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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 02:51 PM Reply

I don't know who anybody is anymore because so many of you queers got name changes.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 03:17 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 08:09 AM, Convey wrote: The only difference is the mods were much more active and strict

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 04:00 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 02:51 PM, Piggler wrote: I don't know who anybody is anymore because so many of you queers got name changes.

My name has been the same for 4 years straight now, and still no-one remembers me. BAWWWWW!!

Anyway, the only piece of real evidence I have to indicate this place was any different in years gone by is the NG BBS goldmine. Most of the real classics come from 2006 or before.

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 04:03 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 04:00 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: Most of the real classics come from 2006 or before.

I would argue that Dr-Foreman and Sirtom93 was a legacy i was glad to have witnessed, and they were fairly classic. and i think a lot of people know who you are on this site, but they just don't acknowledge it.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 04:04 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 04:00 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote:
At 12/27/12 02:51 PM, Piggler wrote: I don't know who anybody is anymore because so many of you queers got name changes.
My name has been the same for 4 years straight now, and still no-one remembers me. BAWWWWW!!

Anyway, the only piece of real evidence I have to indicate this place was any different in years gone by is the NG BBS goldmine. Most of the real classics come from 2006 or before.

I reminder you for finding good shit like this. I could of sworn you're idiot-finder's alt.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 04:04 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 08:18 AM, Phobotech wrote:
At 12/27/12 06:17 AM, 24901miles wrote: I don't really remember. Something about Wade coming into chat, me and a few mods insulting him, and then him removing the irc java applet from the NG chat page, saying that chat had deviated from the site and was no longer representative of it.
Lololol, so basically you and a couple of mods were the catalysts to Wade pretty-much getting butt-hurt enough to KILL CHAT for an era of Newgrounds history? That's rich!

Not exactly. Tom and some other NG staff had gone into the chat and didn't like what they saw in there. So Tom IM'd me saying they were going to pull the chat. That's when I went into the chat to see what was going on and to see if I could save it, but I was attacked and basically saw the same kind of BS that Tom and the others saw, so I decided not to try and change Tom's and the others minds and agreed that the chat wasn't worth keeping around. It would have been yanked with or without my involvement.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 05:49 PM Reply

just go back and see on the dates and you will know what its like then its not deleted


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 05:50 PM Reply

It was pretty much this.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 06:53 PM Reply

It was a lot more active. Younger userbase. More hilarity. It didn't look like beetle shit.

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 07:29 PM Reply

My second post was in 2010 and it was in a thread where people were discussing their cock size. I foolishly asked why such a topic was being discussed and Cootie served some own sauce my way.

I didn't really look into the BBS back then, but I think it was the same as now, minus the amount of obnoxious new users.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 08:21 PM Reply

UOTD used to feel like it meant something.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 08:28 PM Reply

frequent mod drama made the place pretty amusing

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 09:49 PM Reply

Horseshit is what it was, same as now only slightly less. Now it's been around long enough for the wanky yesteryear remembrance threads to flourish and add to the awful.

Don't mean yours, mind. That's what it is really, but you didn't mean it.

Also I had more fun reading it because I was younger and liked dumber things.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 10:25 PM Reply

Apart from the constant flame wars, stupid threads and mods who had an iron fist over the forums, nothing much has changed, really. It also seem like almost everyone was a liberal atheist who called the Iraq war illegal, and bitch about the Clock Crew and Kitty Krew for posting shit on the portal all the time, almost like it's the Wild West of forums, to an extent.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 10:31 PM Reply

2006-2007 were my favorite years.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 10:36 PM Reply

Anything pre 2009 is cool. I think 2006-2008 era was the golden era of NG BBS. We had many cool users on here.

Too bad I was a lurker back then...


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 11:24 PM Reply

Well, I've been here since 03 but only really started using the bbs around 07...

It was more fun back then. Youtube and 4 Chan weren't what they are today and bbs was really fun. It was also less stupid to me because i was younger.

It's funny, it seems like when i was young everyone on bbs was an old fuck. Now that I'm in my 20s it's like there's been an infestation of prepubers. Lol perception.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 11:42 PM Reply

I remember when I first posted in the BBS (2008 and 2009ish) it was a circlejerk of pretentious cynical bastards and also a bastion of copypasta and internet memes and trolling. Also the moderators were really harsh.

It was fucking shit but it was my first forum so to me it was fucking amazing


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 11:51 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 11:42 PM, Halberd wrote: I remember when I first posted in the BBS (2008 and 2009ish) it was a circlejerk of pretentious cynical bastards and also a bastion of copypasta and internet memes and trolling. Also the moderators were really harsh.

It was fucking shit but it was my first forum so to me it was fucking amazing

I'd start over with a more populated forum if I could.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 27th, 2012 @ 11:59 PM Reply

2006-2008 was my favorite period. But I can't really say it's because of the content. I recognize that my sense of humor has changed a lot. But I liked it back then because of the activity. It never felt like I was waiting for something to happen like I so often do now. The community is more or less dying not necessarily in quality (that's stayed the same) but in numbers. It used to be 10,000 posts a day by 3,000 users, now it's 1300 posts by 400 users, and the downward decline doesn't seem to be stopping. Due to the fact that I spent so much time here in my earlier years, it's a strange thing to watch. I'm not sad or anything since I'm not really attached to this place much anymore; all the friends I made here are long gone. It's just odd.

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 12:18 AM Reply

I've only been here for a little over 2 years, but back in 2010, there were alot more threads, and alot more people.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 10:15 AM Reply

At 12/27/12 11:51 PM, TheColourAwsome wrote:
At 12/27/12 11:42 PM, Halberd wrote: I remember when I first posted in the BBS (2008 and 2009ish) it was a circlejerk of pretentious cynical bastards and also a bastion of copypasta and internet memes and trolling. Also the moderators were really harsh.

It was fucking shit but it was my first forum so to me it was fucking amazing
I'd start over with a more populated forum if I could.

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 10:52 AM Reply

You can see for yourself on Newgrounds Archive.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 12:17 PM Reply

When I started posting it was all about linking people to Goatse and Tubgirl and making offensive jokes and creating signatures with swastikas in them. Also lots of camwhoring.

It was very busy, much busier than now. Also it was cliquey, people would become popular and other posters would suck their dicks. Very much a circlejerk. Might be the same now, I dunno, I'm not so involved any more.

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 12:26 PM Reply

The internet has gone to shit after 4chan, memes and "trolling" became widely known and losing their old definitions and charm.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 12:43 PM Reply

At 12/28/12 12:26 PM, Jin wrote: The internet has gone to shit after 4chan, memes and "trolling" became widely known and losing their old definitions and charm.

i don't even think memes are actually that funny in the first place. Usually, it's only humorous to the people who actually know what the meme is. It's basically the internet's version of an inside joke in my eyes. :/

That's not to say that meme's can be used with precise timing to maximize the potential humor, but usually the concept of "comedic timing" is completely diminished because people think memes "are funny within their own merits". My point still stands.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 04:34 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 06:41 AM, JBK wrote: It was a peaceful place. A paradise of wonderment and joy. Until the dark time came.

Oh stop being such a drama queen...

I think Newgrounds has been pretty good over all. People have probably lost a little faith in this site and started making threads about it dying. Some threads are becoming more unserious... maybe...

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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 06:25 PM Reply

Pretty much EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 12/27/12 05:53 AM, knightsofthecircle wrote: It was a glorious time when people were more sensible, there was legitimately funny threads that spanned dozens of pages and the mods actually took their jobs seriously.

Oh, and animated sigs and gifs were allowed

that's only because we were younger.


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Response to What Was The Bbs Like Back Then? Dec. 28th, 2012 @ 06:43 PM Reply

I remember 2006-2008 was pretty much the peak of activity on the forums. It was fun on one hand, but on the other hand there were also more people around with piss poor attitudes and there were more shitty threads. In my opinion the forums have improved quite a lot in terms of quality since then. Too bad the quantity of posts and users had to suffer so much.


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