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24538 No.2604  

I found this old otter message board that lived from 1998 to the early 2000s, it's pretty interesting to click through

Looks like a board for Otters is an idea almost as old as the internet itself

>> No.2606  

Where did people go to otterpost in those 20 years between then and now? Must have been a dark time.

>> No.2626  
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It must’ve been a sad time, but now Otterchat has arisen to take up the noble mantle of otterposting for all the world!

>> No.2628  

People often lament how much better the internet was back then, but looking at that I'm glad we have Otterchat now

>> No.2635  
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>>2626 And thankfully so!

>> No.2639  
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Did Angela ever get her club off the ground, I wonder? I'd love to join an otter club.

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Fascinating little wild encounter. This is exactly the kind of otter content I'm after.

>> No.2645  

>>2639 Maybe we should start a club.

>> No.3309  

It looks like they had a lot more one-off visitors back then than we do now. Considering that, I'm wondering how often it can still happen that somebody just stumbles into a place like this. Like the posts where school kids ask for help on their otter presentation, or where someone think they've seen an otter but aren't sure, or asking "are there otters near my area XYZ" or something. We don't get much of that at all here, it's pretty much all regulars.

>> No.3310  

Also I wonder if the people who ran that website or posted there are still around.

>> No.3312  

I've also discovered this, there was actually a newsgroup about otters. There's a lot of spam and nonsense but fun to click through nonetheless.

>> No.3313  

One thing I'd like to have more of is all the personal otter encounter stories, but sadly that's a very rare thing and we are only few, so we won't get those kinds of tales often

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Sometimes I wonder how much we should advertise Otterchat. On the one hand, more otternons is always a good thing, but on the other hand, rapid influxes of new people always worry me. But maybe I'm just being a Nervous Nancy about it

>> No.3318  

Personally, I think just telling friends about it is enough. Direct advertising usually doesn't work at all, people just need to discover this place naturally by finding something they're looking for in it. The way the internet is right now, maybe that's a little hard for most people, but I think this place is already pretty successful as it is considering how niche of a topic it covers.

>> No.3493  

At this point I see no problem with advertising the site. We've got a captcha to keep unqualified posters out, so we should be able to advertise as much as we want. We should still be smart about it of course, don't just spam links or anything.