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!
ASCII RULES! That and all of their language symbols are images...so the Japanese internet does have the most images...and the best porn. Oh yes...Japanese porn is the best.
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.
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 like to search for text like "- wakaba 3.0.8 + futaba + futallaby -" in search engines.
It's amazing how many little sites have a small wakaba install and it's interesting what you could find there.
Interesting. All I've found so far is niche fetish boards, abandoned boards with posts dating back to 2005 and earlier, and assorted Japanese interest boards.
Guilty ones are; (Case between 2009-2013)
2. Ms. Koskelainen, Tiina,
Home: HELSINKI, FINLAND,
Work: Hietakummuntie 1 A, FIN-00700 HELSINKI, FINLAND,
3. Ms. Valkki, Outi,
Home: HELSINKI, FINLAND,
>4chan was good before.
4chan was never good.
http://afternoon.heliohost.org/ is really relaxing.
I used to post on there but I kinda lost interrest in the board. I don't like the design either. But it's a nice place, it really is. Thanks to it I'll probably get into that manga they are cheering for and whatnot
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.
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.
I think a threaded text board might be cool. Back in the 90ies, many western boards used to be threaded, but it went out of style when UBB and its ilk became popular. Might have been due to having having to click on every single post to read it in the popular implementations back then, while the flat boards just showed all of the posts. An indented thread layout like in this thing might be nice: https://www.mwforum.org/forum/forum.pl
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.
Seems like a perfect match. Google is the best company they could've sold out to.
> It saves me from downloading it
Not really. You're just downloading a low-quality copy instead.
>>7 I personally abhor movies/episodes on there 'cause of the crap quality.
7 years later and it's a shit hole.
I feel like I'm in a wasteland. A desert. I see the threads have shifted position, but it's only a mirage. The oasis I thought I saw was only "Top lel."
I continue to roam this barren place. The survivor's colony at DQN shuns people such as myself, the "other-boarders." The creatures I come across are few and far between, and I can not call them posters. You are one of the better ones. Not spam.
This hell was created by idealists such as this: http://4-ch.net/req/kareha.pl/1308515293/
This may be my last entry, or just another of many. If there are any others using this site, hello. I hope this finds you before the servers are no longer online.
Amazing. This is seriously the best post i've seen on here.
Google was still the best or only choice.
Unfortunately, Google chose to use Youtube to fight, and avoid really fighting, aggressive copyright enforcement.
The firewall is burning up.
Youtube was Poland, and as a buffer, it's disappearing.
Where am I meant to read Blind-Mute Loli and Nurse-kun now?
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?
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
>world1ch.org - A Textboard With a Twist...
whats the twist, the absence of posts or the fortune shit
what the hell
I'm getting a 403 error
This is glorious.
I came here to post that.
I like to checkup on a.s.h. from time to time.
Usenet still exists?
Sure (and post too!): rec.arts.anime.misc is a survivor from the real O.G. days of anime fandom, and still gets a decent amount of postings. How about comp.os.cpm, a group devoted to an operating system that dates from 1974 along with discussion on running the ancient decades old hardware for this OS? I have some CP/M based computers (like 35 years old!) and it's a blast to see people still running these relics. Going on usenet is to experience, hands on, a taste of what the early day of the Internet were like.
Hopefully usenet will, cockroach like, outlast all of the flashy moderated/censored boards and be the "last man standing" of online discussion one day...
How often do you use your real name online? Do you intentionally avoid tying your pseudonymous/anonymous postings and content to your real world identity? Why or why not?
>>10 no we man the true name the order of magic gave you upon true initiation
It depends. Some communities have a formal feel and while there are people who use pseudonyms anyway, it's like you're going against the feel of the place. Many more are a lot more informal and I end up not giving a shit and just go with a random nick. But in online gaming I prefer to use a real.. nickname simply to make conversations in game flow better. Imagine saying, for example, "Matt" versus "BROfastRacedriver" (www) when trying to explain a plan to someone; people end up abbreviating the latter in all sorts of ways and it can get a bit confusing. Then again I don't end up playing in public games all that often.
This is a good point, I've never stopped to see just how much I restrain my speech when using a real name. I suppose simply being in a more formal community would make me restrain my speech either way.
Outside of Google+ (where I post publicly and under my real name, contributing almost exclusively in Japanese) and the odd online government petition, I tend to use either completely identical pseudonyms or minor variations on a theme on websites that require registration. I don't outright link these pseudonyms to my real name or my G+ account, but I don't go to any significant effort to obscure the connection either, so anyone who cares enough could probably find up to 80% of my online output in <20 minutes of googling.
The only times I actually bother to obscure my identity a bit more are instances where I'm concerned about future legal and/or social repercussions. Think accounts on private BitTorrent trackers, porn sites and the like.
On a related note, would anyone be interested in a Google+ community for 4-ch regulars?
I might be interested, but I only visit Google+ about once a month...
I only use my real name when it's a safe thing to do. Only my first, never the last. I'm no fool, I would never put my full name on the web.
I have never used my real name for anything on the internet, with the exception of a single gmail account under my name for official things (which hardly counts).
Meatspace... Haven't heard that one in a while. I feel like this should be more of a thing.
I personally almost never use my real name online. The few times I do, it's usually if I'm purchasing something offline, where it ask's for the card holder's name. (Not everyone does this check, so only when it's required I give it. Otherwise it's being mailed to someone with a weird name.)