Yeaaaah or at least include the subject of the thread or something. I'm happy to go searching for a thread but I didn't expect it to be called "Online child grooming"
It's totally normal to be directed to the catalog, she just let anon know she remembered there was a thread about it and to look for it, she didn't insult anyone
>groomed by a child predator is vastly more dramatic than "think I met a pedo on neopets"
I disagree, just because you got lucky and didn't actually meet any escalation doesn't make an adult sending kids gold and calling them mature any less of a grooming behavior.
I think the >>303056
thread is best suited for tales of creeps on msn and runescape even if it's "less dramatic", whereas this thread is more about nostalgic feelings
Hope you guys don't mind the bump, but I was enjoying this thread and wanted to join in. I think my first internet exposure was in the mid 90's through a couple of chat rooms at a friends house. I got my own computer around 98 or so and would go to AOL messageboards and chatrooms sometimes. After that, once I got into high school, I really started getting into music, especially metal music, so my interests shifted towards band sites and forums for bands. I remember the Ozzy/Ozzfest messageboards were hosted by Sony on the same page as all their other band messageboards, so you could use a dropdown menu and raid other boards, which people periodically did.
Then I found the Metal Sludge site, and read all through it and hung out on it's messageboard for years. It tended to be a bit too hair metal oriented for my taste, but people there would get in some pretty funny flamewars, and there were some pretty good troll personas there, that existed just to give people hell.
I remember the next places I congregated were Something Awful, when it was still actually relevant, and the Relapse Records official messageboard. I used to browse the site for bands and merch, and the forum too. The forum was pretty fun because it's something a record label would probably never allow today, even a smaller one. It was basically 4chan before 4chan combined with Something Awful type photoshops. People had resident shitposting punchingbags they'd photoshop the hell out of, talk about all sorts of weird bands, dumb Sucide Girls types who would try to shill their nudes there, which usually was met with people scrollbombing their threads with scatporn, arguments over veganism and political crap, raiding other messageboards. Basically all of the proto-4chan shit.
Then I found 4chan either in 2006 or 2007 because some knucklehead tried to hotlink a gif from 4chan, and all you got was the 4chan.org gif. So I was curious, checked it out, and sadly, have been there since. Boy, sometimes I sure do miss the goofy days of Epic Fail Guy.