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No. 21336

Discuss internet communities you grew up with or spent a lot of time on. Some off the top of my head: (but not limited to)
>MSN Messenger

No. 21337

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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.

No. 21338

World of Warcraft

I sunk so many hours of my life into that game and I don't regret a second of it.

>tfw will never enter Westfall again for the first time

No. 21339

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all my good high school memories are of maple story lol

No. 21340

I spent a fuck load of time play Gunz the duel and Gunbound. My favourite vehicle was the a.sate so everytime I got those damn special ones my younger self would explode in excitement. Its a pity all these games are pay to win. I suppose there would be no other way to keep them going.

No. 21341

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Gaia Online….oof. 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.

No. 21342

I spent a lot of time on those weeb freeforums where everyone had Naruto/Furuba/Bleach avatars and banners. They were cringy even back then, but overall they were pretty comfy communities.

No. 21343

I got my first "real" taste of what the internet truly was when my big brother would show me funny videos he found on Newgrounds. Before that I had only really used a computer at school. He also showed me how to use ms paint and I remember being so shocked that you could draw on a computer. I would spend hours just drawing cute cats. I wish I still had those pics…

Livejournal and Deviantart were my shit though when I got a little older. The party posts on LJ <3 I Also used to go on Photobucket every day for new pics of fandoms I was in.

No. 21344

>blogging on Xanga
>gaming on Newgrounds
>Habbo Hotel
>profile on MySpace, then on Bebo
>YouTube when it first came out, incredible having music on demand without downloading

No. 21345

Running a gore blog when I was an edgy jr. high student on Tumblr and pokemon dream world

No. 21346

mocospace’s emo chat. There used to be only one and it was so hard to get in and then they made 3 and then it started dying. My middle and high school years are defined by chatting

No. 21347

Omg xanga..I forgot all about it. Before that I remember something called bloop diary existing. I feel so old.

No. 21348

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Samefag, but for curiosities sake I went to bloopdiary. It’s stuck in time.

No. 21349

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any eurofags remember icq? i think i stopped using it once i got facebook

No. 21350

I was a bwaby on habbo hotel. Now I think back it was creepy and I was probably talking to 50 year old men.

Also anyone remember a site called mydeardiary or something. One of the first sites I went on, when I was a kid I used to write these weird fake stories about my life on there and everyone would believe them.

No. 21351

Inklink!!! I wish more than anything I could still play. Also the fall out boy messages boards a long long time ago, pretty sure Pete wentz leaked his own nudes on there

No. 21352

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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

No. 21353

ashamedly, i still play neopets. i still find some aspects of it pretty fun, it has that "grind to meet your goals" appeal, as well as the nostalgia factor. i spend nowhere near as much time on it as i used to, though, and the place is pretty fucking dead now, it's kinda sad considering how many users it once had.

No. 21354

i remember roleplaying as edward elric's girlfriend on quizilla.

No. 21355

i loved habbo! i played it non-stop for years. i remember scamming people and getting married.

this is embarrassing, but in 2010 i was 14 and spent an entire summer on /b/ because i wanted to impress my crush (who i met online) who was a /b/tard. i don't think he ever found out/cared about it.

No. 21356

I posted a lot of regrettable things on /b/ in 2010 when I too, was 14. I also played hank constantly in like 2009.

No. 21357

/b/ is so different now, its kinda weird

No. 21358

Club penguin. I loved it and trolled a lot of people on it. Made it a lot funnier seeing a qt penguin spout nazi stuff.
Or habo hotel with the pool is closed.

I was a kid and spent a lot of time on /b/ lol

Also, chatting via msn live and having myspace.

No. 21359

If it makes you feel any better, I've been there too. Trying to impress dumb boys by frequenting /b/ while underage. I think I ended up moving more towards /cgl/ in that time luckily. I'm too scared to go to /b/ these days, I assume it's just angry incels posting gore.

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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.

No. 21361

Lol I don't know why that second comment is so funny to me

No. 21362

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!

No. 21363

One of my favourite childhood memories was my mom finding these paranormal websites with horrible early 2000s layouts that she'd look at with me for hours before bed. I follow a blog that posts screenshots of them now for the nostalgia factor. I also have good memories of playing dress up games after school and on weekends, although I wasn't allowed to play ones with male characters just in case they were inappropriate (overprotective mom lol).

The first site I had an account on was fanfiction, then deviantart. I used to write angsty horrible stories about an embarrassingly un-angsty series. It was surprising to revisit them recently to see I got reviews on the unfinished ones just last year.
For dA, did anyone else jump on that trend of having your dA friends listed as "family" in your description? They'd ask to be there then you'd give them and lolRANDUM xD description next to their icon. Sometimes I track down old friends from there but don't think I'll ever reconnect since it might be too weird.

Oddly didn't get into imageboards until I was 16 in 2013, so I don't count that as nostalgic. Even then I only used Tohno-chan of all places.

No. 21364

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my neopet account is legal lol

No. 21365

5 years ago isn't nostalgia. Late 90s early 2000s Internet best Internet

No. 21366

when did someone mention 5 years ago?

No. 21367

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YTMND was my shit. I used to spend hours browsing that website.

No. 21368

do you have a link to the blog with the paranormal screenshots? I used to love those kinds of sites!

No. 21369

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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

No. 21370

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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

No. 21371

Ugh I just tried to look this up a couple of months ago. I'm sad I loved this place.

No. 21372

Here you go! They luckily weren't affected by the purge.
This is also "old" ~aesthetic~ internet stuff general.

I was the only one who mentioned 5 years ago and I even made a dislaimer that it wasn't really nostalgic lol.

No. 21373

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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.

No. 21374

Thanks anon!

No. 21375

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yahoo messenger will always have a place in my heart

No. 21376

oh dear good how did I ever forget about this

No. 21377

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No. 21379

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.

No. 21380

I miss xanga so bad and im so annoyed that its basically all gone.

No. 21381

Oh shit my nigga. What up, you had to have god hands to play that game.

No. 21382

otakuzone, yaoihaven, and gaia. i roleplayed a lot on oz and drrr.com
i regret missing out on neopets and club penguin

No. 21383


No. 21384

I was lucky enough to start using the internet around 2001/2002, so communities were small and fun. I used yahoo chat/cheetachat and AIM mainly. I got a livejournal and connected with friends. Man, i really do miss it all. I still keep in touch with some people and we've all grown up together, which is cool.

I just feel like FB doesn't have the same connection that LJ had, especially the comms there. I met a lot of people through AIM that i ended up friends with irl years later. The internet with so young.

No. 21385

gaiaonline was my life as a preteen. it was such an innocent time and appealed to my innate weebiness. people treated me with so much respect just because I had a few of those pay to win items (like the edgelord scarf).

that all changed when I found 4chan through a link on the gaia forums. IIRC, it was in someone's signature? it was in 2005-6 and after that I was pretty much ruined. any innocence I had was totally lost as I frequented /b/ most of all. I even participated in a few of the stupid habbo hotel raids. eventually I moved on to /v/ which also ruined my perception of video games but at least I wasn't being exposed to gore and dead animals constantly (which at the time, didn't bother me, but now 10 years later bothers me a whole fucking lot).

never got into neopets or anything, the majority of my time was spent on gaia, deviantart and 4chan, and assorted other forums. but once I got a boyfriend in 2008 my time on these sites tapered off and I was hardly online anymore. when we broke up and I did start using the internet more, I stopped going to 4chan except for /adv/ and /r9k/ occasionally. but 4chan had lost its edginess once I was an adult.

No. 21386

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addictinggames.com, bloons tower defense was my jam.

No. 21387

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.

>Gaia Online

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.

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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No. 21389

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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?


No. 21390

I was trying to remember how this site was called to look it up but I couldn't.i would like to go back and remember the cringy stuff i was reading.rip quizilla

No. 21391

Play FKiss Dolls
Winmx to download music and chat
AOL anime mailing lists

No. 21392

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(random pic from google)

No. 21393


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.

No. 21394

Yes! I miss dollz/pixel art communities so much. Mini room makers, too.

No. 21395

I used to love dragonball z when I was a kid so I remember going to all to these dbz fansites, one of them was Temple O Trunks

No. 21396

Me and my best friend used to write A7X and MCR fanfic on that site. Was so sad when it all got deleted. I was a pervy weirdo at that age lmao

No. 21397

Samefag but does anyone remember VampireFreaks? Used to love browsing members on there, so many awesome hairstyles.

No. 21398

Around 98-99, when it first exploded in the US, I was all about Pokémon. I was ~13. I used to visit all kinds of shitty old websites with GameShark "codes" and shit. I'd read tons of fanfics and fanart and even submitted my own. There were so many shitty little xpages, geocities, angelfire websites related to pokemon back then and I could never get enough. Eventually I landed in probably my first real forum called TRHQ (TRHQnext? I think? I have a bad time finding anything about it 20 years later) It was a lot of fun.

There were sub forums for other anime and fanart and that's how I ultimately got into all that Japanese crap that I still love today.

Another internet nostalgia thing for me will always be AOL, like the actual web client with the built in browser and "you've got mail!" email. I used to go in the chatrooms as an adolescent girl, and now I just shudder thinking of what kinds of creeps I was probably talking with on a regular basis.

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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

No. 21400

Me too.
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.

No. 21401

>that edit
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.

No. 21403

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I was more of a disney gal myself

No. 21404

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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

No. 21405

the lizzie mcguire game was my life

No. 21406

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>tfw spent 200+ real dollary doos of my parents money on gaiaonline
>get permabanned for dumb shit

No. 21407

wow anon, the happy tree friends things were the best. this whole playlist is bringing back so many memories: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0E700035987701DD

No. 21408

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I also loved meez lmfao

No. 21409

not gonna lie, i fucking lived for that. it was stupid and a complete waste of time but it was great

No. 21410

anyone remember foamy the squirrel? my parents were hard core christians growing up so I had to find ways to act out, like looking up stupid edgy shit like salad fingers and foamy flash videos

No. 21411

I always think of the “stigmata” episode haha. I used to love Foamy! Recently rewatched the salad fingers series and was sooo horrified. How was I not freaked out about that as a tween?

No. 21412

I spent way too much time browsing the IMDB boards. For nearly a decade it was my go-to site when I was bored, it never took me long to find something interesting, funny, or just plain batshit. I especially liked visiting the Fight Club board (because of the sheer amount of stupid shit in there) and the ones for niche/artsy movies. I'm still sad they got shut down.

No. 21413

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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

No. 21414

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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

No. 21415

damn this prompted me to check out my old gaia guild. i spent a lot of time there when i was 15-17, we were a pretty active and tight-knit group. it's crazy that it's over 10 years later and people still post occasionally to update everyone on how they're doing. some members ended up getting married to each other! i might cry that was too wholesome.

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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?)

No. 21417

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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.

No. 21418

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eLouai candybar!

No. 21419

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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.

No. 21420


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.

No. 21421

I played VMK until it closed though I discovered the game kinda late. it was really great though. someone rebooted the game a few years ago but there was so much drama involved.

No. 21422

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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.

No. 21423

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

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

No. 21424

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?

No. 21425

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

No. 21426

i do remember this! the look of the avatar brings it back to memory. i would have forgotten this completely if you hadn't brought it up, thanks anon

No. 21427

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I played this and my mom played it as well lol, somehow she was more into it than I was.

No. 21428

I don't remember the full details but before myvmk opened it was originally called openvmk and ran by two people named nick and amy. after openvmk opened there some mod name grace said that amy put a virus into the game so nick fired amy. then amy put out some statement saying that it was a lie and for the most part everyone believed her so amy just made myvmk while nick closed openvmk for good. most of the drama on myvmk seems like it's over Amy and the staff members behavior. I don't get how the game has so much drama when there aren't that many people playing it but eh.

No. 21429

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

No. 21430


I REALLY miss the IMDB boards and there isn’t a good replacement for them. I tried some subreddits but they all suck. No ones gets into the super discussions like IMDB did. I also felt like everyone was pretty friendly there. :(

No. 21431


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.

No. 21432

ahhhh! i loved those so much. i was huge into pixel art was was insanely immersed in the community. i styled my pixel art after candybar.

No. 21433

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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?


A piece of my soul died with them.

No. 21434

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did anyone go on postopia.com?

No. 21435

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did anyone ever use winmx chatrooms? it was a p2p program but i used it almost exclusively for anime chatrooms.

No. 21436

I used to hang out on chatango a lot back when I went through my edgy teen phase. I don't know what it's like now since I haven't been in a long time but when I used it, it was full of other edgelords and roleplayer weebs. I also spent time taking anime character quizes on quizilla and an ungodly amount of time on fanfiction.net. I had a really weird obsession with Tales of Symphonia so most of my fanfiction consumption consisted of that. I had a gaia account for a few years but abandoned it. I don't think I even have the email I used to sign up for it anymore.

No. 21437

im a little old for that but my little brother used to play that damn waffle game and the sound effects still get stuck in my head from time to time

No. 21438

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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!!!!

No. 21439

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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.

No. 21440

I used to spend way too much time on sites like lelola and the sonic foundation.
Also xanga and lj. I got so into customizing my blogs. I roleplayed the shit out of all sorts of characters on xanga.

No. 21441

File: 1546240338384.jpeg (12.35 KB, 337x150, download.jpeg)

Webrings! How 90% of the time they were dead links lol

No. 21442

Chatango is still very much around! The stream sites I've frequented in the past few years all use it as the site chatbox.

No. 21443

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.

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.

No. 21444

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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.

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.

No. 21445

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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.

No. 21446

I used to love pageants. I still remember preps, then uni, then des dolls.

No. 21447

Isn't vampirefreaks still active

No. 21448

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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!

No. 21449

Yeah they were called Dollz. Their creator actually wrote a piece on how she created them and how they evolved. It's a fun read for anyone who's into internet nostalgia

No. 21450

I loved isketch when I was younger and specifically bought a tablet to draw for that game. The memories wow

No. 21451

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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.

No. 21452

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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.

No. 21453

I miss my boutique on Girlsense so much :( It even got featured on the main page once, it was a huge moment for me. Too bad the website was shut down just months after I signed up. God, I really miss those times.

No. 21454

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.

No. 21455

i was on there daily omg

No. 21456

Omg me too! Bless my father for shelling out $80 for a Wacom Bamboo tablet that I barely used

No. 21457

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

No. 21458

NTA but I REALLY wanted a cybunny, just any cybunny. My dumb ass always forgot to log in on Cybunny day so it never happened. I liked the fairy and baby brushes the most.

No. 21459

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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/
Girlsense was my life! That's awesome that you got featured, 10 year old me would have lost my shit.

No. 21460

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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.

No. 21461

Same anon same. Shitty geocities anime fan sites and that tripod sailor moon chatroom ugh

Yeah I had that realization a few months ago, what’s more shocking is that I still remember my login info after 18 years

No. 21462

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.

No. 21463

Can we talk about old trends? I remember a lot from Livejournal

-usernames with a shitton of underscores, like _________stardustgirl
-so many icon trends! Tiny unreadable text, that moment when everyone stopped using a 1px border around them, when everything went from piled-on textures to HD interestingly cropped color-saturated screen shots, blue exclusion layers
-making sure your interests had a ton of unclickable ones because you were the ONLY person with that particular interest
-So many fic challenges! 15 minute fics, one-sentence fics, song challenges…
-Fandom cartoonists that have been totally forgotten but were briefly HUGE. Wizzart, that mspaint HP one, and there was a Potterpuff thing? And iharthdarth, which I kinda still think those Vader's Little Princess books ripped off.

No. 21464

i miss 2001 barbie.com

No. 21465

File: 1546346245891.jpg (74.22 KB, 705x547, polly.jpg)


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

No. 21466


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.

No. 21467

File: 1546353827703.png (75.22 KB, 800x346, bye tribe.png)

Tribe.net, anyone?

[goes to check account]

Holy shit!

No. 21468

I loooved pocket bishonen!!! I collected everyone from Weiss, especially. It was such a silly, but fun website. I used to display some of my badges on my livejournal or geocities site.

No. 21469

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.

No. 21470

No. 21471

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.

No. 21472

I spent most of my youth on Quizilla and wrote a lot of shitty fanfiction and "quizzes" related to whatever anime I was into. I read a lot of wwyff/wwffy quizzes by nietono-no-shana and I think a user called galaxa13/purple529? I was way too into it. I also loved Pixie Hollow but that was short lived. I wish they'd bring it back. I was kinda into Neopets but it wasn't as fun as wasting time writing a story on Quizilla, which was so buggy that half the struggle was just trying to post the damn thing without it freezing and deleting it.

No. 21473

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.

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.

No. 21474

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.

No. 21475

I really hate how everything is so centralized.
I hate Discord especially. Give me forums and small independent chatrooms back.

No. 21476

The pedo thing happened to me too, exactly like you I thought he was my boyfriend. Thank god your parents stepped in. The internet can be such a dangerous place, I do miss MSN tho, loved it

No. 21477


No. 21478

damn girl I was a gore blogger too on tumblr when I was 13-16. I wonder if we knew some of the same people, I was involved with a few of the older Chilean dudes and they groomed the fuck out of me and ruined my mental state completely for a long time. I think it was a unique community and I have fond memories but I hate myself for talking to the dudes in it.

No. 21479

Oh man, I remember reading my first lemon fanfic…it was Soul Eater and I had to read all my fanfictions on fanfiction.net with my DS internet browser.

No. 21480

I loved CDE!!! I went on and off for years and one day I went to visit and they had shut it down. I was devastated!

No. 21481

Yes! I was waiting patiently for someone to reply to me! Were you a well known user or just a lurker?

No. 21482

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Poupée girl ughhh

miss this stuff alot

No. 21483

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No. 21484

Fuck I remember getting on my moms ass about getting a membership everyday until she finally paid for it using her hard earned money. Worth every penny though. Stopped using it around the time it became shit and the quality controllers were getting lazy and not fixing basic shit like your ID being some random user. Spent a stupid amount of time on there trying to get a le fantage boyfriend. Too bad it shut down it was like 70% of my childhood down the drain, probably for the best though.

No. 21485

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>ywn play be 12 playing free realms while listening to Taylor Swift again

No. 21486

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Muniz Online was the shit back then, no mmo ever matched my experience there.

No. 21487

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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.

No. 21488

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Do any of you guys still go on mabi???

No. 21489

Not since it turned into a "who has the rarest, biggest wings" contest. Fucking awful.

No. 21490

I wish they made an actual sequel to this game

No. 21491

Yeah vindictus was way too dungeon crawly without enough of the open world aspect.

No. 21492

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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.

i loved the eLouai dolls! I always thought they were so much cuter than the more popular dolls you could make elsewhere

No. 21493

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I've played hundreds and hundreds of MMOs and nothing comes close to Mabinogi.

just ignore the posers that waste their money and play the actual game because IT'S AMAZING and complex and goes on FOREVER.

No. 21494

Guys I swear neopets said they were coming out with another app game in the fall and it never happened and now I'm pissed because I'm too depressed to get into playing exclusively the broken site but I want to. (But being depressed triggers wanting to play it to begin with lol) So I came to this thread
I miss the habitarium, neohomes, keyquest, and even the petpet rpg game thing.
It feels empty just doing the dailies.

No. 21495

I used to draw on OekakiCentral everyday for years. Got super butt hurt when an art I took like 8+ hours on got deleted from the Main Hall. Good times

No. 21496

File: 1546573440757.png (25.48 KB, 187x216, sadness.PNG)

Me too. I'm even tired of RSing and amassing excessive neopoints.

No. 21497

Holy shit anon, I just got smacked hard with nostalgia! I used to wake up really early during the summer when I was like 8 or 9 and play it until my mom could wake up and kick me off the computer lol good times, ty for the reminder

No. 21498

File: 1546576043539.jpg (251.19 KB, 960x1280, bestbrowser.jpg)

>Reading m-rated yaoi fanfiction with the DSi web browser

I can feel the 2009 through the screen.

No. 21499

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.

No. 21500

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.

No. 21501

Also wanted to add- I definitely got super into coding because of that whole crowd which has been really helpful over the years. I had my own domain at one point and a bunch of ~affiliates and pixel art adoptions and shit.

No. 21502

Web design and web developing actually were quite female-oriented things in the early 2000's, boys were usually more focused on programming computer programs and games. I made a ton of website layouts as a hobby in the 2000's and ended up becoming a front end developer when I grew up. It's a shame personal web sites aren't a thing anymore because it's what gave a lot of us the first push towards the tech field. Now girls just don't seem to have a sandbox where to play around with code or be motivated by things such as making their own cute website.

No. 21503

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…

No. 21504

File: 1546816449634.png (1.22 MB, 1254x1080, np.png)

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 neofriends
also please give me RS tips I've always been terrible at it

No. 21505

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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.

No. 21506

They update such random things though, which blows my mind! They updated some of the neoworld maps. But other things that are actually needed are untouched. I don't think it would be too hard to repair some broken coding for some things or whatever but I don't have experience in that. I was able to play through ghoul hunters but I know it can be glitchy. But it was at least fun and meaningful because of the prizes and np! And restocking is easy nowadays because the site is dead LOL. It all gets boring after a while though, cause then I'm like, well, can't update my neohome, can't do this/that, only getting np towards the pets I guess. Then once you have the pets you want, what else is there? The battledome, I guess. I like the neopets reddit too. I go there to look for any updates before the actual site.

No. 21507

>tfw cant stay up until 4am/wake up at 6am to rp your yaoi ocs with your online friends on your own proboards site.

im still friends on fb with the two people who i spent several years of my free time with. we are all too busy to get together again to write stuff anymore. feels bad.

No. 21508

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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.

No. 21509

because we were young and involved in fandoms?

No. 21510

Right, but there's still plenty of media I love that I would consider myself a huge fan of. But I guess I'm saying do those kind of niche fan communities still exist? Places like Tumblr or Twitter or devART or Reddit are all pretty broad "gathering places", even the subreddits.

No. 21511

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.

No. 21512

I never made real friends but I met so many guys though myspace. It's bizarre looking back on it, but it was totally normal to add random strangers you thought were cute, I can't believe my ass was bold enough to ever do it when these days I balk at using tinder.

No. 21513

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.

No. 21514

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.

No. 21515

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.

No. 21516

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.

No. 21517

No. 21518

This is honestly the biggest thing for me, too. I currently have some mutuals on multiple platforms who I'm sure I could start a conversation with about our shared interest but I'm too shy and lazy. Even as a nervous kid I was eager to make friends so jumped at the opportunity when given access to the net. Now it's just…less exciting I guess.

No. 21519

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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

No. 21520

>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.

No. 21521

File: 1546896697870.png (38.08 KB, 243x431, large_ICQ_7.7_skins_gallery_.p…)

Ahhhhhh ICQ, aka a/s/l, wanna cyber, and how to gain a back entry into peoples computers all in one easy program.

No. 21522

File: 1546898729112.png (216.25 KB, 1440x900, Kekos.png)

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 :(

No. 21523

File: 1546898980508.jpg (147.29 KB, 1024x768, upper.0.jpg)


Here's one of the official rooms!

No. 21524

That's so cute! It kinda reminds me of Pucca + Habbo.

No. 21525

File: 1546996783965.jpeg (122.34 KB, 760x428, E915441C-2766-4C4F-89A1-F41872…)

Did anyone played AQ??i remember kids at my school would play the fuck out of this game

No. 21526

File: 1547000492753.jpg (78.68 KB, 728x402, kim_possible_card_clash-1.jpg)

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.

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.

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.

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)

No. 21527

TekTek's creator opened their own Avatar site, Recolor. That said, I really miss the Dream Avatar Creator, too. Gaia's system is still shit, unsurprisingly.

No. 21528

I've actually used Recolor in recent times, but it doesn't quite fit the bill somehow. It does do better with being able to change the color of the clothes you pick out, but I didn't stick with it long, and even then, I think my account got deleted after I was gone a while.

No. 21529

File: 1547012715135.png (32.84 KB, 189x308, selfy3.png)

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

No. 21530

i played this! i was sad that it shut down but i found out that these assets are purchasable assets and some facebook game company bought them and made a knockoff lineplay. i kind of played it it's sort of okay.

No. 21531

File: 1547019331402.jpeg (149.33 KB, 540x525, CFDF99D5-25BF-4348-BFB1-AF95CA…)

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

No. 21532

did anyone else play dizzywood?

No. 21533

YES this was my shit

No. 21534

File: 1547050371124.jpg (59.9 KB, 643x362, 643x0w.jpg)

So y'all just gunna sit here and not bring up Poptropica at all? I remember playing this in middle school omg

No. 21535

File: 1547051978277.gif (4.84 MB, 300x176, 7112312f2740574723b9118b3ac357…)

>tfw you see the word "TekTek" and all your repressed Gaia memories come flooding back

No. 21536

Do any of you anons remember the site that was based on cereal mascots? You could design your character, have yard sales, play cereal themed minigames (cinnamon toast crunch pachinko was one of them)?

No. 21537

File: 1547054864880.jpg (46.89 KB, 480x360, hqdefault.jpg)

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.

Are you talking about millsberry? I briefly played it but last I saw, it doesn't exist anymore!

No. 21538

Anyone itt feel sad about missing out on sites that were popular back in the day? Not before your time or anything, but you were distracted by another site or aomething.
I personally feel sad about missing out on gaia and livejournal. Not through any fault of my own (my mother restricted socializing site usage) I was stuck on deviantart and recall friends who also had fun over there.
Also wish I partook in oekaki when it was popular.

No. 21539

DeviantArt was the shit though. That’s where I was in the early-mid 2000’s.

No. 21540


Sometimes. Gaia seemed pretty epic but I had fun with what I was doing at the time. I really miss old DA! There was a really nice sense of community in the earlier days. I also remember loving the drama that would happen. Sometimes it was admins getting out of hand, sometimes it was popular DA artists breaking up/cheating on each other and writing journals about it.

No. 21541

File: 1547064896236.jpeg (40.96 KB, 500x334, sub-buzz-7891-1531270616-1.png…)

MyScene was the best

No. 21542

File: 1547065235700.png (237.98 KB, 752x506, BritneySpears-1429110804.png)

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

No. 21543

My best friend in elementary and middle school was obsessed with Britney. We made email addresses on @britneyspearsmail.com and she begged her for a backstage ticket in badly written English

No. 21544

File: 1547065837963.png (150.38 KB, 800x344, HilaryDuff-1429111042.png)

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

No. 21545

File: 1547066068800.gif (26.13 KB, 592x354, SiSSYFIGHT-My-First-Times.gif)

Did anyone play sissyfight? I loved this in the early 2000s

No. 21546

did anyone else spend a shit ton of time hanging around varrock square on runescape? i met tons of friends through that, a couple i still talk to.

No. 21547

R.I.P Quizilla. I remember that me and my friend got really mad when Teen-Nick took over and they charnged the whole layout and imposed rules against Lemons lol

No. 21548

omg I had completely forgotten about MyScene! I had the dolls and everything

No. 21549

File: 1547077025927.jpg (196.67 KB, 800x534, MS.jpg)

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.

No. 21550

>meeting your husband on maplestory
That's adorable.

No. 21551

MS2 sucks big dick too, my friend tried to get me to play and it's aaaaawful!

No. 21552

File: 1547084003587.jpg (324.68 KB, 764x605, trollz.jpg)

I used to play so many flash games on fetchfido. The site still exists and is basically a time warp into the early 2000s.

Also does anyone else remember trollz.com?

No. 21553

I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO MENTION TROLLZ! I thought I had some kind of fever dream and it wasn’t actually a computer game.

No. 21554

File: 1547089241027.jpeg (54.72 KB, 420x342, 8808F16A-DF61-4FAF-903F-EA1220…)

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.

No. 21555

I used to make quizzes on quizilla! I loved taking all of the "which (insert movie/tv show) character are you?" Quizzes and embedding the results in my LJ.

No. 21556

File: 1547091028138.jpg (31.8 KB, 425x250, dims.jpg)

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.

No. 21557


I loved Myscene. Thank you for bringing back memories!

No. 21558

File: 1547139191298.jpeg (57.17 KB, 400x250, 136925C6-2767-4EFE-8D84-1F491C…)

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.

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.

No. 21559

anyone remember wonderland online? I wasted so many hours wonder what the fuck i had to do when i was 6.

No. 21560

I miss livejournal and the kind of community culture it had. :c nothing will ever be the same. I always felt like lj was real and authentic. Now a days, people either dont post anything personal online if they do, it's always sone cheesey persona to get sponsored by companies.

No. 21561

Was it the anime-style turn based online game where you woke up on North Island? That used to be my shit for a while too

No. 21562

File: 1548038665557.jpg (438.29 KB, 768x702, gaia.jpg)

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

No. 21563

I miss old Maple Story so much, Nexon killed it with dumb classes and cash shops.

No. 21564

>takes 50 years to get to level 200.
Seriously that game had the slowest level up system of any game I've ever played. I'd rather level to 300 in rs.

No. 21565

Anyone remember the old forum/game called minimatch on Cartoon Network's site back in the early 2000s, god I missed that.

No. 21566

File: 1548043992967.png (172.6 KB, 299x685, icons.png)

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…

No. 21567

I still google "[x thing] icons livejournal" to find icons for my social media

No. 21568

File: 1548054308080.jpg (359.76 KB, 1680x1050, flyff.jpg)

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

No. 21569

File: 1548058517031.jpg (123.47 KB, 1024x768, ign.jpg)

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

No. 21570

File: 1548058892160.jpg (73.67 KB, 640x426, BetaDay1Picture1.jpg)

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.

No. 21571

lol yes I did that too

I used to spend so much time on Gamefaqs.

No. 21572

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!!

No. 21573

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.

No. 21574

File: 1548062208806.png (229.63 KB, 874x740, 1539625188799.png)

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.

No. 21575

for a short amount of time a friend got me into ponystars, but then we moved onto mydivadoll during our scene phases in middle school. i remember being quite known on there and made many friends that i still talked to for a handful of years after the site shut down. there was a uk version called ohmydollz and eventually they made a us version of the same name to replace mdd, but it wasnt the same. those days were fun, but i remember being caught in my lies and involved in a lot of drama lmao. decided to delete everyone that knew me from there on my fb sometime during high school. tried to separate myself from my past as much as possible lmao

No. 21576

File: 1548070941698.jpg (251.18 KB, 1276x716, teen_titans_battle_blitz.jpg)

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)

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.

No. 21577

Yes! I think it's actually still hosted but is a ghost land. It still looks exactly the same.

No. 21578

File: 1548078673393.jpg (363.39 KB, 1280x1024, Wonderland-Online-wallpaper.jp…)

yes it was partner

No. 21579

>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.

No. 21580

I had accounts at greatest journal, deadjournal (got an invite through the aol goth board), livejournal, xanga, and myspace. I was a weird kid with a lot of time on my hands..

No. 21581

I started posting on the aol teen goth board around 2003, and even met a person from that board 8 years later. I regret that lol.

No. 21582

Were they at least who they said they were?

What actually went down on death journal, just literally the same thing?

No. 21583

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)

No. 21584

File: 1548130122788.jpg (104.88 KB, 600x450, piczo.jpg)

Did anyone use Piczo?

No. 21585

Oh my god, bless u sweet anon. I have been trying to remember the name of this site forever!

No. 21586

File: 1548134674716.gif (117.36 KB, 300x273, 9348684765.gif)

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

No. 21587

Is anyone else really horrified by how little (or in some cases nothing at all) of all those old websites is actually archived? All the work put into them, all the uniqueness, creativity, information, thoughts and close communities, gone forever without a trace. How will we look at the "old internet" in a few centuries with only the most popular websites and our memories left to guess how it was back then? It's not like you can find good hints on google nowadays without going through 30+ pages of clickbait articles, spam websites and shops. I imagine it will become even worse in the future. With that, will it even be possible to accurately document the early internet years other than making broad statements? There is so many lost and the few remaining pieces are hard to find. And I know it's hard tinfoiling, but that also sounds like the perfect breeding ground to rewrite history.

No. 21588

YES you inspired me to check an old email and I had 8 websites. None are saved on the Wayback Machine. It's really upsetting because I know I'll never get to see them again now.

No. 21589

>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.

No. 21590

I suddently got nostalgic over MSN and looked it up and found out a guy has been maintaining it and there are people who still use it.Only one version is currently usable and i had to try dozens of times to log in.The same guy also somewhat maintains the classic skype since it's getting worse and worse with each update.his site is here


damn i miss MSN and it's 4th wall breaking animations,the nudge,being able to draw,the customization abilities and whatever you could do there

No. 21591

nudging was great. truly a feature that should be implemented in ALL messengers, now and forever.

No. 21592

File: 1548539115820.png (450.42 KB, 1097x1711, A76861BA-809C-4A10-ACAC-F38150…)

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.
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.

No. 21593

omfg yes I remember those games, where you had to find and trade items with different characters I spent hours playing all 4 games in one day.

No. 21594

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.

No. 21595

Quizilla was my childhood. I spent so much time writing quizzes and fanfics lmao. I loved the quizzes that were like "What do the naruto/bleach/etc characters think of you?".w A very cringy part of my life, but they were good memories. I kind of wish I saved everything, but I didn't know it was being shut down.

No. 21596

File: 1548649117208.jpg (120.44 KB, 500x500, d27iksn-d254fdbd-20a4-499c-9a1…)

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.

No. 21597

File: 1548655253746.jpg (218.33 KB, 1024x683, 16263378214_5961df5db9_b.jpg)

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

No. 21598

I downloaded this to check but Microsoft deleted my hotmail account during the merge with outlook. Are you still able to see your old contacts or even conversations? My first conversations with my boyfriend were over MSN, it's actually depressing that I've lost them forever.

No. 21599


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

No. 21600

Ah okay, now I don't feel so bad about losing the account. I actually did keep the computer but someone took it recently to "test" something. I'm raging I let him do that now. It's a computer we got over a decade ago lol.

No. 21601

Awww yes I ran multiple fanlistings! Had them all listed at TFL.net or whatever it was called

No. 21602

File: 1548778772580.jpg (364.71 KB, 724x474, Cameron-s-World-2-geocities-it…)


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).

No. 21603

File: 1548779997751.png (6.54 KB, 161x211, index.png)

>''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

No. 21604

>that default avatar with the rags
i'm triggered

No. 21605

omg me too!

No. 21606

File: 1548781065386.gif (5.95 KB, 150x150, uni_christmas_baby.gif)

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.

No. 21607

File: 1548782402497.png (33.06 KB, 256x256, untitled_51.png)

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.)

No. 21608

We had a thread about this and in it is tons of stories of anons' pedo experiences online. Look through the catalog.

No. 21609

I definitely did. I was into fandom chat rooms and messageboards and I made a few friends through those. One friend was a 30 year old guy, while I was 10-12 through our friendship. He'd constantly tell me how "mature" I was (I wasn't) and how I was an old soul and all the usual shit. Eventually he got mad at me and broke off our friendship when I said I didn't think child porn was OK lol.

No. 21610

Tons of times. When I was an elementary schooler I remember finding out that I got the most people talking to me on AIM chatrooms if I said I was 15-16 years old. Later on Gaia I remember 35 year olds who knew I was in middle school telling me explicit things they wanted to do to me and thinking it was normal until I got older and realized how horrific it was. As a teenager posting innocuous jfashion pictures of myself I had multiple adult men tell me they had folders of my pictures saved. It's actually horrible how many kids are growing up exposed to this type of stuff and often way worse than what I experienced. The DDLG shit that's now on Tumblr has probably exacerbated the problem tenfold by making teenage girls think that pedophilia is something cute and fun and sugar daddies are goalz. So in that aspect I guess I'm lucky my childhood back then was mostly just Neopets, things like that, and the worse environments that now exist came later.

No. 21611

When I was a teen I used to play dress up games on this website called dressupmix. the website is still up but they used to have a good chat system that I used and met a ton of people on.

oh those were the days. now its a bit dead and the chat is gone.

No. 21612

Honestly? None. I rarely ever talked back to strangers in private DMs. The one time I've ever been asked for explicit pictures/been talked to sexually on the internet by a rando was on Facebook. Some fucking Paki dude. I was like 21 at the time though, so it wasn't a pedo thing. I'm not sure if I was careful as a kid or just lucky.

No. 21613

File: 1548794594144.png (124.27 KB, 370x238, Chooseacharacter.png)

THIS. cartoonnetwork had the best flash games! johnny bravo's flapjack flipout and cartoon cartoon summer resort. FUCK!! you just took me BACK

No. 21614

File: 1548794764238.jpg (42.75 KB, 420x332, 148607c16b2c0c1052d4ad284e640b…)

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.

No. 21615

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.

No. 21616

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.

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.

No. 21617

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

No. 21618

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

No. 21619

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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.

No. 21620

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.

No. 21621

Does anyone else miss those meme dances? I'm talking things like Carameldansen and Caipirinha, Ievan Polka, it felt like they were everywhere (at least if you were a weeb) but now it's like they never existed. This goes to everything in the thread but it's like all this content is in a strange middle ground where it's not important or useful enough to archive like a data hoarder but we know they're culture (of a sort) and we'd miss it if they were gone.

No. 21622

Depends on your definition. There are definitely memes of dances floating out there anon, but let's face it. They're no longer in the scope of our interests so we don't take notice of them. Fortnite doesn't excite me, but people still meme those emote dances to death. It's one of the newer ones that come to my head when I think about dance memes anyway.

No. 21623

I talked to plenty. I have so many stories it's insane. There was a time where I really wanted to be one of those undercover bait people, but I wasn't sure how to do it.

No. 21624

lol I definitely don’t mean Fortnite, that’s completely past my time and way too recent. When I think of the ones I mentioned I think of things around 2008 and animation things that probably came from Nico Nico Douga. They’d be so popular most anime at the time would have their own version of Carameldansen by whoever wanted to animate it. It’s not like people draw Deku or Boruto doing a Fortnite dance these days (or maybe they do? I don’t know, I don’t keep up with it)

No. 21625

You got a link through that? I can't find it. Unless it wasn't on this board or didn't include the word pedo in the post.

No. 21626


ntayrt but i think they mean this one


No. 21627

>now it's like they never existed
I liked those "x shakes cola" meme videos but a ton of them got taken down because of copyright for the song. Sucks because I don't care enough to save those sorts of videos but also I'd like to look at them every now and again.

No. 21628

>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

No. 21629

Thanks anon!

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"

No. 21630

>telling you there's a thread on something specifically asked for is being an asshole about it
Wow you're a bit sensitive aren't you

No. 21631

Yessss, I was on Orange Slice back in the day! Such a huge part of my tween years.

No. 21632

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

No. 21633

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.

No. 21634

I used the majority of my time in online games.
Pixie hollow
Club penguin
Ameba Pico

No. 21635

No. 21636

Personally I’m so happy my myspace teenage years are finally erased from atleast google searches

No. 21637

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

No. 23322


Same I would go back on there sometimes and play some of their games heck I would even have dreams that online community is still alive and that they changed the front page of their layout to the pink and blue theme again but more updated man that site used to been the shit…

No. 23367

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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

No. 23640

I loved Mweor!! I was also a weirdo Warrior Cats kid lol

No. 24041

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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.

No. 24291

Were you guys a well-known user? I kinda was lol I'm just curious

No. 24293

YUP. I still remember his name too. His name was Bill. and he would ALWAYS and I do mean ALWAYS start the conversation off as "Hey anon it's bill from scottland! How are you?". He was fucking creepy as shit. Couldn't tell ya where we met but we talked on MSN messenger. He was… 40-ish I think. His icon was his face or someones face I suppose. We never webcammed but he would give me pictures of his dick (even though I repeatedly told him not to) or he would get overly sexual for no reason and usually when he got that way I would just stop replying and he would be like " :( anon where'd you go!" and I would tell him he's making me uncomfortable and he would say sorry and go back to normal. He was WEIRD as shit and I wouldn't be surprised if he was arrested or something irl. I finally blocked him because he was telling me about how hard his dick was or some shit. But I feel like if I had my own computer at the time (this computer was in the living room so everyone could actually use it) I probably wouldn't have blocked him. I think I was just scared my mom was going to find out. I think maybe a year ago I went through my old emails (I still use the same email all these years later) and saw an email from him and I googled the email to see if anything came up and it didn't. Eh maybe he's dead.

No. 24304

I'm >>23367, 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

No. 24372

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this was my jam, even if i met quite a few creeps on there

No. 24574

>>groups fake boi
Y-You….Ima throw out a name blink twice if you know it lmaoo. Does the person's name start with a R? if so I totally know who you're talking about and I totally know which clique you're referring if so I was part of the same group. This is wild if we're talking about the same thing.

No. 24575

Also YEAH LMFAO everyone got their pictures off of vampire freaks

No. 24596

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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)

No. 24607

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.

No. 24608

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Speaking of Disney "mmo's"… anybody play this gem?

No. 24613

>>24608 fuck yeah! German anon here. I loved that game to death. But at some point my parents refused to pay anymore for the subscription.

No. 24614

Do you remember panfu? I loved that shit.

No. 24618

Holy shit yes! Swedish anon here and literally EVERYONE played gosupermodel. There was this huge drama between me and a girl in school so she somehow got into my account and deleted everything I had. Truly a traumatic experience

No. 24643

honestly I can't recall her cde username for the life of me but she went by Max. actually I think it could've been robespierre? her current tumblr is rockcitynosebleed. iirc she was one of the few "boys" that didn't catfish with rando pics but rather took the approach of having a hat (a fuzzy lion one) and fringe cover half the face kek. she was sorta popular for these long ass rambly blog entries?? how weird though if we really were in the same circles kek internet's small huh

No. 24644

Awe shit nope not the same group haha. I thought you were talking about this group of edgy bitches. The girl went by Ronnie and she was apparently an ana-chan. But that group also had a fakeboi who went by Rae (go figure)

No. 24645

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when i figured out how to sync my tamagotchi, this site was so fun

No. 24646

aw too bad. like every fake boi had it's own group haha. I think I do vaguely remember a user with Rae in username but just by seeing those marketplace blogs about that goddamn overpriced and coveted hair (long and wavy with side part, later got remixed to hell and back thru the treasure box) or the pirate hat. why was the pirate hat so legendary even? I had it for a bit and I felt like the hottest shit ever kek

No. 24647

I have NO idea how half of the 'most have' items were so popular. Most of them were ugly as shit lol. I had the pirate hat and I actually liked it I felt like it went with everything haha. I couldn't tell ya her username to save my life. But I'm just it had Rae in it lol. Were you part of the wave who made like cde facebooks and stuff? I was kek

No. 24648

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?

No. 24657

I totally forgot about slice! I was a mod on there and I was a huge asshole. Sorry anon, I was 12 and on a power trip.

No. 24668

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.

No. 24687


ah lol! i was friends with most of the designers on the danish one and me and all my friends used to sit for hours at each other's big ass home computers and take turns logging in. i used to hp rp so much there and make weird oc's and get into heated debates, ah i miss the forums.

No. 24739

I spent a majority of my time in the AOL chats…anyone remember "Red Dragon Inn"? I used to RP as a Angel Sanctuary character named "Belial" (totes muh OC). I dedicated a whole angelfire site to her and I bet if I read it after all these years I'd cringe into a ball. It distracted me from the bad things happening in my life at that time.

No. 24772

Anybody remember uhh.. matmice? Or something similar? It allowed you to make your own website "page" and add in different widgets. I had a page called xOx_pinktoxic_xOx that became popular and it was the highlight of my pre-teen internet years haha

No. 24880

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Damn was I the only person who was obsessed with ourWorld and downWorld.

No. 24881

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also pic related

No. 24882

Sorry for samefagging but i'm also surprised that nobody has also mentioned Wizard101 or Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall

No. 25044


i was obsessed with ourworld until the day my fb account got banned and i lost my avatar…

No. 25331

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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

No. 25404

I thought chatango was still a thing

No. 25448

I still use chatango, it's handy for streamsites.

No. 28985

this is so embarrassing but I used to use moshi monsters for so long

No. 35187

Found early 00s lolcow: http://www.losers.org
A lot of links are still accessible through the wayback machine.

No. 35191

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What's up with random words being in all caps? everyone types exactly the same. was someone samefagging?

No. 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.

No. 41193

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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.

No. 42034

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.

No. 42655

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>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

>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.

No. 42660


Found a bunch of those old Nick.com Clickamajigs. You'll have to get an swf player to run them if you don't have one. I used to play these with my brothers all the time when I was in elementary school.

No. 43651

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I remember he used to draw on celebrities' images with that white paint tool as well.

No. 43653

Idk if he’d go after a real child but he’s definitely into lolicon and drew some himself. I mean come on, for years his DeviantArt ID pic is his own drawing of himself as a ‘goofy’ cartoon drooling and sneaking up on a little girl character (pink, pigtails and a lollipop) with the text "danger! Keep away from children!" next to it.

No. 43656

I used to love these. thanks for the link!

No. 43736

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I wasted many hours on Nitrome as a kid.

No. 43762

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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.

No. 43763

this is almost exactly the same game as https://www.ma-bimbo.com (in english it's https://www.likeafashionista.com)

No. 43777

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.

No. 43778

ToonTown always scared me as a kid, for some reason.

No. 43807

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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.

No. 43829

Pixel boards were so sick. This made me get my first tablet too but I hated it and at that point could already draw with a mouse so I never touched it too much and stuck to traditional.

No. 44880

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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

No. 44884

Good times, I remember some people would just troll the rooms, coming in and erasing or scribbling over peoples drawings and then leaving lol

No. 44913

Anyone play dizzywood and trickster online? I loved those games as a kid. Then dizzywood changed art styles and trickster died

No. 46021

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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

No. 48500

I fucking loved Habbo. Played it for years, made an internet friend when I was 10 I still talk to occasionaly now over ten years later.

I tried logging in again recently but you can't log in with just your username anymore and I have no clue what e-mailaddress is linked to my oldest account. The helpdesk refused to help me get my account back which is honestly shocking considering how few players are online anymore, you'd think they'd grasp every chance to get a player back.

No. 48584

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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.

No. 48585

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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.

No. 48608

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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".


No. 48616

shit i was obsessed with tamatalk in my preteen years, i made some of the best friendships of my life on there but lost touch unfortunately

No. 48642

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.

No. 48644

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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

No. 48665

i only remember reading how outrageous and bad for girls was to have a doll characterised as a bimbo.i think a way to earn points included sending SMS or something

No. 48666

i was reading this crappy site for a long while and idek why the fuck i did it

No. 48689

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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.

No. 48743

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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.

No. 48752

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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.

No. 48754

Any other edgelords used EncyclopediaDramatica and 4chan's /i/ board?

A lot of them still exist but have almost no activity.

No. 48768

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…

No. 48794

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?

No. 48813

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.

No. 48830

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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

No. 48918

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. 48938

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

>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


No. 48943

Remember teens4christ?

No. 48944

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.

No. 48952

Who remembers Tribalwars?

No. 48984

I'm honestly so glad I got to grow up with the early days of the internet

No. 48988

The palace was my shit and I still think fondly back on the memories.

No. 49016

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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".

No. 49018

Me too, seriously. I've met up with 2 people irl I met on tamatalk lol. I still have some tt people on facebook. Finding the image of the welcome screen gave me warm fuzzies.

No. 49075

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?
WHy is it always Memphis? I'm not even from the US.
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

No. 49084

every day i miss msn messenger … it really was the perfect chat program and i've so many memories of doing dumb shit w my friend on there, ahhh, yeah trolling was fun 10 years ago.

No. 49100

In chronological order:
MySpace Punk Forum
/mu/ (4chan)
/leftpol/ (8ch)

I'm 30, and now I'm not really a regular anywhere. I got burnt out on the political stuff real quick because of how crazy some of the really far left people on the leftist boards are. I still love music, but at some point I got tired of just talking about the same bands over and over again, while no one there cares about basically the non-rock, more folk music I've been getting into.

No. 49708

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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?).

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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