i’m forever trying to dig up old saved versions of my geocities sites but they weren’t popular enough so they never got saved on the way back machine or reocities etc sob. old bc was so much fun even though we were literally all awful catty brats to each other. every time i would get a baby i would just be beside myself with excitement even if it was the most simple styles. and i used to love whenever sites had like, interactive parts? like find its and walker clinics and summer camps. and omg whenever i found sites with recolored food i would freak out. it was funny how simple things were so exciting to bb lacey.
but also bb lacey was again a complete brat so. lmao.
Sounds like I would've enjoyed myself but probably also possibly been one of the catty ones XD Sometimes I wish I had been around back then only because I would have been able to watch it become what it has become today <3
I think what I'm most impressed by with Milk's community now is how stream-lined it is.
In some ways it has it's shit together more than the PC because everything is in one place. And there are a lot of advantages to that. Everything fits together / is connected in a way that is really nice now.
The PC is bigger than the BC and I'm sure that's why it's able to still be spread around 3-ish forums but I think now that things are less popular, it is only hurting the PC to be spread out instead of at one community.
And there is innovation here /flexible-ness and growth in ways that I don't see the PC doing with its forums and communities. I'll always have more nostalgia for Petz and I can create things easier for petz/ love certain parts of that game more, but I think the pageants and things that are here. And the mods/competitions and stuff are just SO solid.
Like, way to have your shit together you guys totally have a good system / community down, bravo, kudos and shit.
LOL I think I swear more when I get ranty and hopefully that followed in writing like it did in my head >_> / made sense.
I love a lot of things about both the PC/BC. But yup.
The old BC was definitely very cliquey and it was pretty tough for new members to join without accidentally breaking some of the unwritten etiquette rules of the community. I used to stick to one of the smaller Babyz forums because I was super shy and a little wary of joining the larger forums. I think my favorite night from the old BC was Bonfire night on ASOTV where the forum went campfire themed and lots of special activities took place. It was a really fun night and felt like the start of the many forums merging together into one community. That was probably one of the first times that I participated in the larger Babyz community.
I also remember the AIM chats and I would be on AIM on the daily with Trisha , Amy 🌵 , Erica ☮ , & Kelley lmao. Now I feel old and out of the loop because I'm the only one out of ya'll without a baby! D:
But those AIM chats went on daily and had sooo many people in them and the weekends were packed and then we'd have other 1 way and 3 way conversations going. I remember being apart of like 3 conversations at once with just one person.
But, it was very cliquey back in the day! I remember there being small groups of even 3-5 people that felt comfortable with each other and sometimes they were apart of bigger cliques!
This nostalgia kills me right now because I'm on winter break and we were all cute beebees in high school or middle school also on winter break and be like BABYZ TIME.