It was a good ride...
The amount of violence caused in our world that was catalyzed on 8chan in recent years... as ridiculous as it sounds, it's real. I don't know if I trust the Watkins family to actually remove illegal content on 8kun.
Can you point to any evidence to support your assertion.
8ch may be back but its never gonna go back to being a hub for user-created boards, it'll just be a place for qanon conspiracy, even moreso than 8chan ever was. It may as well be called qchan. Other boards may exist but they'll be more or less ignored by the wider userbase, people flocking to 8kun after hearing about how it got taken down by cloudflare.
Watkins says he thinks 8kun will be more popular than 8chan but I can't see that actually happening unless he actually means by the stormfront community.
It would be hilarious if that disclaimer is really going to be under every single post.
8ch managed to be worse than 4chan with a fourth of the userbase.
I'm a member of /tech/ and I don't spend my time on /pol/. I want to shit post about Linux and headphones.
The two aren't mutually exclusive. 8ch sucked in part because of its influence. It shittied up imageboard culture with moralfags who think moderation is censorship and drastically reduced the speed of most smaller ibs in the same way reddit has forums.