Oh young whippersnapper. Late 80's early 90's with bulletin board systems and newsnet.
So, like, you're mocking the place?
I don't participate in any of these new-fangled social media thingy's. Then Facebook-**bleep**-Meta wanted real actual ID when I wanted to re-login to my old anonymous user account. I'm out. I prefer to keep as much control over my ID as I reasonably can. Some things you just can't. But when I can, I do.