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Did any of you frequent these rooms on AOL?

by Anonymousreply 12005/24/2015

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by Anonymousreply 505/25/2012

At one point there were two separate gay parts of AOL. The first one was GLCF (which became onQ) which had rooms, boards, and other content. It started in 1992.

Planet Out came on the scene in 1996 and eventually it acquired onQ and gay.com. PNO was well-positioned to take advantage of the growing e-commerce opportunities in the late-1990s.

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by Anonymousreply 805/26/2012

Back in "the day" the AOL chat rooms (for gays) were rather unique and became a gathering place for many of us, now of a certain age. With AOL costing many dollars (per hour) in those days, we became AOL Chat Hosts (in the GLCF area) thereby acquiring an AOL account that was no charge . . . . . I'm thinking this was about 1992 . . . . . As AOL migrated to a non paying mode and the GLCF was no longer paid to be on AOL it migrated to onQ, trying to build a business model that could survive without infusions of cash directly from AOL . . . failing that onQ was eventually actuired (asset sale) by Planet Out, which may or may not exist any longer . . . .

I was first GLCF Sprite, then GLCF Steve, then onQ Steve.

by Anonymousreply 1005/26/2012

Do chat rooms exist anywhere anymore?

by Anonymousreply 1105/26/2012

I also met my husband in an AOL chatroom 15 years ago

by Anonymousreply 1205/26/2012

I met my ex-fiancee in an AOL chat room, I think it was a Bi chat of some type. We actually lived a couple thousand miles away from each other and kept in touch through AOL and e-mail for several years before finally meeting. this was around 1997-2000. Neither of us knew how to scan a pic and send it to each other, so we just mailed pictures. Couple of dorks.

by Anonymousreply 1305/26/2012

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by Anonymousreply 1706/03/2012

Back when AOL as a novelty, a friend and I used to go into chatrooms with names like "BornAgain" and "Christians."

One night, he pretended to be a teenager girl who had just found out she was pregnant.

I pretended to be a broker for infant organs.

Hilarity ensued.

by Anonymousreply 1806/03/2012

R20: People were so naive back them. They took anything typed at face value.

And fundamentalist Christians are used to not questioning things, so they would fall for anything.

by Anonymousreply 2006/03/2012

I was president of the Fort Worth ACLU in 1996-98 and also active in the local Gay Alliance. We received complaints about how AOL was very phobic about not allowing chat areas for gay teens and trans-people. The software would block creation of a chat room "Gay teen chat" but you COULD create a room called "Teen fag bashers." AOL also regularly deleted profiles containing "sexually oriented" content such as "gay white male" while straight men were allowed to list in THEIR profiles how they were "well endowed" and how skillfully they could please women with their tongues, etc. When we tried to point out AOL's double standard on their message boards, our accounts were terminated. Many of the GLCF members...particularly a guy named Kevin or BootmanLA, bashed us and me personally (I had harmed the gay community by getting our AOL account cancelled for standing up for the gay community) and supported AOL's right to censor gay people because they "had the right to regulate their content, just like a newspaper." I needed to learn to accept authority and follow rules. We argued that AOL was selling the right to communicate and make your OWN content (more like a telephone company.) After these many years, the latter has become the norm for the Internet, and closed-access, heavily moderated services like Prodigy, AOL (in its old form) and CompuServe thankfully are no more.

by Anonymousreply 2106/15/2012

I was a fixture in Ask Gay Guy Anything for quite a while. (We called it "AGGA") I was ProteusATC. I remained in contact with a few of them for years afterward.

by Anonymousreply 2206/15/2012

R22, paragraph breaks save lives.

by Anonymousreply 2306/15/2012

I remember the [mycity]M4M rooms capped out at 23 people or so. You would try to get in for an hour, finally do it just as someone would sign out, and the 22 other people in the room would be like the vampires in some 24-hour wrinkle room bar. But they'd never give up their slots.

by Anonymousreply 2509/09/2012

AOL also had very popular gay message boards. The 30+ Gay Men board had the same people posting on all kinds of topics for years and years.

by Anonymousreply 2609/09/2012

You're soaking in modified version of one, r11.

by Anonymousreply 2709/09/2012

MSN's chatrooms were excellent for picking up mens when I was all of 16.

I think that's why they were banned.

by Anonymousreply 2909/09/2012

I remember AGGA (ask gay guy anything). I was a charter member of that chat room for several years and wonder what happened to a lot of those guys. I had hoped it was still in existence, but suspected it wasn't. Gosh the questions we used to get from some of the visitors were just ridiculous and our answers were often hilarious. I can hardly remember screen names from back then, but i remember Rauff and OldBilly and a few others. Oh the fun we had in that room!

by Anonymousreply 3011/22/2012

Remember "Exotic Black Citizens"?!

by Anonymousreply 3111/22/2012

R31, what screen name did you use back then?

by Anonymousreply 3211/22/2012

I never managed to find the right gay themed chatroom for me. Everybody seemed to know each other already and I was always the newbie nobody wanted to talk to. And me being scared of STDs didn't make me keen on hooking up, therefore I avoided hook-up chat rooms.

by Anonymousreply 3311/22/2012

I used the screen name frnknfurtr. Not very original, I am afraid.

by Anonymousreply 3411/22/2012

I worked as a Community Leader for AOL in the LGBT (then called GLBT) areas, first as a GLCF host, then OnQ host. Then, Gay.com bought OnQ and moved those rooms over there. I returned to AOL after a year and stayed until they closed the Community Leaders program. They had some great chat hosts, and I made some good friends.

In the early AOL days, a hosted chat community was novel. I still think there's a place for it on the web, since by having trained chat hosts who could lead good chats, it was an information source and a safe haven for folks considering coming out or dealing with issues.

by Anonymousreply 3511/22/2012

[quote] [R20]: People were so naive back them. They took anything typed at face value.

And fundamentalist Christians are used to not questioning things, so they would fall for anything.

by: Anonymous reply 21

Trust me, that still goes on today, even on dl. There's one born every minute.

by Anonymousreply 3611/22/2012

YB . . . .r36 nice to see you here . . . from r10

by Anonymousreply 3711/22/2012

hi dudes.

by Anonymousreply 3811/23/2012

anyone from cincinnati?

by Anonymousreply 3911/23/2012

I havent had AOL since I was in elementary school which was like 1999. WTF

by Anonymousreply 4011/23/2012

aol chat rooms were the best

by Anonymousreply 4102/22/2013

no, OP. I only seek/sought chatrooms with hot masculine dudes. Such as bifootballplayers, str8men4str8men, jocks4jocks, and bicuriousmen. I met some really hot bi athletes on AOL.

by Anonymousreply 4202/22/2013

There's a guy named Jason -- well, that's what he *said* his name was -- I met in an AOL chat room whom I wish I could find again. I never called him back because I was afraid I'd fall in love with him and he'd break my heart. He's the first thing I think of when someone mentions AOL.

by Anonymousreply 4302/22/2013

anyone from nj?

by Anonymousreply 4403/21/2013

yes

by Anonymousreply 4504/14/2013

I still use aol for email. Mostly just all my bills and shopping and the few friends who don't use Facebook. My friends make fun of me, but it's free and not worth the hassle to change all of it.

I did look around some of the chat rooms the other day. First time in over a year I'd been in the actual aol site where they are. Funny seeing how many of the rooms are still there from when I was really into them...1996 or so.

by Anonymousreply 4604/15/2013

wow this takes me back ... gay men 30s in 1999..then gay men 40 and gay men 50s A O L was a good place to turn lime green into a signature text. ...lol...from 1999 till 2005 we had plenty of great moments here s to ya girls ..snickering .. GOLLY...

by Anonymousreply 4805/19/2013

I only went to str84str8, bi4bi, bicurious, and jock4jock chatrooms. Met some very hot, masculine dudes, including athletes. I am only attracted to mainstream masculine bros.

by Anonymousreply 4905/20/2013

I was DotCalm back in the day. Get it?

by Anonymousreply 5005/20/2013

i am looking 4 a dominate agressive dude who wants a relationship

by Anonymousreply 5105/24/2013

brb...have too many IMs going

by Anonymousreply 5205/25/2013

this my first time doing this

by Anonymousreply 5306/15/2013

I wish I could find callboy1wk again. He said he looked like Montgomery Clift, but he looked more like James Franco. One of the best fucks of my life.

by Anonymousreply 5406/15/2013

Type 911 for hot 69.

by Anonymousreply 5506/15/2013

R47 used to be removing aol messed up your puter..guys just let it be and not use it

by Anonymousreply 5606/16/2013

R47 AOL is free now? God, I remember when it was $3.95 an hour.

by Anonymousreply 5706/16/2013

Sup guys

by Anonymousreply 5807/24/2013

Gawd, Anyone remember the Lambda Lounge, I was a host on On Q. That was 1996-'98. Lots of changes here on AOL. Remember a few friends.

by Anonymousreply 5908/03/2013

"Exotic Black Citizens" was the best AOL chatroom title ever!

by Anonymousreply 6008/03/2013

I actually met and had dinner (tried for sex, but it didn't happen) with Matt Sanchez on AOL in 1996!

by Anonymousreply 6108/03/2013

R30, what was your screen name then? I remember Rauff and a few others. I talked with Trebordee and ThisJustN and WandRDhere a lot and participated in the room. I'm sure I was there nearly every day for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 6208/03/2013

Okay, this is r62 ... I noticed after I posted that this question was answered but the replies have been renumbered (how does that happen anyway?)

I remember your name, frnknfrtr. And you're right that some of the questions were ridiculous and some of the answers were funny, though sometimes we were just bitchy for no good reason.

by Anonymousreply 6308/03/2013

I had some great phone sex hook ups on there, but was usually too timid to meet in person, and the few times I did, the guys were kind of gross. One guy did wind up being a friend I still have, even though we are in different cities now.

I did meet one hot married guy who I hooked up with once. The sex was super hot. We have sort of kept in touch over the years. Had not heard from him in s couple of years, but we both happened to be on Yahoo! one day a couple of months ago. We chatted on cam and wound up watching each other get naked and jerk off. He looked hotter than he did 15 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 6508/03/2013

AOL chat rooms great for someone just "out". Way to explore with some safety. Talked to and finally got the courage to meet a few people in person...not necessarily for sex. Lost track of all of tem at some point, especially after I met my partner 14 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 6608/03/2013

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by Anonymousreply 6708/18/2013

Anyone remember the 30+ Men message boards? Stude66, Worley1, JeepGuy, etc.

by Anonymousreply 7008/24/2013

Fair warning, you are in violation of AOL's Terms of Service. Keep it clean folks...

GuideRBT

by Anonymousreply 7108/25/2013

ASL?

by Anonymousreply 7208/26/2013

new to this anyone in new cumberland york area

by Anonymousreply 7309/01/2013

45/m/york

by Anonymousreply 7409/01/2013

I remember going into the Gay Christians chat room and greeting everyone with "Good morning, Gayim!" A lively discussion ensued about whether I was being homophobic or anti-goy. My screen name should probably have resolved that; it was Auntie Christ.

by Anonymousreply 7509/01/2013

AOL chat rooms back it the day were the greatest. The was a sense of community. AOL was ruined when it went to version 3.0, that's when it became "streamlined" with the internet. Before then, AOL was a separate service, you had to connect to the internet separately by opening the browser. When the internet was down, you could still get on AOL, which had its own web pages, its own chat rooms, etc.

by Anonymousreply 7609/02/2013

I used the "NYC M4M Companions" room and its variants for several years in the early noughts. AOL was past its prime, but the chat rooms were still active. Sometimes I had to slam my way in (tapping the enter key over the "go chat" button repeatedly.) I made really good money, and I didn't pay a dollar in advertising costs. I just sat in that room with my suggestive AOL handle, answering IM's. Many were time-wasters of course, but I was able to discern them from the serious johns pretty quickly.

by Anonymousreply 7709/02/2013

R43, I'm still around

by Anonymousreply 7809/02/2013

How does one access old aol chat rooms. Town square.?

Thanks

by Anonymousreply 7909/18/2013

What was your screenname, R78?

by Anonymousreply 8009/18/2013

AOL was awesome before it went flat rate. It was almost all adults, no school kids, no spam, no advertising when you did a search. Like if you searched "gastrointestinal disorder," you got medical journal and textbook articles, not 22 pages of Chinese herbal treatments for it, or Whole Life supplements for GERD or where to buy tea tree oil and raw apple cider vinegar.

My first year of grad school was spent in the library at school. My second year was spent on AOL. When you looked up Lyme disease, you actually got medical information, not some paranoid schizophrenic's "Lymes Disease Homepage truth About Lymes!!!!! Read This!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 8109/18/2013

where all at in op wanna hook up

by Anonymousreply 8212/20/2013

what do you think was better for quick sex, AOL or Grindr?

by Anonymousreply 8312/27/2013

On AOL, there used to be a fantastic chat room for the lesbians among us called, "Women's Space" that was pivotal in my adolescence.

At some point, one of the ladies hosted a local Women's Space party--it was the first time I saw a lesbian other than myself.

by Anonymousreply 8412/27/2013

Do Chatrooms even exist anymore?

by Anonymousreply 8501/01/2014

I don't remember, R80. It probably said "Jay" along with some other set of letters or numbers.

by Anonymousreply 8601/01/2014

Nice gay guys on AOL was an oxymoron.

by Anonymousreply 8701/01/2014

wow, this makes me old. I met a guy on Compuserve in the 1990. Flew down to San Diego from Seattle to meet me.

Ah youth...

by Anonymousreply 8801/01/2014

bim4bim

by Anonymousreply 8903/15/2014

hi am 45 old man looking for my 1 man im a vigin with a man facebook at wdougl42@aol.com

by Anonymousreply 9003/16/2014

What the hell was Cafe Liban? In all the years I was on aol I never went in there, but it was always there...

by Anonymousreply 9103/16/2014

Some very young guys met super wealthy closeted men there and now live like queens off of their wealth. They flaunt themselves like peacocks.

by Anonymousreply 9203/16/2014

anyone from woodbridge area nj

by Anonymousreply 9308/02/2014

Hello guy I'm 30 bi looking for younger

by Anonymousreply 9408/02/2014

Any one from Atlantic city

by Anonymousreply 9508/02/2014

Som guy met his wealthy much older daddy BF in a AOL room. The younger one looks like a beaver with a big steroid like body. Shows off all over the net, takes pics of himself daily.puke.

by Anonymousreply 9608/02/2014

Every morning, when the chatrooms reset (7:00 am EST), there would be a scramble to get the top-listed room.

There were so many m4m rooms you'd have thought gays were a majority.

by Anonymousreply 9708/02/2014

AOL was an earthquake on our love lives, creating a global "marketplace" that did to dating what e-bay did to auctions.

by Anonymousreply 9808/02/2014

Hi

by Anonymousreply 9909/22/2014

I'm trying to come out to my catholic parents about being gay but until then I just want someone to talk to or flirt with? 503-400-2788 My name is Ethan :)

by Anonymousreply 10011/14/2014

Hey idiots - this isn't a meeting board. Please don't list your shit on here!

by Anonymousreply 10111/14/2014

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by Anonymousreply 10212/24/2014

Horny mm here any takers?

by Anonymousreply 10301/16/2015

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by Anonymousreply 10401/26/2015

There was always a full chat room called "Exotic Black Citizens"!

That title always made me laugh.

by Anonymousreply 10501/26/2015

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by Anonymousreply 10603/06/2015

i would love to find aol chat room again not aim looking 4 community

by Anonymousreply 10703/08/2015

She's asleep

Wearing wife's hose

Very very tall women

Plumpers chat

AOL was full of kinky shit for heteros.

by Anonymousreply 10803/08/2015

hi

by Anonymousreply 10903/16/2015

hello

by Anonymousreply 11003/16/2015

dome of these rooms still exist as private rooms. Folks still gather and chat.

by Anonymousreply 11103/16/2015

the nice thing bout chat rooms. you could learn alittle aboutthe person's thought process. i madeso many friendsin cleveland and chicago

by Anonymousreply 11203/16/2015

Anyone in Austin

by Anonymousreply 11304/18/2015

Hi, Orlando bottom here

by Anonymousreply 11405/19/2015

I was almost kidnapped and molested from one of them. Still so much innocence in the Chicago suburbs in 1996 (well, minus the john wayne gacey thing).

I met 3 guys from those chat rooms...at 16...and they were all "19" or "29". One took me to the olive garden where he was totally fine with me telling him that I wouldn't be able to get a boner if we hooked up because I wasn't attracted to him enough (I didn't understand subtlety at that age). Another picked me up in a 1970s powder blue broken down sedan and gave me a bj in a church parking lot "because it was empty" - and then I tried to give him some kind of hand job but couldn't find his dick...it was this tiny little thing. Then, I met another 29 yo who I was really attracted to, at 16, (kind of hairy, bearish - and I used to jerk off to commander riker daily) and he was like "you can't ever tell anyone we met or did anything" and I was like "duh" and we hooked up a few times. Then, oddly, he somehow had my cell # and texted me a few years ago! That was strange. He also had tinymeat. Why do pedophiles have such small dicks?!

by Anonymousreply 11505/19/2015

AOL is still around. One can download version 9.1, for example, and the chat rooms are there. Not many local ones though. I don't look for gay chat there anymore, but the ones related to politics still thrive with many oldtimers using it. My Space, then Facebook, Google, Yahoo, etc., all diminished AOL. AOL was too slow in changing with the tide. I know it's odd, but I still keep a couple of AOL Email accounts, though have a couple others elsewhere.

by Anonymousreply 11605/19/2015

anyonehere

by Anonymousreply 11705/24/2015

I discovered military m4m while stationed at Fort Bragg. Very few in the room were military but had names like "ranger" or "SEAL" and were full of bullshit. They never gave up their slot and monopolized the chat with their bullshit. They became really hateful when they were exposed as fakes which was only too easy, and then would chanfe their screen name to something even more ridiculous. That made it only easier for genuine military guys to meet each other so thanks!

by Anonymousreply 11805/24/2015

I made a living in NYC Escort M4M and the variations thereof in the late 90s . I met my boyfriend in an AOL chatroom as well. We've been together 18 years now.

by Anonymousreply 11905/24/2015
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