(n, abstract). Back in the day, internet use was restricted largely to scientist
s, college student
s, and professor
s. Therefore, these people were the only people operating the Usenet (Forum - mod
s = Usenet). Every September, the Usenet would see a large influx of new college freshmen who were not familiar with the established standard of Usenet use. They would temporarily ruin the experience for about a month.
Then came the September of 1994.
That year, thanks to AOL opening up the Internet and Usenet to the masses, the influx of noob
s did not end. Soon, the new users vastly outnumbered their predecessors, and nonsense and flame wars became the norm. This phenomenon is referred to as "Eternal September", as the uptick of new users has not ended, nor will it end in the foreseeable future.
Before Eternal September, the Internet was for news and discussions and long range communication.
Now. it's just for porn, flaming, and substanceless junk. Like most of YouTube and Lolcats.