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dupa
  01/24/23
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potluck
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dupa
  01/25/23
Heh.
bay leaf boner
  01/25/23
it's a little staggering how different the 2006, 2012, and 2...
lex
  01/25/23
tp.
bay leaf boner
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Dr. Luke
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Trump Did Nothing Wrong
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.,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,...,:,...:..:.,:.::,.
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Please provide a high-level precis describing the '06 vs. '1...
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
i wasn't here for '06, but from doing my DUE DILIGENCE as a ...
lex
  01/25/23
ITE was peak XO Shoutout to DC rooftop parties and chipwi...
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
i can't find the thread but have mentioned it before, yet i ...
lex
  01/25/23
180 I think the 4 eras are 1. PR-2008, the Poetic Dre...
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
2020 on should be the lockdown years. it enabled a lot of pr...
didn't read
  01/25/23
Cr I was pumo from the Second Age, didn't poast in the Third...
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
basically my trajectory but i always had a moniker, just did...
didn't read
  01/25/23
To be fair, I don't remember you
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
this seems like a fair way to divide it. at least for my pa...
lex
  01/25/23
I think I'd probably do like Pre-2008: PR / Mythical Time...
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
I agree with this but I feel like ITE and Obama Term II were...
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
Interesting write-up thank you. Do you think the optimism c...
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
We are all going to maek it FRIEND Hth
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
48913289012843114
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
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Trump Did Nothing Wrong
  01/25/23
Do you think America is going to magically get better? Th...
DrakeMallard
  01/25/23
shooting from the hip, i think it's cyclical. we'll have mor...
lex
  01/25/23
I think we can make a difference this very year.
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
2006 had earnest young intelligent faggots who thought they ...
DrakeMallard
  01/25/23
i don't think i would've liked early xo without the ITE desp...
lex
  01/25/23
It's funny I have almost a polar opposite reaction to early ...
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
i came here when working a shitty job to try to understand w...
lex
  01/25/23
I think people underemphasize the criticality of the whimsy ...
..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,
  01/25/23
agreed, it's a lot subtler than some of the other aspects of...
lex
  01/25/23
Gödel, Escher, Solzy: An Eternal Golden Thread
Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
https://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359035&mc=...
neustern
  01/25/23
Holy shit
rear naked choke
  01/25/23
GOAT
Dr. Luke
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ruinous phenotype
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ruinous phenotype
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didn't read
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Dr. Luke
  01/25/23
'09-'10 had its own crew too.
dupa
  01/25/23
In all of those years, Rowan was a nigger fuckmachine.
fat chick yoga
  01/25/23


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Date: January 24th, 2023 11:04 PM
Author: dupa



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45837702)



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Date: January 24th, 2023 11:05 PM
Author: potluck



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45837706)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 4:50 PM
Author: dupa



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841171)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:01 PM
Author: bay leaf boner

Heh.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841224)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:04 PM
Author: lex

it's a little staggering how different the 2006, 2012, and 2020 crews were. i don't think any of us would still be here if we didn't like the feeling of an absolute thunderdome as an oasis in a world of milquetoast bullshit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841239)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:05 PM
Author: bay leaf boner

tp.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841251)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:17 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841327)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:53 PM
Author: Trump Did Nothing Wrong



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841528)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 11:00 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,.,:,,:,.,.,:::,...,:,...:..:.,:.::,.




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45842932)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:07 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

Please provide a high-level precis describing the '06 vs. '12 vs. '20 crews. Thanks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841257)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:16 PM
Author: lex

i wasn't here for '06, but from doing my DUE DILIGENCE as a young poaster: there were a lot more law and law school threads, niggerthreading was still very experimental and bizarre, and generally threads were less likely to get nearly as many poasts as some do now. some classic threads were 30-something poasts. there are some old timers still here, but the cast of characters were different, and a lot of people seem to have changed. petro is probably my all-time favorite poaster, even though we only overlapped for maybe a few years, but i doubt we'll see the likes of him again. less despair too. there was more optimism, hence why someone like HAHAURFUCKT was edgy. that wouldn't be edgy at all now. we all know we're fucked.

'12 the economy had really started to come back. hiring freezes were over, and poasters tended to be happier. MFH v. chicago was still a pressing concern, and there were fun, weird schticks like "hey bros it's me again" that made most of us laugh our asses off after a while. there were still earnest poasters like even mountain dood, who ended up being a little nuts. we could talk about anything, yet a lot of us chose to talk to midnight cowboy about our breakfast every morning. it was an optimistic time after a dark one.

we (broadly, precis requires generalizations) learned that politics are bullshit in 2014, and grew into increasing cynicism. enthusiasm for trump was high for most of his first term, but nothing happened. by '20, a deep cynicism set in. many had become much more internet and even more ironic too in some ways. most youthful glimmers of hope were so long gone that i'm guessing many can't even remember them. law is bullshit, investing is bullshit, any form of governmental intervention is bullshit, medicine is bullshit, and god help you if you plan to buy real estate ITE2. we're all older, too, which both increases to the detachment and the cynicism, i think.

that's my summary at least. someone can probably correct me on the earlier years or poke fun at how beloved the WHOOSH refrigerator thread was.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841325)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:18 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

ITE was peak XO

Shoutout to DC rooftop parties and chipwich threadding

Trayvon threadding was also peak zozo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841333)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:19 PM
Author: lex

i can't find the thread but have mentioned it before, yet i learned how to be poor during ITE xo. specifically thread was something like "for all you nouveau poors out there"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841340)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:20 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

180

I think the 4 eras are

1. PR-2008, the Poetic Dreamer/bel/JBD years (this Age ended with the Lolsuit)

2. ITE 2008-2014

3. TRUUUUMP!/Halford 2015-2020

4. 2020- Libpocalypse/Age of Floyd/Covid/Lockdowns*

To be clear, Whokebe/Jinx peaked in the 1st era.

I think most active poasters today came on during ITE and never left imo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841341)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:23 PM
Author: didn't read (gunneratttt)

2020 on should be the lockdown years. it enabled a lot of previously unknown poasters to really shine and delve into mentally ill megapoasting.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841352)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:25 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

Cr I was pumo from the Second Age, didn't poast in the Third Age, and then copped a Sudo for the first time during the Fourth Age. I, too, found myself during the Lockdowns. Added*

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841365)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:29 PM
Author: didn't read (gunneratttt)

basically my trajectory but i always had a moniker, just didn't poast enough for anyone to notice.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841398)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:58 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

To be fair, I don't remember you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841554)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:32 PM
Author: lex

this seems like a fair way to divide it.

at least for my part, i came here ITE1 when i was trying to figure out how to ride out the recession. lol at me graduating into another one.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841412)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:36 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

I think I'd probably do like

Pre-2008: PR / Mythical Times

2008 - 2011: ITE

2012 - 2015: Post-ITE

2016-2020: TRUMP

2021-Present: Your Title

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841441)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:59 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

I agree with this but I feel like ITE and Obama Term II were contiguous. Imho.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841560)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:22 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

Interesting write-up thank you. Do you think the optimism can return, e.g., could there be a chronological U-shaped curve of optimism so that perhaps we're currently at the vertex / nadir but there's a way upward from here? Or is it all just monotonically declining forever, people are going to get more cynical, more depressed. I find that the happier people are here the more they're willing to move more into the magic real / absurd / experimental which is fun; conversely, the rougher the times for an individual poaster (generally, and with some exceptions) the more the tend to stick to a very descriptive realist style of poasting

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841349)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:25 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

We are all going to maek it FRIEND

Hth

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841368)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:26 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

48913289012843114

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841377)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:54 PM
Author: Trump Did Nothing Wrong



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841533)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:27 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (🦆)

Do you think America is going to magically get better?

There was some hope during the initial Trump honeymoon but seeing the entire unified global powers that be squelch his POTUSSY was pretty disheartening

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841379)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:35 PM
Author: lex

shooting from the hip, i think it's cyclical. we'll have more hopeful times again, even as we all grow older still.

agreed re: absurdist poasting. i've only become a recognizable poaster when i get depressed enough to obsess about irl. the best poasts are almost always more whimsical and playful.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841439)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:47 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

I think we can make a difference this very year.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841498)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:25 PM
Author: DrakeMallard (🦆)

2006 had earnest young intelligent faggots who thought they were on the track to maek it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841363)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:33 PM
Author: lex

i don't think i would've liked early xo without the ITE despair. in the early days, it was the sort of thing no one in polite company actually could talk about in any depth.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841421)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:49 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

It's funny I have almost a polar opposite reaction to early XO although I wasn't there. I sort of mythologize it. To be fair, there was no doubt a lot of sophomoric and self-important faggotry, but it also seems to represent XO at its most, I don't know, literary, experimental, playful, adventurous? Maybe that's totally rose colored glasses and were I transported back in time 15 years I'd have found it to be miserable but from the documentary evidence I've seen it seems like a place where people were having a lot of fun with words and ideas in a way that is less present here now.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841503)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:52 PM
Author: lex

i came here when working a shitty job to try to understand what was happening and whether i should lolfag, but ended up staying for the whimsy and creativity. so i'm half with you, brother.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841524)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:54 PM
Author: ..,.,.,...,...,.,.,.,.,,

I think people underemphasize the criticality of the whimsy and when XO's history is written one day by someone, that'll be identified as an essential golden thread. It's one part of the site's secret sauce that often gets overlooked even as people are participating in it (or at least observing it). XO is a land where things are just slightly off in a beautiful way; the shadow on the spine of the book in your library overlooking the Park tilts ever so slightly in the wrong direction, this detail only to be picked up by that most observant of interlocutors.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841536)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 6:00 PM
Author: lex

agreed, it's a lot subtler than some of the other aspects of xo such as old-internet formatting and freedom of speech, but it really is one of the central things that makes this place special.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841567)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 6:04 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

Gödel, Escher, Solzy: An Eternal Golden Thread

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841577)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 6:21 PM
Author: neustern

https://www.xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4359035&mc=2&forum_id=3

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841659)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 6:56 PM
Author: rear naked choke

Holy shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841831)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 7:27 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)

GOAT

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841957)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 10:18 PM
Author: ruinous phenotype



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45842769)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 6:26 PM
Author: ruinous phenotype



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841691)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:07 PM
Author: didn't read (gunneratttt)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841261)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:17 PM
Author: Dr. Luke (VATP)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841331)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 5:50 PM
Author: dupa

'09-'10 had its own crew too.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45841511)



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Date: January 25th, 2023 10:21 PM
Author: fat chick yoga

In all of those years, Rowan was a nigger fuckmachine.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5277288&forum_id=2#45842779)