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#1
Who remembers the Internet before it was how it is today? Who remembers being into something relatively obscure and having to go to fansites hosted on angelfire, geocities, and tripod? Crappy amateur html websites with image backgrounds and hard to read fonts and animated gifs everywhere? An innocent mistake could land you in a smut fic. Any mistake for the rest of your life would forevermore be devoid of innocence. Remember downloading midis of popular songs because mp3 files were too big, or just didn't even exist yet? Remember AOL? Remember spam mails that would defile your virgin eyes?

The past sucked. I don't understand nostalgia. The horror stories I could tell...

I want to hear about your experiences with archaic internet.
#3
i didn't really go on the internet much until like 07 so i don't know about none of that old shit
#4
I remember seeing lots and lots of very disturbing porn as a kid
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#5
I remember waiting for that dial up network, the noise of it, the price of it.
AltaVista search engine. Google was how you spoke to babies.
When someone picked up the home phone the internet disconnected and I had to wait another 5 hours for the naked lady image to load only to find out she still had knickers on.
#7
I googled final fantasy 7 when I was a kid and got tons of porn.

I googled Harry Potter when I was a kid and got tons of porn.

I went to neopets and played the same games over and over again while making a flashy store page cause why not?
#9
You guys actually used AskJeeves?
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#10
My computer class teacher told me to use dogpile and "+" when searching.

I was a rebel and used google
#11
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I googled final fantasy 7 when I was a kid and got tons of porn.

I googled Harry Potter when I was a kid and got tons of porn.

I went to neopets and played the same games over and over again while making a flashy store page cause why not?


Meerca Chase and Cheat were the best neopets games ever.
#12
I remember when my mate tricked me into going on meat spin over MSN one time, the cunt.
#13
Sure do. I started regularly using the internet in the late 90s. Things have come a long way.
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Meerca Chase and Cheat were the best neopets games ever.



Fact. Loved both of those games.


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You guys actually used AskJeeves?



Not on a regular basis, but occasionally.
#16
Porn was a pain. You had one shared computer, and it took ages for images to load. Videos were out of the question.
#17
Oh my yes. Back in the days when if you wanted to put up content you actually had to host your own website.

Twas a simpler time.
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#18
The National Anthem of The Internet
I remember this jam from back in the day.

I also remember the lack of using flashplayer, everything had your default media player embedded onto their websites, and they never ever worked.

Heck, I still remember the first designs of The Pirate Bay, YouTube and even UG.

...Yeah, change is good sometimes, although YouTube has gone up and down on that front.

Anyone remembers the grand opening/grand closing of MySpace? Good effin' riddance.

Oh, and Microsoft will discontinue Internet Exploder. A.K.A the day I turned into a believer.
#19
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I remember when my mate tricked me into going on meat spin over MSN one time, the cunt.


oh man, msn, gd times
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#20
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Meerca Chase and Cheat were the best neopets games ever.

I also liked Swarm aka Space Invaders
#22
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oh man, msn, gd times

i used msn until microsoft bought skype in 2011
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#23
I used to use Askjeeves more than Google.

Not to mention Neopets and Bebo. Is Bebo even a thing anymore?
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#24
Pre-WWW, dial-up bulletin board systems, 300 and then 1200bps Hayes modems, a dial-up network backbone connecting universities and access to all kinds of mainframes if you knew how to get there. Unix, Vax/VMS, etc. Command Line Interfaces. All kinds of DEC PDP 10's and then 11's to play with. USENET, BITNET, ALTERNET. Then Mosiac, then Netscape...

The rest is history.
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#25
I had AOL, along with its built in parental controls until like 04. I was spared from a lot of that nasty stuff.

Except for that one time I was able to memorize my mom's password, got on her account and did a search for "naked women" and found a site full of blurry gifs with 2 or 3 frames of animation. I remember thinking "you can put you thingy in a girls mouth?" (I was like 12 at the time) I also remember being hardbas ab****ing diamond and not knowing how to fap at the time. After like a half hour of looking at smut I was likw "well that was fun." and went back to playing video games with a raging hard on I could (seemingly) do nothing about.

When my mom got home and looked at her history, she asked me if i did the search. I lied and said someone hackednin and did it, which she beleived. But then she changed her password.
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#26
Yes I remember the dial-up era, real time player, angel fire, video buffering, having to go to content creator's sites rather than NG or youtube.

I used to play sex kitten, other crappy 'vn dating sims' and look up hentai when I was 10 years old.
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#27
I actually played a lot of Newgrounds games and downloaded a lot of artists music off of there. I still listen to a lot of music I got on NG.

Also Gaiaonline
#30
Does anyone remember when they used to play good classic rock on the radio like black sabbath, pink floyd, led zeppelin and such?
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#32
I remember Gateway computers and dial-up internet and instant messengers and Limewire and viruses
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#33
yup. yahoo used to be the main search engine, except when you wanted something for school, then you used askjeeves. now ask is just a horrible toolbar no one wants that tries to sneak in with every other program you install. So many hours of watching porn pictures load one line of pixels at a time after searching for something like "naked girls" and every once in a while downloading a minute long video for like 30 minutes. from there the natural progression was to "nudity", "breasts", "boobs", vagina", "sex", and from there it got progressively dirtier until I was looking at truly crazy shit .

I remember being pissed off one time about everybody's stupid ass font colors over backgrounds that just kill your eyes, so I started learning html and made a couple of "webpages" (not actually hosted, just saved on my pc) and played with color combinations for a while before settling on something like black and maroon, or something equally hideous.
#34
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Does anyone remember when they used to play good classic rock on the radio like black sabbath, pink floyd, led zeppelin and such?
this thread isn't about romanticizing the past

it's about condemning it.

how could you possibly say anything good about dialup internet?
#35
i saw a butt on messenger this one time :^)




#36
Using tor hearkens back to the older days of the internet. Even before the days you're thinking of Jay.
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#37
i was once attempting to have my parents buy me a Link action figure in the early internet days.

clicked a completely innocent looking link.

graphic tentacle hentai.

mom was sitting on the couch right behind me.

closed the window as quickly as i could and just stared at the screen, too afraid to turn around and face my mom.

she apparently didn't see tho. or at least didn't say anything.

also, i started looking at "porn" in 4th grade with a dial up modem.

this entailed going to google image search and typing in "boobs" and "pussy"

and "c0ck" once because up until that time i thought it was another name for lady parts.

and that was how i saw my first series of dicks that looked like wall hooks for hanging your coat.
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#38
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this thread isn't about romanticizing the past

it's about condemning it.

how could you possibly say anything good about dialup internet?

Dialup was the first time regular people had access to to the internet, it gets props for that. But goddamn what an abomination the early internet was.
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#39
One time I was in a Limewire chat room and I told people I was 18 (I was like 14 or 15) then a girl from there who was actually 18 added me on MSN and we had virtual sex. I kept the lie up pretty good because no one ever found out.

The best part is, a couple years ago, I was going through hotmail contacts or something and saw her email in there and it all came back to me and I lold
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#40
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