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2017-10-05 04:50:36 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-05 04:55:50 PM  
I have mod points!
 
2017-10-05 05:02:21 PM  
Slashdot fell apart shortly after he left, but there were some real doozies, like the time they got pranked by a story of Afghanis pulling their C64s out of dirt holes to get online.

/3 digit UID
//haven't looked at it in at least 3 years
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-10-05 05:09:22 PM  
enry: /3 digit UID

Was slashdot the site where people were selling low uids for big bucks like 10 years ago? I remember a thread on Fark around then where people wanted to sell their low Fark account numbers too. Drew did not approve.

Thread went like:
Submitter: "Can I sell my account?"
Drew: "We'd rather you didn't."
Submitter: "But can I sell my account?"
Everybody: "You just got your answer. Why are you still asking?"
 
2017-10-05 05:10:15 PM  
Happy Birthday!
img.fark.net
/n00b with a 4-digit uid
 
2017-10-05 05:20:59 PM  

ZAZ: enry: /3 digit UID

Was slashdot the site where people were selling low uids for big bucks like 10 years ago? I remember a thread on Fark around then where people wanted to sell their low Fark account numbers too. Drew did not approve.

Thread went like:
Submitter: "Can I sell my account?"
Drew: "We'd rather you didn't."
Submitter: "But can I sell my account?"
Everybody: "You just got your answer. Why are you still asking?"


Yeah, users sold or gave away low UIDs.
 
2017-10-05 05:55:38 PM  
So... anyone interested in 98989?
 
2017-10-05 05:58:32 PM  
Happy Birthday Slashdot!

I have pics of cowboyneal crashed out on my floor somewhere, but no idea where to look.
 
2017-10-05 05:58:42 PM  

ZAZ: I remember a thread on Fark around then where people wanted to sell their low Fark account numbers too. Drew did not approve.


I remember that thread and was SMH about it because my ALT account had a lower number than folks in the thread who were offering to sell their 'low' account numbers.

http://www.fark.com/users/clichekitty
 
2017-10-05 05:58:53 PM  
Weren't binary strings being traded at some point?
 
2017-10-05 06:07:29 PM  
So many fine trolls. GNAA. The $690 SCO Fee Troll. Page-widening and page-lengthening posts. ASCII goatse and the penis bird. Hot grits. Yelling at people to get some priorities after 9/11. The crapflooding over there was more entertaining than the content.
 
2017-10-05 06:19:32 PM  
I have the 10,000,000th comment on that site, at least according to the current comment ID system.

My account was hacked shortly after that.
 
2017-10-05 06:25:09 PM  
Their page refresh functionality was so shiatty that if you were a frequent commenter there, you'd eventually get a 24 hour timeout because they couldn't differentiate actual users from bots.
 
2017-10-05 06:30:58 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-10-05 06:36:30 PM  

DilemmaDave: So... anyone interested in 98989?


I got 8311, I think.  Haven't been back in years.
 
2017-10-05 06:46:23 PM  

Hack Patooey: DilemmaDave: So... anyone interested in 98989?

I got 8311, I think.  Haven't been back in years.


Hehe, I was goofing on my Fark Id, Mr. 107824.

I probably have a slashdot account but I'm quite sure I'd never remember what I used at the time.
 
2017-10-05 06:47:34 PM  

enry: ZAZ: enry: /3 digit UID

Was slashdot the site where people were selling low uids for big bucks like 10 years ago? I remember a thread on Fark around then where people wanted to sell their low Fark account numbers too. Drew did not approve.

Thread went like:
Submitter: "Can I sell my account?"
Drew: "We'd rather you didn't."
Submitter: "But can I sell my account?"
Everybody: "You just got your answer. Why are you still asking?"

Yeah, users sold or gave away low UIDs.


At least they didn't give away old IUDs. That would be sick.
 
2017-10-05 07:21:35 PM  
Slashdot is what brought me here and I haven't looked back. I should look up my old UID.

/worked with a guy who went to school with CmdrTaco
//single digit UID
 
2017-10-05 07:23:43 PM  
Ah, slashdot. My first 'tech' site. If I could get it to render, I knew I had a good connection. Also, the answer to all other questions that are not related to Life, the Universe and Everything is CowboyNeal.

I left in 2002. When did CmdrTaco go?
 
2017-10-05 07:28:18 PM  
Every now and then I go look up /., and then I remember why I left long ago.  (Low 5-digit ID)  For a while it was pretty decent and even sort of forward thinking.  Now it's impossible to parse and all the decent posters have long since wandered away to even worse places like that weird website owned by a guy who ran for governor of KY.

Too bad no web forum has ever managed the usability of a good USENET reader.
 
2017-10-05 07:31:52 PM  

enry: /3 digit UID


Same here. Found /. reading an interview with Dave Taylor of id Software.
 
2017-10-05 07:53:21 PM  

DilemmaDave: Hack Patooey: DilemmaDave: So... anyone interested in 98989?

I got 8311, I think.  Haven't been back in years.

Hehe, I was goofing on my Fark Id, Mr. 107824.

I probably have a slashdot account but I'm quite sure I'd never remember what I used at the time.


Ah.  I honestly have never looked at my Fark ID.  Huh.  What are we up to now?

And my /. login still works.  Who knew?
 
2017-10-05 08:03:49 PM  

Hack Patooey: Ah.  I honestly have never looked at my Fark ID.  Huh.  What are we up to now?


One... million.

img.fark.net

/ Passed it in mid-April
 
2017-10-05 08:10:18 PM  
Doing the math I've been there for 16-18 years, yowza.  Not to mention I lurked a couple years before making an account.  Sometime being old is an advantage.  Amirite?  Someone?  How do I monetize my  relatively low ID?
 
2017-10-05 08:34:25 PM  
#1761 here. I started reading on amber-screen terminals hooked up to an HP 9000 server.

I still browse it occasionally, but it was on its way down when roblimo had his grubby hands on the admin console.
 
2017-10-06 08:44:12 AM  

aremmes: #1761 here. I started reading on amber-screen terminals hooked up to an HP 9000 server.

I still browse it occasionally, but it was on its way down when roblimo had his grubby hands on the admin console.


There is the alternative fork, which is so good I can't even think of the name now.
 
2017-10-06 09:43:09 AM  
and I propably have a couple IDs there too. Never could remember things like email accounts.

 I blog there; all ads, I think.
 
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