This place feels dead ;-;
There aren't any good 4chan alternatives that are active AFAIK
Also, anyone else think if /b/ never existed, 4chan would still be a decent imageboard rather than a place for children to make edgy posts just because they'd be afraid of doing it on their Facebooks?
I still post here quite often.
The problem isn't that there aren't any, it's that there are too many. It's kind of a shame the textboard community never coalesced around one board like the imageboard community did around 4chan. There's so many damn textboards and they're all only sort-of active, instead of having one actually active board.
As for whether 4chan would still be a decent image board, well, that's up in the air. IMO if they had focused more on enforcing the rules and let it be known that moderation was the rule instead of the exception it could have nipped a lot of problems in the bud. It still would be a place for children and teenagers to make edgy posts though, but maybe the blatant spamming of other boards would have been curtailed a bit.
That and if they encouraged people to crosspost instead of referring to any particular board as a "Containment Board" for posts people don't want elsewhere. Then you get tons of off-topic posts because people don't want to post in the appropriate board. Boards shouldn't have an antagonistic relationship towards one another, they're on the same website and tend to have the same posters. It just leads to shitposting and paranoid accusations.
sure this place doesn't get much traffic.. but it's not dead.
I'd love a 4chan alternative too though, I had such high hopes for 8ch but they've all been destroyed. I've been doing nostalgia binges across various old chans, some gone and replaced with new.
I'm not sure what to think of what >>2 said about there needing to be one textboard. There's sageru and saovq which are basically single board DQN sites - but DQN is the busiest board on this site too. I don't feel they detract from here. Certainly there is no programming discussion on /prog/ (used to be 4chan, now superceded by progrider) taking away from programming discussion on our /code/ board.
One interesting modern thing is atob.xyz - it's actually pretty lively and it's a general purposes textboard. It's very 'web 2.0' maybe that's why it's sucessful?
I'm glad there are lots of little textboards but I do agree this place could use an new birth of life. maybe we should advertise it somehow? Or is there something about the site itself that needs update and fixed, or features added? (I feel this is unlikely)
I don't think there needs to be necessarily one textboard. I just mean that it would do a lot for the textboard community if there was one board which was "The Big Apple", so to speak. There's a lot of imageboards besides 4chan, even prior to 8chan. If someone says "Gee, what's the big deal about imageboards?" there's one they can get pointed to which is active and serves as a main hub of that community. The rest of them are still there, but are (usually) deliberately off-the-beaten-path. There isn't anything like that for textboards. We have over a dozen boards, most with the same sub-boards, and most with the same people posting between them.
Thanks for the atob link though, I've never heard of it before! It looks like a fun place to hang out.
I see what you mean and I think 4-ch is the best candidate for that , but what I'd like to know is: What is it missing to be that? just traffic or maybe an index pointing to other sites or..
That's a tough problem. I don't know. I think the biggest issue is just traffic. For all we know, 4-ch is the largest textboard, but there's not enough traffic in the community to make it visible that this is the case, and it's not like anyone tell the other boards that, hey, there's just not enough community to go around, so please shut down!!
Another issue might be our close link to 4chan, despite being pretty different in attitude and culture. If we tried to tell other people on the internet who aren't from 4chan about this place, they'd probably think "Isn't that just like that 4chan place? Why would I want to hang out there? Gross." If you tried to tell people who are from 4chan, well, then you get people from 4chan. As it is, it seems most of the community is people who were from 4chan at some point, but who no longer want to spend time with its community. Which is a fine niche.
>Also, anyone else think if /b/ never existed, 4chan would still be a decent imageboard
/b/ was the first 4chan board so I don't see what you mean.
Exploding vans was what really screwed up 4chan. After that everyone coming to the site thought it was a place for 1337 hax0rs and epic raids.
Let's write haiku poetry about our day. I'll start with this.
Zombies, killing me all night
Hardcore is too hard
Philosopher - her.
'Let's walk together' says she.
But soon do we part.
The thought replays itself.
Does she enjoy my company?
Or is that folly?
I'm playing reaper
This game is pretty decent
Something die die die
Just how many years
Have I been on this website,
And who has changed more?
Slayer likes haiku
However his one true love
Is pile bunker
So far so good but
The day is one of many
Tomorrow won't lie
First you rule yourself
Then you find another to
The thought alone gives
Melancholy a face that
Would otherwise laugh
I heard her story
Her tears, so vast of sorrow
I myself drowned in
Today was payday
I can pay my rent again
and maybe buy food
Gene Wilder has died
Willy Wonka wasn't bad
Sunday Lovers sucked
What are your addictions?
Mine is Coca Cola (or Pepsi.) I drink too much of it.
I'm addicted to living
No one can serve two masters. Set aside these worldly things and submit yourself to Christ!
I'm getting over some issues with torrenting myself. In the end, I wasn't even enjoying what I downloaded, I just kept piling on hundreds and hundreds of gigabytes.
Masturbating and wasting my time on the internet. I always feel much better and productive when I abstain from internet browsing, and yet I never get around to it as often as I want to.
chocoalte. if i dont eat chocoalte during the day i get a headache and cravings. i get into a bad mood.
i need chocolate after eating something salty or a large meal. no matter how full i am if i do not eat some form of chocolate i will get upset.
this easter i spend 100 euro + on easter eggs for myself alone. many different types, expensive ones, cheap ones, fun ones.
i ate them all.
Wow, don't you get tired of all the sweetness? Nothing in excess is good,you know.
Dark souls is my addiction.
Electronics and the internet. The only time I can get my self to read a book is when my connection is down or the power's out.
oh god me too. i barely have a couple hourse without interenet these days. it's bad.
Cigarettes. I masturbate once a nice, and oftentimes 2 or 3 times a night on weekends.
I love browsing the internet and chatting. Collecting weird little links and writing them on walls with a marker is fun. It takes a lot of effort to make sure it can't be traced to me though.
Then again, I could stop using goo.gl but then people might realize it's one of those vintage pop up ads where they open continuously on your screen and you can't close them
What do you think of birds? How would you rate their importance?
I'm a potato, and I love birds.
Birds are the tiny and gay cousins of dinosaurs. 99% of birds are stupid poopy headed dorks. The other 1% is pretty cool though.
What is the origin of the bavi 囧:-(me
Some birds taste nice
I for one do not trust birds. Some are very dirty as well.
Birds know much more than they have any right to. Something must be done...
Birds are experts in many fields of knowledge. Who taught these birds? Theories?
Is een uil een vogel? De uil is helemaal wijs.
Waarom wordt een uil als zijnde wijsgeacht maar een uilskuiken als dom? Onze taal kent enkele tegenstrijdigheden.
World has recently opened with a 60 member tribe limit. Looking for tribemates and allies.
Just thought it could be like a time capsule; a lot of fun!
>still haven't set another year
ITT we post things that will probably still be on the front page in 2020
It istn dude, we are on /general/ not on /dqn/
what is the point of /dqn/ anyway what do you do on /dqn/?
oh and this thread is still on the front page after 6 years
I hope I'm dead by 2020.
Or at least motivated-enough to start making stuff.
Crocodiles are one of the deadliest predators in the animal kingdom. They are even known to prey on humans.
Thought Kenya was the only country in the world recording incidents of bestiality? 59-Year-old American, Rupert Darwin, was arrested for repeatedly raping crocodiles close cousin, alligator.
How the American man managed to solely tie one down and turn it to his wife is a mystery that is yet to be resolved.
Darwin is said to have turned his alligator lover into a sex slave after it tried to eat him. The gut-wrenching story went viral making Darwin a global sensation.
The Florida resident was apprehended by authority and charged with animal cruelty after it was discovered that he was ruthlessly devouring the said alligator.
this is just part of feminization of soceiety
arresting REAL men like this
instead of hailing them as heros
Identity politics are so fucking retarded.
When did this place turn into 4chan?
Whining about identity politics is the solution? And did yu even read beyond the title.. this post is clearly satire. Dim wit.
Have you ever gone and done something outside of your comfort zone? Or something new and interesting to you?
I once asked a girl, that I had a crush on, to dance with me in high school.
I hate dancing and I'm horrible at it. I only did it cause I liked her.
After 5 mins of stepping on her toes, she laughed in my face and walked away to dance with someone else.
It was horrible. The memory haunts me to this day.
What means right?
Is it human rights? or anti Left(spoiled??
You can have both silly head
i don't get it!
I'm right all the time, yet I'm not happy at all. I'd rather be happy （ ´_ゝ`）
I only try to be right because it makes me happy, but that just means that happiness is the greater value for me.
I would rather be very VERY gay.
this gets funnier every time you do it
another hilarious post from your friends at 8gag guys
I'd rather be right, I'm never right.
What's the point in being right if you feel like shit the entire time?
I choose happiness.
holy fucking shit, yo.
This is somethign i dont understand the implications of very well
and it failed.
some people are also speculating that it might have been a fake orchestrated by the president to legitimize his rule, which doesn't sound as crazy the more you find out about him.
Maybe it was all staged to make ergodan look good and give him extra power