Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 236

 

A Ratedesi forum user’s banner with 3D letters, a body-shaming-free slogan and a reference to a controversial poster named ‘ADREN@LINE’. This banner celebrates the man of larger size.

GIF: fat 4 life f4l2b                                                                                                                       DATE: 01/11/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 196

 

The Spork was the online name of a popular contributor on Ratedesi Forums, while the ladies featured in the above GIF were also regulars to the South Asian gossip shop. I don’t know if this was because he got arrested, permabanned or something. #JusticeForSpork !!

GIF: save the spork                                                                                                            DATE: 25/07/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 159

 

A GIF avatar of a Nepalese girl named Diksha or ‘Dookie’ among her friends on erstwhile South Asian forum Ratedesi Forums. She was a keen photographer and here she is striking poses in silly selfies, fave camera in hand.

GIF: dookie                                                                                                                   DATE: 31/05/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 155

 

Holy JDs!!, it’s a userbar. A great choice for the forum user who likes to sip the harder stuff. Userbars were popular adornments for forum signatures in the 2000s.

GIF: alkiholic bar                                                                                                    DATE: 26/05/2008

Credits: Ratedesi Forums

Vijay’s classic GIFs 2007-2011 – 28

 

Banned…permabanned…

This kitsch 90s GIF came from a forum called Ratedesi Forums, mainly aimed at South Asians (desis). If a person was banned, it meant they peed someone off and was banned for posting for a while. If permabanned, that meant they were chucked out of the forum for good.

A bit harsh to strike your little brother while he’s in hospital, don’t you think?

GIF: banneD                                                                                                             DATE: 22/09/2007

Credits: Ratedesi Forums