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A lot of people talk about 90s nostalgia but I never hear any for the 2000s. How did people feel about it? Better or worse than today?


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He was the best


People in the 2000s were very much aware that the 2000s sucked ass.


it was a bad time for me, but a good time compared to the current reality

almost everything looks good in retrospect

the 90s still sucked though, there's no nostalgia there


The pet goat black magic human sacrifice ceremony that was 911 and everything after was the initiator of all the modern troubles.


The only cool thing about the 00s was the internet.


The 2000s were a great time for gaming. Towards the end of 2010 is when EA starting buying up everything and made gaming suck ass. Also smartphones became popular which introduced lootboxes.


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I suppose these things are regional. In the 2000's my area was still clean and nice. Now it's a shithole with massive state apartments housing the worst people in our country. Crime has gone up so much, also the older I become the more problems I have. So life seems better the further back I go


George Bush was funnier than Trump. I miss him.


Also, hi there schizo-wiz. Hope you're doing well despite things.

You're the NASA video guy too, right?


He had his wife looking at him even before spelling the word "con"


So you believe the official story (attached)?

War (or as i like to call it human sacrifice) is the most profitable business in the history of civilisation, these people worship the left hand path. You might believe it's all hogwash, they don't.


It should make its way into popular consciousness any day now. 90's nostalgia only started creeping up around 2011 or so. Just give it a little time.


It was where trends from the 90s went to die


i hated everything about the 90s. didnt have internet. had only snes for most of the decade with no new games bought. wasnt allowed to use the family computer to play games until around the end of the 90s. i thouhht this was a normal view of the 90s tho

00s were way better for me


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>You're the NASA video guy too, right?

My wizbro, he is not. Want to se more vids?


yes pls



Frame rate is far too smooth for a video of that supposed age.
Artefacts of film distortion are far too regular.
Typeface for the timer is also pretty slick for the intended time period.


I'm too fucking old. 00s and 10s aren't even that distinct to me.

What is there even to be nostalgic for in the 90s except early internet? 80s feels like it has its own style at least.


Because I was a kid in the 90s I have a soft spot for the cartoons and other media from that time.


Good observations. Please note ,that the video was made black and white, frames alteres and the time you see was also added using some video editing software. Original footage was altered and these things were added for some reason.

The alien still remains very real.

You can check in-depth analysis here:

There are also 3 other clips released by same person. One of them is color version of aliens walking trough hallway.


The official story for 9/11 is that it was caused by a criminal conspiracy (aka organized plot) so why would this be notable in any way?


btw it's pretty clear the reason he changes off from using the world "conspiracy" is because he's doing a TV interview and the word is a legal term which normal people wouldn't understand so he uses simpler language. He's just dumbing it down here, not trying to hide something.


2000s felt like the last era that was real.


shit decade with shit culture and only nostalgized by people who were kids


compared to today the culture was great


>compared to today the culture was great
what's the difference


Trump makes him look like a genius


the only thing nostalgic about it is that's when I had my 80s nostalgia phase

on its own the "2000s" was shit at its best


I don't know much about you but 2000s was the peak in my third world shithole. Economy was great, extremism was low. We were both more free and more rich at the same time.
I thought it would go like that as always, surely we might have economic down turns here and there, but to see the regression happening not just economically but also socially and politicaly is depressing.


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The 2000s was the last time the internet was really a wild west. Lots of small forums with lax moderation, controversial topics could be discussed without the thread getting locked or deleted, there was no cancel culture or deplatforming to speak of, and nobody really took the internet seriously except for a few cry babies who were laughed at by nearly everyone.
Now most forums are dead, most people use reddit, twitter or some other corporate shithole site, everyone feels the need to virtue signal, truly controversial topics are prohibited almost everywhere, everyone is paranoid of "trolls" or "toxic" users which contributes to the increase of censorship, and everyone treats the internet like it's a matter of life and death.
The 2000s was the last time the internet was mostly only used by social outcasts. Social outcasts are far more likely to have controversial opinions, believe in free speech and are much less likely to virtue signal. These days those types of people would be considered "neckbeards" by the masses.


They were very much considered neckbeards back then as well. The only difference is the people calling them that weren't sharing the internet with them yet.


Imageboards, naturally wizchan included, are relicts of 2000s.
Funny how I member 2000s though. 4chan was one of the MANY webpages, not only one. Nowadays I'm amazed how many people only browse imageboards or even one image board.


I know, I just meant on the internet. Back then the internet and "real life" were completely detached. This started to change in the late 2000s but by the 2010s it was completely gentrified by normalfags.
Also before the 2010s, nothing that happened on the internet had any real world consequences unless child porn was involved. These days it's pretty much commonplace for people to get fired for saying something offensive on the internet.

I have two theories as to why the internet changed the way it did. For one, the types of people who inhabited the internet in the 90s and 2000s were generally the types who were outcasts and were bullied a lot. This gave us thicker skin. If you were bullied or even beaten up in high school, someone calling you a faggot or retard on the internet seemed like nothing. Normalfags on the other hand always fit in and were used to being surrounded by people who had the same opinions, so when they went online and got insulted or saw an offensive opinion it came as a shock to them. Then the normalfags became a majority and the current state of the internet is just a reflection of what normalfags do when they have power. But secondly and perhaps even more importantly is the fact that there are proportionately far more succubi on the internet than there were in the 2000s and before that. succubi are, of course, more easily offended and less likely to have opinions outside of the mainstream. What compounds that problem is the fact that male normalfags instinctively want to protect succubi so when a succubus is offended by something and lets it be known it's pretty much a guarantee that some mod will go full white knight and ban the guy who said something m'lady didn't like. Not to mention most virtue signaling on the internet is ultimately male normalfags seeking the approval of any succubi who might read what they wrote. The old guard realized the effect succubi have on communities, which is why this site was always male only and why the 4chan of the 2000s had a "tits or gtfo" attitude towards female posters who advertised their gender.


>For one, the types of people who inhabited the internet in the 90s and 2000s were generally the types who were outcasts and were bullied a lot. This gave us thicker skin. If you were bullied or even beaten up in high school, someone calling you a faggot or retard on the internet seemed like nothing. Normalfags on the other hand always fit in and were used to being surrounded by people who had the same opinions, so when they went online and got insulted or saw an offensive opinion it came as a shock to them.
I really like this, I can't believe i've never thought about it from this angle before.

I would also like to point out that the kind of people who get offended easily are usually gonna be using the internet as an extension of their real life which is completely opposite to the way people like us carry themselves online. They have much thinner skin as a result too.


>there was no cancel culture or deplatforming to speak of

mostly because there were no nazi fag wannabes back then calling for genocide. These nazi fags are such snowflakes. They say all sorts of terrible shit then when the guy who owns the website they're posting on tells them to fuck off because they don't want that sort of shit there they whine and whine and get other media outlets to cover them obsessively because now they're being "oppressed" by teh evil medias. The whole thing is just so pathetic.


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Yeah because not wanting to live in a crime infested shithole is equivalent to genocide…

LMAO eat shit whiny projecting faggot


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Stop falling for obvious bait.
It only encourages them.


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>I would also like to point out that the kind of people who get offended easily are usually gonna be using the internet as an extension of their real life which is completely opposite to the way people like us carry themselves online.
This is a great point. I still use the Internet, and I'm guessing this is true for many wizards, as if it were still 2004: no social media, nothing in my personal name, taking some basic privacy measures (browser extensions, VPN, etc.) and browsing mostly fringe content (15 years ago, the entire Internet was fringe content). The average normalfag is NOT like this. For the average normalfag, the Internet is basically Facebook, Google and YouTube and Amazon, along with some other minor social networks, which they browse on an unsecured browser from their phones, with accounts linked to their real identities, while swallowing up targeted ads.

The two experiences could not be more different, to the point where I would claim that wizards and normalfags are practically browsing different internets. It's ultimately a question of psychology, as normalfags use the Internet as an extension of their real-life social connections, while wizards, judging by the posts made here over the years, still perceive the internet as an alternative or escape from the real world, and tailor their experience accordingly, while lamenting that this is becoming increasingly difficult as the internet is saturated with normalfags.


I always tend to forget that most normal people aren't even using actual computers anymore on the internet. I'm overwhelmed by the amount of mental noise if I just have to go into a browser without blocking anything, imagining all that on a social network on a phone where they actually watch all these multi million view video channels on youtube while going back and forth between social media apps is something that I could imagine driving anyone mad with numerous things. Minimize your noise, maximize your peace.

Everything is also expected to be extremely fast paced and always connected even when your not on a device adding to the madness. You make a post and seconds later people all around you are having unthinking knee jerk reactions to it fueled by the cycle of all the rest it's just another part of.

Here's something else interesting, technically the people using the internet wholly as an extension of real life were also born into this ironically diluted hyper connected internet of things environment but the further back you go the more people had lives mostly separate from it all and the internet was a more diverse compilation of users that always took something from it unavoidably but when they were there they didn't want to let it bleed out too much. When I was younger on the internet I thought the idea of being able to share things from life on the internet with others was cool but I saw all these communities as isolated networks. I also was amused by local networks, anything could have one and while it's not just the physical it's its own space where you could play a game with a couple friends over a short range or a store communicating among itself or others nearby on their own networks. It was an obsession for some reason and now that dream is dead, it's all one giant monolith of connections between everything ever now.


it's mostly hipster shit, like hippies but such a mixture of idiosyncratic nostalgia its comes off as shit


Compared to Trump, I like Bush more


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I can't believe time passes by so quickly


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If I may chime in.
Internet, online stuff etc, didn't change that much until 2010s. Or rather changes were not that great. Changes in 2007-2012 were greater compare to 1985-2005.

For most of the years, internet was reserved for a group of people, discussing,playing, "doing" things on some small communities. Be it an university network in 80s, alt boards on 90s or some php forums or image boards in 2000s. You would be more or less anonymous, have a small community and had to get your ass in front of some machine to participate. Penetration of internet was also not that great, even in 1st world (imho).

I don't think I have to tell you how smart phones and social media changed all that. I bet most old farts here still browse this place in front of the a pc/laptop. I know I do, still find mobilebrowsing/posting weird.

but I guess I'm a product of a bygone age, there is no internet for old men.


> I bet most old farts here still browse this place in front of the a pc/laptop. I know I do, still find mobilebrowsing/posting weird.
I do both, but I'm on my PC more often. Phones are nice for lurking when you just don't want to sit up, but I don't get how people can only mobilepost. It's such a pain.


Given most of the images are from early 2000s, with very few mid 2000s. The youngest person who can relate to this is probably 25-26.
Man..time flies.


I guess everyone feels like a genius farting out obvious "smartphones popularity" theory.


well, I'm 28 and believe it or not, I can't relate to 90% of what is shown in that webm


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I'm only 22 and I can relate to a lot of it. Maybe it's cause a lot of it is American?


I mean most of the stuff there is targetted for teens not kids. You have to be a teenager in 2000s to relate to most.
But yes you might related to few things that are directed to <10 year age.
I would say that webm is more or less directed to people born around 86/87.


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I actually used to like this dumbass faggy FOX show called Boston Public from the 2000s and I am nostalgic for it even if its propaganda shit in a lot of areas and fizzles out. It has this crotchety old Jew teacher who is the best part and hilarious.



I saw a few eps of that one too, recall jew guy claiming to have black ancestors or something like that.

Same, it might also be that I quit keeping up with all the new stuff at some point. Had to get a new computer monitor the other day and ended up asking a little about connecting scart or rgb to the new monitor and the store owner called it "retro", in my head scart was still pretty new stuff and it would at least take a few bnc connectors before I'd say retro.


Yeah, before he shipped off to WWII he screwed a black succubus and was ashamed of it but then found out he had a son and was always going around talking to the black teachers that he can relate because "I have an African-American Negro son you know"


I had internet young. And on the internet everyone's a teenager.


>Lots of small forums with lax moderation, controversial topics could be discussed without the thread getting locked or deleted, there was no cancel culture or deplatforming to speak of, and nobody really took the internet seriously
What the hell are you talking about You wouldn't believe how many forums had stupid vetting systems and hierarchies. And before you say "its because they didn't want newfags around!", one retro game forum I joined in particular put succubi that didn't know jackshit about anything other than "playing a few old sonic and mario games" on a pedestal and denied lots of real retro game enthusiasts from joining in. Tons of forums had banned or denied people from registering on forums because of past petty dramas or even in some cases, because someone preferred an old design of a video character or preferred western cartoons over anime


Pretty much every forum I visited banned religion and politics from the main boards because it turned in to flame wars. Many had dedicated containment boards or banned it on all the site. SomethingAwful/4chan were exceptions not the rule to 2000s tolerance of "free speech" on forums I think.

I remember people posting 20 paragraph long replies on forums quoting every element of a post. People took things more seriously then I'd argue because of people treating forums like a small community. It was a time when people would only visit a couple of forums, so people would invest in one instead of visiting 50+ pseudo-anonymous communities like these days. People today treat their shitposting and low effort replies seriously I guess, since they've given up on seriously arguing with anons. Everything is about "controlling the narrative" in a sense today with people just trying to convince and control the imagined crowd/frontpage/etc, be it through dumbed down propaganda or controlling content.

Trolling meant something different then because you were actually trolling a meaningful community who had friends and felt like their forum was their home. So it felt more amusing to troll them in to long replies, to fuck around, to burn stuff down - either maliciously or amusingly; and others in the forum would tell people not to feed them. Now trolling is just being hyper-aggressive, abusive, and mocking. The old forum system I'd argue was built on a meaningful community that struggles to exist in the public internet sphere now.

That was my experience with forums anyway.


Early 2000's were great, but 9/11 changed a lot of things for the worse. There are some things I liked better in the 2000's than the 90's, but I generally preferred the 90's. Late 2000's were kind of bad though, not as bad as today, but we were getting there with the rise of social media.


You're not wrong, it was hit and miss, but we had way more options than today in pretty much every aspect of the internet.


I'm on desktop now, but phones are actually really convenient when you're too lazy to get out of bed.


who made that piece of fucking shit the OP pic for a nostalgia thread


>remember people used to rag on Dubya pretty badly during his presidency
>he was somehow better than Trump, despite being a mediocre at best pres

Is it weird i have a nostalgia for shitting on Bush


A lot of good anime and games came out in early 2000's. 2006 especially seems like a magical year. Unfortunately for me personally it was the year everything became worse. 07 was the last hurrah, and 08 marked the beginning of the era where I would get burnt and disfranchised by the state of things.


>better than trump
because launching infinity war and extreme orwellianism was better than a do-nothing fuck like trump



Yeah, things were pretty great until around 2008 or 2009.


I disagree
Mid 2000s were the era when corporate entertainment dominated everywhere. Gaming included. Games began to be extremely costly to made and appeal to cnsoles had began. If you wanted to sell a game you had to sell in on 2-3 platforms, Being a medium sized developer was a challange let alone indie. Steam was still obscure and most games still relied on physical copis, therefore you had to consider distribution and also traditional marketing. Gone were the days of a small studio making a good game with minimal cost.
Thankfully all of this is gone thanks to the kickstarter renaissance. I really love how 2010s opened the path to many small time developers publishers of games rpgs boardgames etc.
As a non american I felt that show to be very realistic, like really really down to earth and showing America as it is. Which is something very common today but in the days of 2000s tv I think that was something different.
Maybe there were other shows like Boston Public but oh well.


The one thing that's most pervasive throughout a particular decade is the president who presided over most of it and the related politics, like for example 9/11. I could have put some other piece of 2000's media that I was a fan of but it won't universally resonate with people the way a sitting president will.

Not really what I was thinking when I selected it, but my justification reflecting on it.


I think 1995-2005 (or any other close variation) is the sweet spot for gaming/internet/entertainment quality. I see various people declaring something close to this year range to be the best time for them, and I think it's accurate.


I think entertainment is too broad a category for that. Gaming and internet is fair, but movies, music, literature etc. all had different peaks.


Usually most people and probably that guy included, equals the media coming out during his childhood and early teen years to be the "best quality". Pure nostalgia glasses. It's curious most people simply fail to realize that for whatever reason. I used to be part of a Pokemon community years ago and it turned out most users there just happened to think the generation that came out when they were kids to be the best gen.
My brother is 6 years younger than me and has a huge bias towards ps2 era games, while I think it's shit lol. Chances are you'll like whatever trash you watched/played during the best years of your life and later on your brain does that connection. If you don't force through it (I was forced to come into terms with my own nostalgia because NEET consuming media 24/7) it's likely you'll forever believe your nostalgia to be true and racionalize it.


I disagree.
Yes childhood is always memorable, and youth is cherrished but it doesn't mean that your childhood=best years of your life.

For example, when I was a child my family wasn't doing good, I went to a school I like and economy was shit.
But mid 2000s were awesome. My family was making okay money, the country had an economical boom (wasn't even effected by 08 crisis that much) and while highschool was meh I had plenty of people I chatted online.

Now somethings are personal yeah. But some must be blamed for the zeitgeist of the time. For example it is nigh impossible for me to find people to talk to(besides here on imageboards which is mind you a relic of 2000s). Because anonymity is gone. Moreover the country also went to shit, with rapid inflation.

Whenever I have the chance I always tell the youth people had it better 10-12 years ago, and thats not "muh teenage years" nostalgia but a fact.


>2009 was 11 years ago
holy shit


there was an 8chan board for that
it didn't get revived after the shutdown though


2009 feels like a few months ago. Half the year has gone by and it feels like a few weeks. What the fuck even is time?


If 2009 felt like a few months ago you have serious memory issues, or you've been in a coma. Think about all the years since then, and understand it's been a fuckton of time.


Its on the webring now. No one with a brain went back to 8kunt


Just in case anyone is wondering


is this the same as the y2k board?


I never browsed there so I don't know, I'm not the wiz who commented about webring, I'm just linking you to it.


nah, it's not
y2k was exclusively early 2000s
but thank you anyways
unfortunately it's mostly dead


there are some fairly recent posts, it's just that the op images are somehow lost


I live far more fully between 2003-2009 than in any other year. A lot of changes happened and I changed alot, yeah I was a teenager back then but my life was also more colorfull.
Between 2009 to 2020 my life is more or less the same only places/names changed but.
I go to school
I worry about gpa
I worry about fellowship applications
I worry about whether I can reach my next target

This is what happens when you drink the academia coolaide I guess.I'm 30 years old and I'm still proselytizing myself for letters of reccomendation, still worry about deadlines. Still live in temporary shitt studentlike conditions. Still a virgin etc. I'm basically a manchild and stuck in time.


>Still a virgin
what a tragedy


Its the same community they just changed names.


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This reminds me I'm the only person still using winamp.


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say again?


a time when you could watch streaming videos through a piece of software that wasn't a web browser and a bloated piece of shit.


still using winamp here, i love it :)


I'm 30 and in the 2000s I experienced the horror of middle school and high school, which included excessive bullying trauma from teachers and kids. 2008 kicked off my shitty adult life since I began my useless college years and then the 2008 Economic Crisis occurred. I never want to go back to that time. The 2010s were shit too. Basically, maybe the only time I've been happy was as an innocent toddler.


Only thing I miss from that time period is the complete disregard for computer security. Everything was hackable.

I wish I was more into programming back then.


This is true. Unfortunately that sword cut both ways, you'd get your PC messed with by viruses and exploits eventually. I lost count of how many times I had to reinstall windows 98 and windows me. Some viruses could even flash your bios and brick your pc.



2000's started pretty bad right off the bat. WTC made sure airports and other facilities would breed endless checklists and bureaucracy, internet died with the first smartphone.


jewphones didn't exist, paranoiacs and control freaks couldn't steal pictures/videos of you in public or sic the pigs on you for any and every malicious reason, had to rely on inaccurate spoken descriptions and wait forever on the line

no "social media"


on literally everything in the stores

no shitheads running you over at the crosswalk because they're watching porn on their jewphone

no anime where characters are just playing with their jewphones the whole time

could register with sites and start emails without a phone activation code requirement

internet sites were still navigable and not redesigned around jewphones

generation-z wasn't old enough yet to spread their cancerous shit culture



The greatest pieces of media were produced between the later half of the 2000s and the earlier half of the 2010s.
Bush is overrated. Obama is underrated. Basically being a charismatic black guy who could always bullshit his way out of certain questions gave the scientific, intelligence, defense and diplomatic communities blank checks to do whatever they want. He made science cool and now everyone can have a trap gf. The healthcare thing was something the Democrats had been trying to do at least since JFK. Stem cell research. He had the balls to give the finger to Pakistan and went and killed Osama. The nuclear waste agreement with India among other things in the name of global warming prevents these massive third world countries from becoming more Chinas.

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