Pirates was another general purpose group that didn't have any set focuses. The premise of the group and the reason for its name was for the members to be like pirates out sailing to discover new knowledge. Members would post threads about various topics in the subforum hoping to teach other members something that they hadn't known previously.
Pirates held three separate recruitments in its time. Each recruitment offered a lifetime membership buy-in that would be available within the coming months, but that never came to fruition and eCoLoGy confirmed that they never actually accepted any buy-ins. eCoLoGy attempted to buy the group from beslim, but the sale ended up falling through and belsim retained ownership. The group lasted just over six months before being rebranded.