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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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