>>8067248> I'm just illustrating that there were a LOT of trip and namefags back then and there was no real pushback against having one after some point
That's partly what I'm talking about though, in that we had some professional trolls who'd just post shit just because a tripfag would post. These trolls were always here, but people back then just learned to ignore them better.
Even those giveaway threads turned to shit from anons complaining that they were rigged or even make a thread to get someone to give shit away.
A lot of the tripfag hate came from people telling them to shut up because 4chan isnt their blog.
Nevermind the creepy stalkers, which would always lead to derailment of threads.... but not in the bad way shit gets derailed today. Just offtopic bloggy shit.
There's a reason why you know so many details about those people and why they garnered hate from various posters. And because they tripfagged, those trolls would report them for any little thing and why those tripfags started disappearing.
also, all these simp memes right now reminded me that simping was a popular thing back... i don't know when. 2010? 2009? It's hard to keep track of these things when they're so cyclical.
Nah, when 4chan started moderating the boards better and tripfagging diminished, i actually was happy, because i thought people would stay on topic more. I thought a community would still be possible.
Oh ho ho ho, was i wrong, because the trolls just turned to other shit to shit on instead.