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odd84 t1_jadjjhn wrote

Its usage like this dates back to early bulletin board systems, MUDs (text-only MMOs), and AOL chat rooms. It's a convention from those on the internet in the 1970s-1990s. You'd use it to separate actions from dialogue when chatting or roleplaying.


cookiedux t1_jadz7v6 wrote

thank you! came here to talk about AIM :)