You're nostalgia fagging.
/co/ changed, and even then only a bit, when all that journalism shit last September blew up reddit, tumblr, /v/, /pol/, and /tv/ to a lesser extent. People flocked to /v/ from all over to "help" with that shitstorm. Things got shaken up, some people moved boards, or websites. But /co/ was far more affected by gradual changes from random events.>banishment of HSG>comic movies feeding arguing>minor changes in mods reinforced or deterred certain habits (caturday threads are one example of a banned tradition)>the organic change of the views of those that post here
I mean all boards change over time, but yeah, /co/ was a little less instantly spiteful, but never love. That's delusional.