Your World Of Text (commonly abbreviated as "YWOT") is an open-world, endless canvas of white space that anyone can write on or edit. It is entirely text-based, basically like multiplayer notepad.
People use it like a chatroom, leave random messages, write walls of text, make ASCII Art characters and have them interact and talk with each other, etc. The users can get very creative and build entire towns and cities, on which many people anonymously contribute and collaborate.
YWOT is unmoderated, and the trade-off of total anonymity and unrestricted posting is some amounts of trolling, as nothing is stopping you from impersonating other users, editing other people's messages, or them editing yours. It follows that anything you draw or write on the main page will eventually be destroyed in some form or another.
If you are a huge fan of the early internet, ASCII Art, anonymity, minimal-moderation, bunnies, and all the chaos it ensues, then this website is for you.
yourworldoftext.com provides examples of:
- Bunnies for Cuteness: The Main Page is populated by ASCII Art Bunnies, their simplicity makes them easy for anyone to draw and recreate.
- Colbert Bump: After Vsauce featured it in an episode.
- Doing It for the Art: The website originally started as an art project, what would an infinite grid of text look like if anyone can erase or edit its contents?
- Dug Too Deep: If you keep scrolling down, you'll eventually reach Deep City 1000 coordinates below the spawn point. Like many landmarks, it is filled with ASCII Art buildings and old messages.
- Journey to the Sky: When travelling to Sky City. You'll have to scroll 1000 coordinates upwards, some even taking 1-2 hours to complete.
- Restart the World: The Great Reset of 2015. Due to excessive spam, the main page had to be wiped. Erasing art, cities, and messages, some of which were 5 years or older.
- The Internet Is for Porn: There is porn here if you know where to look, completely rendered as ASCII Art of course.
- Unknown Character: Everyone, as this website is completely anonymous.
- Wall of Text: Some worlds are like this.