inthe00s
The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.




Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/27/18 at 2:05 pm

I used to enjoy digging up my old posts on forums from years back. I like to reminisce on the good times I had and reflect on how much I've grown since then. However, most of the forums I used to post on, no longer exist. I used to post on celebrity forums like cybertlc forums, yeezytalk, kanyelive, etc and now those sites are shut down. One of the only sites where I can dig up old posts is Last.Fm (I'm honestly surprised it's still around, it was slowing down for a while).

l also used AIM, YIM, MSN Messenger a lot so of course I can't go back and look at those messages because those platforms were comprised of chats rooms and instant messaging. My old MySpace account is no where to be found and I can't remember the name of my first YouTube account.

It makes me wonder, will Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc suffer the same fate eventually? Will we be able to recover our old posts on those websites 10-20 years from now and reflect on our lives? I'm guessing this site will remain active being that it's already been around for more than 15 years. Not only that but we've got a new generation of users on this site who will more than likely keep it active.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/27/18 at 4:55 pm

I think about this sometimes. I wouldn't expect them to last. I remember the name of my first YouTube account but I ignore it because that's the cringe me. Some time capsules will expand but not most.

Just start collecting screen shots and that should be a positive for the most part.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Howard on 05/28/18 at 3:12 pm


I used to enjoy digging up my old posts on forums from years back. I like to reminisce on the good times I had and reflect on how much I've grown since then. However, most of the forums I used to post on, no longer exist. I used to post on celebrity forums like cybertlc forums, yeezytalk, kanyelive, etc and now those sites are shut down. One of the only sites where I can dig up old posts is Last.Fm (I'm honestly surprised it's still around, it was slowing down for a while).

l also used AIM, YIM, MSN Messenger a lot so of course I can't go back and look at those messages because those platforms were comprised of chats rooms and instant messaging. My old MySpace account is no where to be found and I can't remember the name of my first YouTube account.

It makes me wonder, will Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc suffer the same fate eventually? Will we be able to recover our old posts on those websites 10-20 years from now and reflect on our lives? I'm guessing this site will remain active being that it's already been around for more than 15 years. Not only that but we've got a new generation of users on this site who will more than likely keep it active.


I really don't know if YouTube will exist 10-20 years from now,but I'm sure something better will come along eventually and take over.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: anything on 07/13/18 at 6:22 am

I've been saying this for a long time.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: 2001 on 07/13/18 at 3:14 pm

This is why I store a lot of my documents in the cloud. It's quite unlikely that will go under since that's largely a paid service that's cheap to maintain.

Though there is that remote chance of an intense solar flare rendering all the world's electricity system useless (although not entirely remote since it happened as recently as in 1859, though we were not on electricity back then).

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: annimal on 07/13/18 at 4:38 pm

I put stuff like my parody and my video in a storage device so I have them myself

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: 90s Guy on 07/14/18 at 8:07 am

We should begin building a backup of this site. Every discussion going as far back as possible. It would take a team and years to do, but this site is an invaluable resource for both in the moment, and retrospective, discussions of both American and global pop culture. Ideally, discussions would be printed on paper, filed, and committed to safekeeping with additional electronic and paper backups.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/09/18 at 1:41 pm


We should begin building a backup of this site. Every discussion going as far back as possible. It would take a team and years to do, but this site is an invaluable resource for both in the moment, and retrospective, discussions of both American and global pop culture. Ideally, discussions would be printed on paper, filed, and committed to safekeeping with additional electronic and paper backups.


http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/


Already been done. Chucky has been doing that since the beginning of time.


Cat

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: xris on 08/12/18 at 11:30 am

As long as forums are active, they last. I was able to track threads done by me on inthe00s.com as far back as 2008. Back then I posted as a guest as that was allowed. :) So I'm not as new as you might think. That said, I miss how this place looked back then, it seems like there were more active posters here.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: wsmith4 on 09/07/18 at 10:43 am


We should begin building a backup of this site. Every discussion going as far back as possible. It would take a team and years to do, but this site is an invaluable resource for both in the moment, and retrospective, discussions of both American and global pop culture. Ideally, discussions would be printed on paper, filed, and committed to safekeeping with additional electronic and paper backups.


This is very dangerous terrority you're crossing into.  Be careful.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 09/07/18 at 1:16 pm

You mean websites like this?

https://www.warnerbros.com/archive/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/websites/cg96/

They have remained unchanged since 1996 :D.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Rainbowz on 09/09/18 at 4:18 pm

I really hope Snapchat is still open in 10 or 20 years for me to look back on all the photos, selfies, and videos that I've taken and to see how much I've changed and how different my life is. But sometimes I have doubts that it will happen.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 09/09/18 at 11:14 pm

All I have is a blog I've been running since like 2005

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: wsmith4 on 09/10/18 at 12:27 pm


You mean websites like this?

https://www.warnerbros.com/archive/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/websites/cg96/

They have remained unchanged since 1996 :D.


HOW on EARTH did you FIND these?  Yes, yes, they are hidden on THE DEEP WEB.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: duenas8 on 09/15/18 at 1:31 pm


We should begin building a backup of this site. Every discussion going as far back as possible. It would take a team and years to do, but this site is an invaluable resource for both in the moment, and retrospective, discussions of both American and global pop culture. Ideally, discussions would be printed on paper, filed, and committed to safekeeping with additional electronic and paper backups.


We should release that backup as a book at the end of the century

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: mwalker1996 on 09/28/18 at 11:37 pm


I really don't know if YouTube will exist 10-20 years from now,but I'm sure something better will come along eventually and take over.
The fact youtube already made it past 13 years Is impressive since it had so much contaversary amoung it's userbase.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Howard on 09/29/18 at 2:00 pm


The fact youtube already made it past 13 years Is impressive since it had so much contaversary amoung it's userbase.


I know, right? It's longevity is amazing! :o

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/01/18 at 1:23 pm

I might be mistaken, but the first Youtube started in 1995

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Howard on 10/02/18 at 7:57 am


I might be mistaken, but the first Youtube started in 1995


2005, not 1995! ::)

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: wsmith4 on 10/02/18 at 8:13 am


2005, not 1995! ::)


I remember watching it when I graduated high school in 1996.  That means it started in 1995.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: 2001 on 10/09/18 at 4:53 am


I remember watching it when I graduated high school in 1996.  That means it started in 1995.


Pics or it didn't happen.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/13/18 at 7:53 am

BTW, who here likes reading up about sites that have been shut down? 'Cause I like reading up about this one site which shut down in 2003. :P

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/13/18 at 8:10 am


BTW, who here likes reading up about sites that have been shut down? 'Cause I like reading up about this one site which shut down in 2003. :P


https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dotmusic&oldid=91048429

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/14/18 at 11:47 am


https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Dotmusic&oldid=91048429
http://web.archive.org/web/20031004035748/http://spice.dotmusic.com:80/forums/Messages.asp?ThrdID=198004 http://web.archive.org/web/20010707032116/spice.dotmusic.com/forums/Messages.asp?ThrdID=157220&Id=39 http://web.archive.org/web/20030817134149/spice.dotmusic.com/forums/Messages.asp?ThrdID=338141 http://web.archive.org/web/20030517024648/spice.dotmusic.com/forums/Messages.asp?ThrdID=238946&Id=39

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/15/18 at 7:14 am


I used to enjoy digging up my old posts on forums from years back. I like to reminisce on the good times I had and reflect on how much I've grown since then. However, most of the forums I used to post on, no longer exist. I used to post on celebrity forums like cybertlc forums, yeezytalk, kanyelive, etc and now those sites are shut down. One of the only sites where I can dig up old posts is Last.Fm (I'm honestly surprised it's still around, it was slowing down for a while).

l also used AIM, YIM, MSN Messenger a lot so of course I can't go back and look at those messages because those platforms were comprised of chats rooms and instant messaging. My old MySpace account is no where to be found and I can't remember the name of my first YouTube account.

It makes me wonder, will Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, etc suffer the same fate eventually? Will we be able to recover our old posts on those websites 10-20 years from now and reflect on our lives? I'm guessing this site will remain active being that it's already been around for more than 15 years. Not only that but we've got a new generation of users on this site who will more than likely keep it active.
BTW, last.fm archiving is not perfect because I used to have songs up for free downloading which are now gone.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/22/18 at 2:31 am


BTW, last.fm archiving is not perfect because I used to have songs up for free downloading which are now gone.
Because they did a reboot in 2015-2016.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 2:44 am


I used to enjoy digging up my old posts on forums from years back. I like to reminisce on the good times I had and reflect on how much I've grown since then. However, most of the forums I used to post on, no longer exist. I used to post on celebrity forums like cybertlc forums, yeezytalk, kanyelive, etc and now those sites are shut down. One of the only sites where I can dig up old posts is Last.Fm (I'm honestly surprised it's still around, it was slowing down for a while).

The board/forum I was on before I came here, has been totally deleted from the Internet, so I cannot refer back to those times.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/22/18 at 5:05 am


The board/forum I was on before I came here, has been totally deleted from the Internet, so I cannot refer back to those times.
Which one?

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 5:11 am


Which one?
It was associated with the BBC.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/22/18 at 5:12 am

Oh, what was the name?

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 5:27 am


Oh, what was the name?
Yes, associated to the British Broadcasting Corporation, ran by them, but things eventually got out of hand, and it was shutdown, to produce an inferior forum, which itself soon was taken offline.

The BBC does no wish to be seen wasting the British public money.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/26/18 at 12:26 am


We should begin building a backup of this site. Every discussion going as far back as possible. It would take a team and years to do, but this site is an invaluable resource for both in the moment, and retrospective, discussions of both American and global pop culture. Ideally, discussions would be printed on paper, filed, and committed to safekeeping with additional electronic and paper backups.
I'd rather not have one. God knows certain people might find out about the things I've said about them behind their backs, some of them sexual.  :-X

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 10/26/18 at 12:34 am


I'd rather not. God knows certain people might find out about the things I've said about them behind their backs, some of them sexual.  :-X

;D ;D


Because they did a reboot in 2015-2016.

I stopped using last fm around 2013. When I started using it again this year, I saw that tthe site had changed so much and removed most of it's beloved features. I hate that they don't have them anymore. They sacrificed quality for a sleeker look smh.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 10/26/18 at 6:13 am


The board/forum I was on before I came here, has been totally deleted from the Internet, so I cannot refer back to those times.
Is it not on Wayback Machine?

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 8:56 am


Is it not on Wayback Machine?
It does not look to be there.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 12/06/18 at 4:55 am


I'd rather not have one. God knows certain people might find out about the things I've said about them behind their backs, some of them sexual.  :-X
That's why I'm so glad the archive is so slow-moving.  ;D

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: aja675 on 12/23/18 at 5:14 am


That's why I'm so glad the archive is so slow-moving.  ;D
Wait, I'm worried about a certain thread coming to light for some people. I understand that the archive only updates every two years these days, but I'm worried about what if sometime in the future, certain people Google themselves and see private and embarrassing conversations about them.  ;D

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 12/27/18 at 10:50 am

I still don't remember the name of my first YouTube account but I was able to gain access to my second one from 2008. ^_^

I did it by using an old phone that I still have. I just happened to still be logged into the YT account and old email addresses on there. From there I was able to claim the old account as a YT legacy account and update it.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 12/27/18 at 10:54 am

It's so funny. On this account I put I was born in 1986, probably because you had to be a certain age to watch some of the videos or something. At the time I was probably 15 or 16 lol.

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: piecesof93 on 01/14/19 at 7:47 pm

Just found my myspace page and it is the cringiest thing I have ever witness in my life. I may have been better off never finding it again. I'm glad I'm not 16 anymore  ;D

Subject: Re: I'm worried online time capsules won't last.

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/24/19 at 1:48 pm

Did anyone here ever use the IMDb message boards? They used to have individual boards for literally every movie, TV show, actor, etc. Many boards, especially for newer or popular films, were extremely active. Obscure ones obviously less so. You could sometimes find posts dating back to the early '00s. You could revive threads and jump into the discussion at any time (not unlike a lot of message boards)

They deleted the whole thing about two years ago, trashing 15+ years of so called "time capsules" in the form of film discussion. It was an invaluable resource and they destroyed it like it was nothing. It used to be ritual for me after watching a movie to hop on its message board to check out the discussion, get some questions answered, etc. I miss being able to do that.

Check for new replies or respond here...