a reply to: elevatedone
Totally! I thought I was the only 1 who remembered it! had some great , funny & memorable chats on there back in '97 & '98. Cant remember the room
i went in back then tho.
like some others, i googled "freetown.com chat '97 '98" & found this! 1 member mentioned freetowne.com - yes it there! u must register (free) - was
totally dead tho! no-1 visits it! & is a lil diff 2 what i remember (i think they coppied the code?) (& it optimized for netscape navigator! -
i had a few names back then, but was mainly angel_mist or galaxy_angel might have used taz or taz_au or taz_aus a few times, not sure?
usually just chat 2 diff ppl almost every time, but had a few regulars i'd chat to. cant remember many ofthe names 1 was castor_troy /
chandlerterrius, another was my then bestie - za_tygra / za_tygress. as i mentioned, there were others, but 2 long ago 2 remember!
after mid or late '98, i put it on hold 4 some important irl stuff for about 6mths,when i came back, those i knew had gone, & could not find ppl 2
chat to, so after a few times i gave up & tried 6-12mths later, & hadnt returned 2 its 97-98 glory...then it changed it name & addy 2 something i cant
remember & got more crap.then that shut shop...
every few yrs, i remember & get nostalgic of '97-'98, my best yrs online & some of the best in life (youthful enthusiasm, lots of dreams & hopes), b4
that was crushed by reality & the real world over the past 17 or 18yrs! was only 16 or 17 back then - so over 1/2 my life ago!) i still laugh @ some
random convos i had back on there sometimes!
when i was on there, u didnt have 2 be a member,u could just randomly sign on, like as a guest, it wasnt till later u had 2 be a member, or maybe some
rooms were member only & others u could type in ur own guest name.
1 of the funny chats was a guy from usa askin me if we had / what it was like 2 have lions roaming around in the wild of australia - i spent 30min
explaining 2 him that they r not aussie animals, but r natives from africa, not aussie natives! - i think he was 15 or 16 y/o... & some other young
guy another time i think same sort of covo, but about elephants or tigers - & i'm like - that is africa & asia, not aussie - in aussie we got roo's &
koalas! -that was yet another 30-45min convo! there was another guy - late mid teens - early 20's, & he was asking me what it was like 2 get take 2
school in pouch of a roo, & if all aussie kids get take 2 school in pouches of roo's or just some & if we all had pet roo, - i spent like 30-60min
going round in circles with him - no we dont have roo's aspects they r wild animals & i zoo's only they r not pets - our pets r same as urs in usa -
cats & dogs! - he got his info about what it was like 2 be aussie from the old cartoon - dot & the kangaroo - & so he thought all aussies lived like
that! - sooo funny! they r the only convos i remember - all different young blokes, all from usa! i wonder if any of them ended up visiting aussie
to find out 4 themselves? u can tell why i remember those convo's!
oh boy, what a diff time back then! ppl were so much more naive & innocent 2 the differences of the world back then, b4 google & myspace (come &
gone) & fb & a million other things. a time when we wanted 2 know about the world we looked up encyclopedias & other books & asked on freetown instead
of googling it from our puter / laptop / tablet / mobile phone! b4 ipod, b4 iphone, b4 most us us had mobiles, cause mobiles were just 4 rich yuppies
who we laughed @!
i miss those days! oh the nostalgia! simpler times, where the future looked right & skipped 2 many classes 2 walk over 1hr 2 get to the public library
(which had just 3 or 4 computers for net) to use it 30-60min & then walk over 1hr back 2 highschool! (& that distance walk didnt bother me). we wad 2
net puters @ school with a max limit of 15min & it took 5 min to lad 1 page & 1 was always broken! & 3 others 4 research only - with main emails
blocked & used 2 sneek in some chat on freetown whilst "researching", where u had2 flip quick so u wouldnt get caught ('98). not many ppl knew about
the net till like '04 - '06
thems were the days.
i've never found a chat site a so good as theearly days of freetown, '97 /'98! i look sometimes, but all them these days just majorly sux! icq was
great '98-'02, but suck since, then msn came alon it was ok, then that got sucky & left 2!