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    Quote Originally Posted by anon View Post
    Somewhere along the way, the attractive of the Internet shifted from meeting strangers from all over the world who were into the same hobbies as you to talking about work and everyday fripperies with people you already know. Facebook took over that. Reddit absorbed most of the remainder, as it's essentially a huge "forum" with subcategories for absolutely every topic imaginable, all in a single place. Telegram groups are also pretty popular, despite the fact I personally find the interface very unwieldy and impractical for any sort of communal discussion.

    As for this forum in particular, it's a combination of the above plus filesharing in general being on the decline for a long time now (at least for mainstream content). The lounge remains fairly active, though, even if heavyweights from the old days have parted ways or are hibernating
    I know several who literally DLed their fill and stopped doing anything except surfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    Apropos, whatever happened to Chat Roulette?
    I have no idea, but this is the Internet, so I guess they transformed into Chaturbate.
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    I know several who literally DLed their fill and stopped doing anything except surfing.
    Well, that can happen when you have so much stuff you don't know where and when to start watching/listening/playing...
    "I just remembered something that happened a long time ago."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post

    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...
    Zackly.

    Good God, the Audiogalaxy days.

    Which then begat The Drawing Room.

    Heady days...

    Barbs, who else here is senior to me?

    There are a few, eh?
    I actually don't know of anyone else from 2001 or 2002 who is still here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    I actually don't know of anyone else from 2001 or 2002 who is still here
    We're pretty special, then.

    We should spend as long as we can being worshipped.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    We're pretty special, then.
    We should spend as long as we can being worshipped.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shaina View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    We're pretty special, then.
    We should spend as long as we can being worshipped.


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    Just so.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

    -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post

    Zackly.

    Good God, the Audiogalaxy days.

    Which then begat The Drawing Room.

    Heady days...

    Barbs, who else here is senior to me?

    There are a few, eh?
    I actually don't know of anyone else from 2001 or 2002 who is still here
    I'm still here, every once in awhile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4 View Post
    Social media, of course, and the influence of cell-phone behaviors.

    Boards like this were sort of the last bastion of proper reflection and debate.
    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...
    Sad times indeed. I still wait and post pish myself. It's so much more satisfying than the instant gratification route.
    Now go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPerry View Post
    I'm still here, every once in awhile
    Ah, so you are.

    That makes three of us - we should hire a lobbyist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post

    Also streaming.

    People used to come here and chat while waiting for stuff to download. Now they watch stuff as it downloads...
    Sad times indeed. I still wait and post pish myself. It's so much more satisfying than the instant gratification route.
    We'll all be archived and ignored.
    "Researchers have already cast much darkness on the subject, and if they continue their investigations, we shall soon know nothing at all about it."

    -Mark Twain

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