taiwan.

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