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This is a few years later but... [15 May 2016|08:53am]
Just stumbled upon this thread in my late night web surfings. I never owned a domain but spent all 1999-2001-ish holed up in my basement frequenting these journals and UBB boards while in a deep teenage angst stage. I was in high school at the time and couldn't relate on the same level to a lot of people I went to high school with. I remember the plastique boards, for some reason I really liked a girl who blogged at minuet.org/recently (Think her name was Laur?) And to be honest, can't really remember a lot of the other ones off the top of my head but if I was reminded I am sure I could.


This website has been helpful in my search as well!
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URLs [21 Aug 2013|11:35pm]

What was your oldschool URL?

I was:


and many free sites as well.

And you?
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[08 Sep 2012|06:29pm]

I doubt anyone even remembers me, I was a bit of a blip on the internet but I thought it would be worth posting here (if anyone still reads this) to see if there was someone out there who remembered me.

I'm Lisa (although I went through a phase of calling myself "Cherry") and I'm blonde and Australian.

Past URLs include:
  • envy.nu/virtue.nu / lurvely
  • geocities.com/luvliness
  • oh-yeah.org/lisa
  • devoured.org/cherry
  • acrimony.net/lisa (?i think?)
  • blind-love.net
  • deadexplosion.org
  • sheloved.net
  • shefell.net
  • ohlovely.org
  • prettily.org

I remember gurl.org, lalaland.nu, some girl called 'brianne' who apparently caused drama?, sloshed.org, riot MB, fuCK board (i remember when i was a member and then it was closed for membership and the coolest thing ever was to be a member!)

Is this ringing any bells for anyone?!
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Hey, party people [13 Aug 2012|11:19am]
Blast from the past here. What's everyone up to? I was Internet stalking POETIC-JESTER.ORG & LEOPARDPRINT.ORG and stumbled across this place again. I was poetic-jester.org/explode, did some designs for vapid, did some more designs for emptysound, can't even remember most of it; now I run a business consulting + business development company with my wife & have a full team for graphic design & web development. Yeah!
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CLIQUE. LOL. [25 Oct 2010|07:41pm]

Hey guys!

Any of you still have sites of a personal nature such as blogs, portfolios, or just the good ol'fashioned personal site?

I made a clique for old time's sake:

If you still have a site around, feel free to join! :) I'll also allow Livejournal accounts (especially from this community, just mention "oldschoolers@lj" in the comments when you join!)

You can also add a story to the stories page even if you don't have a site right now.

Otherwise... I posted about a directory project awhile back. I'm starting that up now. This will be for everyone, including those who are only on social networking sites these days.

11/16/11: Locking this post as it's getting spammed to hell up. But the clique still exists for those who wish to join. :)
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[22 Feb 2010|03:59am]

Do any of you remember a girl named Nicole who, as far as I know, was still on LJ around 2002? She had a couple of domains that all had "star" in the title (lol sorry, I know that doesn't narrow it down) and met her girlfriend through her sites... they eventually moved in together. I know she went from lj to lj but I eventually lost track.

Also, anyone know what happened to Olivia from kittenhead.net or any of her hostees?
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GOODIES! and tossing ideas around. [21 Feb 2010|09:48pm]

So today, I stumbled upon a GOLDMINE. I found an old CD spindle. Hidden in the depths of this spindle, I found a CD that read "Old Site Files". Curious, I popped it into my computer and low and behold, EVERYTHING I'd ever done since I moved off Geocities in 2001 until 2005 was contained on this CD . It covers like 3 domains and 2 personal sites hosted elsewhere. It's like finding a hidden treasure. I've been dying to make a little site displaying all of my old sites, info on each, and their layouts.

Also on the note of Geocities, I did manage to save all my old files before it closed and uploaded it for the lulz. Oh, my late high school days.

Anyone else experienced something fun like this, or have you kept all your old stuff for the sake of looking back on it someday?

Anyway, one of the projects I've had in mind was to create a directory of sorts where you can list your name, old pseudonyms, and whatever location you can currently be found at (new domains/blogs, social networking etc.) Would you guys be interested in participating if and when I do get around to making this?
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PhD research - want to get involved? [02 Jan 2010|01:21pm]

Hi all! I've posted in here over the last couple of years about a phd I'm working on about our experiences. Good news - I'm finally ready to send out questionnaires for people to complete! If you'd like to participate, could you please comment here on email me on naomi.eve@gmail.com, and I'll send the questionnaire to you.

If you've already given me your email address previously, I'll be sending you a questionnaire anyway. But if you've changed your email address, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Edited to add:

Actually if you're happy to participate, you can do so without contacting me - just have a read of your rights as a research participant in the Word file within the Zip file located here, and then complete the questionnaire at Google Docs here.  Google Docs won't let you save your work in progress, so make sure you have 15-20 minutes to complete the questionnaire in one sitting.  

Email me with any questions!
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RANDOM [22 Sep 2009|12:28am]
this is crazy... I'm Kristin and I used to own aqua-blue.net (from maybe 1997-2002? I maybe used to go by Sarah Collette? lol ohh middle school) which I'm sure none of you remember, but I remember a lot of your sites!!! I wish I could remember some of the people that I used to talk to all the time back on ICQ and The Palace (ha remember that?) but I have no freaking clue. Hope everyone is well... :)
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[03 Sep 2009|06:31pm]

i miss all of you. it's been too long. it was always so awesome to connect with so many girls from all around the world who i shared so much in common with.

how many of you still have web sites?

i still own deathbloom.org. it's been around for about 8 years now.
anyway i'm always trying to track down fellow oldschoolers so i'd love to know if you're still writing, and designing.
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The Old Schooler SXSW panel [15 Apr 2009|10:01pm]

Hey everyone, I posted in here last year about my SXSW panel about old school online journalling. It happened a month ago and went really well. If you'd like to listen to the podcast it's here at SXSW: A Brief History of Growing Up Online and the Powerpoint slides are here: Slideshare. We got a tiny bit of press, including an ABC News mention and everyone who came enjoyed it. Feel free to post any comments or thoughts you had on the session! This won't be the last I'll be discussing the old schoolers, I have some other ideas I want to do with it -- there is so much to say about this!

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hello [13 Apr 2009|09:20pm]


wow. i remember many of you.
especially the girls who were also obsessed with radiohead, the smashing pumpkins, hole and tori amos.

i'm ally. and i had a site on plastique.org, and disturbance.net.
(after altern.org, and other free spaces)
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[22 Dec 2008|02:28am]

machineKUNT Records signs Cindergarden

To celebrate the international success of the "Extreme Women in the Dark Future" compilation machineKUNT Records has signed solo female artist Cindergarden to this newly evolving label.

After her memorable North American tour as keyboardist for System Syn (Metropolis Records) Jaymie Valentine self-released a full length album titled "The Clandestine Experiment" which received critical acclaim.

Hailing from Los Angeles, California with two full length albums and one EP behind her... Jaymie Valentine has been compared to everyone from Last Rites-era Skinny Puppy to Switchblade Symphony to Jack Off Jill. Yet there is nobody that sounds like Cindergarden except for Cindergarden and that is what makes this a special project. Described by listeners as strong, expressive, emotive and accessible Jaymie redefines what dark electronic
and dark ambient should be.

You can download "The Clandestine Experiment" absolutely free at http://myspace.com/cindergarden for a taste of what's to come.

Jaymie Valentine will be releasing a new album on machineKUNT Records in 2009.

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No more greymatter [19 Dec 2008|03:10am]

Hey oldschoolers,

I never had any popular websites, but I was coding/blogging/geeking back in the day, along with everyone else. Anyway, I was just puttering around online and wondered what happened to Noah Grey, author of Greymatter. I was kind of saddened to see that he will be closing his site on January 1st, 2009. Noah Grey's online presence will be missed. He's a talented coder, photographer, and one helluva writer.

Originally I was a happy Blogger user, but then their service began crapping out, so I looked for another alternative. Greymatter was awesome in that it allowed for me to not rely on a 3rd party service for my blog. I think I religiously wrote journal entries from 2001-2003 using GM. It was also the first time I really got into installing/customizing scripts. From there I ventured into guestbooks (remember Megabook?), counters, message boards, and more. Then a lot of webhosts began to ban the script because it used too many resources. After that, I switched to b2, which later became WordPress.

Did you use Greymatter, and how did you come about using it? How did it change things online for you?
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has anyone heard from..... [31 Oct 2008|09:50pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about Trayci? Shenae?

I think she went by both names... she owned two really popular sites pratifox.net and before that kusje.net.... I was just using archive.org being nostalgic and I remember  whenever a new layout would go up, how I'd frantically rush to her website and be in complete AMAZEMENT of her work but I never had the courage to ever contact her.

If anyone could tell me anything about her whatsoever, I'd really appreciate it! thanks alot!


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Intro [06 Oct 2008|04:35pm]

Hi there, my name is Dot.

I highly doubt any of you would recognize me; though I was huge on joining cliques and web rings, I didn't truly feel as though my design rocked anyone's world. After holing up everywhere from gURLpages to Envy.nu and Manifest-Angel.com, I was officially hosted: first on Jenno.com, then SuburbanGirl.net, and finally MissGeek.net (where I cranked out completely different layouts on a monthly basis, complete with handcrafted "blogs" and photo galleries). My boyfriend in 2002 was hosted at PaperSkye.com!

In 2004 I bought Eating-Dynamite.net and rarely made layouts for the poor thing, so I just let it expire last year. I think this was the era of the PHP Fanlisting, and me joining them en masse.

I was really excited to see this community and decided to join today after admitting that I do spend more time online than I claim to. I found the community some time ago and got really emotional and weird about it when the realization sank in -- see blog entry -- that this amazing enclave of online creatives is growing fewer and farther between.

And yes, that link leads to a GreyMatter-generated blog page. On a hand-designed site. No PHP, no templates, all hand-coded in verifiable CSS. Hosted on a friend's domain, nonetheless. I'm keeping up the old habit, I guess.

So, this is me. I hope you'll have me. Where's everyone else from? Where's your history?

P.S. Does anyone remember GeekStar.org, specifically the subdomain Xero? What ever happened to that guy Jeff? I used to chat with him all the time.
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Delish.net/Dreamz.org [28 Sep 2008|06:42pm]

Does anyone know whatever happened to Jayme of delish.net?  I remember she had a website on Geocities called Jayme's World before that.  We were online friends, but I lost contact with her.

Or what about Ashley from ashley.nu?  Or another girl that had a website for the longest since '97 or before that?  I think it was called spacecadet.com or spacegirl.com or something.  Something with the word "space" in it.

Also, is there anyone on here from dreamz.org?  It seemed like they were one of the most hated.  Many of the hostees on teen/girl hosting websites after delish.net were considered "teeny boppers" (something that I was far from being).  Anyway, dreamz.org was thrown in that category.  Haha. I was a hostee there (dreamz.org/mimi), but chose to go back to my previous url.  Right before that, my url was altern.org/sparkles.

I'm also looking for a girl named Ollie.  We were online friends, but I got mad at her over something stupid and we stopped talking.  I think she owned a domain with the name "funkee" or something.  She was really nice.

Something that sucks about being on the internet back then was that many of us didn't have pictures, so we wouldn't know what the person on the other end of the computer looked like, so that we could put a face with a name.  I miss those days anyhow.
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[02 Sep 2008|08:06pm]

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[28 Aug 2008|07:03pm]

New message board up!

This is Rach from narcissistic.org and now machineKUNT. Does anyone still read the posts in this community hehe?

If you girls are down for a new place to post check this out:


Let's see if we can make it as big as the old boards like plastique.org and narcissistic.org used to be. That would be rad.
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research update [17 Aug 2008|07:52pm]
Hi everyone,

Me again, again. Since people are posting on here more often, I thought I'd try and rustle up some interest in my research and see if anyone else wants to participate. Just to re-post my original request:


i'm starting a phd soon that looks at how people construct their identities online. i really want to look at how we used to do this using websites back in the 90s - the whole personal website, domain hosting, kinda thing - and contrast it with how we do it now - and how we think it's all changed (if it has at all!). i say "we" because *drumroll* i would ultimately like to interview people from this community. i need about 30 people, and i'll be doing the interviews around february-june 2009. i know this is far, far in the future ... but before i start working on the project, i need to know if there are 30 ppl out there who would be interested in participating. i'm looking for chicks between the ages of around 23 and 28, who were part of the website-hosting-girly-cliques communities anytime in the years 1995-2000 ish.

if this is something you're interested in, please let me know! leave a comment in this thread, and/or email me at naomi.eve@gmail.com to let me know your contact details, so that closer the date, i can contact you again and start the interviewing!


I'm in Australia, so all interviews will be via email, and maybe MSN and/or some kind of chat room. You'll get a full description of the research and be able to pull out at any time, and all responses will be kept anonymous (unless you don't want to be anon, of course). I've got about 22 people so far, so I'd love another 10+ to join in. Please, please email me at naomi.eve@gmail.com. There's more info at my website - http://www.fieldofmemes.com.

Hope to hear from you soon!

-Nay (was at altern.org, freespeech.org, and deviate.org)

ETA: I'm shutting down this LJ, will now be known as "ms_maas". I'll watch this post so any comments WILL be replied to. You can always contact me on naomi.eve@gmail.com.

Thanks for everyone's replies, please keep them coming :)
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