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Message 1920926 - Posted: 24 Feb 2018, 23:14:22 UTC

Does anyone here remember "The webchat broadcasting system"?
Things were much more fun then.
And those times will never return.
The internet today is the refuge for scam artists.

What I have written I have written.
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Message 1920962 - Posted: 25 Feb 2018, 1:31:16 UTC - in response to Message 1920926.  

Vaguely recall the name so I did a www search and found what I think you were referring to :
WebChat Broadcasting System (or WBS for short) was a virtual community that existed during the 1990s. Supported by online advertising, it was one of few services at the time to offer free integrated community services including chat, homesteading, messaging, and user profiles. Extremely popular in the era before the Dot-com bust, WBS was at one time the largest chat, interactive and event network on the Internet.[1] In 1998 it was acquired by the search engine Infoseek, which was in turn acquired by Disney/ABC. The original WebChat Broadcasting System closed in September 1999 after its chatrooms were integrated into Disney's existing Go Network chatrooms. A revival of WBS was launched in 2009 and is virtually identical to the original community. [2]

Have to agree somewhat on your statement: "The internet today is the refuge for scam artists."
The www is not for "those not knowing any better", "gullible", etc and the scammers will find them and prey on them.

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