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  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Friday December 16 2022, @05:17PM (4 children)

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Friday December 16 2022, @05:17PM (#1282708)

    I had a really low /. user number (how low? I forget, to be honest), then _stuff_ happened like children being born, cross country relocation, etc. and I just didn't use the account for so very long that I either forgot the password, or they expired it, or both - unimportant to me at the time.

    I signed up again a couple of years before Beta, and really didn't understand the "Geek Value" of the low numbers, I mean, I'm one of "those guys" who will stop the gas pump when the bill is something like $43.21 just because I can, but making a big deal out of sequenced user ID numbers as some sort of social pecking order thing? Sorry, I see no value in the fact that "you were there in the early days," relative to what have you written lately?

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  • (Score: 1) by Cyrix6x86 on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:07PM (2 children)

    by Cyrix6x86 (13569) on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:07PM (#1282879)

    My UID at the old site was five digits. I was 12 or 13 when I signed up.

    Unfortunately, I did something to piss off CmdrTaco or one of the other mods, because for the next decade, everything I posted would automatically start as -1, Troll, even though I would usually end up +5, Interesting.

    I've posted there once in the past decade. It's really weird to go back and read the old comments, and realize how open we used to be with our thoughts and ramblings. The Internet has really changed.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:16PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Saturday December 17 2022, @02:16PM (#1282880)

      >how open we used to be with our thoughts and ramblings. The Internet has really changed.

      Yeah, now it's not just teenaged geeks being open with their thoughts and ramblings, you've got most of the population out there with the mouth running but the brain out of gear.

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    • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:18AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday December 28 2022, @02:18AM (#1284168) Journal

      What, you couldn't manage to get a +5 Troll mod? That takes some remarkable troll skillz!

  • (Score: 2) by SomeGuy on Monday December 19 2022, @02:05AM

    by SomeGuy (5632) on Monday December 19 2022, @02:05AM (#1283084)

    I remember trying to sign up to slashdot a day or so after they started to create accounts, but I didn't have an e-mail address I could use at the time. Their sign up system tried to validate the address, so no-go with a dummy address. Didn't try again until a year or so later with a new e-mail. What things could have been....