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I think the biggest for me was Neopets. I spent SO many years on Neopets, starting as a kid and continuing on probably past the age it was acceptable. Occasionally I still try and remember my login info for any of my many accounts for nostalgia's sake, but of course I lied about my birthday so I can never get in.
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all my good high school memories are of maple story lol
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. I still remember having to beg my parents to buy me a few of the monthly exclusive items. I also remember one of my poor-er friends in high school saving up money and mailing bills/coins to Gaia to pay for a monthly item. That was (and still is) wild to me at the time. Makes me feel sad to think about in retrospect.
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Samefag, but for curiosities sake I went to bloopdiary. It’s stuck in time.
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any eurofags remember icq? i think i stopped using it once i got facebook
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Cartoon doll Emporium (CDE). I loved the website I was on it for years. The site is still up but they closed down the online community so the only thing you can do now is play the shitty ass games on there. Totes made my childhood
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I would still play if I could get my old accounts back. There's something so cozy about it to me, but I really fell off when they started doing all the clothes and accessories and things that cost real money. That took a lot of the fun out of it.
I actually just switched back to ICQ on my phone because Skype sucks now. Hearing the notification sound is super nostalgic haha. I'm not from Europe but I used it to talk to Euro friends I met on Myspace. I actually met my current partner on Myspace in like 2006 and we finally met a few years ago and have been together ever since. It's kind of embarrassing in a way because he's the only person left in my life that remembers how fucking CRINGE I was back then lol. Blame it on being a teenager I guess.
Did anyone here use the Linkin Park Community (LPC) website? Back in the day you could have a profile and write blog posts. I had a lot of friends on there and one girl from Finland even became my penpal. But nobody seems to remember what it used to be like!
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my neopet account is legal lol
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YTMND was my shit. I used to spend hours browsing that website.
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I think about Quizilla constantly tbh. I would go there daily and write and read horrible fanfics that I thought were the absolute best ever. If it was alive today I would be posting garbage lemon reader x character fanfics LMAO god I miss lemon/lime bring it back
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kupika anyone??? i was super active between 20082010 and then just stopped using it when it ended up filled with spam but it was scene kid/emo and weeb heaven and had its own little oekaki community. it was so basic looking but i moved over there from the neopets forums. turns out there was a pedo on the website called Oroboros who interacted and PMed with loads of the young girls on the website but yeah i remember it was kinda niche but it had a strong community for a little while
Here you go! They luckily weren't affected by the purge.http://cybergems.tumblr.com/
This is also "old" ~aesthetic~ internet stuff general.>>21365>>21366
I was the only one who mentioned 5 years ago and I even made a dislaimer that it wasn't really nostalgic lol.
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Did anyone else ever use this chatroom site called xat? Used to talk to my club penguin forum friends for hours on this thing when I was 8-9. I'm surprised it still exists.
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yahoo messenger will always have a place in my heart
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omg i remember using this to talk to myself a lot when i was a kid. my parents used to use it to talk between home and work, before texting on smartphones was a thing. i would read their messages and send them those animated voiced emotes and stuff too. my dad and i would just click on them and imitate them and laugh. i still remember a ton of them.
>it's ten o'clock, do you know where your brain is?>do us all a favor and unplug your computer NOW.
and who can forget the happy tree friends emotes.
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addictinggames.com, bloons tower defense was my jam.
Dress up games (Roiworld was my shit), Barbie/Bratz/Polly Pocket games, Adventure Quest, and Room Escape Games were some of the big staples for me when I was a kid. Also pretty much any flash game aggregate website – I have fond memories of getting an entire computer lab of eleven-year-olds to play some horror games on BubbleBox when I was in sixth grade, and getting in trouble when they all started screaming at the jump scares.
Much like >>21343
my first "real" taste of the internet was watching funny videos with my brothers on Newgrounds when I was ten. Before that I only ever played offline computer games on our family's pc. Shorts to Wear Pants To, LazyMuffin, Attack of the Evil TV, etc. were some of the first things I watched on the internet.
I still have my account that I started ten years ago. Every couple years I'd get embarrased of my posts/art and delete them, and I wish I never had. I'd love to look at my old playlists and read my old stories. I'm a chronic deleter unfortunately and always delete shit. Same with my deviantart, my old Fanfic.net account, etc. I have a ton of Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider fanfic that's been lost to the void.>>21363
You just reminded me of all the times me and my mom would watch shitty low-res "real ghost" videos on youtube together when I was around ten. I'd insist that they didn't scare me, then later that night my mom would find me laying wide awake in bed, still insisting that I wasn't scared lol.
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NP seems like a huge mess now. Tried to look up some of my old accounts and it wouldn't even let me do that without registering an account. Then once I did that I had to do captcha EVERY single time I tried to search for something. Plus it's got a christmas themed mouse and christmas flash music in the background of the website….what?>>21377
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Omg anon, thank you for the nostalgia trip - that second link has a gif downpage from anime web turnpike that I had completely forgotten about until now.
Oldie here, and I remember starting my fandom and internet days on e-mail lists and fan sites. Started with free sites like Geocities, then most of the best ones started getting their own domains. Utena.net was my jam.
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Omg anon I thought I was the only one who remembers the crappy paranormal websites of yore. I remember one in particular had like 3 videos on a white background and I would get so creeped out by myself in the dark watching them. Some of the photos are still v famous and I get a lil nostalgia kick whenever I see them. This would've been circa 2000 probably? Give or take a year or two
I wish I could find that site again
Edit: I just read your other posts and you linked tumblr kek nevermind
Anyone else play the Cartoon Network Cartoon Cartoon Summer Resort games? I can still remember how it sounded when the characters walked! Reminds me of being like 8 amd playing this with my best friend in our swimsuits going back and forth between swimming and this. Ahhhh memories
I remember going to some goten shrine and finding out the creator of the page lived in my state.
I also used to read 'lemon fics'
I remember getting off to a fanfic of Turles raping bardock or vegeta or some shit.
12 year old me was cringey as fuck.
lol. Are you just anti-tumbleweed? I was still originally talking about looking at those early 2000s html homecooked paranormal passion websites, that tungle just posts screenshots they find of similar sites either through digging/the wayback machine. Things I'm admittedly too lazy to do.
Mom and I looked at them around 2005-2009-ish though so perhaps things were very different even then. Sorry to disappoint.
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I get super nostalgic and sad that MMOs each have their heyday and would last perhaps a summer before people got bored or the game was ruined by greed. I wish they were all just universalised into one big meta world.
I would go back and play my first MMO Rose Online but they've blocked access from anyone in Europe.
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I was more of a disney gal myself
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>tfw you will never again stumble across a geocities-hosted anime character shrine with a Linkin Park midi playing in the background
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I also loved meez lmfao
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Fellow Neopets vet here.
You can get rid of any holiday theme by going to your account settings and turning the theme option back to default.
If you install ad blocker it gets rid of the constant captchas, downside is you're not able to look at userlookups or things like that. But everything else is still usable.
Advent calendar season is my favorite because it's a lot of easy neopoints and it's fun to see what the team gives away.
I started replaying with my old account (2004) back in 2012. I've managed to paint all my pets all the colors I wanted as a kid so nowadays I can focus on the actual content. I'm not super serious, but I do like collecting and having things to show off.
I started playing old school runescape again since last week when I found out they have it for mobile. I still prefer playing on a desktop. I've been quest grinding so if any one of you needs a partner to finish that damn shield of arrav quest I'm all in
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I spent most of my afternoons on Habbo Hotel. I probably spent more time posting in the forums than being in the hotel itself. I made quite a few friends on those forums. I tried logging back into my old account but then I remember I was banned until 2030 or something and finding out that every country's hotel merged into one. So sad
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Fuck, props anon, you nailed that description.
I always hated these things when I was younger because all the ~pRePs~ used them on AIM. (Also it took a lot of google image surfing to find these. Did these things have a name?)
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im probably the only one here but i spent my junior high years playing virtual magic kingdom until it closed in late 2008 i think. there wasn't really much to do other than make friends and be bitchy to those with less "rares" than you.
i have fond memories of it, my best friend would come over and play it every single day with me. she died in 2013 so it brings a smile to my face thinking about all the hilarious times we had, even getting ip banned for 3 months for trolling too much once.
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That's so sweet anon! It's nice to hear about when people make real connections like that. It makes those silly internet communities feel less trivial.
I still have friends I met on deviantART/Oekakis back in the day that I've never met in person but have remained in contact with over the years. Oekakis to devART to AIM to Myspace to Facebook to Tumblr and Instagram over 13+ years.
Speaking of which, anyone else part of the Titans Go Oekaki back in the day? I really miss the Oekaki community.
Holy shit, TGN! I never drew but I LOVED the oekaki, there are some artists I STILL follow that I discovered there.
Did you spend any time on the forum? I was SUPER active on it. I still remember racing from the TV to the computer to post in episode threads. I think I still have all of Haunted memorized.
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Did any farmers play Millsberry when they were young? I used to love customizing my avatar and decorating my house. It's long gone now and I can't find any online games that are similar. I wish I could play just for nostalgia's sake.
Def not the only one, actually I remember myself and some farmers were talking about it in a similar thread about a year ago, and we all met up on the MyVMK reboot. I had some great memories there too. I used to scam the "bay.bee"s lol>>21414
I feel like the hotel was never the same after the merge. I was part of Habbo Canada which was a really cozy and small community back in the day. I liked how it was common to run into friends and people you know just browsing through rooms
aha oh fuck.
i tried myvmk a bit but was pretty empty and it lost my interest fast. the forums seemed pretty cliquey which made me lol. what was the drama involved?
e-dolls, cartoon dolls, blinkie dolls etc
i remember being friends with this uber religious jewish/christian girl(her mom practiced judaism and was jewish but converted to christianity iirc when she married the girls father and they went to a christian church) and we got on the computer in the living room and one of those doll websites was the only website we could access and even then her mom was coming over creeping around making sure there was nothing "inappropriate"
candy palace or doll palace or something
i made the mistake of googling that once though and unfortunately it seems there are a ton of practically CP or "kid modeling" websites with those search terms so i havent googled it in forever
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I played this and my mom played it as well lol, somehow she was more into it than I was.
i found a drama/confession tumblr for myvmk in the last hour.
these people sound pretty unstable, i guess its a given for being so invested in a bootleg disney game lmao
Agreed, anon. It was really the only place left to discuss stupid minutia in films for those who cared. I loved the artsy film boards.
And yes, filled with mostly friendly and thoughtful folks so long as you weren't on any actor's page (is he gay?!?!?!!!) or a newly released film's board that attracted all the trolls.
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Anyone here from pre-www days? When the internet was pretty much Usenet, MUDs, and listservs, and image files were encoded in binary?>>21430
A piece of my soul died with them.
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did anyone go on postopia.com?
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did anyone ever use winmx chatrooms? it was a p2p program but i used it almost exclusively for anime chatrooms.
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Dang, was Gaia pretty ban-happy back in the day? I got permabanned too because I bought a rare item from someone who had apparently stolen it from a hacked account>you have an item from an account that was hacked>you must be involved in the ~HACK~ even though you paid for it!!!!>b7
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This layout triggered
a long buried memory of the vague fandom trivia site Pocket Bishounen. I have no doubt there is also an entire page of bishies this person caught.
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Webrings! How 90% of the time they were dead links lol
I still find myself playing that Ice cream factory game, Solitaire or Pyramids on Neopets every now and then. I never gave a shit about the lore or the story or anything but the games were fun and offered a nice challenge. I stopped playing around the time (maybe 2006?) they introduced NeoCash and changed the sprites to those ugly ass ones they have now in order to enable customization clothing. It was such a fucking joke, the paint brushes were special because you could change the sprite but now they'd all look like shit so there's no point in getting one. It was impossible to get nice looking clothes for free too, you were stuck with the cheap looking freebie ones and those neocash items were pretty damn expensive. Like 15-20 dollars for a shirt? Even on a microtransaction level that's ridiculous. >>21439
oh hell yes pocket bishounen and pocket bishoujo, I used to get all my husbandos and waifus and stick them to my homepage back in like.. 2001-2003. For anons who don't know, in order to catch the character you had to answer 3-5 questions about them on their catching page and if you got them right, it would redirect you to the page where you could get the embed code for the character. I still remember one of my favourites having some answer wrong and being so pissed off about it because I couldn't catch them until I tried every combination possible.
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Gdi, this thread has caused my 426th Neopets relapse. I wish I could quit you. My dumb monkey brain is filled with so much useless neopets info from the bajillion hours I spent playing as a kid.
What were your dream pets when you were young? For some reason I was obsessed with the idea of getting a Darigan Moehog, which is v ugly in retrospect.>>21443
Yeah, it's a goddamn mess at this point. It seems like there are so many obvious solutions to make the website less of a disaster.
I don't understand why they don't give people the option to switch between the new and old style for those who want it. I have backgrounds on my pets but no other customization, so I have no use for the "new" designs. Apparently the reason the site is so slow and broken with all the captchas is to prevent people from doing massive scans to find abandoned accounts to steal and sell. There's a market for UC pets that people pay real money for. If they gave people the option to chose the style it would remove the need for that market, basically killing 2 of their many birds with one stone.
And the birthday verification is so dumb, every one of my friends I played with lied about their bday when they started their accounts. I know I'm not the only adult who tried to login to their first account just for fun nostalgia's sake, but it's absolutely impossible between the fake birthday and the totally dead email address I used as a kid. They could have hooked those sad nostalgic adults (me) into playing again, and there would probably be less abandoned accounts for people to try and steal if it wasn't such a nightmare to try and login.
Alright, that's enough sperging about np for now.
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The palace was amazing to me when I was around 9 or 10 years old. I don’t think it’s that well known, sadly.
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Not anti-tumblr at all, sorry if it came off that way. I was more scoffing at myself bc I was wayyy off thinking we were talking about the same sites! Bc Tumblr didn't come around till much later. Sorry for the confusion and sounding like a bitch
The really shitty ones that we're referring to must've been angelfire or something lol
Your mom is super cool and that sounds like a good memory btw!!
My first introduction into discussion forums online was PBnation through my big brother. Then SomethingAwful forums. :regdate '07: Anyone remember iSketch? Shoutout to my first ~online bf~ at age 12 whose self-chosen screen name was anonymous. I find that hilarious in the current days of chan and anons. Kek
I used to be really good at iSketch although now that I'm grown I can admit I learned the word lists haha. But people would get creative in "advanced" rooms where everyone knew all the possible answers from playing so much. Drawing out multiple pcs for compound words, using puns, etc. I can still remember exactly how the song sounded on the loading screen. Haven't thought of this in a while thanks thread!
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There used to be this old game you needed Shockwave to play called Planet 10 where you got to make a planet, choose it's atmosphere and orbit and stuff then see if life grows on it or it crashes into the sun or something. It was great.
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I miss the fuck out of anime web turnpike. It was glorious finding a proto anime wiki as a young weeb. The best was being able to listen to the opening and closing songs (almost impossible back then without owning the OST) over and over and reading character trivia. I memorized every little info about Rurouni Kenshin and Gundam Wig Characters characters.
omg I totally remember this game
There seemed like there were so many cool flash games that were educational but they're all gone now. I remember using my dad's laptop satellite internet card (it was a card that let you get internet anywhere that you plugged into a laptop) during a road trip and then going on the BBC website to play their edutainment games. I feel like they're all gone now because those would be so fun to play again.
im pretty sure most of the people who got so famous on VF arent even goth anymore tbh theyve moved on to other subcultures
not gonna lie im thankful to the site for introducing me to the birthday massacre though because they're the nicest band even still to this day
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I remember spending a lot of time on this site TRsRockin which talked about Missingno and other Pokemon glitches. There was also a section for cosplay and fanfiction and that was the first time I encountered those as a young weeb.
It's still archived here: http://catfish.it.cx/trsrockin/trsrockin.com/>>21453
Girlsense was my life! That's awesome that you got featured, 10 year old me would have lost my shit.
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Holy shit this website… I was obsessed with glitches and bootleg toys for a long time. I think TRsRockin was in my bookmarks toolbar lol
Along with David Wonn's Unique
Video Game Glitches.
Same anon same. Shitty geocities anime fan sites and that tripod sailor moon chatroom ugh >>21364
Yeah I had that realization a few months ago, what’s more shocking is that I still remember my login info after 18 years
Does anyone else remember sites like the Orange Slice BBS, and other sorta….early 2000s forums that weren't exactly themed but gathered together young/teen girls who were super into web design, pixel art, and stuff like that? All I can find is this dead version of one of the mod's websites: http://www.candied.net/index0.html
It's funny, there really was this whole world of girls who were super into coding and web design and we really had our own world. I had to grow up to realize those were "boy" things. There were some really talented girls there too, with some fantastic looking sites.
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If you scroll down, you can see shots of the old Barbie.com games. Sadly the links do not work anymore but it's still a fun trip down memory lane.
I was always annoyed by Polly Pocket's face, she looked so smug IMHO lol
Having to get a code.
>making sure your interests had a ton of unclickable ones because you were the ONLY person with that particular interest
In the same vein, starting communities based on obscure interests.
My LJ is still up, but all of the images beyond the first few pages are broken because my friend's server died and he didn't have a backup running hisss
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[goes to check account]
I remember LJ comms where you can make little icons of what you loved and display it on your main page. hahaha
Also, i totally did the underscore thing, especially back on yahoo chat.
I went into the sailormoon chat rooms and I had a dbzmail account.
I would spend hours in there larping as pikachu and meeting people and generally being a cringy kid.
I was groomed by a pedo on there at 12 and he started talking to me on msn. I used to make naked videos for him with the webcam and my parents found them and sent me to a therapist and it was the most embarrassing and saddest thing ever because I thought he was my boyfriend at the time.
If that's the case maybe I'll give it another go. Would probably take a new account though given I got my old chatango account at 12 and yeah there's a lot of cringy things attached to it, username and all. I still keep in contact with some friends I made on it and it's kinda cute. >>21472
I wrote lots of horrible fanficstions too. Luckily I was too scared to publish them so they only circulated amongst IRL friends who were into the same anime as me. Sometimes when I feel up to it and want a kick of nostalgia, I give writing a go again and let friends read it for good old times. Makes me wonder if my favorite stories are still up on ff.net. Knowing teenage me, it's all probably poorly written angst.
That's so cute and wholesome! I had a similar experience with my old online friends too.
Does anyone else find it harder to make sane online friends now? The internet was smaller back then but the weeby friends I made were still mellow and well adjusted. The people I meet now seem to hide their craziness until shit hits the fan. Maybe I'm just getting old.
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Poupée girl ughhh
miss this stuff alot
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>ywn play be 12 playing free realms while listening to Taylor Swift again
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Muniz Online was the shit back then, no mmo ever matched my experience there.
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Anyone used to take those random “which character from XYZ are you” quiz on theotaku.com? Most of the quiz results were super obvious, but some were pretty elaborate. Sorry for shitty pic.
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Do any of you guys still go on mabi???
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I was obsessed with Kiddonet up until late elementary school, when I started playing neopets and Gaia. I still log into my Gaia account to get the daily prizes, but I feel like the community is dead and there are way too many items. Throw in the fact that you have to use real money to buy the cool stuff and it doesn't even seem worth the time to quest anymore.
I don't have a screencap, but I loved bored.com as well. They had a couple of quizzes, dollmakers, and links to music/rain sounds.>>21418
i loved the eLouai dolls! I always thought they were so much cuter than the more popular dolls you could make elsewhere
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I've played hundreds and hundreds of MMOs and nothing comes close to Mabinogi. >>21489
just ignore the posers that waste their money and play the actual game because IT'S AMAZING and complex and goes on FOREVER.
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Me too. I'm even tired of RSing and amassing excessive neopoints.
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>>21479>Reading m-rated yaoi fanfiction with the DSi web browser
I can feel the 2009 through the screen.
I remember! I used to love browsing and creating special little "web shrines" for various characters or shows in the late 90s, then things started getting really pretty in the early 2000s when css really started to gain traction. Cute dainty backgrounds and icons, ugh you just don't really see stuff like that anymore unless you're really looking. I miss it so much.
Also, it's not boys only! I actually work as a front end developer / web designer now in my 30s.
Holy fuck, I came in here to mention Slice. I was pretty active there at the beginning of my "internet career" and some of the popular users on there were absolutely horrible people lmao. I was stalked and harassed by a bunch of them on multiple online platforms for years because I butted heads with some well liked weeaboo chick in a chat. I stumbled on the IG of one of them about 5 yrs ago and that whole crowd is still hardcore into Kpop and shit and they've all gotten fat so lol. The girl who ran the BBS (Lissy? I think she later changed her name to something else?) was generally pretty nice but people were so nasty about her behind her back, including some of her mods/admins.
I wound up being a mod at a similar forum around that time but can't remember for the life of me what it was called.
So cool that you were able to turn it into a job! In Jr High I managed to get some of my friends to pay me to build sites for them on freewebs/geocities. I was so excited when I finally learned how to use frames and image mapping.
I keep hoping that the era of personal websites will come back eventually now that there is a big push to get girls interested in STEM but with social media being a thing I don't see it happening…but even MySpace and LJ were customizable with HTML back in the day. I'm putting together my "professional" website for networking purposes right now and it's still so tempting to make a cutesy custom cursor, make the scrollbar pink, embed an annoying midi…
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tbh I think Neopets would go under before they successfully put out a working app, they barely have a working website. I got back into it again recently and I'm still always surprised at how little the website has advanced and how out of touch they are. I think that's why it keeps dragging me back though, it's comforting that it looks/works the same way it did when I first started playing 15+ years ago. But I agree, even coming back now after ~5 years since my last hiatus, I'm already out of things to do except blow a bunch of np on new pets. The r/Neopets community seems cool. I was pretty deep in the Tumblr Neopets community last time, maybe I'll try and get back in there.we should be neofriendsalso please give me RS tips I've always been terrible at it
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Ah man, that takes me back. I remember being so excited to check my Myspace on my Wii. I just read my SasuNaru M-rated yaoi fanfics on the family computer at 3 am instead.
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>itt everyone remembers what it was like to have friends
Really though, why was it that much easier to make friends back then? Or am I just imagining that? It seems like it was so easy to be a part of a specific online community and make (lifelong) friends. Why does that seem so impossible now? I feel like the closest thing now to that same niche community experience is lolcow, sadly enough.
You're right, that kind of more "intimate" niche fandom/general interest social networking doesn't really exist anymore in the same way it used to. Small communities like fan sites and forums are basically dead. I still regularly talk with people I met on forumS and on LJ almost 20 years ago but I haven't really made any new internet friends in a while as I find a lot of the more "open" communities on social media overwhelming.
I really miss AIM tbh. What is a good substitute? I was using it until it shut down and usually just text people now but it's not the same.
i know exactly what you mean. even in a lot of online games now you can have 50 ppl standing in a group and not a single person saying anything in public chat. could have something to do with the culture shifting to be so hostile but idk. seems like a lot of people are ready to just jump and attack others for any justification they can come up with for it.
i think so many people have been traumatized by online backlash
that they're too scared to try to make friends anymore, or they're just so fed up they cant be bothered to deal with the toxic
environment. i know in my case, after so many times ive felt like part of a group or in a friendship, suddenly there would be some emotional manipulation going on where i was constantly on eggshells around everyone and trying hard to apologize and do what everyone wanted in order to be happy and still wound up ostracized anyway. so im too paranoid to try again. its terrifying to go from that point of feeling accepted and safe and like you have friends to suddenly not knowing what it was you did to ruin it all and i just never want to experience that again so i avoid talking to people and making new friends.
I have at least two Neopets accounts that I can't remember the login info for and no longer have access to the emails (or even remember the emails) they're linked to.
I still visit GaiaOnline. I have a Gwee plushie from when they released RL merch, and a tshirt from when they did the Zurg plot back in 2006.
Anyone else remember the days of creating RP names for Yahoo!Chats and browsing the chats to find an RP to jump in on? I also RPed in AOL chats. I later wound up migrating to LiveJournal (and DeadJournal, and uJournal) for RPing.
I'm not imagining a blogging site called pita, right? Please tell me someone else had a pita.
Wow, yeah I've definitely experienced that. The anonymity of the internet combined with how easy it makes it to compartmentalize friendships and interactions really feeds right into that kind of gang mentality that can make it scary to reach out. The rise of call out culture has made it so much worse too…not to say there aren't valid
reasons to call someone out but back when I used tumblr I'd run into multiple posts on my feed a week "calling out" someone as abusive
for ignoring someone online, making fun of someone's Homestuck OC or drawing a "problematic
" Steven Universe ship or some other banal shit.
i think being younger also has something to do with it. i was more willing to jump into conversation or a new rp, or pm someone on a forum that i wanted to rp with because i had a lack of self control and was a bold weirdo. some of those stuck though and thats how i found my friends.
now, as an adult, it seems a bit rude and pushy to try and do something like that. coupled with anxiety, i just never talk to anyone new.
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did anyone spend time on the neopian writers board on neopets, there was a bizarre amount of drama happening back in the mid-2000s.
this has a good summary https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=The%20NW
it's kind of weird to think this was all back in 2006, it's so hazy to me
>>21519>However, as the wars died down, a figure re emerged. >His name was Hobbit. >Unlike Vaspim, Hobbit had real wit and skill, raining death upon the "lessers", as he called him. He accumulated many followers, and eventually, the inevitable happened. >Hobbit and Vaspim collided. >The war was incredible, and after it was over, both sides claimed victory. >However, the winner was clear.
"Hobbit" was definitely the person who wrote this cringy entry.
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Ahhhhhh ICQ, aka a/s/l, wanna cyber, and how to gain a back entry into peoples computers all in one easy program.
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Oh, man, did any of you anons use to play Boombang? It was very similar to Habbo, just way more cartoony. You had to pick a character from the ones in pic related and you could then change its colors. You could also make your own island and decorate it with all kinds of cool stuff. The official rooms were really great, too! Every character had its own set of animations you could use (crying, laughter, and you could also fart and spit for some reason lmao). It used to be very popular in Spain and South America, even having some ads on TV at some point!
God, I miss it SO much. It shut down a few years ago and it made me so sad when I found out. Apparently it was because it wasn't making enough money… It had so much potential though. I hope they bring it back eventually :(
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Here's one of the official rooms!
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Did anyone played AQ??i remember kids at my school would play the fuck out of this game
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IDK if anyone remembers it, but there used to be a site called sailormoon.com that you could sign up for an actual email on it and it had forums and a chatroom that I used to spend hours on. Pretty sure I talked to pedos on it, but it was a fun experience, although now the site and email no longer work.>>21385>>21387
I have a lot of fond memories of Gaia Online, but ohhhhh god it was an embarrassing time on there (my perception of relationships got fucked up on there and it was a hard lesson to learn for little me). I also remember Tektek.org and deeply wish that the Dream Avatar system hadn't been taken down because when Gaia implemented their own version it was never the same. Fond(er) memories of spending hours on it while listening to the Windows Music Player's Radio or watching sparse subbed anime on Youtube before copyright strikes were a big deal.
I also used Neopets early on, but I kept forgetting to take care of my Neopets… and MSN Messenger was a trip. Last I used it, it was through use of a browser. Stopped using it after personal drama outside of the nostalgic phase though.>>21445
I think the Palace was the first
chatroom I ever laid eyes on. It was also what got my mom into the idea that any and all internet pages were danger zones. I was also a big fan of doll sites like >>21425
or Doll Palace in >>21352
, every once in a while I still hit up TDP and play the games there. I remember saving outfits for my Yahoo avatar but never used the messenger much.>>21403
Disney sites were also my shit, but I'll be damned if I didn't spend a whole evening on that Kim Possible card game (pictured)
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did anyone play tinierme? i used to talk with my friends and dress up my avatar for hours. it shut down in 2012 and it was the worst day of my young life. the dress up website with all the items is still up if anyone's interested http://www.dreamself.me
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Oh shit anon I had thae pixie and so many stupid items. I remember listing after the omfg hat and so much gd drama oh wow
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So y'all just gunna sit here and not bring up Poptropica at all? I remember playing this in middle school omg
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This was one of the few games that my school didn't block. I always tried to make my character look as edgy as possible lmao. I honestly forgot about this place, thank you anon.>>21536
Are you talking about millsberry? I briefly played it but last I saw, it doesn't exist anymore!
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MyScene was the best
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Also, old official band/singer sites. I remember sending fan mail to Hilary Duff and Britney Spears lol and I joined so many fan clubs
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I actually entered a contest to go to a hilary duff concert and have a meet and greet with her and i won lol. happiest moment of my life tbh
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Did anyone play sissyfight? I loved this in the early 2000s
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I met so many amazing friends on this game and my now husband through MS. I wish this game was still going strong :'( I miss how social it was too.
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I used to play so many flash games on fetchfido. The site still exists and is basically a time warp into the early 2000s.http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/
Also does anyone else remember trollz.com?
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kind of a deep cut but did anyone else have a mweor account? it was a pet site very similar to flight rising and i made so many friends on there in my early early teens. i haven’t been on there in years but it was the best thing ever for weird kids who were obsessed with the warrior cat books like i was, lmao.
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I used to play this one flash game, Whirled, and all of a sudden it wasn't profitable, and it disappeared.
Anyone who could draw or use flash could make avatars, furniture, etc.
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Millsberry was my JAM. I was so upset when I found out it had closed without me knowing. I never really got hardcore into neopets and club penguin because I just was never into taking care virtual animals, but creating a new person was the best part. It was an escape for me to create an alter ego. >>21422
is pretty much what my person looked like, but more goth. I was that kind of kid when I was 11. >>21492
I spy GirlSense (source of that game)! It was basically a better Stardoll where you could actually modify clothes instead of just decorating them, and the dolls were slightly uncanny valley but in a cute, 2000s way. I loved it because it was mostly free, whereas you have to pay out the wazoo for Stardoll. I remember creating the ugliest clothes and thinking they were the hottest shit (lime green dress with pink boa trim comes to mind). Also so many Disney tie-ins, pic related. If anyone forgot that Camp Rock was a thing, here is your reminder.
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I fucked HARD with gaiaonline. All my little weeb school friends were on it too…so much drama stemming from thinly-veiled rants about each other in our public journals lol
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was anyone else into collecting and making ~~icons~~ on sites like livejournal and xanga in early 2000s? that's how I got into photoshopping and graphic design shit. here's a ss of my old icon blog…
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anyone else here play flyff ? this particular shitty MMO was my shit in the mid-2000s. i still wonder about the friends i made in this game
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I used to spend so much time on ignboards back in the early 2000's. It was/is(?) a video game discussion site but back then most people would just hang out in the Community threads. It looks like profiles that haven't logged in since 2003 have been wiped which is too bad because god I'd love to look back on that cringe
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I used to pretend to be one of those "bay.bee's" (in my defense I was like 9) and that shit got weird as fuck. This one "mummy" tried to simulate breastfeeding through chat and I noped out of there as fast as I could.
Do you guys remember the trainwreck of a game VFK was (or is? I think it still exists). It came out IMMEDIATELY after VMK closed trying to piggyback off of VMK's success but it was nowhere near as fun or aesthetically pleasing (pic related) and it glitched out a lot. There was also a lot of really strange things regarding the company who ran the game, they had member packs that kids could buy to be considered VIP in game that included irl items like a ~handcrafted boomerang carved by actual aboriginal australians~ and a "special" t shirt among other things but I don't ever remember people recieving them. I also feel like there were some really weird shirtless pics of the main developer, Fred, going around but I can't find much on it because most of the fansites for it are gone.
lol yes I did that too >>21569
I used to spend so much time on Gamefaqs.
i remember flyff! i had so much fun on that game. i was that one class that could buff everyone else, and people would always harass me for buffs, and i remember grinding for HOURS just to get some fancy expensive broomstick so i could fly around to places quicker.
i tried to play that game again but it was just way too shitty with an overly complicated HUD. feels like i spent a good deal of my childhood on that game. thank you for the memories anon!!
I did, It was one of the first MMOs I ever played back in 2005 or 2006. I had SO much fun with it, when I had my cute ass mage girl and ran around in the city seeing other players, it was the first time I had experienced anything like that. The whole game was a a ridiculous grindfest though, you could barely make it to level 20 before you hit the wall and it started to get even harder to actually proceed. I eventually stopped when they nerfed the entire game with some patch that changed the whole skill system.
The flying thing was awesome though and I wish more MMOs utilized it.
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Slightly later era than most of this stuff but did anyone play Spineworld? Kind of in a similar vein with habbo hotel but had a really cute aesthetic and worldbuilding.
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Shit anon, I nostalgia'd hard at just this screenshot. RIP Quizilla
Wish it could come back to life but it probably wouldn't be the same (especially with the newer generations and their batshit crazy fandoms)>>21547
Yeah I feel like they were responsible for killing it.
One thing I miss now is Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Battle Blitz fighting game. Use to be a beast with Starfire and Jinx
Also loved the Powerpuff Girl's Pillow fight. Would play that on my school's computer after school when I was kid.
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yes it was partner
>>21576>cartoon network's ppg game
Oh boy those are some memories. I lost all of my account progress on the cartoon network site, possibly because websites in 99 were shit but most probably just because I was a dumb kid that didn't understand anything, and I had a sobbing fit for so long that my parents had to convince me to take a holiday from the internet. It happened with a few normal CD games too, and I literally went into mourning when my neopets species was changed for a short while during an event or something.
I wish I could go back and take myself to a child psychologist and see what the deal was with that.
Were they at least who they said they were? >>21580
What actually went down on death journal, just literally the same thing?
Don't think that's so weird, I use to cry when my brother would let his pikmin die lol.
As a kid, it's expected to cry over dumbshit like that and it's still pretty common (just look up kid rage quits on youtube)
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Did anyone use Piczo?
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I kinda miss those shitty amateur websites about ghosts, UFOs and the paranormal.
As a child I couldn't get enough of this stuff, even though sometimes I got so scared I had to stop browsing and went hiding into my bed too freaked out to do anything lmao
Later I was a poster on my countries' version of allmystery. It was a bizarre place, I remember messaging with a woman that claimed to be in contact with an egyptian goddess and a teenage boy that pretended to be an irl wizard. At one point admin had a breakdown when he was "possessed by a demon" or something. He shut down the whole board and admin would ban random users and post announcements that went like "the cards told me to ban X. Farewell X!". It was a wild ride.
I'm not sure what happened after that because I too got banned but it seems like it just went back to normal after some time. The forum still exists but is split into a million subforums that are mostly dead but there are still people posting. It seems frozen in time and the layout never changed. There's an ot megathread buried somewhere that was apparently opened by me and still shows my old username as op but you can't click on it. I think it's the last piece of legacy of 14-year-old me on the internet and I am thankful for that lol
>>21587>How will we look at the "old internet" in a few centuries
Centuries? I would imagine by then the difference between "old internet" and 2019 internet probably won't be much.
Have you ever poked around https://archive.org/web/
? There's enough backed up there, imo. Yes, a lot has been lost but I believe we have enough snapshots built up to form a good picture.
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Oh wow. I haven’t thought about this for years. The original drag-and-drop website builder. Honestly, for as shit as that site was in practice, it was actually amazing in concept. Total creativity allowed. >>21587
I guess I’m slightly upset that nothing got saved, but not too upset. My websites were awful, cringy fan sites.
Pic related: Quizilla anyone? It was great until it got bought out and went to shit. Hours of my life spent on making and taking quizzes about everything, more than a few “rawr XD”s spotted. Also the trashy emo poetry and stories. I wish the sitemasters had maintained it better, since by the end it was so glitchy that we were all basically begging for it to die.
Quizilla made up quite a bit of my middle school life. I would spend time taking the most generic quizzes ever from "Which element are you?" to "Who's your Death Note boyfriend"? Also there was some dreaded visual kei guy
x reader fanfic I read on there. God, this takes me back. I'm actually glad those days are gone.
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These "blend" graphics (usually of female celebrities) on deviantart around 2010-2011. In retrospect I think a lot of them are hideous but I remember having fun making them.
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lol this was the standard type of edit used in banners for every single celebrity "fanlisting" page in existence
i love how creative you used to have to be online
unfortunately no.this can only be used as a way to chat with people by making an account on the escargot account this guy uses since microsoft has shut down all their servers having anything to do with windows live/msn.
however,I read somewhere that chat logs are stored in the computer anyway so you could look for them if you still use the same computer and you got your files from all those years ago
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Found this little gem! This is old internet in full view.
Cameron's World is a web-collage of text and images excavated from the buried neighbourhoods of archived GeoCities pages (1994–2009).
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>>21584>''Hi guys Habbo admin here enter your username and pw in the guest book and U will get 1000000 coins k thxx bye!'' insert stretched out, low quality picture of Frank
I was a scamming bitch
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Yeah, I remember doing something similar when my first neopets (with my precious Christmas Uni) account was "hacked". And by "hacked" I mean someone on AIM told me if I gave them my login info they would put a Baby pb in my account for me, lmao. I remember having a giant crying fit when I couldn't login and my Dad just being like >??!?? I don't understand what's happening right now or how to fix it
In retrospect I don't remember how I got that account back. I remember sending them an email but I was a dumb idiot kid so I'm not sure how that would have worked. Maybe my Dad sent a real grown-up email on my behalf or something.
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Real Question though, sound off: how many of us feel like we met/talked to pedos online as a kid? I assume it was a pretty common experience, especially reading through this thread.
I remember chatting with quite a few adults/older people (men and women) I met through "kids" websites like Neopets or Gaia. In retrospect those people shouldn't have been as interested in being friends to some dumb kid as they were, but I don't remember anyone ever asking me for pics or anything weird like that. I think I gained a pretty good instinct for creepiness pretty quickly (probably because we had so many "internet stranger danger" PSAs and shit).
(OT but I know "To Catch a Predator" became a dumb 4chan meme but I fucking loved that show and I have seen every episode. I remember thinking "I look young for my age, I could totally be one of those decoy girls in the house!" when I was younger lmao. Wish they'd bring shit like that back.)
(Also in retrospect, how fucked up was "Pedobear" as basically the mascot of /b/? Jesus christ.)
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THIS. cartoonnetwork had the best flash games! johnny bravo's flapjack flipout and cartoon cartoon summer resort. FUCK!! you just took me BACK
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does anyone remember millsberry???? that game was my whole entire life. You got to dress up, buy a house, decorate the house and do yard sales. It was so good. I remember joining computer club just so my friends and I could play it after school. I'm still upset that it no longer exists.
Ephebophiles, definitely. When I was 16 I played WoW and got into a big raid guild where I was hit on by adult men in their 20's-30's. They knew I was 16 too. But I was super flattered by their attention because I was a dorky loser IRL who'd never had a boyfriend so I was super receptive to it. But it went way too far with the guild leader. He was 30-ish, and flirted with me a lot and eventually asked for my nudes, which I gave him because I was an idiot, and we even cammed on MSN with me topless and him jerking off.
Looking back I'm so thoroughly fucking disgusted with both myself and him and completely humiliated by the thought that underage nudes of me are out there.
If I did talk to someone masquerading as a fellow kid on websites like Neopets, then they did a damn good job hiding it because I never knew. Then again, I never really gave out my personal info on most kiddie websites like that anyway.
I did, however, fuck up royally in chatrooms. Like AIM chatrooms. In them I pretended to be older/more mature than I actually was for the validation and attention. I remember being freaked out the first time I 'cybered' with someone. I remember some of the first dick pics I ever received when I was like 14. As I got older, I bought a webcam and had a few relationships with a couple creeps but nothing too damaging by that point, because the one smart thing my parents did was not allow me a computer in my room nor a webcam until I was 17.
I think it all started because my childhood best friend got heavily involved with chatrooms and webcamming really young. We went from playing video games and pretending together during sleepovers to me just hanging out in the background bored because all she wanted to do was video chat with strangers she 'knew' online for hours. She wrote a lot about them in her journals and you'd think the relationships were as serious as irl ones. Plenty of them were older men relative to our age.
I remember being jealous of her because these men would give her all sorts of validation and attention because she was thin and 'ethnic,' to quote. They always told her she was mature for her age, smart for her age (even though she wasn't much booksmart), and above all–hot.
It made me really insecure and I wanted a dumb boy harem of my own, but didn't really have the means, and to be fair even if I had a webcam I would've still been hesitant anyway because I considered myself an ugly fat tomboy until I hit high school.
Maybe all the early exposure to sex didn't do me a lot of favors for all the irl trouble I got into with boys later on, but that's about it thankfully. Some farmers here have really fucked up stories about abusive
pedos they met online that make me shudder.>>21615
Don't be too disgusted with yourself anon. These grown men know exactly what they're doing when they try to flatter and court someone 15 years their junior. They know most prepubescent and teenage girls are vulnerable for attention specifically because so many are awkward, lonely, and isolated. You may think it's partially your fault but it's really not, it's just elaborate manipulation where they preyed upon your insecurities.
i definitely talked to 18+ goths on myspace and vampire freak chatrooms and never lied about my age and they'd still cyber with me and talk about shit NO adult should be discussing with a child
i shudder now when i think about it
i met a couple on gaia when i was 11-12, but they didn't pretend to be kids and they knew how old i was
one of them asked me for pictures of my feet and sent me art of my avatar nude
a couple tried to asterisk roleplay with me, but i thought that was lame even at that age
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there was a thread about this last year. i played runescape and i was a kid who didn't know any better so of course a lot of creepy men befriended me bc i was open about how i was a 13 y/o girl, then a 15 y/o girl, etc. have a lot of stories of creeps trying to ask me if i was horny/ever masturbated/wanted to cyber, etc. i always turned them down or just said no, but when i got a phone i became an attention seeking little thot for a few months, before deleting everything bc i realized how cringey and embarrassing it was to be seeking attention from neckbeards playing fucking runescape. luckily never did anything too regrettable though, never got involved with any. guys gave me a lot of gp though lol. how retarded is that? i would sit in clan chats and friend chats and give them my instagram name… i was 15 and wanted validation i guess? i cringe recalling the guys who would call me jailbait and "id tap that", thinking it was hot i was underaged, etc. i haven't told any people irl that i've done stuff like that bc it's so embarrassing and gross that i did that, even though it was only for a while and i learned to stop really quickly.
I talked to a lot of creepy dudes, in public chats and people I met in forums through AIM or online games. I never thought much about it except at some points were they would make me feel uncomfortable but I knew better than to give people my address or give them pics. The worst is when we would roleplay and they would get sexual and I would just go along because I didn't know what to do or I would just quit. The only good thing is that I never mantained any friendships or anything long with those people.
Thinking back it was disgusting but when you're young it doesn't seem that bad and you think you're mature enough to handle it. But the whole experience at least worries me enough that if I had a daughter I would definitely have a talk with her about using the internet.
Also I got to see something happening with an older woman and younger boy. There was a woman who was in her late 20's early 30's in the Anime community I frequented (this was early 2000's) and who I was friends with and talked regularly when I was a kid (she was semi popular, had a webpage and even did fics) and she was in a relationship with a 13-14 year old boy. I recall how she would tell me that she kept things platonic with him (not sure how true that was) and that she would wait till he was 18 to meet him. I was like 10 and knew an older person with a younger person wasn't acceptable but I stupidly thought it was romantic that they would wait for each other. I also rarely talked with the guy, and mostly knew about him through her.
Thinking about it again it's super creepy and weird especially now that I'm nearing the age she was at that point, teens are like babies to me and they're usually not that interesting to talk to so I can't see what the hell was going through her mind.
>>21608>>21625>Look through the catalog
I couldn't find it either after searching a couple of different phrases, so just for future reference either link it or be less of an asshole about it. Also if this is the thread you're talking about >>21626
being groomed by a child predator is vastly more dramatic than "think I met a pedo on neopets back in the day lol, weren't old online communities crazy?", which I think is more what >>21607
had in mind given the context of the thread
Yeaaaah or at least include the subject of the thread or something. I'm happy to go searching for a thread but I didn't expect it to be called "Online child grooming"
It's totally normal to be directed to the catalog, she just let anon know she remembered there was a thread about it and to look for it, she didn't insult anyone
>groomed by a child predator is vastly more dramatic than "think I met a pedo on neopets"
I disagree, just because you got lucky and didn't actually meet any escalation doesn't make an adult sending kids gold and calling them mature any less of a grooming behavior.
I think the >>303056 thread is best suited for tales of creeps on msn and runescape even if it's "less dramatic", whereas this thread is more about nostalgic feelings
Hope you guys don't mind the bump, but I was enjoying this thread and wanted to join in. I think my first internet exposure was in the mid 90's through a couple of chat rooms at a friends house. I got my own computer around 98 or so and would go to AOL messageboards and chatrooms sometimes. After that, once I got into high school, I really started getting into music, especially metal music, so my interests shifted towards band sites and forums for bands. I remember the Ozzy/Ozzfest messageboards were hosted by Sony on the same page as all their other band messageboards, so you could use a dropdown menu and raid other boards, which people periodically did.
Then I found the Metal Sludge site, and read all through it and hung out on it's messageboard for years. It tended to be a bit too hair metal oriented for my taste, but people there would get in some pretty funny flamewars, and there were some pretty good troll personas there, that existed just to give people hell.
I remember the next places I congregated were Something Awful, when it was still actually relevant, and the Relapse Records official messageboard. I used to browse the site for bands and merch, and the forum too. The forum was pretty fun because it's something a record label would probably never allow today, even a smaller one. It was basically 4chan before 4chan combined with Something Awful type photoshops. People had resident shitposting punchingbags they'd photoshop the hell out of, talk about all sorts of weird bands, dumb Sucide Girls types who would try to shill their nudes there, which usually was met with people scrollbombing their threads with scatporn, arguments over veganism and political crap, raiding other messageboards. Basically all of the proto-4chan shit.
Then I found 4chan either in 2006 or 2007 because some knucklehead tried to hotlink a gif from 4chan, and all you got was the 4chan.org gif. So I was curious, checked it out, and sadly, have been there since. Boy, sometimes I sure do miss the goofy days of Epic Fail Guy.
I used the majority of my time in online games.
About time they explained what was up. The videos from a group I was in have been down for years and I was hoping they would be restored so I could download them, it's sad to know they're gone forever.
On the other hand my cringey personal account that I'm locked out of is still intact
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i loved cde so much! i got my first online friends there and started drawing digitally more or less so I could draw other's avis for money kek, i was really into the whole item hoarding but the avis were so cute, how could you not! really wanted the face of img related but never got it. also not to brag but i won the item designing contest twice, i was so proud haha
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MSN Messenger was such a versatile little thing. It was probably the first messenger that allowed you to really customize your space with a pretty sizable avatar, name, emoticons, a status message and even your own font. We used to have group discussions and each one of us would use a different color font so the discussions were much easier to follow. The drawing feature was my absolute favourite, and fucking with my friends by playing the sounds you could upload was hilarious. I really, really miss the custom emoticon feature, thank god it's included with Slack.
It was a sad day when Messenger finally went down and took a lot of great features down with it. Skype was a piece of shit from day one.
, I wasn't like mega popular
but I became a part of a small clique over the summer of 2012? or 13. not in direct contact with any of them anymore but I still lowkey stalk the group's fakeboi on tumblr. on that note, do you recall how there used to be all these popular "boys" with like obviously fake pics of some hawt scene guys or justin bieber look alikes yet everyone seemed to buy it??
honestly I'm sad I didn't know it was being deleted, would've saved all my cringy comments and blogs lol
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this was my jam, even if i met quite a few creeps on there
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any eurofags that remembers gosupermodel??? it was sooo goood until they decided you had to PAY to log in and have an acc.
i used to be "known" on that site but went into theboycot when they decided to demand money lmao - then everyone migrated to virtualpopstar (still exists but i got banned lmao)
Holy fuck, yes. I remember roleplaying at the Bayou getting food served. And going to peoples "rooms" or whatever and pretending to be their daughter.
I played when I was like 10-12. Loved that shit.
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Speaking of Disney "mmo's"… anybody play this gem?
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when i figured out how to sync my tamagotchi, this site was so fun
it did feel like it went with everything! what sort of delusion were we on haha.
no, I only discovered them like a day ago after nostalgia fueled googling and finding cde secrets or whatever with some juicy admin drama. what was your page about?
It was just a regular facebook just with cde people on it instead of irl friends etc. People basically made ones to talk shit about other people. It was easier that way cause obviously they couldn't ban you for something you said on a different platform. I was way too lazy to actually make a new facebook so I just used my cde fb as my personal one now lol obviously with my avatars deleted and irl friends added etc.>>admin drama
The best artist/admin got booted because he drew hentai and I'm sad to say that I was one of the people shaming him for it. Honestly looking back his shit wasn't even that bad and whatever he did on his own time was his own business its not like it was lolicon or anything. After they fired him the quality and creativity of the items went ALLLL the way down and I feel like I helped make that happen.
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Damn was I the only person who was obsessed with ourWorld and downWorld.
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anyone remember chatango? it used to be all over anime sites and shit. i used it to roleplay as a kid, used to be an active user but started avoiding it cuz of the pedos using it
Found early 00s lolcow: http://www.losers.org
A lot of links are still accessible through the wayback machine.
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What's up with random words being in all caps? everyone types exactly the same. was someone samefagging?
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Went down the rabbithole tonight… did anybody else used to create phpBB forums with their friends? I remember anyone could make one and it was so fun to the design the graphics like the forum banner and choose the colour scheme. I made a ton of these with my friends from club penguin.
Aw, I miss MSN so much. I remember the unofficial add on called MSN+ that put in a lot of new features like sound clips and commands. Like, you could type a command to start a Pokemon battle and it was a lot of fun saying whatever dumb shit we wanted like "Godzilla! Use giant dildo smasher!" and it would roll a random damage result.
Also it was SUCH cancer when you had one person who had emotes that replaced letters, I couldn’t read anything from them when every H was placed by some dancing, flaming hot .gif. And the games! MSN had built in minigames that weren’t very good. But knowing Microsoft I wonder if they were harvesting our data or if it was the thing they put effort into that wasn’t some kind of spyware.
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>>24882>Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall
God, I never played but all I can think of is bleedman. Didn't he turn out to be a pedo? Didn't FusionFall basically rip off his character designs? Also, tried to google him and this shit is the funniest thing I've read in a long time>Mandy from Billy & Mandy did 9/11>>35258>Do any of these e-hangouts still exist, I'm looking for a place to meet new e-friends. I tried Gaia again but it seems kind of kill.
I think we're all lookin for that anon. We're all so lonely. Also surprised Gaia's still kickin tbh.
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I remember he used to draw on celebrities' images with that white paint tool as well.
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I wasted many hours on Nitrome as a kid.
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Anyone recall Miss Bimbo and the shitstorm it caused roughly ~10 years ago?
I remember ending up not liking it because it was really hard to earn bimbo points or whatever to purchase clothes. The last thing I recall was some stupid purse clutter game whose prompt insult was "You silly bimbo!" Lel. I didn't even dare venture onto the forums because it was super aggressive, for a game about bimbo dolls anyway.
OMG yes this game. I totally forgot about it. I loved it. I was big into this one, TinierMe and Club Penguin. Also Poptropica, but that's not really the same.
I can't believe they closed it down, that sucks.
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iScribble is literally the reason I'm a digital artist today. I'm so bummed it's gone. I tried drawpile, but it just wasn't the same.
I would literally be on iScribble all day when I was 12. iScribble is why I made a deviantArt account, and why I asked for a graphics tablet for Christmas.
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I didn't think anyone remembered Spineworld!! Wow! The thing that I miss the most from Spineworld was the music and the artstyle. I miss drinking sproing in the bar under the apartments
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Tamatalk anyone? A girl from school introduced me in 6th grade because I wore a Tamagotchi on my lanyard lmao. A fleeting interest but I stayed for the chatroom community, and got smoked out for posting moody fanfiction in the forums because it was considered off topic lmao. 2006-2009 were my glory days
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Am I really the only one who grew up making pixel dolls on ThePalace? It was the coolest thing in the 90's/early 2000's.
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Little girls would hold beauty pageants where they would create outfits for their avatars with player made clothes. Sometimes they'd make roleplaying rooms where they played games like "family" or "hospital". Good times, good times.
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It's amusing to think Neopets drama fueled Urban Dictionary entries like this one with tags like "shit sandwich" and "faggot".https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=vaspim
I don't know ThePalace but I remember pixels beings a big thing! I remember MSN groups or wegpages (whatever is was) where people would make "pixel adoption pages". You could like request to adopt a certain pixel in the guestbook and whoever ran the page would "give" it to you. And then it was your job to "feed" it and earn money to "buy" stuff for it.
Does anyone remember that? I feel like it was only around for a short amount of time.
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Yes this was the shit!
Do you all remember My Scene? I think it had to do with Barbie It was the start to my internet addiction kek
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Used to play this and Mu online so much. Wonder if other anons remember it
The game was a third person shooter with swords, it was really fun but everyone cheated and used exploits since the game was super buggy. A lot of game breaking bugs even became legitimate techniques and stuff, i feel ashamed of wasting so many hours on this shitty game smh.
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Like DragonCave? That's still around btw. https://dragcave.net/
ThePalace had adoption centers where people would put on fox avatars and get adopted by people in human avatars. There were also rooms where wolfaboos larped as wolves. That program had so much versatility… shame nobody uses it anymore, even though it still exists.
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ThePalace had so many autistic little cliques. There were the Preps (12 year old girls playing Barbies on the internet), the goths (edgy 12 year old girls who shat on the preps), the juggalos, the weeaboos, the furries who larped as animals, little boys who larped as super saiyans, normal adults who were there just to chat.. it was a lot like a pixel version of Second Life.
ThePalace was poorly monitored, so even though there were moderators kids got exposed to all sorts of gross stuff. Swearing was allowed, goths would create gore avatars about killing preps, horny middle aged men would make avatars with giant dicks leaking cum or slutty naked ladies. I got linked to meatspin and goatse there back in the day, and I remember little girls using nearly naked avatars created by the horny guys thinking they were just fashionable. There were rooms for people to advertise their Palaces but they were the online equivalent of the walls of public bathroom stalls, they were always full of poop, gore or other offensive stuff. The moderators couldn't verify who dropped what where, so no one got punished.
Any other edgelords used EncyclopediaDramatica and 4chan's /i/ board?>>35258
A lot of them still exist but have almost no activity.
Mfw character postures are that of the virgin.
I'm still thinking about GaiaOnline's forums. I was on GD mostly which had nudes "leaked" like every other week.
People popular in the forum were called "Prommies" and nearly everyone put their selfies in their sigs. Weird place…
God I miss that bullshit. From 12-14 I fuckin lived on the GD. Prommies and regs were such a big deal.
Member Sith Lord Ali?
my dad and i sing this song on road trips
i used to spend tons on time on newgrounds. that, and the cartoons on tv at that time inspired me to become an animator. i used macromedia flash 8 until 2014. flash 4 lyfe
i used to use quizilla just for the silly quizzes. i never got the whole "fanfiction on a quiz website" thing.
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I used to go on 321teenchat and another chatroom I don't remember the name of.
My friend and I would both "~cyber~" with guys/men/who knows. Always said 16/f or 17/f when we were definitely still in elementary school
Also I did it by myself sometimes too lol
Blanking on Ali, I don't remember the names of any of the people tbh. I remember this one guy who had a lumberjack aesthetic and drew simple cartoony things. All the girls wanted his hipster dick and he was super scummy behind closed doors.
Damn, I wonder if there are more farmers here who were also in GD that don't have shitty memories like I do. I wanna go back and recall those times.
No, they where just webpages or groups ran by kids. The pixels where all stolen from google. Idk it might have been really super niche if no one knows what I'm talking about lol>>42034>Also it was SUCH cancer when you had one person who had emotes that replaced letters, I couldn’t read anything from them when every H was placed by some dancing, flaming hot .gif
I never played MyScene. I was exclusively a ThePalace kid for multiple reasons.
It was so damn easy to troll people there. Usernames weren't registered so you could steal people's usernames while they were away and do things like break up with their e-girlfriend or convince everyone they had a gross fetish. There was a lot of ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NUT STEEL going on with avatars since they were all player made and easy to edit, so it was always a hoot to steal people's creations with print screen or custom programs and watch them panic. Some programs let you drop props invisibly so you could go to a peaceful room, drop swastikas everywhere and watch the room's owner kick out everyone one by one as he tried to figure out who was the spammer. TP taught me how to troll and I'll always miss the days when the internet was the wild west.
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Urbandictionary is good for looking at drama from the distant past. Here's an entry from 2004 from someone complaining about how "neopets has gone to shit".
I miss older web page design, the ones where you'd have the content in a column in the middle of the page and huge borders. It's kind of ugly but my eyes can focus better vs today's flat UI they insist on using for everything. The internet is so young who knows if design trends will wrap around like fashion?>>48830
WHy is it always Memphis? I'm not even from the US.>>43807
I checked and it's not gone, it looks like they massively rebranded. I wonder if my own logins worked, I had like 4 accounts
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Same! Somewhere in the depths of my old hard drives is a plethora of saved and made 100x100 icons. I remember teaching myself how to make them thanks to LJ tutorials, Photoshop and a free gif program (giphy?). >>21549
Even though I wasn't social I loved playing MapleStory. My ex and I would play it together and the aesthetic was just so damn cute! I tried going back to it a few times (and gave MS2 a go) but it just seems like a pay-to-win environment now. Not only that but after a certain level your progression pretty much grinds to a halt and it takes fOrEvVeR to level again.
Re: MSN and Yahoo! Chat, I'm sure it's been said but I miss the days when there was a disconnect from the online world and real life, if that makes any sense. Almost everything connecting back to you through FB and Google and shit gives me the heebs and makes me paranoid. Not only that but I would go online to get AWAY from the people I knew irl.
On the flip side, those usernames gave me flashbacks.
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Highkey missing Audition. Almost got disowned for stealing money to go to net cafes kek
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Does anyone remember sites like DollieCrave where it had an endless amount of avatars, MySpace themes and graphics, as well as signatures for forums? I miss the customization social media used to have. MySpace was exactly that… MY space. Facebook feels too corporate and boring. Even msn messenger had cool customization like uploading images for your own chat background. Uploading your own emojis or animated mini avatars used as an emoji. For awhile I liked tumblr because it brought back that customized personal feel but then the site turned to shit lmao. I learned a lot about html back which was fun. Even YouTube used to let you have your own personal background on your channel and the comment section was popular on your profile. Every mainstream platform is so bland now and it’s depressing.
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I've been locked out of my fb account for "real name verification" for a while now. I want to continue archiving events in my life, so I have returned to lj. I'm mad postin' like it's 2005!
The site has made a lot of improvements since I last used it (no more having to host images off-site and manually coding entries). It runs on the slow side, but not feeling surveiled and exploited by Zuck&Co is liberating and worth the lag.
I'm sad to find so many of my old friends' journals purged of entries or deleted altogether, though.
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No idea now where I’d find these chat rooms, usually on some forum, but I’d go on xat chat and cyber with randoms. I’d cyber with guys on Omegle too and sometimes flash. Ended up chatting online with somebody who had ~100k followers on tumblr during the early days of tumblr, they ended up getting exposed for chatting with ppl who were underage years later
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I'm Swedish and used to breed ugly mspaint animals all day as well as roleplay on the forums. I'd watch the forum "celebs" write to each other from the sidelines LMAO
I miss all these animal sims.
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God, the like “MS Paint Pets” websites were such a weird part of internet history. I was a huge Neopets kid but I remember seeing some of these other ones floating around. I remember like….a horse one? Not like magical animals or anything just literally you had internet horses and did horse related tasks on the website. I wanna say like….horseland or something? Anyone know what I'm talking about? (My rich best friend growing up was a real horse girl, I was too broke for that so I just tried to be an internet horse girl)
Did anyone ever get into Subeta? As someone who had been through Gaia and Neopets phases already, it seems like an ok averaging of the two. I got a little into it in high school because my 30 something year old manager at Game Stop was a furry and obsessed with it and I thought if I played she'd like me more (aka give me more hours). Ngl though, after years of Neopets I did find their pet designs/colors kind of refreshing. The avatars were pretty comparable to Gaia too I'd say.
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I loved neopets. I always wanted one of those pretty UC fairy or royal pets, but wasn't willing to put in the months to get into UC trading lol.
I checked back on the website recently, and it seems pretty dead. I think it's owned by some company that's really low on rescources and the whole site is broken af.
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I didn't use djur.nu but stallet.se was my shit. At stallet.se you could create virtual pets but unlike other sites it wasn't that impressive. They weren't aesthetically pleasing at all (literally a brown circle on a ranch map) and unless you paid for a membership you couldn't afford more than one horse. Anyway, at some point in stallet.se history they introduced roleplay, gave it its own page and gave people the ability to create roleplays for people to join etc. Then shit kinda went down because creeps came out of the woodwork and started cybering with the kids, me included. I was 9 and I'm shocked that as far as I can see it didn't affect me, it just kinda happened and then I moved on.
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I played Neopets to start with, but I played a lot of Marapets. It was more "cozy" than Neopets and though they had some obvious knock off designs from Neopets and had an option to buy things with real money I preferred it. It seemed to have more customization. They also had the option to dress up your own character avatar.
I remember going onto a wiki for pet sites and seeing a lot of similar sites made with a pet site maker that was available at the time(no idea of the name), and wanting to make my own for my friends to play. It never happened of course.
Reading this whole thread was really something! I got into Neopets in elementary school, and it was alright. lost interest though.
but on the side, there was a Neopets knockoff made by, supposedly, a teen boy (but people lie, so who knows, coulda been like 25). I had some fun on not neopets, and i went to some forum about these sorts of things. someone bashed on not neopets, and then the "teen boy" "creator" came along to say he totally didn't care about what was being said against him and his site.
so there was some weird dumb drama, but fun story writing and just goofin off.
side note, on neopets i pretended to be a boy, when someone asked if i was a boy and i told them no, they left. guess it was a pedo into boys and not girls haha. never got groomed or creeped on.
okay this is something several people know, but no one talks about as much as they should. fake users on the internet. idiotic youtube comments and almost 90% of the activity on reddit, and activity on imgur, comes from fake users.
they sign NDA'a, they're required to be logged on for their whole shift, they're not allowed to leave the website until their shift is over, and they have a shitposting quota. those redditors who argue with themselves but forget to switch accounts? those are paid fake users.
you can tell by looking at their posting history and retarded comment chains. they go for the huge subs, not the obscure ones. this is why you're not allowed to criticize retards online, because almost everyone on these sites is a retarded fake user.
i have fantastic memories of LJ, but even a big chunk of that userbase was fake, even before the bots came in.
person said that the way info on old websites and old internet is gone, paves the way for the rewriting of history… spot on.
imgur is full of retarded generated memes, for forum sliding. reddit is full of political shit for forum sliding. and the shills are there to make it all unusable, unreadable, and to harass any real users off the site.
today companies don't want real people using the sites. used to be different in the past. but that's changed now.
nostalgia serves a purpose.
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does anyone remember girland.com? you could earn "girl points" and badges by participating in agony aunt forums, chatrooms and mini games and there was a leaderboard that would rank each member by the amount of gp they had. I want to do more research about who ran the site and what happened to it but there's so little information out there on it. I was obsessed with it, around the time of neopets (2000~).
South american here, this was so fun for me even though I wasn't able to understand internet at all. Anything similar to this that still functions?? >>21517
This was the type of stuff that got me hyped as a kid. Everytime I turned my pc on, I was excited to see what great silly random things I would be able to find.
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I loved Stardoll with all my heart when I was around 9~10. Played it so much that my parents even bought me the Superstar membership as a gift sometimes and I was extremely happy.
I loved that you could kinda paint the makeup on your avatar, mixing colors and stuff. It also kinda gave me the beginning of a fashion sense lol (I also remember that Sephora didn’t exist in my country at the time and I thought it was a store from the game, not a real one). I felt like I could express myself a lot through my avatar’s outfits.
I made a lot of friends there through the “clubs” you could create and participate in, they worked kinda like forums. I remember when the “party” feat was released and I was super hyped for it. Little me felt super social going at them. Also, even though my english wasn’t very good at the time, no one was rude to me there. Good times.
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Replying to year old posts but I completely forgot about VMK even though I loved playing it back in middle school. Googled it and first result was the MyVMK private server, which seems to be dead but still running. Good for a short nostalgia trip though, sadly quests are bugged.
stardoll still exists actually, although the community has been kind of dead for some time now.
you can go take a look if you wish.
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I miss Crysandrea. I spent so much time on the forums when I was a cringy tween weeb. I have a folder full of pictures of old avatars.
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Any greek anons (I know I'm not the only one here) used or at least remembers this cringy site? I wasn't posting as much as most people there and while I'm partly glad I can't access my old cringe anymore, I kinda miss it because I spend a lot time there simply reading what other people said
(pic is from wayback machine since I can't find a proper picture and the image search is populated with current e-girls kek)
man that takes me back…spent my early teens lurking and getting my sex ed in that site lol, i even met irl with a girl from my town through the site
its cringe but i also get weird nostalgia from e-girl even though i never posted much either
oh no, I’m not! I just got this pic because it was the only one I could find in a ok resolution lmao
aw that’s cute of her! I used to be very afraid of my account being stolen and stuff lmao so I never did anything like that>>70901
I logged in to see if I could resurrect my account and it worked! I didn’t have time to play a bit with it yet, but maybe I will
The kinda sad thing is that a lot of the site seems pretty dead, as you said… not only the community but actual stuff like the hairstyles for your avatar, for example, still are exactly the same since always…
Even the dress up games don’t have many new dolls and they were supposedly the focus of the site???
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Randomly remembered oceanUP which I used to browse back in the day reading about teen celebrities and shit and decided to look it upand found out it got ubruptly replaced by some site about tech and gadgets.
It's weird since the site was archived up to August but hadn't updated since June.Then there are a few archives at the end of the year showing the new content.It doesn't look like it was maintained and updated well lately and probably they decided to give it up yet there was nothing about them "saying goodbye" like may other sites have over the years
Man it was a different time…
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Am I the only one who's had experience with Chatzy? Hellhole, but fun in a way.
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Does anyone remember playing on Roblox as a kid? I wasted so much of my childhood on it, especially spending it all on roleplaying Warrior Cats.
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Girl, a lot of people still play it as an adult.
I NEED Zeppelin Battle as a standalone game though. I NEED it so bad. Or the Pirate Cove map.
Also, my first Roblox was the logger tycoon and it sucks but it's my nostalgia, especially chopping down the big tree? Yiss….
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Godammit anon, I literally cannot go a single Valentine's Day without hearing>WHAT TIME IS IT?>VALENTIMES>SEVERAL BOYS
in my head all goddamn day, my entire life it feels. Glad I'm not the only one.
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does anyone know about this?https://www.huffpost.com/entry/neopets-was-reportedly-run-by-scientologists-and-childhood-is-ruined_n_5ad77cbfe4b029ebe0206f8f
also i really really wish millsberry was still a thing. i remember being heartbroken when it shut down. then the pfgoldfish site with goldfish games. the suite life of zach and cody elevator type game. the AIM mmo with miis
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Does anyone remember omgpop? It used to be called iminlikewithyou as far as I remember. It had so many fun games, but then that zynga company bought it only to close it soon after.
Coming back a year later to say I found the videos I was talking about!!!!! The music is soooo nostalgic and creepy to me still. Ahhh, memories. This channel has them all posted if anyone else is interested.
I'm so pumped to have found these!
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I spent so much time on the old yahoo answers when I was like 12 or 13. I even got a badge, I forgot what they were called, but it was basically to show that you’re an expert in that field because you got a lot of best answers. I hanged out at the baby names, pets - other, and horoscope section. There were many other regulars in some of them who I loved seeing. I remember I always refreshed to be the first one to answer a question so that I would be at the top. I also had these people do most of my homework for me. I also had several emails and would give myself stars through my multiple accounts lol
Also, this fucking game. I was so sad when they updated it and made it look so fucking weird. Even tried to log back into my old account but it seems like they discontinued the game and the servers because even though it's still up, it's pretty dead and you cannot log in nor register.
I'd also post Wizard101 but I don't wanna clog up this thread.
Holy shit I loved this game! I was 12-13. The music was really good and I had my first e-boyfriend and we would grind the cute little couple/ring system and mini-game garden they had…
Then we broke up and I played a boy character and catfished girls and realized I was gay. Anyway. Good game, fun times.
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This was inspired by a post in /ot but who remembers these blinkies? I loved these things so much, they used to be everywhere. I taught myself how to use photoediting software just to make these things lol. They seem really sparse on the internet now though, it's like the early to mid 2000's are just disappearing
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Facebook and social media sites that followed killed blinkies, pixels etc.
As a kid I taught myself some HTML along with learning to animate cute graphics in photoship so I could make all kinds of this shit and then would give make free avatars/sigs/graphics for people that requested them.
Out of modern popular social media sites, only Tumblr lets you customize your blog, but it's pretty much dead too.
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did any of you guys see that website that people would advertise their UFA pets to whoever made the best application? you basically edited the page of one of your pets and turned it into an adoption application where you would have to impress the owner enough for them to choose you. Some people would do a page with amazing digital art, a whole bio and backstory, and amazing layout for the page. I didn't know how to do any of that so i never got any that i wanted. I remember once taking a photo of my bad pencil drawing for an application but i knew i wasn't going to stand a chance.
Neopets flunked after they converted all of the pets into the same ass boring design no matter what they wore or how they were painted. in the UC design, each paint completely transformed them, and their expressions were very different, the new ones only slightly changed their facial expression. They should have just found other ways to make money besides shooting themselves in the foot.
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Old fashion blogs and Lookbook.nu adjacents, they feel so much more genuine than instagram and styles felt less samey, it feels like on instagram everyone is a copy of eachother down to their faces sighh, fashion used to be so fun in the mid 2000s.
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my coke. played it for a few months before it shut down. i think it was better than habbo
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fuck yeah, this was my life as a kid
i don't know why but i'm convinced a lot of the old gSm users are farmers now. there was so much drama. i remember i was permabanned for trolling multiple times and had to use tor bowser to make new accounts. i was so sad when the site shut down and i really miss these type of female only sites in general.
any other swedes remember thesims.se? i will never stop mourning the old school sims community
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Did anyone else play Webkinz? I remember you only needed to buy a pet to get an account, now you need a membership for everything on that site.
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Anyone else heavily into stardoll around 2008ish?
I had an account in 'secret' (although my parents probably knew, they were big into parental control software) that i would pay for using my pay as you go phone.
One summer I managed to get recognition as a 'popular' on the site, sometimes if i google my old user name I can still find old blogposts talking about me and my activity on the site which is wild.
Wow, summer of 2008? Wonder if we were at any of the same guestbook parties.>>101704
Honestly, last I checked there seemed to be a bunch? Mostly a different set, our 2006-2009 US/UK cohort didn't stick around. Mainly young girls from Eastern Europe posting.
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Anyone else go on wittprofiles.com back in the day?
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I used to play Pet Society on something called "Bebo", that was where I got my dopamine fix as a 10-year-old
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I'm surprised no one's mentioned IMVU yet. I used to play this quite a bit around 08-09. My freshman year of high school there was big drama in our friend group because one of my friend's boyfriend had his avatar kissing another friend's avatar kek
I was into trying to dress up my avatar but didn't like actually chatting on there.
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This thread always makes me think about gaia
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I have so many of these that I searched for forever. DEEP childhood games.
1) not really online but it was a game called Dream Life
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2) the polly pocket website
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4) nancy drew and the curse of blackmoore manor (I also played that horse ranch one but was too young/stupid to ever beat either lol)
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5) pajama sam
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7) yoville (I played on fb)
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8) petz (absolute fever dream)
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9) the online cyberchase game
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Did anyone frequent sailor moon fan pages back in the day? I loved reading about all the otaku senshi members made for the board.
i loved petz!!
weird or not, i'd still play the hell out of it now if i had the chance.
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Did anyone here used to go on Diddl? (Might've been more of an Western EU thing since Diddl's from Germany originally) I spend so much time on the website chatting, collecting collectible cards and playing games (like pic related). Diddl was massive in my country in the mid 2000's. Unfortunately I can't find any screenshots of the (old) website.
I'm really sad that my childhood internet is disappearing.
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I used to spend hours on this, especially in the "music studio" making music. Tamatown was my shit
I have only browsed the local website and salivated at the merch. Mimihopps was my fave. A year ago I went on a huge nostalgia trip and purchased a few plushies of her as well as stationery. I still adore her design!>>102623
Never realized how sketchy the brand name is to English speakers lol. Maybe that's why it was only popular in Europe.
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High school I lived and breathed this free mmo called Rohan Blood Feud. I remember just living for a couple of the designs and songs.
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i was obsessed with the cute designs
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I loved gosupermodel. I had membership but my model got hacked right before it went pay to play so I quit playing.
My bff at the time would try to get into the same photoshoot game, and so we could place first and second and get the most money. There were also these trading cards you could collect to get outfits and we would buy them and then sold the ones we already had. It was srs business.
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Then there was also littlest petshop VIP, which I guess was similar to webkinz. You had to buy a plush and then got a code to use the site. I had this one
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Nta, but I found this guy while looking for toys to donate. I remember going on the website as well, but I lost interest and went to Webkinz instead.
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Oh, I never expected to find anyone who remembers it! Where are you from, if I may ask? Kinda interested to know if this was just a East and Central European thing (even though probably barely anyone knew about it even here, idk).>>102608
I used to collect and trade Diddl merch and I hung out on the website a lot and there were a lot of cool features even though I barely remember them. I remember there being a Diddl chatbot who I was really rude to.
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kind of OT but I love diddl, I still have lots of notepads and some plushes. I also have this PC game. I wonder if it will ever have a resurgence in popularity like Moomin?
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ooh I hope it will have a resurgence some day, I mean look at this, the illustrations are nothing short of wholesome.
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I miss old DA so much. Pixel IDs, the ugly emojis (idk what they were called), the Stupid Fox and Death Note comics, etc etc.
I don't know if it's just me, but I get the feeling people weren't such ~art experts~ back then. Now I feel like every 16 year old kid with a twitter account is able to do extremely complex and detailed drawings with perfect color, lighting and anatomy like it's nothing lmao. Or maybe I'm just getting kinda old and too stagnant with my own art, haha.
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Ahh, these bring back memories. I remember everyone at some point had something with these characters and everyone was drawing them. I had a small Pimboli bear plushie and the material he was made of was just the most pleasant thing to touch ever.
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OMG I remember these! Owned so many notebooks and shit with these mice on them.
There was also a similar franchise with like… I wanna say two beige colored lovers? They were a bit more humanoid (don't remember what animal they were or if they were even animals rather than a fantasy race) but in a pretty similar art style to this on tons of stationery. Anyone know what I'm referring to?
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i used to be obsessed with this horse SIM game called howrse. I'd just take care of horses all day long.
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I swear like 5 people played this game. I was mainly a habbo player but someone on habbo told me to sign up for Xivio. It was a super small community and I used pictures of my aunt (who was only 10 yrs older than me and smoking hot) and catfished everyone. I went by Muffin.
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Was that the one where you could share quotes and format them how you like with html? I remember a site like that but the name is totally lost on me.>>102400
Ayrt and still here. I remember there was also a social media site called Ning which was basically Myspace for club penguin users. There were a lot of club penguin blogspots and cheat forums too, a lot of them made by kids just messing around. And xat rooms of course. The club penguin community was pretty fun back then as a kid.
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I used to go to glitter-graphics.com to download them. Can't believe this site is still up with the exact same layout it had back then.
holy shit me too anon, i had totally forgotten about this.
anyone else who collected bellasara cards and went on the website? i think you could register your cards there or something
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Yeah, I have a bunch of cards, I loved to take care of my horses, especially the one water horse I had and the few pegasus, they had different stables from the ordinary horses. And the games were nice too. I checked on the website last year and it was still up, but when I tried to check it again this year it was gone and it says they're working on a new game.
Which was your favorite horse? My favorite was this one cause he had the water stable and a cute merman on the card lmao
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Pucca maybe? that's the only thing I can think of
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Anyone still plays gaia online? Im so lonely here huuu…
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I used to play the shit out of this card Inuyasha game on adultswim
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I was so addicted to this game my mom had to put a timer on the computer. Comfy feels playing this all day during summer
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When flash is no longer supported after this year, does that mean all the flashgames from out childhoods become completely defunct?
I used to play these Barbie games a lot.
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did anyone else play msp?
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Any other users of Aftermathzone.com?
It was an early 2000s shitty Neopets type site. I was obsessed with it.
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Omg yes those Barbie games were the best. I also loved Bratz, Polly Pocket and MyScene, I have so many good memories of me at my dad's house playing the dress up games on that huge old white computer in the study while sipping on my orange juice lol.
Do you remember BarbieGirls.com? I was so upset when that shut down. I even had my mum get me membership so I could buy all the cool furniture and clothes, I felt so smug because it was a big deal at the time lol. The game where you designed your own fashions and sold them at the store was the fucking bomb. I'm still sad I can't seem to find it anywhere online
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Who else used to make "blends" of celebs like picrelated, and icons and such. This is a throwback to 2008-2009. I used to collect all kinds of backgrounds and textures and brushes and such and share them with online friends.
When you search for blends now nothing comes up. Is this not a thing anymore or do people still edit celeb pics just not in this specific style and don't call it blends anymore? It makes me sad because a lot of these are actually really pretty.
I didn't know they had that name.I just called them "wallpapers" as I usually searched ones big enough to have as wallpapers.
I fell out of liking this type of edit years ago but yea I do feel they aren't as popular as they used to
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I remembered I used to play the shit out of dating sims on dA,especially the ones by the person pic rel who drew them with a mouse but yet there was something nice and charming about them.And considering how they were made,they had depth to them.Or at least that's what I remember I was like 12 kek
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These and 100x100 got me into Photoshop back in the day. I loved finding different brushes, fonts and textures to play with! It was a calming hobby and one I truly miss.>>51726
Same. With a little patience and time into HTML so many sites (pic related) were entirely customizable, not just having six colour choices for borders and maybe the option for a different font.>>49708 > I miss the days when there was a disconnect from the online world and real life
100% this. I hate the paranoia of everything you do on online potentially getting back to virtually (heh) everyone in your life. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SIGN IN USING FACEBOOK/GOOGLE? Noooooooo I don't want to share everything about myself and how I waste my time ty
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i used to use furcadia solely for animal rp. didn't have a fursona, just wolf/lion/horse/dinosaur/other animal characters and i would mess around in the "dreams". the client looks so ugly and dated now but back then it was the shit.
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Also I was that kid who was obsessed with Naruto… and I loved this random site that was based around the series and had a chat room and little games to play. Honestly don’t know how I found it and probably will never ever find it again, but I was obsessed.
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Maybe euros like me remember this site, everyone in my age range used to play games on there, i always used to play every single game on there. I might visit this site again because it gave me such good memories. I really miss that part of my childhood.
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Forgot pic oops rest in peace. some of the art was so good
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Gah I'm so nostalgic for old Webkinz events. I can't find any pics of it but does anyone remember when they used to host events in the fall/winter that had these animated leaves and snowflakes that floated across the screen & if you clicked them you could get special items? I loved that level of interaction for stuff like that. I'm not really sure what the fall of Webkinz was, it was crazy successful in the mid 2000s to the point where all I asked for Christmas or birthdays were webkinz and had like 20+ of them. I logged in a few years ago (still remembered my username somehow) and everything's different, now there's a lot more stuff you have unlock through extra paid memberships. I also think they purged a lot of accounts if they haven't added new pets in a recent amount of time. Which I get but there were accounts where people spent a lot of real money to have the stuff they wanted that's seemingly lost now because they haven't used it in years.
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Not super nostalgic and ik Neopets has been mentioned a few times but did anyone play Key Quest when it was up and running? The game was oftentimes shotty connecting players but really fun when it ran properly.
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It constantly froze on my computer which would make 8 year old me really angry sometimes, especially when the mini games like pic related would freeze. Also really frustrating when people would quit the game right before they were about to lose, even if they got at least the silver key.
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Anyone else here used Yahoo Messenger? I remember first signing up for a yahoo account at 9 to chat with my classmates, obviously we were all lying about our ages. I later made more accounts, because I was never satisfied with the username, each of them was than the previous and always obnoxious weeb shit.
Yahoo also had an avatar creation service, pretty much a glorified dress up game. I would spend so much time constantly trying to make my avi the baddest bitch. I would dramatically change it at least once a week and girls would always praise each other on their cute avatars and give each other style tips.
Remember Yahoo Answers? That place was insane and, unlike Quora, didn't require you to sign up with your full name. One time someone asked a question related to the Sims and I gave a very detailed and thought out answer that my ESL ass spent a lot to compose, then got pissed that it wasn't even chosen as Best Answer.
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Do any of you anons remember Purble Place?
Not to brag but my yahoo nickname looked like this
»-(¯`v´¯)-»[¤xSakura69Uchihax¤]»-(¯`v´¯)-» Buzz! Buzz! Bitch
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Oh my god anon I used to play furcadia too! I was a really young kid when I started playing, I would make my own dreams and I just spent hours learning the dragonspeak coding and messing in the dream editor so that you could be different feral animals in my dream lmfao.
I remember there was some kind of help system where some moderator would help you if you were stuck with coding? That was pretty cool.
Unfortunately though, as a kid I went on the 18+ dreams too, just out of curiosity, and I found yiffy high school which baffled and slightly traumatized me. That was pretty much like my first exposure to sexual content. In hindsight its kind of horrific how easy it was to access sexual content as a really young kid. Like yeah there were warnings but when you're a kid playing a colorful animal game you don't really expect that kind of stuff I guess?
Anyways the normal dreams were very fun, I remember some kind of wolf/dog adoption center that had all these minigames, that was p cool.
Does anyone remember an old purple website that had the theme of a wizard school? This was before Harry Potter. There were cute pixel sprites and you had your own 'room'/dorm in the school. I remember there were potions but not much else. It was the cutest website ever but I've looked all over the internet for clues - to no avail. I can't remember the name.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
It wasn't >>110218
This has been bothering me for years. Please tell me there's another human being out there who has visited this same site. It's torturing me.
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Anyone else remember Bella Sara and also sorry for being horse girl on main
I was on xivio too for ages, deleted my first sperg but I think I remember you lol. Only vaguely but i was hella annoying on there and too young but got Jr.
I still miss some of the people that was my first internet community
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>>104775>but I get the feeling people weren't such ~art experts~ back then
Well, not everyone had instant access to the internet and fancy touch screen computer phones. Even the most popular artists in 2005 were usually well known for fanime artwork with ugly gradients and off putting photoshop watercolor filters. Nowadays I think most kids use paint tool sai(?)
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did anyone else play swords and sandals? i used to put all my skill points on charisma so i could kill a bitch with a taunt kek
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Whomst else used to take great sadistic pleasure in mistreating this little thing?
I do, and I miss the old anime fan pages in general. WMV format short clips, downloadable midis and shit bitrate MP3s that took forever to download. Badly photoshopped desktop wallpapers, gifs and all that. My favourite was always the fan art section. Back then DA was a mess to navigate and not that popular yet so your best resource for art was all the popular fan websites. Most of them were kindergarten skill level and traced from official art but whenever I saw an actually talented artist it made me gasp in awe. I still remember a lot of those fan arts from those times and how they amazed me, nowadays everyone rushes to crank out billions of pieces to get the sweet social media clout and is able to share it at a much faster pace so fan art has become disposable. You see it and then forget about it.>>104775
That crisp oekaki-esque art style with old video game type aesthetics will forever be my jam. It's so nostalgic and I never managed to master it in my teens. I was endlessly jealous of people who could pull such clean lines with a 1px pencil brush.
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Now that Halloween is approaching I'm really missing Club Penguin, it was always the time I'd be looking forward to the most
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I remember in the Pizza Parlor some people would pretend to be the manager and some would be the servers. As a kid I treated my "shift" as a server like an actual job and took it extremely seriously kek
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please tell me someone remembers this site!! i used to play it everyday and then one day i tried to login and it was fucking gone…had me pissed smh
Please don't oh my god you guys are giving me flashbacks
Honestly, all the games on barbie.com, myscene.com and the polly pocket website were bomb. I remember there was some sort of function on the barbie website where you could customize and play music on a virtual ipod.
Speaking of, does anyone remember AOL girl's games? There was one with a pretty big user base, and in it you basically ran your own fashion boutique that other people could visit and buy clothes from, and you could design your own clothes and storefront. I sadly don't remember what it was called, but it was so fun, and when AOL announced they were shutting it down people went crazy. I really wish I could remember the name.
I was so upset too, beca ut se I had just figured out how to use one of the design tools to shade my clothes and was convinced I would become one of the top players in the fashion world.
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build a bearville anyone? i loved this website but i was sad about never being a vip (you had to buy the physical bear at a store for a vip code). so one day when my older sister got one (she was like 17??) i was jealous and convinced myself that she was "too old" for a toy bear so i stole the bear & entered the access code for a free vip account. i felt sooooo bad but i told myself it was a necessary evil lmfaooooo
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I’m not sure if this has already been mentioned ITT but I loved the myscene games like the nail polish/art and the room decor games.
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I miss gURL, I remember doing their quizzes all the time
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sorry samefag but does anyone remember the website kiddonet?
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yesss anon. I distinctly remember having a crush on this cartoon lmao
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The jinx and minx games. Truly a staple of girlsgogames.https://www.jmkit.com/games/
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Did anyone else play pandanda obsessively? It was a knock off of club penguin but I always liked it better. I felt like there was more to do and explore for some reason. The avatars were red pandas (except you could be any color) the game closed in 2012 and I was too old to be playing it but I always waited around hoping that the site would revive itself somehow. It closed due to financial problems. I remember it being really lively with tons of events.
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did anyone ever play these anime dating sim games by pacthesis on DA? I loved these and thought her art was so good. Looking at it now though, it's kind of terrible. She's making a webtoon these days and idk what to think of it. >>113608
Yes! I remember that ice cream shop so vividly kek. I got banned bc I gave someone my password.
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Yes! I hate that it has a reputation for being "shitty club penguin" because I honestly think it had better artwork. Like the furniture items literally adjusted size to fit the perspective in the treehouses, and they let you have dragons as pets. I like that there were games you could play without leaving the room, like fishing and scavenger hunts. It felt sort of like a hybrid of Animal Crossing and Club Penguin. For some reason I have vivid memories of the music in the dance club and the music in the clothing shop.
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i love old cel-shaded hard pixel oekaki art so fucking much
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anyone remember chaka on neopets? i wanted to draw like her SO bad
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anon same! I used to be so obsessed with this art style. I remember saving endless oekaki fanart as a kid, great memories honestly. Especially miss all the old independent sites japanese artists would make to display their art, back when you would have to click each “X” off the sidebar and a new image would show up. Anyone else remember that? Am I the only one lol
pic related, I loooved this artist
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aww this is such a cute pic of sasuke, i feel like i'm 9 years old again. i loved this artist as well, but i feel like i only knew them from google images and those "amvs" that were just wmm fanart compilations.
now i'm just nostalgic for sns in general. i spent every night on fanfiction.net and youtube obsessing over this ship!!! picrel was my wallpaper until my older brother made fun of me for it, kek.
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Agreed. Artists definitely overdo it these days. Attached is another example from the same artist; the eyes are drawn very differently from Sasuke above but the stylization is still pretty cool. I think back in the early 2000’s artists were just comfortable in playing with these abstracted eye shapes, nowadays everyone wants to capture the classic anime look
With you all the way anon, sasunaru was also my childhood otp. I spent sooo many hours collecting pictures of them and watching amvs lmao. I think a lot of this art is still good now that I’m looking back on nostalgia lane. They’re still a cute pairing imo
Maybe tmi/ot but the first times I ever got off to porn was reading naruto doujinshis online as a kid, I cant help but wonder if it helped enhance my gender dysphoria. I always wanted to look/be like uke Naruto although its kinda sad to admit lol
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did anyone here frequent neoartists?? it started off as a neopets fan oekaki and forum and then evolved into its own community and i had some of the best times there between the ages of 11 and 15. the website has sadly been gone now for maybe 10 years since the oekaki died and the forum became overrun by spam bots but i miss it dearly every day. it introduced me to digital art and tablets and i probably wouldn't be as good at art had i not discovered this place
pic related. i tried finding art of the websites mascot which was a blue squid named betty but wasn't able to so instead here is one of the archived arts that i remember drooling over when i was 12
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God this thread refreshed so many memories and nostalgia. I used to play the Dogz games. I downloaded specific breeds and made a dreamfire page where people could download my coveted bloodlines. I also participated in the weird dog shows and shit. It also made me nostalgic for webrings lol.
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it's not easy to find anymore unless you remember old site names, and a lot of those old sites are dead.
Aw man, I lived on a Digimon Oekaki board in the early 2000s. I can't remember the name but it was pretty popular. It was hosted on a Japanese site.>>116560
killer nostalgia, I miss this type of art.
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I just OD'd on nostalgia via this website. They also have that pixely neopets art for all the neofags.http://p.aradi.se/notes/pixels-micro/
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fantastic find anon. i just spent like an hour going through every page.
all the old cartoon dolls gave me big feels. This one especially.
this bitch was my favorite when i was 11 & my mom wouldn't let me dress goth.
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Does anyone remember this website?http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/
lots of cute old flash games, probably gonna be gone too after this month.
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this website also has those my scene games too!
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I found board-tan. banner time
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I recently found the glory that is Petz 5 (Dogz specifically) and I'm so obsessed with breeding weird mutts. The community is still alive, albeit small, even though the game is from 2000 and quite, er, visually dated (I find it charming)>>116997
I just got transported ten years back in time
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I was on there too! Everyone was so nice and welcoming, even though I was an annoying ass little kid (slightly younger than your age range). It played a huge part in my development with art as well, I don't know where I would be if I hadn't found that community.
The closest thing I could find to the logo was this avatar. There are also a couple fanarts of her if you search on dA. Such a shame almost everything seems to be lost.
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did anyone play the adventures of bleeposaurus on the nickelodeon website in 2004
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Anyone here played Ragnarok Online? I loved this game so much and especially around Christmas time I get really nostalgic because I remember the Xmas events and taking part in it every day ♥ I even got to know one of my ex bf through that game. My favorite class was Priest, I used to go hunt all the dark monsters with my Heal and Holy attacks
Anon I used to be crazy
about Ragnarok Online in the 00's, I'm so sad the game's pretty much dead sans some old players who find the game nostalgic. But it still gets new content released all the time almost 20 years later so it's astounding how well it's stood against the test of time. I still love the OST and listening to it brings a lot of good, warm memories back. I met so many friends (some of them are still around!) through this game, it forced you to socialize quite a bit to actually advance.
I used to play Priest a lot too, but mostly mained Sniper for DPS. I was so addicted to playing it that I ended up getting amazing gear that annihilated pretty much anything on my way. I should really pick this game up again someday. I hope it continues on to live on for another two decades.
I'm low-key ashamed to most this but I remember when I was younger I would go to this website that had games, sorta like girls go games ,but the games were weirdly sexual but not pornographic. I think it was trying to attract kids. Most of the games had a cartoony 2D art style and ,in hindsight, seem elsagate-esque. I remember a game where the objective was to ruin a girl's time at a party by interacting with things, like a point-and-click adventure game, but 'ruining her day' included finding ways to expose her, like having water fall on her so her clothes would be see-through
Another game was about taking photos of women in their underwear with your camera. One level was at the beach, another level was at a mall. I remember at the mall there was a merry-go-round and a girl would get her underwear would get exposed as she would ride it. There was a woman on a trampoline who would get exposed whilst jumping and a son tugging at his mom's skirt to get her attention, which pulled her skirt down, which she promptly pulled up
I also had a papa's cupcakeria. The games probably don't work anymore because flash died. At the time, I didn't know that it was sexual or weird cuz I was a kid
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Papa's [x]-eria is just a series of games where you own a type of restaurant (pizza, burger, cupcake, etc) and have to fulfill orders on time. I remember in middle school me and my friend would ask to "go to the computer lab to work on our assignments" everyday and play these games for the entire hour kek.
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This might have been for euros only iirc
I remember going on dates in the pizza parlor w/ my many penguin bfs LMAO
those were the days.
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you unlocked a memory that I used to play those "take pictures" games as well. and some "secret kissing" games. when i look at girlsgogames nowadays (even before flash died) it has so many balatantly creepy or disturbing games and i can't help but wonder whether i would have played those as well. fuck the disgusting adults making these games targeted at children (screencap is some i found on the front page just now).
The NC is an actual wild west kek
I can't believe they let the threads that spelled
up yesterday. Is that place moderated at all?
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anyone else play jojos fashion show?? it was so much fun the jfashion and goth stuff was so great. this, peggle (which i still play to this day trying to collect every award), virtual villagers and virtual families was my shit. tried the app version of virtual villagers a couple of years ago but it could't compare.
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This is a really specific memory but do any former DeviantArt anons remember the kawaii artists community in the early 2010s?
It was full of drama over the same copying allegations only because all their art styles were essentially the same. They also always had the same weeby usernames and it just felt as if they were skinwalking each other. Big names back then were Punipunipon (who was later chased away for tracing her art), Lolihime-sama/Hinausa and Melodeiia.
A lot of the old blogs with detailed info on drama/gossip are surprisingly still alive/archived!https://kawaii-artist-community.tumblr.com/https://kawaii-history.tumblr.com/
(seems to have been retired)https://kawaiiartistconfessions.tumblr.com/https://artist-grapevines.tumblr.com/
I remembered this game which I used to play with my friends, it was great (there were multiple versions). So I went looking if I could still play it somehow and found this https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/
Not all games are available to play but there's over 70000 of them, including the one I was looking for!
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This wasn't actually that long time ago, but remember when Youtube channels used to look like this? People would post their own templates on Deviantart. Some people even had RP accounts on Youtube, where they would just roleplay on the comment sections of RP channels! Did any of you do this?
KEK I had no idea she's still active on Twitter seemingly the same person as she was so many years ago in the past.
She was mostly accused of tracing and copying in her artwork yet would make a huge fuss if anyone had the smallest signs of copying hers, faked an ED, was frequently passive aggressive instead of handling things like an adult, and aired dirty laundry in public journals whenever she had a falling out with friends. She overall had an overly confident, conscending bitchy vibe to her that made each drama saga she started so entertaining to watch.
It's been so long that I can't fully remember but most of her old milk can be found here with her previous handlehttps://kawaii-history.tumblr.com/search/lolihime-sama
dude yes, but i was into amv youtube. we still had these themes tho. god i miss that era so much.
it angers me to no end how modern social media has completely stripped personality out of profiles. it's like, no fun allowed.
the only place u can still truly customize. a place for yourself is what, tumblr? neocities?
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Pretty amazing that as dead as this site is nowadays you'll still find rogue they/themsies runoff from Tumblrland attempting to gatekeep someplace else. https://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-runway/discussion-regarding-vote-begging/t.110023839/https://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/gaia-runway/the-new-salty-complaint-thread/t.100538889/
Deadass have never seen such seething. No wonder this site went down the shitter lmao
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Great job Mercurio and Ceeshnia! You totally showed those big meanie cheaters in runway that totally exist on a dead dressup game what for!!
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A memory of this game was triggered today at random. I recall this game so fondly, because I would always feel represented by the angel girl. Realising this now is humorous, as I resemble her more currently than I ever did when I actually played the game. I suppose I always knew instinctively what my true style was. To this day media with an angelxdemon trope enchants me. Quaint!
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Any burgers remember that weird dairy queen game
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also gusher's redo your room was my jam. I spent a lot of my childhood playing varyingly obscure games online but I'm glad millsberry was big enough to get mentioned in this thread already.
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Anyone else remember Nickelodeon’s MMO? I would go into this room dressed as a catgirl and just spam “MEOW” lmfaoo
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Anon this is actually a Hungarian online game, that is still alive and well in Hungary, making millions of revenue in a year. It's called Teve Club (meaning Camel Club). It's not that popular now, but it used to be pretty big here, there was even a monthly magazine of it (I have one of it somewhere). I played it, but got bored of it pretty quickly, so my camels died like flies. It was also heavily monetized, so there wasn't anyting fun to do without spending money.
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This was my haunt. I still hear the music in my head sometimes.
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Does anyone know the name of this?
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larping as a scrote in order to avoid creeps…
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Not internet technically but did anyone else play this Sesamestreet videogame as a kid? I swear the intromusic haunts me to do this day
I used to love neopets, chatting on the boards with my friends for hours and rping on the rp boards. I remember I once got one of my intros posted on a "bad characters" board and being so upset lol. To be fair it was terrible, I quit rping shortly after that.
Runescape and AdventureQuest were great too, but I never had a sub 'cause we were poor and my mom could only pay for either mine or my brothers sub.>>48608
If I remember right vaspim went on to become a pretty popular tumblr user, then got called out for sexually harassing underage girls/sending pics of his dick to them, lol.
OMG I REMEMBER THIS ONE
the only things i could remember was the bitching and the chorus of this song you could pick as bgm
oh my god anon the same exact thing happened to ME but with VMK
I was telling everyone I was going to fight her but word spread around and a teacher intervened and told me I cannot in fact fight her.
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These black border "memes" and this Darth Vader picture in particular.
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A similar one, I hated seeing this one but it was popular
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Kek these were called motifakes (from fake motivational posters) and as a kid I really liked them for some reason, especially when there were motifake tunnels, but they are so unfunny as an adult. And often really sexist as well but what it's new.
Weird to see it kinda making a comeback, it's still unfunny though.