WBS.net - were you a regular?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by WildPalms, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2006
    Honolulu, HI
    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 ;)
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2006
    Honolulu, HI
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2004
    had to google what it was ! :eek:

    yes I was on username was Shiso.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 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?
  5. PM9
    macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 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!
  6. macrumors regular

    May 30, 2007
    I used to RP there all the time as MagusMcCormick, had a little RP club too called Azeroth
  7. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 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...
  8. macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 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 :cool:

    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. :mad: too bad WBS.NET isn't around anymore we are still :)
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2008
    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.

  10. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2007
    Glendale, az
  12. macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2008
    sounds like an original myspace.

    Never saw it. Ha that was founded the year I was born.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    Uhh... No, I won't. It's not my site, I just thought people here might be interested.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 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!!!:eek:
  15. macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009

    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.

  16. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 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. :cool: 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.:)
  17. macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 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!
  18. macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008

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

  19. macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 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.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 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
  21. macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I go back. No doubt many of the machines I worked on are on this map.


    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.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 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...
  23. macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010

    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!
  24. macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 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!
  25. macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 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.

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