Are there still people here from the very beginning of this board?
I am looking for you, Artoo.
Not a namefag, but I think my first post was #487; it was basically a wtf!? shitpost.
By post #1853 or so (day two, I think), I was addicted. I was/am just here to meet CWs, not built some personality cult; however, there have been plenty of good times with Anon from around the world.
>implying elton wasnt just haunter trolling as a girl
ahhhhhhh that long hair
jaysus my face didn't look that slim and good forever ;_;
It has been shitty watching this board devolve. First it was just people being social in the contact threads (remember AIM and MSN?), then the circlejerking started with the video chat group (I don't remember the website. I didn't use it because I'm not a faggot) where guys tried to impress everyone and girls showed tits. Now it's kik threads and dick threads. Rate threads have always been cancer, though.
Does anyone know what happened to Spike? The Irish guy with some kind of bad degenerative illness. He had glasses and was in a chair his whole life. He posted in music threads a lot. I sometimes wonder how he's getting along.
Tripcodes let people attentionwhore passively, without posting their face next to their posts every time. It led to too many dramas, leaks and doxxings. It would only be a matter of time before /soc/ got linked to some kind of crime (revenge porn, underage b&, revenge stabbings following online cuckings, etc etc)
I know, I was there. But even without trips, all that shit still happens anyway, just to a lesser degree because it takes more effort to get name recognition now and thus there aren't as many people with name recognition. We still have the leaks and doxxings, but none of the drama. That's why this place isn't as fun anymore.
there was almost no way to prevent all of the sketchy shit that happened via tinychat and the worstboard blog while trips were still in. it was too easy to log people's deets and it was made clear that loads of users just habitually screengrabbed everything that was ever posted. so you post something on your very first visit to soc as anon, never realising that it could be used to incriminate you weeks later when you started tripping.
4chan and soc works by making people think their posts are disposable temporary things. the user base of soc basically proved that everything on the internets is forever, and destroyed their own community by doing that.
It was always shit but there was more cross-cultural interaction that fed and inspired a genuine culture. Now it's like all the losers on AIM chatrooms and social media found the 'cool sekritly club' of the internet superheroes fox news warned them about.
TL;DR: 4chan is less geeky and smart, more beta and horny now. Cause: social media deluge of 90's/2000's internet culture.
No, you just grew up a bit.
4chan does not predate 90s/2000s web culture in the slightest. Gore and shock sites and edgycore is what everyone did online in the 90s, but rotten.com, steakandcheese, and goatse get boring after a while and at some point you want to fap to jap cartoons of girls with dicks. Hence 4chan.
It was, as the saying goes, "never good".
....I am saying 4chan was PART of that culture, while also feeding a genuine nerd culture that popularized meme culture and gave birth to a genuine (albeit arguably misguided) protest movement. The smart people are on reddit or elsewhere now.
llllmao this faggot
how everyone was all "ooh so special we gotta be nice to him"
he posted good vocaroos though, nice voice for a retard.
i think he ODd or rolled himself off a cliff by now tho
I used to post in black girl threads and go on the cam chats a lot. I was friends with a bunch of namefags and popular people but I don't think I was one of them. I miss this one guy from.Australia his thing was being really mean to people but he was actually a nice guy.. think his name was lew.
Also known remember there was this one sick guy who looked sick. I wonder what happened to him.
Also wonder what happened to the psycho gup who made most of the video chat rooms for soc. Forgot his name
I'm here and always will be
>That pink Ribbon
>The King of /soc/
Who was in your chat haha yeah I mean they put me through some crazy interview to get into the group. And they were just always ranting and putting people down. Sometimes it was funny and we watched movies. But jeez. I haven't talked to any of them in years. There was a big blow up break up. Although there was always drama.
>The smart people are on reddit or elsewhere now.
You act like tripping was mandatory...
Yes tripping is against 4chan culture but you have to admit /soc/ was a better social place with tripping
Also the archives drove a lot of people away... dont just blame it on trips
Now its dicks n kik. But you're probably a fan of that
it was like junior b without the gore and less shit posting
.... it was great, for awhile ..... for awhile
king without a crown
i remember you
tfw not cool enough for the cool club
I miss r-ant, mouse, the girl who always posted her armpits (coffee? something like that), fmu, layne, qqqq... It's been so long, I can't remember everyone.
I made so many friends through /soc/...
All of the most annoying ones are what made this place home
I miss moot popping up in the asian threads and being a total fucking creep and fetishist.
not mandatory. But lots of people posted seemingly anon inoccuous shit in their early days. Then began tripping. Then a while after that some amateur detective lurker who'd screencapped every thread ever would do one of those cross-reference posts where they showed an anon nude shot with bedroom and ornaments in the background that were known to be owned by a later trip.
trips on soc totally encouraged semi-illegal, asocial creeping.
yep. here's me from back then. more of a lurker now.
so many great old pictures I used to post here. It was way too hard to pick one...
Came here from /b/ when it was founded. Was around for 2 months.
Maybe your eyesight got blinded because of all the sugar up in your ass.
This board was always fucking bullshit.
The circlejerk was even worse then it is now. And let's be honest, that's the only thing you guys miss. To feel "important" again....on 4chan....
There were dick rate threads.
There were the most cringetastic lurker.
There were fucking trannies.
Instead of kik and snapchat it was other forms of "oh so new and geeky" communication.
Not a lot changed. You just got older.
If you all think this board is so much worse than back then fucking change it.
Otherwise stop being whiney bitches complaining about "errything was better back then kiddo. The Winter were colder, we didnt have something to eat, one bread was 2 Cents, you had to work 1 month for two Cents, people knew how to appreciate work and money. Ohhhh the grass was greener and your fucking granny was a slut."
It's easier then ever to find girls on here. I am in 2 skypegroups, just for my interests, languages and movies.
There are fucking hilarious kik-groups with funny people. Had a movie night the other day via discord channel. Get to know interesting people whenever I want to. The drinking threads are shit tho these days.
And most importantly, all of that without you guys.
90% of tripfags didnt post lewds.
Ya it sucks if you posted stuff that could bite you later but thats just part of the game. There's assholes everywhere, thats why you need to be smart. Doxing still happens without trips so i dont really see the point.
Thats just your opinion. In 2011/12 soc was one of the top boards on 4chan and definately was the most social. Now its one of the slowest boards with about 20 regular posters... and the rest are on kik/skype that have no interest in posting here. You dont really have a point either. You're just another moot sympathizer.
I miss the old legit kink hook up threads and chatting with M00t. I used this place for so many hook ups and meet ups back when it first launched. The vocaroo threads were more lively, too.
Stepped out for a bit, but yeah as everyone else already mentioned, all of the stuff that happened wasn't a direct result of trips, it was simply intensified because now you had a name to go with everything. It's more psychological than technical.