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Torn's Forums is a location of both public and private discussion under several categories:

  • Announcements
  • My Forums
  • Main Forums (Torn-Related)
  • Non-Related Forums (Non Torn-Related)

Torn's forums can be found here.

Rules and Guidelines

To protect users, there are social guidelines that must be adhered to avoid an excessively toxic environment. Please see the current rules under Social Violations.


  • Players can post text, tables, hosted images, and hosted videos (using BBCode).
  • Forum posts are editable (only the time of last edit will be seen at the end of the post) by author and staff.
  • Players can accumulate Karma through upvotes for their threads or posts. Downvotes can give negative karma. A player's karma cannot go below zero.



This is the category where Admins post updates to the game, downtime notifications, and applications for staff and the player committee. This allows players to stay informed about the recent happenings in Torn.

Players cannot post in this section.

My Forums

These are player specific forums which may change from time to time depending on the status of the player. When the status of the player changes, they may no longer be able to access the corresponding forums.

The posts made by players while accessing the forums will stay even after they leave. They can be viewed by new players who get access later on.

  • My Faction (Contains threads related to the faction the player is currently part of.)
  • My Company (Contains threads related to the company the player is currently part of.)
  • Donator Forum (Exclusive for players with donator/subscriber status.)
  • VIP Corner (Exclusive for those with at least 1,000 positive karma.)
  • Christmas Town (Exclusive for players who made a Christmas town map.)
  • Wiki (Exclusive for Wiki contributors and editors.)
  • Reporter Panel (Exclusive for players who have Reporter status for Torn City Times Newspaper.)
  • Elimination Team forum during the Elimination competition in September.

Main Forums

These forums are accessible to all torn players at all times. The ability to post in them may be revoked by staff accordingly.

Main Forums
General Discussion (Discussion regarding Torn-related subjects.) Questions & Answers (Where players can ask their doubts and other players, staff, or admins can answer) Tutorials & Guides (Contains player-written guides and tutorials regarding various game play mechanics)
Trading Post (A channel for traders and customers to interact with each other) Fun & Games (A place for fun player-run) Community Events (Place for admin-run events for players. In this forum, players cannot create threads)
Achievements (An area for players to brag about their successes in Torn) Faction Discussion Faction Recruitment
Company Discussion Company Recruitment Attacking (Services related to attacks: loss selling, mercenary services, etc...)
Stock Market Properties (Related to properties sharing or trading) Gambling
Poker Racing Missions
Graphics Tools & Userscripts Discord
API Development Bugs & Issues (Bug or issue reporting area for players) Suggestions (Players can suggest any game-related changes. Admins will respond once the suggestion gains more than 250 upvotes)
Graveyard (A place for removed threads from other forums under various circumstances) BBCode Testing Forum


These forums are intended for discussion that is not related to Torn. Players should still abide to the forum rules. The non-related forums can be accessed by all players.

Non-Related Forums
All non-related Politics & Law General Non-related
Gaming TV & Movies Music
Sports Technology Roleplay
Art & Literature Hobbies & Interests Food & Cooking
Health & Fitness Travel & Culture Science
Paranormal Animals & Nature Motoring

Forum Search

The search engine is powered by Sphinx, looking for keywords that are a maximum of 5 words apart at most. A few commands can be used to enhance your search:

  • Hyphen/Minus (-) - Find posts that do not contain the following word.
    • list safe -crime Doesn't contain "crime"
  • Equal Sign (=) - Find posts where the following word is exactly this (no plural forms).
    • list safe =crime Contains exactly "crime"
  • Circumflex Accent (^) - Find posts that begin with the following word
    • list ^beginning crimes Begins with "beginning"
  • Dollar Sign ($) - Find posts that end with the preceding word
    • list ending$ crimes Ends with "ending"
  • Double Less-Than Sign (<<) - Find posts with the preceding word preceding the following word
    • one << four << two The word "one" must come before "four", and "four" must come before "two"
  • (by:) - Find posts created by the specified user
    • by:Chedburn Searches for posts created by Chedburn

More details on the above punctuations can be found at the sphinx documentation depending on what the developer has enabled.


A player's karma is a measurement of the likes and dislikes their forum posts have received. The lowest possible karma a player can have is zero, regardless of the number of dislikes their posts have received. Upon reaching a total of 1000 karma, players are given access to a special forum called "VIP Corner".

A player will not receive/lose karma in the following scenarios:

  • The post is under thirty characters long
  • The thread is locked or in the graveyard
  • The thread is in your faction’s forum, company forum or elimination contest forum
  • The thread is in Trading Post forum
  • The person liking/disliking the post is a new player, or has not posted in the forum in a long time
  • The person liking/disliking the post has been mass-rating a single user’s posts

Do be aware that once you rate a post, you only have a short period of time to change your rating before it becomes permanent.

See Also

Historical Notes

  • During the RESPO update the ‘Old Forums’ were archived, threads created before this update can still be viewed here.

Patch History

Released prior to Patch list #1

Patch list #165 : 27/10/20
  • Changed forum posting cooldown from 30 seconds to 60 seconds for non-donators.
Patch list #153 : 04/08/20
  • Added ability to add a quote when editing post.
  • Increased forum search results amount to 1,000 pages.
Patch list #151 : 21/07/20
  • Added Forum Search history dropdown panel (saves most recent 5 searches).
Patch list #149 : 07/07/20
  • Improved forum search tool and added new operators.
Patch list #126 : 28/01/19
  • Changed "Pin post" to be available on Faction Forums for users with FO permissions.
Patch list #119 : 26/11/19
  • Disabled down-rating threads & posts for new players.
Patch list #115 : 29/10/19
  • Changed forum search to allow "by: 1" or "by: playername" : I.e. "by: Chedburn testing".
Patch list #105 : 06/08/19
  • Removed Politics and Law threads appearing in Popular Threads panel.
Patch list #100 : 02/07/19
  • Added ability to quote another post when editing.
Patch list #93 : 14/05/19
  • Added ability for staff and owners to remove forum polls when editing a thread.
Patch list #87 : 26/03/19
  • Changed links in forum posts to open in new tabs.
Patch list #84 : 05/03/19
  • Added new text editor to the forums and converted all existing posts for compatibility.
Patch list #71 : 27/11/18
  • Added tooltips for long thread titles when viewing the thread.
Patch list #52 : 17/07/18
  • Merged Bulletin Board with Announcements.
Patch list #43 : 08/05/18
  • Changed Graveyard forum to allow replies to threads.
Patch list #39 : 03/04/18
  • Added BBCode testing forum.
Patch list #36 : 13/03/18
  • Added Tools & Userscripts forum.
Patch list #19 : 10/11/17
  • Changed karma mechanics to be a purer representation of likes vs dislikes.
Patch list #16 : 17/10/17
  • Removed graveyarded threads from popular list.
Patch list #8 : 08/08/17
  • Added Wiki forum for editors & contributors.