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How to be "cool" in 2007, the in things and what we dealt with!

Posted May 8th, 2013 at 05:32 AM by Forever

Back in those days we cared abut our off-site forums. We advertised/discussed them like crazy and annoyed all the staff. We had a real friends list, not a fake one on profiles. Talking to staff was the cool thing, and you had to look for any hints at being promoted because all moderators could promote us. There was only like, 18 or so mods back then, and they were all so COOL. Member fanclubs were also what the cool kids made. Everyone wanted to be in those cliques, and the older you were in PC life, you were more popular, or at least you had a bigger following and a bigger fanclub and therefore were "cool". Signatures also had a specific style back then. We didn't have CSS, we had PHOTOSHOP and the coolest of mods made sigs. Those who talked to the mods were lost forever from us. Adding staff on MSN was also what the cool kids did, the more popular people you had on your friends list on there meant the more people you could bother in your quest FOR MODERATORSHIP. Using "teh", "ebil", and "ze" also made you sound cool and you had to use them at any instance you could! Post count mattered, too. You had to have a high post count to get popular, otherwise you'd be NOTHING. We had name changes. To be cool, you had to have a name change to something badass or really pretty, and when your name was changed it felt like you gained a new power. But you didn't really. Your username just changed. JAPANESE ANIME WAS ALSO COOL. If you watched that and said *squee* you were big on PC. You also had to suck up to admins at every chance because they were the ones who could give you MOER POWER. You also had to have a PC family, and receiving a request for that was a huge honor.

How much has PC changed since then?

(this isn't all srs business I just wanted to share lmao and the last line made it sound DOOM)
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  1. Old Comment
    vaporeon7's Avatar

    COOL!
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 05:48 AM by vaporeon7 vaporeon7 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    NOT TO MENTION the members were better then
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 05:50 AM by
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    Sydian's Avatar
    i am an 08 myself and it was still like this then

    does anyone remember my fan club

    no one really

    ihu all
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 07:56 AM by Sydian Sydian is offline
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    droomph's Avatar
    that sounds boring
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 08:17 AM by droomph droomph is offline
  5. Old Comment
    hinkage's Avatar
    On another forum I was on we were using "ebil" in 2006. Get gud nub.
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 08:58 AM by hinkage hinkage is offline
  6. Old Comment
    Spinosaurus's Avatar
    In the grand schemes of things, being "cool" in a Pokemon forum is the total opposite.

    It was actually like that in 2009 too from what I remember.

    Quote:
    NOT TO MENTION the members were better then
    What's the difference between members now and then?
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 09:29 AM by Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is offline
  7. Old Comment
    .Aero's Avatar
    Having shiny pokemon was a big deal back then too, since RNG was pretty underground. Not to mention the never ending debate about allowing legal hacked pokemon in regular Wifi battles (before Shoddy). That was never fun. Not to mention battles actually happened regularly and there were MULTIPLE successful leagues that were running.
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 10:55 AM by .Aero .Aero is offline
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    Gleam Noiyam's Avatar
    08 is the most evil internet time period for me. u_u So much happened to me then.
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 02:05 PM by Gleam Noiyam Gleam Noiyam is offline
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    Zeffy's Avatar
    that sounded like a hell of a good time
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 04:58 PM by Zeffy Zeffy is online now
  10. Old Comment
    Kura's Avatar
    And then we found out that all that crap doesn't matter.. just like it doesn't even now.
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 05:06 PM by Kura Kura is offline
  11. Old Comment
    droomph's Avatar
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    Originally Posted by Kura View Comment
    And then we found out that all that crap doesn't matter.. just like it doesn't even now.
    only for grown-ups it's not.
    Posted May 8th, 2013 at 07:53 PM by droomph droomph is offline
  12. Old Comment
    Kura's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by droomph View Comment
    only for grown-ups it's not.
    I feel bad for all the teens whose life goals are to be the item of adoration for people who don't know or care for them, then.
    Posted May 9th, 2013 at 03:55 AM by Kura Kura is offline
  13. Old Comment
    Aphrodite's Avatar
    kura darling i think he was kidding
    well, i hope he was
    Posted May 9th, 2013 at 05:28 AM by Aphrodite Aphrodite is offline
  14. Old Comment
    droomph's Avatar
    grown ups as in mature people
    Posted May 10th, 2013 at 07:03 AM by droomph droomph is offline
 

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