Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 15, 2007, 07:44 PM   #1
WildPalms
macrumors 65816
 
WildPalms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
WBS.net - were you a regular?

Just thought I'd throw this out as I reminisced about the early days of the internet.

Who remembers wbs.net? Who was a member and if so, post your online name, you never, we may just know each other
__________________
Shiny !
"Yep!..... that went well."
WildPalms is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2007, 01:08 PM   #2
WildPalms
Thread Starter
macrumors 65816
 
WildPalms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
Not one person? Wow...I must be getting old.
__________________
Shiny !
"Yep!..... that went well."
WildPalms is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 19, 2007, 06:00 PM   #3
Leareth
macrumors 68000
 
Leareth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Vancouver and Montreal
had to google what it was !

yes I was on username was Shiso.
__________________
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
Leareth is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2008, 11:23 AM   #4
owyn999
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
I was a regular there... just hadn't looked for anyone else any time recently.

Did you go to the RP rooms or did you hang out in the other rooms?
owyn999 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 5, 2008, 02:47 PM   #5
PM9
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
NO WAY! I was a regular on WBS.net! My name was ProudestMonkey9 (everyone called me PM9) and I chatted cooonstantly on Young Writers Club and sometimes in Edgewise Cafe. This was all back when I was 16. Oh man......good old days!! Anyone else? I'd love to find some old friends!
PM9 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 4, 2008, 09:21 PM   #6
JosephEsquivel
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2007
I used to RP there all the time as MagusMcCormick, had a little RP club too called Azeroth
__________________
white Macbook 2.0 Ghz C2D SR 4 GB RAM 250 GB HD
30 GB iPod
16 GB white iPhone 3G
JosephEsquivel is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 5, 2008, 08:45 AM   #7
owyn999
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Yeah I kinda remember that room, I really wish we could have gotten all the code and some backups from before the Disney/Go Takeover cause those rooms were amazing... they never had issues and seemed to be coded just right... there's other places now but none of them seem to really be at quite the same level.

I mean Tenshadows/Nails, IWT, and a few of the other big name rooms went to WorldBroadcastingSystem.net and a few others went to whispering realms and some others went elsewhere. and none of the communities went to any one or the other its quite sad... we over at worldbroadcastingsystem.net are trying to get wbs.net back from the snipers who bought that when it was sold off by Disney/Go...
owyn999 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 29, 2008, 12:09 AM   #8
xdrak
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Yarp. They called me Drakkhen I was the first to carry that name on WBS everyone else had numbers on the end of the name LOL.

I hung out in 20something. I still have multiple ppl that I'm intouch with. Since the golden era of WBS.

Mean while Lifes good I'm not 20something anymore

A few years ago someone took over the WBS.NET domain they opened up a forum. The bandwidth killed the pocket book. I'm still around... Still kept my low numbered ICQ. Still get messages from the lost world. too bad WBS.NET isn't around anymore we are still
xdrak is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 29, 2008, 09:14 PM   #9
InvalidUserID
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Whoa, this brings me back.

I was 15 or so when I started going on WBS. I think that was my first non-AOL message board.

"SlantedEyeZ"
__________________
~M
"I will NOT love you long time"
InvalidUserID is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2008, 03:00 AM   #10
xtracheez
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
WBS IS BACK!!

http://wbs.xtremeforce.org/
xtracheez is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2008, 03:10 AM   #11
gregdrummeraz
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Glendale, az
Send a message via AIM to gregdrummeraz
Quote:
Originally Posted by xtracheez View Post
Uhh... You'll get sued for that....
gregdrummeraz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2008, 11:21 AM   #12
EV0LUTION
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida
sounds like an original myspace.

Never saw it. Ha that was founded the year I was born.
__________________
My Portfolio: JonathanHLogan.com
My first MBP died when I tried to simulate the universe
EV0LUTION is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2008, 05:14 PM   #13
xtracheez
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by gregdrummeraz View Post
Uhh... You'll get sued for that....
Uhh... No, I won't. It's not my site, I just thought people here might be interested.
xtracheez is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2008, 08:25 AM   #14
Sidra
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
I was a regular!

I rped in star wars Mostly as Sidra Darkathean and Jade Gold in other places would love to get in touch with the old crew!!!
Sidra is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2009, 03:06 PM   #15
Chess613
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Wbs

Yes! I was a regular on WBS.NET as "Chess613" and earlier as "HOPE VI" .. I loved WBS, it was a great alternative to the AOL chatrooms, for the primary reason: you can post pictures next to your chats as it scrolled down! I think it was my first foray into the real internet, instead of being locked down by AOL - this was a whole new world, and it helped me understand the internet had limless possibilities.

I loved chatting on WBS and I was sad to see it disappear almost immediately, I think around 1998 or 1999. But I have fond memories.

chess613@yahoo.com
Chess613 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 17, 2009, 08:35 PM   #16
JohnBlackstarP
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Wbs---I was there

I use to chat in the rooms Penpals, Have A Friend, Thirty Something Terrace, and Social Singles. I went by 2 different handles I started out with the name IMNRA and later switched or to Guyver01. I net a lot of interesting people and often wonder where everyone went. I and now on Pogo.com and there I go by the handle JohnBlackstarP. Check out pogo sometime and play some games while your there.
JohnBlackstarP is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2009, 11:45 PM   #17
luzah
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Oh hell yeah I was

I was there and met Distcoyote (usually on one of the music forums) ... my name on there was Ebow69 I think? I also got to meet Miss Lucyfer on there!
luzah is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2009, 11:52 PM   #18
bradl
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Young'uns!

When you start out with the talk(1) or ytalk(1) command, or Ewtoo based talkers, then we'll talk.

BL.
bradl is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:32 PM   #19
invalidcookie
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
I had to make an account just to reply. lol Hell yeah I was a reg. no one would most likely remember me I had WAY to many names. I'd say Tatto was my most popular. Although everyone would always call me Mike.
invalidcookie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:34 PM   #20
invalidcookie
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
and someone is trying to bring the site back currently http://classic-wbs.net its set up just as it used to be. Im still trying to find people I remember. a few off the top of my head. =p
invalidcookie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2009, 08:45 PM   #21
xlii
macrumors 68000
 
xlii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Millis, Massachusetts
I go back. No doubt many of the machines I worked on are on this map.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...march-1977.png

Lots of PDP10, PDP11, DECSystem10's and 20's in that map. Used to work for DEC from the 70s to the 00s. If you could have seen some of the stuff I worked on in the labs in the 80s & 90s. It's a shame that DEC managed it all away.
xlii is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 20, 2010, 11:35 AM   #22
angeleyes
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Definitely!!! wbs brings back so many good memories!!!
I used to be fallenangel256 but I can't remember on which chat rooms I used to hang out...I do remember a boy to whom I spent most of my time talking to, his nickname (handle back then!) was clutter69 and he lived in Ontario, Canada...
angeleyes is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 25, 2010, 05:13 PM   #23
Hadassah55
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Wbs

I have such fond memories of WBS. My handle was Hadassah55. I had to sign up for this forum just because of this post so I used my old screen name.

I hung out in the Irish Room all the time even though I'm not Irish at all. This was my VERY FIRST Internet experience. The first email of my whole life, was the receipt for the sign-up at WBS.

I met my husband there!
Hadassah55 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2010, 05:26 PM   #24
Piolina
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
YES!!! Way back in 1997, with a very slow dial up connection... but oh how fun it was to conncet with so many people!! I was Piolina or Piolina 28006 (not sure) and spent a lot of time in a Norway room. Also talked a lot with a guy from Canada. Fun times!
Piolina is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 8, 2010, 08:35 PM   #25
Just Ivan
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
OMG I was looking up WBS Irish Meet to see if there were any of the old photos online somewhere and found this thanks to you Hadassah. I was Just Ivan and went exclusively to the Irish room. When I found this I had to sign up too just too post. I know its an old thread and I hope it sends replies to posters.
Just Ivan is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how old were you when you first truly realized that you aren't so young anymore? luminosity Community Discussion 80 Feb 19, 2008 01:11 AM
Where Were You / What Were You Doing? iGary Politics, Religion, Social Issues 64 Sep 12, 2006 04:44 AM
what age were you when you left home? jefhatfield Community 28 Jul 15, 2002 02:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC