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cel
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heya everyone <3
Name/alias: cel
Age (or range): 19
Interests/hobbies: playing piano, reading/writing, listening to a lot of music, politics of course :|, and computer science/math (concurrent/functional programming is my fav)
What interests you about the Yesterweb? i love the neighborly aspects of the federated web, and yesterweb feels like an extension of that to me.
What's your favorite thing to do online? calling friends, rotposting, playing some online arena shooters
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call me/beep me on xmpp at cel@blos.sm too <3 i'm always down for a chat with a stranger
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hey, everyone! :)

Name/alias: jude
Age (or range): 28
Interests/hobbies:
What interests you about the Yesterweb? the aesthetic(s) were what originally drew me in, but i love the Yesterweb's creative, welcoming approach to life online.
What's your favorite thing to do online? research. not necessarily like, formal, academic research-- i just like to take a question and explore what people have written about it, especially over a long period of time (this is why people's shrines are the best!)
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evergreen
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Name/alias: evergreen!
Age (or range): 19
Interests/hobbies: music, art, american sign language, misc small projects
What interests you about the Yesterweb? retro aesthetics, helpful people :)
What's your favorite thing to do online? chat with others <3
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Name/alias: Rotary or Dialtone
Pronouns: they/them or it/its
Age (or range): Adult
Interests/hobbies: Writing, roleplaying, video games, game development, apparently web design now I didn't expect it to be nearly this fun, and circus arts
What interests you about the Yesterweb? Building a space for self-expression and making the web accessible rather than hostile
What's your favorite thing to do online? Spend time with friends
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Basil_Mori
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Hello everyone~ :)
Name/alias: Mori

Age (or range): Adult

Interests/hobbies: Everything from reading to writing to gamedev; too many to do it all. This particular pen-name is an attempt to narrow that down to one category: Basil Mori represents my interest in talking about things that interest me for others' enjoyment.

What interests you about the Yesterweb? Modern social media feels stale. It's curated and exploited and delivered by algorithm such that there's a certain way things are done. I've thought many times that I prefer the feeling of protocol-based chat apps, customized personal pages, forums and the like. The community feels more real.

What's your favorite thing to do online? Chat. Read a good story. Watch some videos. I try not to mindlessly scroll through feeds, so instead I hunker down with a distraction and wait for a conversation to start.
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Name/alias: Cobra!
Age (or range): 27
Interests/hobbies: Old Tech, Old Media, Game Development, Film-making, Languages, Exploring the Net
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The attempt to bring back the web of days gone back, before social media and corporations took over.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Explore the web and Gemini
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dii
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Name/alias: Di
Age (or range): eternal
Interests/hobbies: reading, writing, walks through nature, mindfulness, all that jazz
What interests you about the Yesterweb? building a community of kind and artistic folk. setting up a homestead away from the corporate web
What's your favorite thing to do online? read thoughtful articles & blogs; browse crafty handmade websites ^_^
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Name/alias: chance
Age (or range): 18 today 8)
Interests/hobbies: reading and writing are my main hobbies. I also do beadwork, and I spend most of my time listening to music. my favorite band is pierce the veil. I collect old tech and porcelain dolls.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I hate how the web is changing from a medium of communication and creativity into a corporate adspace. I also object to the modern web on aesthetic principles; I hate minimalism lol :roll: information security and f/oss advocacy mean a lot to me, and communities like this are a great place to start :P
What's your favorite thing to do online? I love seeing the pages people make dedicated to their interests.
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ThinkingOfAName wrote: ↑Wed Jun 01, 2022 12:46 pm Name/alias: chance
Age (or range): 18 today 8)
Happy b-day! 🎉✨🎇
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Chrysothemis
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Name/alias: Chrys
Age (or range): Late 20s
Interests/hobbies: Video Games, handicrafts (knitting specifically), fantasy novels, anime, writing (mostly through roleplay)
What interests you about the Yesterweb? As someone with a vague memory of the pre-social media web experience, I find my interest fueled partly by nostalgia, and by the allure of handcrafting a 'home' that I can share with others.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Roleplay groups, 'dress-up' or similar creatively focused sites, and encyclopedias (Wikis, TVTropes, etc) to fall into rabbit holes in for hours.
lime360
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Name/alias: lime360 (also known as retrofox13, hellgames.ga, bolyjolt, evan azure or kiril misnikov irl)
Age (or range): 14
Interests/hobbies: gaming and coding
What interests you about the Yesterweb? alternative internet and having a personal space on the web
What's your favorite thing to do online? play games
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lain
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Name/alias: lain after everyone's favorite old web icon :]
Age (or range): 21+
Interests/hobbies: reading, writing, drawing, video games, i used to rock climb a lot but since the pandemic i haven't been able to go :(
What interests you about the Yesterweb? the ability to curate an old web environment in a world saturated with capitalism and consumerism and the branding of the self
What's your favorite thing to do online? i kill too much time on social media but i like using tumblr to write and sharing my art to twitter and whatnot. also a fan of clicking through webrings. my understanding of html and css is pretty limited though so i mostly just look and scroll :)
MAKE ME SAD. MAKE ME MAD.
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Petite Plume
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Hi! My name's Adrian, but you can call me Plume!

Gee, it's been a while since I last introduced myself on a forum. I joined the Yesterweb discord first, but large discords tend to be a little overwhelming to me. The forum should be much more my pace.

I'm a 27yo autistic freelance artiste from France. Back in the days of the old web, I made html pages for my neopets, then sort of lost the skills when I moved to anime forums and wrote Pokemon fanfiction.
These days, I've found that I spend just as much if not even more time on the internet, yet that time feels less and less satisfying. I'm hoping joining a forum of old internet nostalgics can help with that. I'd like to dabble in neocities sites, but I'm not sure where to start yet! Or even what I'd like to make.

I like anime, video games, sci-fi, drawing and writing (but oh boy, my writing is rusty), furry things... I think that broadly covers most of it.

Glad to be here, I hope we'll all have a fun time!

Edit: Forgot to mention that I love Friends at the Table, an actual play podcast about critical worlbuilding, smart characterization, and fun interaction between good friends! Just in case anyone here's also a fan.
(If I can remind my twitter-traumatized brain that talking about your interests can actualy be fun, maybe I could start talking about stories I enjoy again, like I used to do when I wasn't afraid all the time)
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Alice Smith
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I've made this account yesterday and now I'm feeling so nostalgic... seeing the gray icons of the sub-forums transforming into green after a day of "inactivity" reminded me so much of the late 2000 and early 2010 era with all of the fan fiction, fan arts, GFX and fandoms all over the place. Everyone seemed to care so much about all of this and now... everything is like...gone(?)
Name/alias: Alice Smith is my alias, not my actual name but it's close enough.
Age (or range): Over 20
Interests/hobbies: Writing, Art, Movies, and Shows(also anime), Video and Board Games, Guitar, Reading(almost anything), Music(I love a lot of different bands, including Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Metallica)
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The internet sucks nowadays and I want to travel back to a time when everything was so much better.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Learning and discovering new things that are combining creativity with something else. I also like curating stuff, but I feel like this process of "curation" is a never-ending loop that will never satisfy me enough.
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Name/alias: Ash/Cinderpeach
Age (or range): 23 (and I guess nobody is supposed to like me?)
Interests/hobbies: coding, drawing, 3D modeling, animation, watercolor, polymer clay, miniatures, dioramas,
old web, web surfing, indie web, video editing (sometimes), writing dorky stories with my OCs, reading/reading fanfic, reading fantasy/horror/mysteries/romance/realistic fiction, anime, Japanese culture, fashion, subculture, internet history/archiving, video games, mixology, baking, and cooking
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I've been on the discord server since its early days, I'm really glad that we have an actually forum now, hoping to be more active on here since its easier to keep up with multiple convos in a forum setting imo
What's your favorite thing to do online? web surfing, just looking around and finding cool sites, especially when they're homemade, learning about the subcultures, hobbies, and interests other peeps are into. I feel like you can tell a lot about someone when they aren't creativity limited or afraid to speak their mind due to getting canceled

I have dysexia btw yeah :)
Check out my site (ノ≧∀≦)ノ ‥…━━━★: https://blissnet.neocities.org/
and my Carrd for socials: https://cinderpeach-personal.carrd.co/
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middlepot
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 name : i am melissa middlepot, also known as puf, or mel Image
 age : i am 24 years old, soon to be 25 Image
 interests / hobbies : exploring the internet, playing cute games, making my own cute games, making frilly lacey graphics, making lots of cute websites that may or may not be useless, writing nonsense stories, help comforting others, drawing teddy bears, watching slice of life anime, collaging, journaling, crafting, sewing, coloring, pressing flowers .. and making dreams come true !
 what interests you about the yesterweb ? i love old web with a passion, and i am currently abandoning all big social media and looking forward to only use internet the way that it makes me happy : small communities and platforms, finding cool websites by going from link to link, making valuable friendships and not letting the big companies dictate how i can or can not express myself online.
the yesterweb webring represents this feeling to me, so i am happy to be here and see this new era of personal websites growing again Image

 what's your favorite thing to do online ? oops i think i already responded this one, since many of my hobbies and work are internet related .. but my favorite thing is exploring around and finding new fun stuff !! this is how i choosed my career, because i wanted to make others feel the same way i did when i was a child and found internet endless and magical.

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  • Name: Fall
  • Age: 24
  • Interests/hobbies: Language learning, occult history/theory, philosophy, music, creative writing/poetry
  • What interests you about the Yesterweb? More autonomy than web2 social media, social media is so loud and is always trying to make me upset lol. But also nostalgia a little. And I think others having autonomy over their online spaces makes it more fun/easier to stumble on things that really resonate or challenge you? Idk lol
  • What's your favorite thing to do online? Downloading pdfs and mp3s :P
BradE
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Name/alias: Brad/BradE
Age (or range): 55 to 65
Interests/hobbies: reading mysteries, computers, operating systems, the Internet.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I love that real people are building websites and what is being built (or re-built) to support that.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Surf the web, collect interesting links, try to figure out how to defeat the corporate silos.
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Name/alias: Dervish or Irkeneon
Age (or range): 21
Interests/hobbies: Programming, Pokemon, handheld games, Furbies, old web, furry
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The whole of using the internet for creative expression and reclaiming the internet from corporations. It's also neat to me that there seems to be a large variety of ages.
What's your favorite thing to do online? I still haven't fully figured out my niche but I like to browse older websites especially related to soulbonding, otherkin, or furry. Stockpiling images I like is also up there.
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Name/alias: Jayu.
Age (or range): 23.
Interests/hobbies: Too many (and too fickle) to fit here.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? Using the past as a way to denaturalize the current state of the internet.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Trivia collecting, archiving.
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Name/alias: monster

Age (or range): over 21

Interests/hobbies: art, games, storytelling, making people laugh

What interests you about the Yesterweb? i miss the freedom and uniqueness, so i love the yesterweb! there is something more than nostalgia here

What's your favorite thing to do online? make things pretty and have fun :)
currently always working on my website, thinking about how to make it home...
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PonPon
Late teens
Drawing, gaming
Modern internet is not good
Watching flash animations
I'm here to move on from the past. The modern internet, I think, has taken a toll on me so I'd rather just live in forums and on steam
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Linky
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Name/alias: Linky
Age (or range): 25
Interests/hobbies: Drawing, Art, Video Games, Writing, Countless Old/Pre-2000's Anime & Manga(Especially the works of Leiji Matsumoto), Internet History, Fandom History, Coding, Webdev and tons more.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? People are coming together to forge their own spaces, and giving resources to help people learn how make those spaces, in a age of a centralized internet.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Surfing the web and finding even more cool sites! Same as when I was young.
Chilling in a box full of VHS tapes.
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Name/alias: Marginalia
Age (or range): Millenial
Interests/hobbies: Programming, lifting weights, antique philosophy, latin, calligraphy.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I'm interested in learning the true shape of the Internet.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Discovering new things.
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VeryGoodDog
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hi im alia im a 20 something trans gal in comp sci and also i dont like capitalism
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helix.os
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Name/alias: Mercury / Helix, alias-wise i'm currently transitioning from/formerly known as gemverse

Age (or range): 22

Interests/hobbies: pokemon (regional livingdexer), minecraft, art (making, theory and history), writing a vast fictional universe, vocaloid/utau/etc. enjoyer, 90s/y2k tech ...destruction of the capitalist nightmare, you know the vibes!

What interests you about the Yesterweb?
like many people have said before, the simplicity of the old web is something that really needs to be brought back to the forefront. i remember the web just before the social media took over and it was such a wonderful place to explore and entertain myself as a youngster, and i desperately want to go back. i'm glad to find a community that feels the same way, and i hope to grow with everyone here!

What's your favorite thing to do online?
play video games, chat with my friends, watch videos and love on digital art!

More...!
i am a DID system with quite a lot of alters, and we tend to forget things exist. so if we just disappear off of here for a while we're still alive, just distracted! hopefully this forum is low-pace enough for us to really connect with the community :)
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Name/alias: m15o
Age (or range): 34
Interests/hobbies: the internet! making sites, playing solitaire, (skate|long)boarding, making old fashioned, melted mozarella
What interests you about the Yesterweb? it's an idea of internet that I love
What's your favorite thing to do online? getting lost on people's sites
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nightwolf334
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Name/alias:
Nightwolf334 - since 1999!

Age (or range):
27.

Interests/hobbies:
Music / guitar, data preservation, open-source software, true crime and fitness.

What interests you about the Yesterweb?
Its a project that enables others, and I to express ourselves. The ability to share what is important to me with everyone here is something very special.

What's your favorite thing to do online?
When I am online I love to chat, create and share. I do a little bit of gaming, but that's mainly on console!
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trashguts
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Name/alias: trashguts/tg is fine, but i also go by a few other names.. like a little name-collecting goblin. including cricket, bug, weevil, and some other more normal names i go by irl haha

Age (or range): mids 20s

Interests/hobbies: drawing pokemon... mostly... i do other things too on and off though!

What interests you about the Yesterweb? been on neocities for a while and i've always been more fond of forum sites and the like than mainstream social media so i thought i'd poke in and see what people here were up to! the discord server seems very cool as well but intimidatingly large and fast-moving :')

What's your favorite thing to do online? i like to make OCs & draw pokemon! and draw pokemon OCs! that kind of thing, mostly..

my website is at trashguts.com & i have some comics i've drawn here as well!

edit: ahh i had a comment here about struggling with the dark theme but i found the other site themes! i wasn't looking in the right place for board options haha nvm <3
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Name/alias: Arman

Age (or range): Early 20s, currently

Interests/hobbies: [I'm a furry artist and a linux fanatic. I like programming too.

What interests you about the Yesterweb? The non-corporate ethos, and also it looks really pretty!

What's your favorite thing to do online? Everything I use it for, but the most important is being able to stay in contact with my friends.
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Name/alias: Vamp or Vampir1c
Age (or range): 32

Interests/hobbies: Cooking, fitness, gaming, tech, concerts, and pretty much any kind of media. Just started reading books as well! Struggled with this one for a while because it's hard to get focused these days but the routine has actually helped with focus elsewhere!

What interests you about the Yesterweb? Been longing for that community feeling from the old days. Also really miss forums and reddit doesn't really hit the right spot.

What's your favorite thing to do online? Discovering more sites that reminds me of back when the web was more personalized. Generally enjoy watching videos, reading up on weird/obscure theories (my favorite so far is the Saturn Time cube stuff), and just find new things to do!
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Name/alias: wolves

Age (or range): adult

Interests/hobbies: Trying out new stuff, weird little subculture/fandom/internet history rabbit holes, art, graphic design is my most hated passion

What interests you about the Yesterweb? Shared interest in the new old web! Community seems nice.

What's your favorite thing to do online? Dig through the wayback machine and fill my laptop with 800million geocities era blinkies and gifs I never record/remember/can't find the origin of (shame).

Hello! Nice to meet everyone~
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Name/alias: ocfrom/atomyiik
Age (or range): Teenager
Interests/hobbies: Music, Programming, the Amiga, Artwork and Billiards.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The idea of having a place of your own on the Web with a small community to accompany you.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Research information, tweak my website and share my projects to the world.
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Name/alias: yoona/choiyoona!
Age (or range): 23
Interests/hobbies:
What interests you about the Yesterweb? i grew up on neopets and similar websites, think peak 2010s tumblr, neopets html pages, the works. i love the thought of bringing That part of the web back, and have a genuine distaste for how modern social medias work :U
What's your favorite thing to do online? i like to talk to people!! i also really like falling into research rabbit holes, like right now i can tell i'm fixating on the yesterweb and neocities! :D
avatar made by coconut-tree-cafe on tumblr!

yoona | they/she | 23 | aus
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I'm Kyle! Hi All!

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Hey there!

I'm Kyle/kmisterk. If you see a "kmisterk" elsewhere on the web, it's likely me. I also sometimes go by serendipity or AndThenSheCame (This one mostly in gaming communities or in actual games. For instance, it's my Apple Games account name).

I'm 33 year's young and my interests are varied. Some of them become apparent in just how I talk. I make a lot of references to or comparisons with concepts, hobbies, and ideas I align with. I have several technical hobbies, a couple mechanical hobbies, a bunch of nerdy hobbies, and, of course, I must make a living (I'm a Systems Engineer/DevOps Strategist).

I'm terrible with some things when it comes to memory and details, while other times I can't seem to figure out why I just *have* to remember the position of each chair at the office when I haven't been there for a week. Go figure.

Yesterweb found me by accident. I casually got back into Neocities a few months ago to help someone on reddit. Forgot about it, got charged again for it this evening, and went back to cancel. I changed my mind, though, as it helped me find this interesting and dynamic community. I find it intriguing that so many people of such diverse backgrounds and walks of life come together here in harmony and find a sense of comfort from this kind of community; detachment from the struggles of being around people, allowing connections to the core of what makes us who we are. It's how I wish we all were in face-to-face relationships, alas, even I admit to the occasional subconscious bias that I must nip in the bud before further engaging.

But not online. Not here. Here, we must take things in as they are written to us. We take it in within the limits of a conversation written in the pages of the aether. I like it better this way. I've made some of my best and closest relationships without having ever seen their faces or even heard their voices. Something to be said about the comfort that can be discvoered among those we'll never likely physically meet but seem to eventually become so intimate.

I'm rambling again. >< I hope y'all get some enjoyment from this bit of a ramble, and I can't wait to meet the rest of you as time progresses!
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OppositeKeith
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Name/alias: OppositeKeith
Age (or range): 18
Interests/hobbies: music,drawing,old internet,lost media
What interests you about the Yesterweb? i have an interest in the history of the old internet and sites like neocities and yesterweb makes me more interested in it how its cool that people recreate old sites like this
What's your favorite thing to do online? talk on discord and the newgrounds forums as well as post art and and divulge into new things
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manpaint
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Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:14 am
Location: Cyberspace
Website: https://rs-archive.neocities.org/

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Name/alias: Manpaint
Age (or range): 22
Interests/hobbies: Graphic design, archivism, game making
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The astetics and deliverance from modern social media.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Browse the Yesterweb.
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swifty
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Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:08 pm
Location: da worl
Website: https://swiftyshq.neocities.org/

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Name/alias: forest
Age (or range): 26
Interests/hobbies: environmental design, 3d artwork, therianism, tarot, wizards, beasts and creatures
What interests you about the Yesterweb? i really like being able to connect with other webmasters (esp. on neocities), and i also really miss forum posting. so this is perfect for me!
What's your favorite thing to do online? ahhh... so much! i like to play games (roguelikes are my favorite, but nothing more complicated than that, as well as animal sim games), draw/3d model, and keep up to date with my friends.
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GlitchPhoenix98
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Name/alias: Glitch
Interests/hobbies: Programming, System Administration
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I believe in privacy and consumers having a space on the internet.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Watch YouTube, chat with others.
Alda
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Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:21 am

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Name/alias: Aldahir
Interests/hobbies: Programming, roller coasters, eating
What interests you about the Yesterweb? the mere concept alone!
What's your favorite thing to do online? Watch YouTube, visit abandonned sites.
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glttrgutz
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Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:59 am
Location: usa (est timezone)
Website: https://shiroganes.neocities.org

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Name/alias: I go by a lot of names, but I use Mikey the most on Neocities-related stuff, so I'll use that here too!
Interests/hobbies: I'm into a lot of horror stuff, as well as Persona (who could've guessed :P), Vocaloid, making funky little sites, and more :D
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The aspect of being part of a community online about the internet is really neat, I suppose!
What's your favorite thing to do online? Pretty much anything related to customization :3 and also just surfing the web for no good reason, yknow?
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Sinclair-Speccy
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Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2022 10:10 pm
Location: State of Confusion
Website: https://sinclair-speccy.github.io/The-Mainframe/

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Name/alias: Sinclair, Tasha, Alt
Age (or range): Not answering this
Interests/hobbies: Retro technology, world-building, gaming, emulating retro OSes (I have like 757GB of iso files and stuff on an external hard drive o.o;;)
What interests you about the Yesterweb? Someone suggested it as an alternative at first to another place. I was reluctant to join at first but I ended up doing so since the old ways of the web fascinate me
What's your favorite thing to do online? Talk to people, or read about retro technology. I mostly use Discord
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bythemeadow
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Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:16 am
Website: https://bythemeadow.neocities.org/

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Name/alias: autumn :3
Age (or range): 18
Interests/hobbies: games, anime, reading, writing, and coding.
What interests you about the Yesterweb? the freedom and lack of corporations. i think self-expression was so much easier and things were simpler. i hate how companies use the modern internet as their new hunting grounds for advertisement and profit.
What's your favorite thing to do online? browse peoples websites and learn
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haechi
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Name/alias: rhys or haechi
Age (or range): mid 20s
Interests/hobbies: webdev, custom keyboards, playing/making video games, writing fics, drawing, watching vtubers, zodiac systems, tarot cards, and rpgs. i think. there could be more for all i know!!
What interests you about the Yesterweb? the nostalgia vibes and its unique manifesto. i really enjoy the old 2000s web vibes.
What's your favorite thing to do online? explore niche websites and surf the web away from mainstream media platforms. i like seeing the cool stuff people get up to!
Clair420
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Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2022 9:59 pm

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Name/alias:Clair
Age (or range):19
Interests/hobbies: art, music, fashion and as of now I'm interested in making a website, but I have not made it yet :).
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I was drawn by how unique and full of personality the websites are.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Scroll mindlessly, watch anime and look at pictures of animals.
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nighten
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Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:00 pm
Location: France
Website: https://nighten.fr

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Hi there, I'm glad to have checked the yesterweb again; I tried to go into the Discord multiple time, but chat room are way too fast and noisy for me. I'm really happy to see that the yesterweb has its own forum now
  • Name/alias: Nighten (also written NIGHTEͶ )
  • Age (or range): 23
  • Interests/hobbies: Art, Programming (especially related to games, but I like building my websites too), cool stuff for the past or present
  • What interests you about the Yesterweb? Its slowness. The mainstream web is just too noisy and overwhelming for me; my mind can't handle it.
  • What's your favorite thing to do online? Discovering dope music
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williewillus
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Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2022 8:38 pm

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Name/alias: williewillus
Age (or range): 20s
Interests/hobbies: Touhou Project, modding minecraft, playing other games, reading things on Wikipedia
What interests you about the Yesterweb? I started being really active on the internet right as the downfall of the internet basically finished itself with the fall of IRC to Discord. I've lamented to friends a lot over the past couple years about the good old days on IRC and the death of small, independent, self-hosted communities in favor of centralized communities run under feudalist corporations, so I set out to see if there was still a place that held such old values.
What's your favorite thing to do online?
Chat with friends, watch YouTube videos
Wyrd Owl
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Name/alias: WyrdOwl

Age (or range): 30s

Interests/hobbies: Literature, classic films, spooky tales, travel, cooking, writing

What interests you about the Yesterweb? Like a lot of other people, I think I was just looking for the classic web experience I remember having as a young teen when I came across neocities and eventually the yesterweb. This, in turn, inspired me to be more mindful about how I used the internet and start etching out my own little corner of the web.

What's your favorite thing to do online? Learn new things, talk to people and watch videos.
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