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Old 05-21-16   #1
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I was reading a post on Reddit about the internet in the 90s and it got me nostalgic

Remember when it was the wild west? It was like being in at the beginning of something we knew was going to be special, but for that moment it was ours, and nobody else really understood it. People talked on forums and chat rooms and made real friends. I met my wife online, when we tell people that they ask "OKcupid? match.com?" and I say "No. IRC motherfucker. No, I don't have time to explain to you what that is, you're too young, you wouldn't get it. Get off my lawn."

I want to play a MUD. I'm so old now, that the genre of games that replaced my beloved MUDS (that genre being MMORPGs) is, itself, a geriatric genre.

WHAT HAS BECOME OF US? Will we still be here in 30 years, fondly remembering the days of facebook and instagram? I doubt it.
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This almost made me cry.
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Ill still be here bro. You can bet on that.
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Oh shit... that's depressing.

I think about it often. And that's why I usually end up back here after weeks or months. It's that one slice of the internet where the wild west still exists. Reddit, YouTube, World Star. They all have comment sections with interaction amongst the users. And people are dicks just to be dicks. They say awful terrible things about rape and child molestation or abuse the likes of which even the WL didn't attempt back in the day. I wonder sometimes... are people getting worse? Am I getting more sensitive? Or is it just the fact that everything is shoved down our throats all day every day? Am I getting old ffs?! Did I just really use a chat acronym? AM I A HYPOCRITE?!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111

I dunno. I only know that I still occasionally think my actions and mentally type them in IRC speak. And it's been like 10 years for me.
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I dunno. I only know that I still occasionally think my actions and mentally type them in IRC speak. And it's been like 10 years for me.
I do the same thing.

Occasionally I will log into IRC, into the channel I used to frequent. It is empty of course. But I am facebook friends with several of the regulars from there. Twenty one years ago I started chatting with them. Ohhhhh I wish I'd kept the logs.
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Yeah, I have one friend from IRC that I take yearly trips to Las Vegas with. He's probably my closest friend even though I see him so rarely. Is anybody making friends on reddit or fuckin snapchat? Darkforum.com has become InternetOldFolksHome.com
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Now instead of regaling stories about walking to school in eight feet of snow we can talk about how we used to hack aol 3.0 and dial up on some good old 56k errrrraaangghhhh screeeeeech and come to darkforum and accomplish absolutely nothing.
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Ugh, I read your post and started looking for the "like" button. I hate myself.
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At least we have each other. Bring it in, guys. Group hug.
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Funny story, im on probation, and I have to go to narcotics anonymous meetings, and after the meetings we have to get together in a big circle and basically hug each other. Sometimes the circle isnt big enough and some of us have to hold hands. You ever go to hold someone's hand and its soaken wet with sweat? Its as gross as it sounds. Germs are everywhere, watch out for ebola guys.
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