@thraeryn yeah, good point. it's very much the same vibe, and is probably a good indicator of part of what it is I feel like I'm missing "these days". There was a certain amount of "concentrating" of communities that occurred because of the resource limits that made "infinitely huge" communities impractical before the days of ubiquitous fast links and cheap storage.
getting a bit off-topic, but just a bit
The net needs curation. It did then; it does now.
It needs to be a place where anyone can put anything, but also where the cream rises to the top.
Algorithms don't know cream from whey.
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