Lessons learned from eternal September

A trip down memory lane Internet early birds might remember Usenet, a set of forums that were the precursor to forums like we know them today - and if you do, you might remember eternal september. Back in the early 90’s, Usenet was where communities on the internet came together. In those early days, Usenet was restricted to universities and colleges only, so every September, when the new college year started, there would be an influx of new users, causing friction and chaos on the forum as the new users bumped heads with the existing users. Every year, after a couple of weeks the majority of users had either fallen into step, following the unspoken norms of the community or simply left the