I am making my own textboard just as an experiment because textboards are fun. What features would you like to see on a textboard that doesn't exist today?
I am thinking maybe it would be good to have a textboard where discussion is threaded instead of linear, but I'm not sure.
If threaded you could make it with >> replys too. I miss that sometimes when posting on a certain anonymous comment section
Hidden sage, possible check box instead of email field ("☑ don't bump")
Quote preview (ex: hovering over >>number shows the post)
Replies are linked in the original post (ex: if >>5 quotes >>1, there will be a link to >>5 in >>1)
Built-in post filtering by username or key word
Thread "following" feature: get notified when there are new posts in a thread you like
Individual thread or post hiding
"Infinite scroll" instead of pages
Optional forced anonymous view: people can post with names and tripcodes, but you don't have to view them
Sexpcode instead of traditional BBCode (http://cairnarvon.rotahall.org/misc/sexpcode.html)
default sage in link field, users can manually delete it to bump
options in url for such things would make surveillance easier now that i think about it, disregard them
Would it be possible to use some sort of text-based captcha equivalent? Something to combat spam that doesn't stop people from browsing and posting via a text-only browser like elinks.
Or maybe just some "don't post here" spam trap fields.
a lot of sites (desuchan and some other low pop. imageboards being good examples) just use fields where you have to leave one word in a certain field
A collapsible thread list would be nice.
My idea for a board: any thread that is not on the front page is autosaged, where posts made do not bump the thread, unless "age" is used in the email field.
direct-to-email posting options like you would expect of a mailing list
interconnection of threads in an additive way that forcibly requires new threads to derive from others. There would be an origin, and after that every thread would have to be a subcategory of this, or a subcategory of a subcategory etc.
Might be neat
Hello,before you ask, I am new to this site and even chan culture itself.A lot of leople dislike new users ,maybe because they remind them of themselves or even because they don't stick to the status quo.That aside lets talk about what it's or was like to be new ITT
It is like discovering the internet all over again
something like reaching the climax of the internet experience,
that still remains true many years later for me.
what is better than being heard without needing to assume an identity
you should hang onto that feeling
every community forces you to become like them and you don't even notice how fast your own imagination gets shot down. you don't need that
just trust me
Currently oldfagging for the first time on a board. I don't know if it's a good feeling or not.
This is my second day on this board, and I know you're all secretly jealous.
when I was new here I posted without awareness lurking things hidden in the burrows were secretly judging me.It might look deserted, but spider nests always look like that on the outside
Seems like some guy on 4chan's /g/ made an old school BBS, as in, telnet board. It's focused on /g/ and it shows, but it's still a nice romp down the memory lane.
Telnet to gopher.su at port 1234, sysop is usually present in chatroom 18.
Being 21, I never even got to see what this kind of stuff was like.
It was cool while it lasted...
BLUX? WHERE ARE YOU?
it was up again like 2 days ago
It's back and hopefully to stay 24/7 now, I upgraded router and firewall.
Okay, >>8-san here. So it's working? Cool. Could someone explain to me like I'm five how to connect to/use it?
Open telnet client of choice (PuTTy for example), type gopher.su as address, 1234 as port and then FOLLOW THE ON-SCREEN INSTRUCTIONS, seriously, people, read them! Also, pressing H brings up interactive help.
telnet> open gopher.su
telnet> open gopher.su
telnet> open gopher.su
telnet> open gopher.su
telnet> open gopher.su
one would think it's been said enough times already, but...
> port 1234
> 1234 as port
this means that port 23 probably won't work.
Not a fan of 4chan BBS
Too bad it's dead.
This is glorious.
I came here to post that.
Hello there boys, girls and people of a transgender state. I was just wondering where everyone is from. I'm Irish and I don't seem to have spotted any other Paddy's around. So far I've spotted English,Canadian, Japanese and Americans but I'm pretty much a n00b here so everyone give a shout out for your country/state whatever.
Guy from Tralee,Kerry,Munster,Ireland,EU
We have five military bases.
Please forgive my country, world, it knows not what it does.
not all of us support the crap it does.
Co. Tyrone, Ireland.
Hailing from the same great country as >>1
I am here to study English.
I wonder if those other two people from here are still on 4-ch, 6 years on.
Does anyone know of any good internet communities that they would be willing to share? Kind of like how 4chan was good before.
Also post general interesting places on the net.
I recently started http://casualchicken.net/bbs/ it's a slow board, but everyone's nice and our discussions are pretty varied. Would be cool to have some more activity, though. Feel free to join in.
Some of the smaller sub-reddits are quite good.
I recommend /r/AskHistorians and /r/DataHoarder.
I like Wizardchan, they help fight the normie menace.
uncleb.net is just starting out and is really up and coming.
uncle /b/ is actually pretty cool. They organize a lot of raids in their irc too.
>abandoned boards with posts dating back to 2005 and earlier
There's something that makes me unquestionably sad, yet happy to see those sites. To look at a perfectly preserved image of what that place, those people, were like in the recent past. Sometimes, I want to make a post, just to let any future person know that someone else had seen the page. I never do, I don't want to change the site. I want it to be unchanged for the next person who comes across it, whenever that may be.
So how often do you people with names or tripcodes post anonymously?
Truly, a great archeological find. Can you imagine? The barbaric pre-2010 world, where they used such outdated things as "Tripcodes"?
If you're interested in ~2005 tripcode vs. anonymity shenanigans, give this a read:
Fantastic (if a little tl;dr) article by Anonymous-san.
His article may be piece of gold but the comment section is a goldmine.
I have a tripcode/identity. But I only post with it in probably 1 out of every 20 posts.
Always anonymous. I posted like twice with a name to impersonate someone who was using a name and not a tripcode.
Its very horrible.
...Please visit it.
all of jodi
You're the fifth person to do this!
a Japanese bitch blog
I don't think the book suggestion is ironic, actually. I happened to stumble upon it at a library and he actually interviewed Shii, although he didn't get much out of it because he asked basic questions that you could already answer by lurking on ESK.
... He also interviewed Jkid. So there you go.
ED or wikichan on archive.org. It sucks, I know.
world2ch.org is good enough of a replacement. Shii's just mad that someone else remembers everything as well as him
Does anyone remember what that story was that involved the crazy girl coming to the live in the house and suikoden?
Does anybody have a full mirror? I regret not backing it up.
I usually make mirrors of interesting things, but Shii looked like such a fixture that I never bothered. I'm kicking myself here. Please tell me somebody else made one. Please?
I would kill for a copy of Shii's wiki. Unfortunately it seems everyone assumed it was more or less permanent, but some parts of it must be on a hard drive somewhere. With that in mind, I'm trying to resurrect as much as I can.
If anyone who reads this has a copy of one of the articles, a list of what was lost, a link to one of Shii's essays, anything, I would greatly appreciate it.
Is it just me, or do Japanese websites seem much more spartan than their American, Korean, and Chinese counterparts? Just look at the Japanese Wikipedia, or compare Asahi Shimbun's website to the Chosun Ilbo's. And websites for anime for the most part are very minimalistic too. A few background pictures, a bit of static decoration, and that's it. Where are the obnoxious flash-games, the flashy advertisements, the animated buttons I've come to associate with commercial internet?
Is it because so many Japanese web-users browse on cell-phones? Or it just to save bandwidth out of an ethical philosophy of frugality?
Just seems a little weird to me that one of the leading nations on the internet has such plain websites.
Especially for Wikipedia, I mean an article on something as visual as the OS-tans, and they don't have a single picture. Not a single picture for the article on Azumanga Daioh, Haruhi, or Evangelion. I mean, these were big-hit animes, but not a single picture? I mean, the Hungarian, Thai, and Indonesian versions of the EVA page have more pictures than the country of origin!
You all should browse moar. Japanese websites are on the extremes. It all depends on where you look. Also, pay attention to Mr. >>36
>>Japanese websites are on the extremes
never. it's very rare.
Japanese don't use Frash
They use HTML5 and HTML
Theirs web sites are very simple
Japanese internet > *
all this Web2.0 nowadays is getting me sick
>>60 I don't mind it in moderation, but sometimes just HTML is a much better way to go.
That said, the new YouTube layout is horrid
I was wondering. Why are people using so much unimportant shit in thier websites? Shouldn't it be much more minimalistic? All the people nowadays are using their phones and I really don't wanna wait for 5 minutes to see a bad rendered site with way too much JS.
Because it looks good and adds functionality.
You can do a lot of things with JS and Flash that you can't do with simple HTML. Some of those things are good, most are bad.
And even if people are using their phones, 3G/LTE connections these days are pretty fast.
Intel is funding (discretely and openly) companies/startups/whatever that specialize in bloated JS. The goal is that websites have so much shit tacked on that the update cycle can continue, because your i7 won't have enough power to display the latest tip calculator from HN.