It’s amazing what you sometimes find floating around on old hard drives…

From 1996… A classic flame…

SUBJECT: Re: 30009 — Warning! Don’t download!!! DATE: 14 Mar 1996 00:06:52 GMT



[x] Clueless Newbie

[x] Lamer

[  ]  Me too er

[x] Perver

[x]  Spammer

[  ]  Nerd

[  ]  Fed

[  ]  Freak

You Are Being Flamed Because:

[  ]  AOLer

[  ]  Geek Elvis

[  ]  Scientologist

[  ] You posted a “test” in a newsgroup other than alt.test

[  ] You posted warez in pieces LESS than 5000 lines

[x] You spammed an answer of a spam TO THE WRONG GROUPS

[  ] You quoted an ENTIRE post in your reply

[ ] You continued a long, stupid thread

[  ] You started an off-topic thread

[  ] You posted a “YOU ALL SUCK” message

[  ] You said “me too” to something

[x]      You suck

[  ] You brag about things that never happened

[x] Your sig/alias/server sucks

[  ] You made up slang then used it in a message

[  ] You posted a phone-sex ad

[  ] I don’t like your tone of voice

[  ] I think you might be a fed

To Repent, You Must:

[ ]  Be the PR guy for Canter & Siegel

[ ] Give up your AOL account

[x] Bust up your modem with a hammer and eat it

[x] Jump into a bathtub while holding your monitor

[ ] Actually post something relevant

[ ] Read the FAQ

[ ] Be Senator Exon’s love slave

[ ] Be the guest of honor in alt.flame for a month

[ ] Post your tests to alt.test

In Closing, I’d Like to Say:

[ ] Blow me

[ ] Get a life

[ x ] Never post again

[ ] I pity your dog

[ ] Go to hell

[ ] Yer mamma’s so fat/stupid/ugly that etc…

[x] Take your s**t somewhere else

[ ] Learn to post or f**k off

[ ] All of the above end flame


Snerk… — 10 Comments

  1. Ahhh, I remember the days of “flaming” way back on Prodigy !!!

    I keep a tote(s) of old computer parts and bits. A short time ago I borrowed a good external HD dock and was able to remove a a lot of old stuff from 20 year old HDs that I had been saving.

    • Touché! I said it had been a long time! I only accessed a couple of BBSes. I do remember when Yahoo was The search engine and was text based and you tabbed from subject to subject.

      Also, the big news was some folks put their Coke machine online so they wouldn’t have to get up from their screens and go down the hall to find it empty.

  2. Hey Old NFO;

    Jeez, the memories….I had a Prodigy account, I preferred it to the drones on AOL, we were superior to those troglodytes, LOL Whooda thunk where we would be now.

  3. I’ve never been a flamer, but as a Titan II (liquid fuel) missileer, I’d like to have launched a flamer. (Exhaust flames on both sides of the bird as it slowly rose out of the launch duct.) Look up “titan II launch pictures”.

  4. Bob- LOL, no comment…

    Sam- Wow! You’re a better man than I to climb down in the hole with those things… Too many chances to fail…

  5. Heh.

    But it all seems innocent and fun compared to now, where we’re waiting for Rainbow SWAT to kick the door down because hate speech. Like no fooling, as you know.

    Well, they’ll get a flamer for their efforts 🙂

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