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-->-- '''Dave Fischer''', [[TropeNamers giving a name to the event]] in "[[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.folklore.computers/wF4CpYbWuuA/jS6ZOyJd10sJ Re: Weeks? hah!!]]"

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-->-- '''Dave Fischer''', [[TropeNamers giving a name to the event]] in "[[https://groups.[[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.folklore.computers/wF4CpYbWuuA/jS6ZOyJd10sJ Re: "Re: Weeks? hah!!]]"
hah!!"]]


The concept, if not the name, existed even before widespread deployment of the Internet. In the BBS culture, the time when the boards were invaded by loudmouth snot-nosed kids was around Christmas, when kids often received computers and modems as gifts.

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The concept, if not the name, existed even before widespread deployment of the Internet. In the BBS culture, the time when the boards were invaded by loudmouth snot-nosed kids was around Christmas, when kids often received computers and modems as gifts.
gifts. These new users were sometimes referred to as "Christmas ruggies" ("ruggies" being slang for "rugrats," i.e., children).


NotToBeConfusedWith participating in [[ADateWithRosiePalms No Fap]] [[ImageBoards September]] [[NightmareFuel Eternally]].

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NotToBeConfusedWith JustForFun/NotToBeConfusedWith participating in [[ADateWithRosiePalms No Fap]] [[ImageBoards September]] [[NightmareFuel Eternally]].


->''It's moot now. September 1993 will go down in net.history as the September that never ended.''
-->--'''Dave Fischer''', [[TropeNamers giving a name to the event]] in "[[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.folklore.computers/wF4CpYbWuuA/jS6ZOyJd10sJ Re: Weeks? hah!!]]"

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->''It's ->''"It's moot now. September 1993 will go down in net.history as the September that never ended.''
-->--'''Dave
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-->-- '''Dave
Fischer''', [[TropeNamers giving a name to the event]] in "[[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.folklore.computers/wF4CpYbWuuA/jS6ZOyJd10sJ Re: Weeks? hah!!]]"


The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the "Make Money Fast" chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net (except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet version of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]]).[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the "Make Money Fast" chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net (except (well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet version of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]]).[[/note]]


The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the "Make Money Fast" chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net (Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet version of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]]).[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the "Make Money Fast" chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net (Well, except (except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet version of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]]).[[/note]]


The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make Money Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net. Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]].[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion.[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make "Make Money Fast Fast" chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net. Well, 'net (Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet version of [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]].M]]).[[/note]]


The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make Money Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net. Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]].[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: charms; spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make Money Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net. Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]].[[/note]]


The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make Money Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s (except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}) could literally be shamed off the 'net.[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have had [=BitTorrent=] or Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: spam hadn't been invented yet outside of the Make Money Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s (except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}) could literally be shamed off the 'net.'net. Well, except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}, but that ''might'' have had more to do with the fact that he was less of a troll and more of a 90s Internet [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ken-m Ken M]].[[/note]]


Since Eternal September is said to have begun on Website/{{Usenet}}, some say that Eternal September is actually ending... [[PyrrhicVictory because]] ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Usenet]]'' [[DownerEnding is ending]].

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Since Also, since Eternal September is said to have begun on Website/{{Usenet}}, some say that Eternal September is actually ending... [[PyrrhicVictory because]] ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Usenet]]'' [[DownerEnding is ending]].

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->''It's moot now. September 1993 will go down in net.history as the September that never ended.''
-->--'''Dave Fischer''', [[TropeNamers giving a name to the event]] in "[[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.folklore.computers/wF4CpYbWuuA/jS6ZOyJd10sJ Re: Weeks? hah!!]]"



The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have [=had BitTorrent=] or {{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: spam hadn't been invented yet (though see Make Money Fast), and {{troll}}s could literally be shamed off the 'net (though see Kibo).[[/note]]

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The upshot was that every September, there would be a large influx of new users: college students accessing the Internet for the first time. These newbies were not privy to the manners and folkways of Internet discussion, let alone the technical side of it. Established netizens took it upon themselves to teach the n00bs the netiquette, and within a few months the Internet would go back to being a place for sensible and intelligent discussion. [[note]][[HilariousInHindsight Stop laughing.]] We may not have [=had BitTorrent=] had [=BitTorrent=] or {{Twitter}}, Website/{{Twitter}}, but the early Internet had its charms: spam hadn't been invented yet (though see outside of the Make Money Fast), Fast chain-letter, and {{troll}}s (except maybe Creator/{{Kibo}}) could literally be shamed off the 'net (though see Kibo).'net.[[/note]]



Since Eternal September is said to have begun on Website/{{Usenet}}, some say that Eternal September is actually ending...[[PyrrhicVictory because]] ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Usenet]]'' [[DownerEnding is ending]].

Although it's often used as a derogatory term, Eternal September wasn't necessarily a ''bad'' thing. It's nearly impossible to imagine such things as wikis or YouTube in the pre-1993 environment, even if the technology could have supported them - or to put it another way, ''you wouldn't be reading this page''. In becoming less "elite", the Internet became less insular and more user-friendly. While it's inarguable that there were losses, it would be the height of stupidity to claim nothing was gained.

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Since Eternal September is said to have begun on Website/{{Usenet}}, some say that Eternal September is actually ending... [[PyrrhicVictory because]] ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Usenet]]'' [[DownerEnding is ending]].

Although it's often used as a derogatory term, Eternal September wasn't necessarily a ''bad'' thing. It's nearly impossible to imagine such things as wikis or YouTube Website/YouTube in the pre-1993 environment, even if the technology could have supported them - or to put it another way, ''you wouldn't be reading this page''. In becoming less "elite", the Internet became less insular and more user-friendly. While it's inarguable that there were losses, it would be the height of stupidity to claim nothing was gained.

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