not as much spouting old memes, but pretty much the same thing you see now days, we have always had boogeymen, whether it be irc channels, 9gag -the reddit of that timeline- -which is also the reason terms like "epic" and "FAIL" are considered cancer these days, and Gaiafags. pretty much you could look at why reddit gets a ton of flack, and pretty much get the same conversations and posts, just a different name. Only unlike reddit, reddit comes to 4chan and tries to blend in but fails because it seems imageboards require you to actually lurk which is hard for them to understand. 9fag, and Gaia would openly pay visits announcing where they are from, which in turn would always backfire on them. Unlike now, all I can say is that I would rather have the boogeymen and cancer of then compared to now, fucking smartphone teenbros.