It was a good ride...
Strict moderation is required for quality discussion. The issue is finding the balance between good moderation that allows people to express substantive thoughts freely while preventing overmoderation.
come here 3chan.co/b/
ED is also dead. The only loss there is the forums going offline. The wiki hasn't been funny since 2007
Soon ends what I've been calling, the "Piss Bitch" part of the internet. Good riddance.
8ch was a fed run honeypot
At least /pol/ was, who knows how much radicalization was actually done by the FBI to fit in with the few real users.