Do you ever find yourself browsing through the All Threads list and enjoying very old posts? It's very nice to read through, very relaxing. It's like communicating backwards in time.
Yes all the time. I'm so sick of the rest of the internet. This place is my respite away from social media.
It's calm and relaxing, kind of like gardening maybe, or reading old letters.
Ye, i actually just started doing this (I never posted on this site then, though). It's super interesting seeing opinions change over years in a single thread.
what about when you stumble across all the fun you had on a site like this (or any site for that matter) and then you look at how many people are active and it's barley reaching double digits when it used to be thriving. I find that depressing as shit.
Some bastardized version of the Civilization III multiplayer has limped along for the last decade, but I never was much for multiplayer games.
I think the reason textboards attract so many of these (>>5) sort of posts is that textboards are the last stop on the line before people outgrow the internet. It hasn't been around for long enough in anything like its current state for a whole user lifecycle to be mapped out, but the two sorts of posts that keep coming up on textboards being 1) complaints about "normies," remembering how much better things used to be, and 2) angst about the habbits people have picked up, like the thread about how to stop being an otaku on the Personal Issues board and the complaints about internet use both here and on Net Culture. This theory also explains why textboards, at least English ones, are always skating on the edge of extinction; the users keep moving away.
dicks out for Harambe