31 thoughts on “Old People of Reddit, how did you get here?”

  1. My first computer was a Timex-Sinclair TS-1000 with 16K Ram (that was add-on RAM, by the way… it came with only 2K) in the 1980s, and I’ve never looked back. That computer gave me a start on what became a 30 year career. I’ve been online since 300 baud modems. Cut my online teeth on bulletin boards and CompuServe.

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  2. I asked on another board where I can find some interesting websites. THis was in 2008 or so. I was sent to Reddit.

    Its a much different place now. I think I like the older reddit culture from back then better.

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  3. This new fangled com-pu-tor thing I read about in a magazine.

    A magazine was a collection of reddit topics printed out to paper, sigh, paper is like a screen made from wood pulp that doesn’t move.

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  4. I don’t know if I count as old or young, but…

    I used to frequent forums for game development back in the day (in, dare I say, “the golden age of the internet” before it became so consolidated). But, like many forums, they closed or went downhill as more people came to places like Reddit. One day I went to visit a forum I hadn’t been on in a while but used daily for years and it was gone. I Googled to see what happened and came across a Reddit comment by the creator of that forum and made an account to thank him and offer to host the forum. Then… Once I had an account… started making comments and following a lot and eventually started using it for everything and not just game dev stuff.

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  5. Based on your comment, I’m here because I’ve always loved message boards.

    In my early MMO years, I was a regular on Stratics and the Vault Network. When IGN bought the Vault, I posted there for a long time. At one point, I had a bookmark link with probably 15 different message forums on it that I would read and participate in every single day.

    Stumbleupon kept bringing me to reddit around 2005/6 so I just bookmarked it and started posting here.

    Almost all of those other sites are dead, so now this gets 90% of my message board time (with HackerNews taking up the rest).

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