Anyone who feels the need to say they’re an oldfag, debate or defend they’re self-proclaimed oldfag title, or how they’ve been on 4chinz for ~sooo long~ is just playing into the “I’m an oldfag! I be been here since 2010! The OG /b/ was soooo much better even though I never actually saw the site until 7 years after it’s conception ” meme and it immediately raises a red flag. Embarrassing circlejerk. Especially if you say “I’ve been on there since 2011!” Aka “I came during the summer once years after the site was made, when it started being mentioned in national news and was sick of being called a newfag, so as soon as I got a few years in I started claiming I was an oldfag bc I earned it after all the time I’ve spent there!” Esp if you debate about “this is what old 4chan was like!” “4chan used to never talk about so-and-so!” ….when you weren’t on there anywhere near the OG years, so how would you know? How would you know about the early political leaning of the site and boards if you didn’t even see the site until 2012? That’s not the “original old 4chan”. It’s like a bunch of newfags larping as oldfags with a dash of un-earned elitism, defensiveness, self convincing, and a sprinkle of ~muh old chan culture~ trying desperately to escape the newfag title. Real oldfags don’t feel the need to tell others or brag about how long they’ve been on the site. They literally don’t care and will most likely make fun of you for caring so much. It’s like these faux post-2007 “oldfags” incorrectly believe thats how actual
oldfags talk and try to assimilate.
Protip: being an oldfag doesn’t mean you’ve been on 4chin for an extended period of years, even if you’ve been on for 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 years. oldfag refers to anons who were present during the first few years of the site, if you were not posting on the site BEFORE 2007
you’re not an oldfag, and can never
be no matter how many years pass or how long you post. Just like you can never join generation X if you were born years after generation X, you can’t just wait for a few more years to be added on your belt and claim your from a different generation bc you think you’ve lived a longtime. You can’t change the past and you can’t time travel. If you posted after the oldfag era, but posted for a few years you’re just a longtime poster at best kek, it shouldn’t bruise your ego to just admit that jfc
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