It was a better iteration of /r9k/, but it was too /soc/ for some people. It was still filled with losers and shit based on stories, but people didn't care as much, as long as you talked about your life and shared experiences. about how you spaghetti while asking a girl out, eating clay and dirt, being an autist and hated by family, poopsocking. It was almost the same as now, but no gatekeeping. You could have a thread with autists going on voice or video and seeing how they live like complete roaches while having the most broken stutter and have a blast.
Birthday singalongs, while hearing that anons mom is telling him to get a job and not sing with his loser friends. It basically regulated itself, because awkward people just wanted to relate and share stories, even if they had a gf or whatever. Nobody really cared in the first place.
But then /b/ got buttmad because the OG crossdressing shitposter ruined the board, so they migrated here and trolled by screaming, shitposting and gatekeeping in every thread. So much the board had to be locked because it was impossible to post. When the board was reopened, their flock stayed here and you're one of the rape babies.
But it was not perfect. /soc/ was basically inside /r9k/ so it had its own major problem.*sips* *burps* those were the days