The moderator would talk dirty to one of the guys & the others would hoot & holler, or get involved too.Often the conversation would get like Hustler's old write-in columns, with the guys BSing about various amazing sexual feats they'd done (yeah right ...), while the moderator just listened.Just like the regulars down at the coffee house chewing the fat on a Tuesday night, or the regulars down at the corner bar yakking while nursing a Bud.When I was a teen, in the late 90s (when everyone was still new to AOL) one girl from my class got hooked on these lines.
At least with cybering you have the mystery of wondering if the 18/f/miami you're cybering with is really 43/m/detroit. I've long since moved away & lost touch, so I don't know whether they still exist, or how the industry may have changed from the early 1990s.Technologically, it operated like an ordinary business conference call.One female employee / contractor was on duty on the call as the "moderator" to keep the conversations going & spice it up if it got flat.And like a modern message bord, after awhile you get to "know" the other folks, and interacting with them is more attractive than interacting with true strangers.
So there were a lot of people that developed the habit of calling at certain times of the week.
We don't get much spam here (that I've seen) so I couldn't resist. Does this mean we'll only get those people in here who actually would call those lines? Why would someone pay a fee to call a number to talk to a bunch of strangers or people who are pretending to be other people?