history of the Internet

I made a brief history of major events in the history of the Internet. Please take notice to how more events happen the farther the timeline goes.

1969
ARPANET
The first permanent ARPANET connection is established.

1982
Minitel
Minitel is launched.

1993
NCSA Mosaic
NCSA Mosaic, the first popular web browser is released.

1994
Netscape Navigator
Netscape Navigator, the second popular web browser is created by former developers of Mosaic.

1996
Battle.net
The popular online gaming service Battle.net is founded.

1997
Netscape Communicator
Netscape Communicator, the successor to Netscape Navigator is released.

2001
Wikipedia
The popular encyclopedia, Wikipedia is founded.

2004
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox, the most popular web browser is released by former developers of Netscape & Mosaic.

World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is released and becomes the world’s most popular video game (despite it being banned in the fake []]Communist China[/u] link removed).

Godz Minnionz
Clan Godz Minnionz, a popular gaming clan is founded.

2006
SS Free
On June 25, 2006, the SS Free is founded and becomes the world’s most popular community.

2007
Trollz
The popular message board Trollz is founded but their old URL got hacked.

2008
Explosmertacular
On May 25, 2008, the Explosmertacular, a small online gaming community is founded.

rustyslacker’s epic failure
rustyslacker, a disgruntled global moderator tried to hack the SS Free and hold it hostage and said the only way he would give it back is if he could be an admin. His actions resulted in him getting Brommed and the term “rustyslackered” was coined. rustyslacker also had his old forum shutdown by the United Forum Defense Association, however he moved his forum to a new URL.

rustyslackered
The popular Internet term “rustyslackered” was born, it means a hack that lacks any real planning and therefore results in a epic failure.

Raygold Models
The popular rickroll site Raygold Models is shutdown.

Planet Mac
On May 17, 2008, Planet Mac, a large gaming forum geared towards Mac gamers.

Trollz moves
On August 31, 2008, Trollz, a small gaming forum moves to a new URL since rustyslacker hacked the old one.

Usul forums
The official Usul forums go down temporarily.

After a chain of repetitious spam topics, the link to a porn website in this post (now removed) finally brings down the banhammer.

This also makes me realize that we really need to set up a new warning system, to at least warn people when they make any sort of offense.

This topic will remain open, though. Why not talk about the history of the Internet? Sounds interesting.

I love that the offending phrase contained the word “banned”. You’d think he’d think twice.

Anyway… most of those aren’t true. Firefox never has been “the most popular”. WoW isn’t banned in China, last I checked, fake, Communist, porn-linking, or otherwise. The hilarious inside joke about the SS Free being popular or people caring about it I’ll overlook, though it would be nice to place the actual most popular community on there… the name of which I forgot. Whoops.

And the things that are true on there are insignificant blips in cyberspace. I don’t think “rustyslackered” really earned its place here.

EDIT: 2channel is the largest community.

Hooray, he isn’t coming back :smiley:

But yeah, I think that was a history of his internet, not the same as everyone else’s <_<

Yeah…maybe I should ban him from my forums as well.

Well, considering he basically did a copy-paste job of all the topics he posted here (and I’m assuming other places as well), I would ban him. It’s only a matter of time before he decides to post something inappropriate on your forums.

Its so much fun to have power.
450 posts. :smiley:>