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Pouring one out for a real one

Recently, I'd say about 2 months ago, a website died. The website was called Userbars dot be. It seems they stopped existing some time around May 2023, after operating since December of 2005.
It's minor in the grand scheme of things, I guess, but it's still a bit sad. It was a real relic of an older time, operated seemingly until 2014-ish, full of little slices of culture that people felt they cared about enough to turn into a little image to tag on the bottom of their forum posts. It's a pretty irrelevant form of doing things these days, anyways. But the userbars on my site on the left were all taken from it.
When I posted about it on some social media, nobody seemed to care. There are obviously replacement websites, it's not like we lost GeoCities. But I feel weirdly alone in caring.

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Animated stamp of Holo showing her whiskers Stamp where Riamu Yumemi says 'fuck yoy' Stamp of Flandre Scarlet Animated stamp of Kaname Madoka Stamp that says 'I support cute anime girls' Stamp of Iori Minase Animated stamp of Akemi Homura and Kaname Madoka rubbing cheeks Animated stamp of Remilia Scarlet Stamp of Holo looking annoyed Stamp of Iori Minase Animated stamp of Oshino Shinobu Stamp of Yukari Yakumo Stamp of Takako Takamura Stamp of Hatsune Miku wearing wings
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