What are some text/imageboards that you used to visit but have died since you discovered them? This thread is a communal location and support group for anyone experiencing that unique and poignant feeling, and to find other textboard survivors who used to post there, or generally discuss dead boards.
rest in peace.
Tablecat's entire site, including BBS seems to be ded or down.
It seems to go off and on. I'll try contacting him on Steam.
I miss Cyberia and Eastern Calculus. I think Holly might be occasionally be on twitter.
As some pass, new ones are always popping up here and there. Let's do our VIP duty to expand the communities and help them flourish.
>Coded by the ex-boyfriend of the woman who ran Cyberia (2 years strong ;-;) and the mentor of the girl who ran Eastern Calculus (where did Holly go, anyway??)
What happened to Cyberia and EC anyway? I really liked those boards and they just vanished one day.
Heres one thing that i have been seeing a lot across the net that really sucks. A kind of counter productive, even destructivr nwgativity ane anticreative attitude.
Any time people put effort insteqd creating interesting neww threads on4chan or ask about somwthing they are gettint thread deleted, told togo google it or having similarly apathetic negative responses.
I feel like this kind of apathy had dragging things down so much that we hardly see much oc anymore. And most boards have juet become hosts for the 10 or so "generals" that people are used to seeing.
I have a feeling that it might be traced back to canhaz exploiting our labour on the caturday threads. I remeber when caturday stopped happening...
Does anyone else feel alienated by the modern web?
The rate at which sites like Reddit and Tumblr have supplanted traditional forums, at which Twitter has grown and the fashion in which Facebook still exists as a de-facto standard feels incredibly disorienting to me as someone who hasn't used a pseudonym in years or real name outside of online purchases. Anonymous imageboards and textboards are still around, so I have some grounding - but even then a lot of the discussion (at least on imageboards) is strongly linked to things happening elsewhere on the web and there's a definite culture shift on imageboards as a result of that.
As someone with an interest in net culture (or at least historical net culture in light of this post) it feels like things have rapidly been swamped and I now understand very little of the culture of the modern web. This isn't helped by the fact that it's such a fluid thing, making it hard to give specific years that can be identified and classified. 2009 felt more natural than 2011, which felt more natural than 2014, which felt more natural than 2015 or early 16, and so on indefinitely.
It's perhaps stretching the word culture, as there's a feeling of disorientation far beyond culture shift, but it seems the closest to an accurate term.
Web 2.0, connecting mobile devices to the Internet, Motherfuckerberg's CuckBook-all those things are of the devil. That's why I spend lot's of time on the archive.org Wayback Machine, looking at lovingly crafted pages created by people with real passion back in the day. It's amazing to dig through the thousands of old anime pages you can find by following links from the archived Anipike-each one unique, quirky, and like a little treasure to be discovered by the intrepid digital Indiana Jones.
This old Web was far preferable to the cookie cutter template blogs, tumblrs, and social media we have now...it had heart.
I love sturf like that. Would you like to share some fool archived olf sites?
for some reason i just remembered britney spears teaches laser physics.. used to link people that as a joke. And bonsai kittens
i felt this perspective when the shift went from bbs'es, irc, or talk/email on unix boxes over to things moving into the browser. there's something unique and special about the anyonymous nature of text boards, though. they bring with them some level of garbage but if you sift them long enough, you walk away with an experience that just doesn't exist in the "modern" web where your identity is also your currency.
I barely use the internet anymore. It's ridden with kids from a certain board about politiks. The rest... i just don't fit in. Imageboards are my last hope. And IRC.
Anyway, along the path this thread is taking, I had an idea for imageboard stuff. I've noticed that while many of the different features between imageboard/textboard technologies are server-side, they all ship their own frontend layout. This is hardly ever questioned, and some (like Futaba) let you customize what you see to various degrees.
But traditionally, software has always had a clean distinction between the front and the back; the backend usually provides a sort of API and a standarized layout which then a client program manages. IRC is a good example of this.
I am thinking about making such a textboard. The clients could browse from, say Emacs, or an Ncurses client. Or the browser, through different options (a greasemonkey script, an regular frontend hosted in the user's pc, accesible through file:/// on their browser, or some client hosted independently).
Anyone think this is a good idea?
Laugh it off. It's depressing, but helps moral. I've been doing it since that day every news circuit in the US was re-reporting a facebook post about a dress.
the general sentiment of this thread seems to be that the old internet was better, and that everything went to shit after a certain point. I agree, to an extent, but at the same time, I also disagree.
I think that there's a place for social media, and that, in theory, it would be a good thing. In execution, however, most social media sites suck balls. Sites like Facebook actively promote vapid, ego stroking bullshit, rather then content for content's sake. In my mind, the best social media site is reddit, which encourages you to build a reputation based on content that people like. Sure, it might be ridiculously safe and unoriginal content, but people like it for what it is, rather then how much fame they can squeeze out of it.
I dunno, Reddit has basically killed off traditional forums for fandoms in favour of just using the subreddit.
It's definitely better than something like Facebook, a data-mining nightmare of virtue-signalling egotism, but it's still pretty mediocre. Reddit is formatted for content-sharing and commenting, not for discussion.
The whole idea of content-aggregation can be quite off-putting as well. You make something, someone else imgur's it, they get upvotes or Karma or whatever it is and you get fuck all. Unless you're the one who posts it to Reddit. In which case you're shamelessly self-promoting. (And I'll judge you for that if nobody else will.)
Is it any surprise that the content available via a communications method that relies upon a massive intake of energy and rare minerals and upon a global industrial base including both slavery and worker exploitation on which very few businesses can make a profit and are propped up by gobs of VC money and a very strange regulatory environment in the Western countries is declining in quality as the feeds which go into it dry up?
Extraction of oil from conventional sources which have a break even point around $30/barrel (the OPEC countries aren't having financial issues because their state owned oil companies are losing money, but because they promised their people such lavish social services spending to stem unrest that they need much more money), while the unconventional "tight" oil sources that the media is so excited about break even at above $70/barrel, peaked in either 2005 or 2006 depending on how you slice the numbers.
In the past, when faced with a mineral shortage, people have just invested more energy in mining to prevent a shortage. For instance, the iron ore mined today in much of the world contains much less iron, maybe 0.3% by mass, than the ore mined in 1900, with 2-3% iron by mass. The reason iron prices haven't risen is the use of more aggressive mining methods to gather up extremely large quantities of ore and then purify them more intensively. These require large amounts of energy to undertake, so a shortage of oil will automatically make the growing scarcity of most minerals readily apparent.
I made a Twitter account. It's an okay experience. I talk to people less on it than I would expect. Having made it though, I feel comfortable saying that people make too much of a big deal about it for good or for bad.
It's a shame there's no definitive date for the coming of the Smartphone age.
Eternal September mk2.
This is a great litmus test of a retard. Anyone who holds stock in "Eternal September" is a dribbler who was probably born in said month.
I know this is like oldfag roleplay mecca for types like you but there is nothing interesting about this subject.
What an incredibly presumptuous post. I hope you're proud of yourself.
I guess the idea is interesting insofar as how a close-knit brotherhood experienced the mass serialization of its community. To me it seems kind of elitist. They lamented the collapse of their ivory tower; now every Joe Sixpack with a computer room and a floppy drive could speak their minds for six hundred free minutes, too.
I'm just about finished with the book "Where Wizards Stay Up Late". It's a biopic about the people who created ARPAnet and addresses some of the conflicts that you're talking about. I think you'd rather enjoy it.
I very much look forwardto reading that, early net culture is alwys fun and its usually microcosmic of things happening today. Cheersp
Im gae homomomomo fager. Nigger sjw 8
I would like to create a great new BBS which gets a lot of posts every day, and everyone loves to visit it.
Thanks for you.
second. I like this too.
the easiest way to get "a lot of posts every day" is to bribe people with porn, drugs, or cash.
Hey bud, want some free drugs?
Just come post on my free new bbs...!
Hey bud, want some free dubs?
Just come post on my free new bbs...!
Make one for your friends to have fun on and then watch as they invite their friends and you will have a busy textboard full of fun.
I'm planning on starting a textboard. Does anyone know if it's possible to have multiple boards on a single install of Kareha? If so, how would I go about setting up multiple boards?
How to succeed with a textboard:
Heres my idea for a textboard: no spam, no illegal, no banning, full free speech, everyone is friendpy and nice, brick wall background pattern, no names or tripcodes,many boarda for each different topic but not too many.. maybe usere can create own?
What is the appropriate way to react in these conditions?
Post nazi anime girls
Its the summer, what did you expect to happen? Go back in two months, by then things should have settled down as the summerfags assimilate.
Spam the place to hell with goatse. That's what I usually do.
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 know I did but it seems like the rest of 8/jp/ didn't really move..
That's why I'm advertizing it in a place like this. I suggest you do that too but be very careful about whom you ask to come.
don't trust this forum.
the nazi admin just flipped out and banned everyone for no reason. absolute rulecuck.
I'm pretty sure using the word "cuck" automatically disqualifies you from calling anyone but you a nazi.
He's the bureaucratic fuck behind SA.
I've been spending more time on Samachan lately. It's got a fiun vibe and I enjoy the anime discussion.
Using the word "cuck" unironically should be a bannable offence.
Not a bad site. It's like 4chan's /a/ if you removed the terrible greentexting and memes. I'll check it out occasionally.
Post in ubuntu 9.04.
Slackware~ Are are, the best OS~
Download the .iso, and then burn that to a USB, use Rufus if you're on windows. Then shut off your computer and boot into BIOS (mash escape or an F button). Figure out how to boot to USB, we can't help you here. Then try to boot into "live CD" mode from that, to demo it out.
Or you can download VirtualBox or some other OS virtualizer, then run it in a VM on your normal OS. This is easy but makes it a bit slower.
The Slackbook is a great resource: read it here: http://slackbook.org/html/book.html
Windows. I spent 3-5 years or so using Linux as my exclusive OS, but it's too much of a pain in the ass to justify using it as an exclusive desktop OS. When I bought a new laptop and upgraded to win10 I just never got around to partitioning and installing a *nix distro, and I realized I don't really need it. The only program that I still need and use on a regular basis is emacs now, and that runs on windows too.
Arch Linux. Its pretty neato.
Just install wine. It lets you use windows software on linux.
Why in gods name would you ever use Win10 though? Win10 is a horrible, horrible thing. If you'd rather use windows, use Windows 7, or at LEAST 8
Win10 seems to have a smaller footprint than 8 and it's not too bad once you discover the Win+X shortcut. My only major complaint is how horribly slow the start menu search is - it seems to take forever to launch anything compared to Win7 or Win8.1.
I find that some of emacs
more complex features dont work very well on Windows.
It reads every word you type, and sends that information to Microsoft.
they have so many boards...
Half of the boards there are dead.
Stop saying that tripcodes are only to be used in emergencies. A chat board is a chat board and some people like to chat with names. A board is not a sacred shrine to anonymity just because it doesn't force you to enter a name and the "Name" box is blank by default.
Fuck off tokiko. People stopped liking you years ago.
You are a tripcode thief! I am calling the internet police on you!
2ch is dying
It's been happening for a while now. The dead of 2ch is unavoidable. English textboards and imageboards have been declining noticeably for a long time as well. Many people have already quit. I, personally, will stay till the very end, shitposting about Avery Morrow.
I suck dicks
This isn't true you know. Is being unable to separate your own dissatisfaction with something and its popularity really so ubiquitous in these parts? The only thing that I would agree is moribund is the western aping of 00s otaku culture.
It seems like the web is getting harder to use.
Or maybe I'm just getting older.
I am not adapting well to the future at all.
I think you're forgetting some things:
There's the 'flat design' bullshit that people think 'is artistic':
Worst of all? This shit is starting to infect traditional desktop computing too.
Are those buttons on that dialog box or just text decoration? Who fucking knows?! The only help you get is the layout of the window.
Welcome to the aneurysm that is the Google design guidelines.
>Surfaces and edges of the material provide visual cues that are grounded in reality. The use of familiar tactile attributes helps users quickly understand affordances. Yet the flexibility of the material creates new affordances that supercede those in the physical world, without breaking the rules of physics.
What a breath of fresh air. They want the designs to seem as realistic as interactions we have in the real world.
Let's try it out:
That's right. According to google (and reality, apparently), pressing a button is actually the opposite. You're really pulling the button toward yourself!
That does actually make sense for some buttons though. You know, the ones work the funny catches.
The biggest palpable decline in the past half-decade has been the fall of the search engine and SEO wars. The Internet has become difficult to navigate and less usable largely because it's impossible to find something you're not looking for by name anymore.