• 1 year 16 days ago
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    I know there should have been a thread about this earlier this year, but ah well.

    One of the things that pops in my mind is that it's been 10 years since Retrojunk started. I don't know what month exactly, but I do know for a fact that it was sometime around 2003 in which Retrojunk has shown it's earliest trace. Even though Retrojunk is ALREADY DEAD now, we still can't forget a lot of memories we've had on this site. I've been a member since December 2005, and have had some good times on there.

    So, what memories do you have on Retrojunk? What did you miss the most over the 10 years Retrojunk has been around.
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      • 1 year 16 days ago
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      The people. I definitely miss the people who used to come here. I've met some good folks, who I've had some great conversations with. Unfortunately, I've met some bad folks too. Some who I didn't get along with and got into arguments with. But yeah, Retrojunk's been good to me in the past, and I hope it won't be so bleak in the future.
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        • 1 year 16 days ago
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        I guess I miss people the most too. It's so dead I'll take anybody at this point, come on back Retroman it's O.K, lol jk.
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          • 1 year 16 days ago
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          bklynbren wrote:
          I guess I miss people the most too. It's so dead I'll take anybody at this point, come on back Retroman it's O.K, lol jk.


          :lol:

          I miss the members too. Honestly I never watched the commercials or perused the movie sections much. I was always in the forums. Now that the forums are quiet, I wish those other things were back like they used to be so I could revisit them. This site had a lot of ups and downs, I remember when we were yay close to getting a video game section which I think went up but then was taken down. There was even a store planned. I think poor modding led to a lot of users being ran off by people who should have been banned beforehand. A few members I recall fondly:

          Mezase Master
          Xe-A-Thoul
          Salty Chuck
          DMoney89
          Knuclear200x
          ilikethepixies

          Those are just a few off the top of my head. I remember when we had accounts with friends lists. They didn't mean much, but it was nice to have a list of your favorite people here.
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            • 1 year 16 days ago
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            Time flies by so fast. It was around the time that I first found X-Entertainment (when finding Nathan "Fearless Photog" Bitner was all the rage over there) that I happened upon this site. It took me time to warm up to registering, but I enjoyed reading the articles from day one. Later on, I posted something in the forum here and there. Those were good days (as far as Internet nostalgia goes).
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              • 1 year 16 days ago
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              I think I was aware of this site for a long time but joined not too long ago. The forums really are a ghost town but I had fun going back and looking through some old threads and see what people were talking about. The articles are also fun to look through so I suppose this site really isn't dead as a whole and you can still have fun looking through all the nostalgia.
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                • 1 year 15 days ago
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                I think I discovered the site around late 2004/2005 and mostly checked out old
                commercials and Cartoon Intros at the time. This site, plus the old archival
                X-Entertainment site lead me to discover my love of the 80's/90's. Even though
                I'm a millennial born back in 1994.
                Ed:An Apple A Day Keeps The Bus Driver Away!

                Check out my Youtube page.Full of classic commercials from the 80s,90s,and 00s.

                http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlantaCommercials96/videos
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                  • 1 year 15 days ago
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                  I discovered the site around 2005 and joined the forums in 2006. I really enjoyed the way the forums used to be a perfect mix of "Hey! Remember..." threads and general discussion. And, of course, I remember the entertaining and awesome members we used to have way back when. It definitely felt more like a community back then. I suppose that's still in place among those of use who have stuck with the site all this time, but it's nothing like it was.

                  As far as biggest memory of the form? That has to be the 'death' saga of Ilikepixies.

                  Here's hoping the 'update' can attract a few old members back and we can turn this place around.
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                    • 1 year 15 days ago
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                    I started reading articles on RJ back in 2006 and immediately loved the site and culture. I've definitely noticed a lot of former members no longer posting articles some of my favourite RJ writers that are now MIA are Riphard, Vkimo, Knites, Spencer, Caps 2.0, Achilles and many more. I still go back through the archives and re-read old articles from time to time.
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                      • 1 year 14 days ago
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                      The Ronin Identity wrote:
                      some of my favourite RJ writers that are now MIA are Riphard, Vkimo, Knites, Spencer, Caps 2.0, Achilles and many more.


                      But vkimo and Caps both still post on the forum. I know for me, I wrote a few articles that I thought were pretty good, then ran out of ideas.

                      I'm not a writer. I just come up with something I want to write about once in a very long while. In fact, every article I've ever written on a retro site started when I wanted to make a new thread, then realized it would be long and hopefully eloquent enough to be more. I was just a lurker until I made an account to do just that.

                      But it was a little disheartening to see my articles get only 20 or 30 points. Recent articles by people like mysticwryter had way more than that. Praise was high in the comments on my stuff, but there just weren't very many votes. Then I noticed all the new articles were getting fairly low scores. Soon the forum got way less active. And mysticwryter stopped posting. (I remember her in particular because she was very prolific around the time I discovered this site.) AtticusFinch and others also dropped off, just as I was coming on. Yep, I pretty much heralded The Decline of RetroJunk Dot Com. Sorry, everybody.
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                        • 1 year 4 days ago
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                        Man, this site was the best when I was a kid (wow that felt weird to say). I must have been here since 2003 or 2004 then. I wrote a couple articles way back in the day I think. I actually started to write one about the Rankin Bass Christmas specials many years ago and the draft is still my "writer's corner".
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                          • 1 year 4 days ago
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                          Happy 10th Anniversary!!! 8)
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                            • 1 year 4 days ago
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                            stake n sheak wrote:
                            The Ronin Identity wrote:
                            some of my favourite RJ writers that are now MIA are Riphard, Vkimo, Knites, Spencer, Caps 2.0, Achilles and many more.


                            But vkimo and Caps both still post on the forum. I know for me, I wrote a few articles that I thought were pretty good, then ran out of ideas.

                            I'm not a writer. I just come up with something I want to write about once in a very long while. In fact, every article I've ever written on a retro site started when I wanted to make a new thread, then realized it would be long and hopefully eloquent enough to be more. I was just a lurker until I made an account to do just that.

                            But it was a little disheartening to see my articles get only 20 or 30 points. Recent articles by people like mysticwryter had way more than that. Praise was high in the comments on my stuff, but there just weren't very many votes. Then I noticed all the new articles were getting fairly low scores. Soon the forum got way less active. And mysticwryter stopped posting. (I remember her in particular because she was very prolific around the time I discovered this site.) AtticusFinch and others also dropped off, just as I was coming on. Yep, I pretty much heralded The Decline of RetroJunk Dot Com. Sorry, everybody.



                            I remember Nails105 and his Crazy Childhood articles seemed to be pretty popular, or at least numerous at one point. The way the site is now, scoring a 10 is like scoring a 40 on the old RJ.
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                              • 1 year 3 days ago
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                              Here's wishing RJ a great New Year and hopes for a better future for the site.
                              The fun doesn't end here. www.retro-daze.com
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                                • 1 year 2 days ago
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                                I discovered this site during the summer of '05, but I didn't join the site until around 2007. I loved coming here for the commercials since there was no other site I knew of at the time which offered this sort of content. Of course as I started relying on Youtube to find old commercials, I still came for the articles and forums. The article were especially a real treat (they were more professional than that crap that's on Buzzfeed), even I made a few myself. It's a shame this site has fell victim to the popularity of social media, but times do change. It would be nice if more people would come to this sort of retro environment than the crap that's on social media. I can't tell you how much I get annoyed when a retro-related page posts a picture of, like, Rugrats, and it asks "LIKE if you remember who they were."
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                                  • 1 year 2 days ago
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                                  With this new look for RJ that's coming, I think 2014 will be a good year for the site.

                                  Oh, and happy 10th anniversary, RJ!

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                                    • 11 months 27 days ago
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                                    Retro Junk, like the web itself, was growing up fast back in 2003/2004.
                                    No one here now would have believed how quickly time passes, and people grow.
                                    I joined RJ back in 2008, just as the tsunami was peaking - What A Ride!

                                    Yet even as I got to know many of you I could tell from your posts that, again like the web, all of you were growing up fast as well. Everything was changing and there's no point in fighting that change.

                                    Retro Junk will continue in some form into the future. Like I've said many times already, that future form may be something none of us saw coming.
                                    The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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                                      • 11 months 27 days ago
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                                      I joined retrojunk back in 2004 I am still here and there but not that much anymore like I was on here long time ago. Happy 10th Anniversary!!!
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                                        • 11 months 4 days ago
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                                        Sorry to be tardy to the party!
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                                          • 11 months 4 days ago
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                                          Hey, Shaun.
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