Whatever happened to the tla 'asl'?

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  1. doggiestylegirluk

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    The title speaks for itself.
     
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    It has become an annoying, outdated cliche of online interaction.

    I know a lot of people, myself included, back when Yahoo chat (the actual chatrooms and not just Messenger) was a thing, would not acknowledge an introductory message that included a/s/l. Or we'd come up with ridiculous responses for it.

    It's unoriginal and becomes tedious to answer multiple times in a day.

    ...At least, that's my take on it.
     
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    It does seen to have drifted away - maybe with the demise of frequently used popularised chat facilities?

    Chatrooms seem to get it around the late 1990s early 00s - but before that there was not such a thing. Guess times change and internet has become more used and accepted.
     
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    Oh, I should also mention that putting an effort to include such information on one's profile page and then having that question asked... Was really irritating as well. I had my profile's link always ready to paste to answer lol...
     
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    Back then I used to frequent numerous sites - hosted in the UK and externally but not for participation reasons.

    I used to analyse and profile behavioural patterns etc and then spot when the less savoury elements started to alert the relevant authorities and to start the technological 'search'. I did a paper on it as an interest study and was lucky with a number if sadly contacts etc.

    It was fun.

    I found it most entertaining when people put:
    A - old enough
    S - yes please
    L - your house

    ... The level of internet crudity as it's become mainstream increased in levels beyond acceptable levels in some cases.
     
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    Pretty much everything she just said, to a tee. It went the fuck away, thank god
     
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    Did it go away or did they simply evolve? I was shocked how the internet became more mainstream how the sexual and crude chatter increased.

    They seem less mainstream now do chat rooms with people turning more to the social media streams and forums. That said forums could be seen as a chat room - well this one particularly.
     
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    Are you two talking in Klingon? :confused: