all the people that talk about how neopets was their gateway to software engineering makes me realize that I didn't get as much out the site as I could have. I was, like many, obsessed with neopets circa 2000, but I don't remember trying any clever hacks to buy items from shops before they sold out, etc. I didn't know a thing about programming at the time. I do remember having an extremely slow dial-up connection that prevented me from getting any of the rare items from shops, though.
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