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Uranus Pink

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On the other hand, whenever I watch a 2006/2007 era Youtube video today I'm often horrified by how utterly awful the picture quality is, just a total blurry, pixelated mess compared to today's perfect HD quality.

There's definitely good memories of the wild west days of Youtube, but for picture quality reasons alone I have a hard time calling it the "golden age"
For picture quality, downloads, and etc. Stage6 blew youtube out of the water. But Stage6 didn't have a sugerdaddy like YouTube did with Google and closed up in 07.
 
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Sun Shihong

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While facebook was never good to begin with, it was far more bearable in the beginning. Then normies arguing over politics happened (Though the Reeeeing over both Trump and Bolsonaro being elected is still fun to watch in this day, same goes for twitter), groups that consist of Shitposters flooding the entire discussion boards with le dank memes and burying relevant topics in huge amounts of nonsense were the worst thing still.

Gaia's nosedive into oblivion started when they banned tektek from existance. Creating OCs with the avatars was one hell of a pastime, and without having to spend an entire night with an auto-refresh bot turned on just to get gold because both the games and the browsing as a whole had nothing of value to offer.

The ban porn killed Tumblr, even though the porn blogs are back; it just created a bunch of bootlegs with dubious functionality.

Wikia also got hit really bad when it was rebranded as fandom dot com. Autoplay, irrelevant trivia about whatever last capeshit movie or generic isekai garbage taking a lot of page space and being stuffed on your face in the clickbait-est way possible.

In fact, the more the big mainstream websites become more and more corporate-friendly, the more they end up sucking, as you end up attracting the lowest common denominator thanks to relying on inducing others towards consumerism or shoehorning social justice crap around the rules.
 

Inflatable Julay

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Personally it's SA Forums because they were so important to me back in the day. Objectively, probably 8chan. Vice used to make really good documentaries. Tumblr could have been cool in an alternate universe. Reddit is...reddit. Honestly I cannot think of a single site that used to be good that still is.

I thought of TGWTG, but looking back I don't think they were all that great to begin with.
 

Save the Loli

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While facebook was never good to begin with, it was far more bearable in the beginning. Then normies arguing over politics happened (Though the Reeeeing over both Trump and Bolsonaro being elected is still fun to watch in this day, same goes for twitter), groups that consist of Shitposters flooding the entire discussion boards with le dank memes and burying relevant topics in huge amounts of nonsense were the worst thing still.
I deleted my Facebook a while back, but I remember even in 2017-2018 there was still some good discussion to be had in certain groups (even if my favorite was becoming a bit empty by '18). The interface was absolute garbage since early in this decade and talking/interacting with people through it got increasingly shit as the decade went on which in turn drove plenty of people off it.

Wikia also got hit really bad when it was rebranded as fandom dot com. Autoplay, irrelevant trivia about whatever last capeshit movie or generic isekai garbage taking a lot of page space and being stuffed on your face in the clickbait-est way possible.
The downfall of Wikia came early in this decade. If you'd believe it, until like 2009 or so the admins actually took an active role in helping the wikis there. Every project had to be approved meaning there were no endless duplicates of poor qualities and dead wikis with a narrow subject with 2 pages. There were no giant wikis like the Abuse Wiki with zero editors that were full of pages copied by bots from Wikipedia. Then they started changing the looks of the sites to maximize ad space, and kept finding new ways to do that which made the sites even uglier and worse. Even the ads are terrible like where Fandom advertises itself as you said.

Some communities tried to leave over one of these changes (IIRC the one which put the page focus on the ads everywhere), the admins there would put a note saying "this wiki is now located at X" and end up banned because Wikia staff would freak. The Wikia versions are mostly ghost towns now.
 
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Basically any forum.

Most of them are dead now, with modern social media replacing them, which sucks. I like the forum format way more than reddit or the like.

The increase in free time due to the coronapocalypse is what really made me realize that the internet just feels a lot less fun than before.
 

Jimjamflimflam

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I was very late to the site but disinfo.com was pretty neat. Had bizarre and strange articles like the guy who was a taxi driver but did divination type stuff. Some occultish/metaphysics stuff posted occasionally. Then sometime around 2016 and pizzagate era the site was handed over to some guy named Thad (looks like Shane in the weebwar. SJW feminist ally neckbeard) who kept shilling his book on how to get high and talk to supernatural entities while constantly posting articles about how any belief in shady conspiracy groups is dumb, only dangerous alt right people distrust the status quo and try his dumbest to show why no one should believe in anything of pizzagate, to the point of don't even question the podesa art pictures..

The commenters in the comment section was small but pretty common group of posters who kept calling Thad out on being such a prick that betrayed the site. Eventually one dug into the new owner and posted some info, wasn't anything major except the site was owned by some typical publishing corporate entity or sonething like that. Next day all comments were disabled, no warnings.

The site limped along and then it was just no longer active. No announcements or anything, just gone.
 
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