A variety of Maximum Ride-related forums, both official and fan-made, have existed. This page discusses those I was aware of / posted on. Not discussed in detail: Livejournal; Tumblr; other sites.
This page does not discuss the official sites that were attached to these forums.
During its period of peak activity, the Maximum Ride fandom moved across three officially-sanctioned sites:
1. April 2005 - September 2007 - the Maximum Ride forums
2. early 2008 - early 2009 - Maximum Ride UK
3. 20 November 2008 - 2013 - Maximum-X / Max-Dan-Wiz
All have since gone offline, but by using the Wayback Machine, it is possible to view archived versions of these sites.
To do this easily, click the links, then click the "from" option to sort the search from oldest to newest. Clicking a link in the search will bring you to a page showing all the times that page has been archived, as highlighted circles on a calendar. Clicking these will load the archived version of your page. It's normal for these links to load slowly, so be patient.
Fan-made forums on fanfiction.net were popular circa 2007 - 2009, though with the opening of MX, a lot of activity moved there.
Mega Glomp existed around 2007 - 2009. It originated in a long-running chat thread, the "Purple Mafia", on the first forums. It was mostly devoted to roleplaying and not devoted solely to Maximum Ride.
The Maximum Ride Unofficial Community. Started in 2009 in response to drama on the MX forums. Peak activity between 2009 and approximately 2012. (Full disclosure: I administrate this forum.)
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Last update: 3 October 2020.