Funny to see a thread about Eternal September here when this place had its own Eternal September when 8channers migrated here in droves last year. You completely lack any sense of self-awareness, don't you?
It's a shame there's no definitive date for the coming of the Smartphone age.
Eternal September mk2.
they have so many boards...
I came here to post about this.
The boards are inside the 大使館 (embassy) section in the menu and posting seems to work now. At the moment, the general quality of posts is very low however.
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
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.
I've recently concluded that all online communities are destined to become shit. It may be rulecuck mods, a swarm of new, naive users, or the community just generally losing interest; all boards will eventually die. This causes the community to split, and find refuge in communities more akin to their taste. These new communities will fall to the same fate as the old. The more we spread out, the more likely our communities will die. 4channel is lucky to have lasted this long despite most of its boards being barren. The only way we could return to the "glory days" of the internet is to unite under one community once again. Even if that did happen, we would just fall to the same fate again.
R.I.P. image/textboards 2003-2007
In today's world, the internet has only become an extension of real life. People are the same whether online or not. There is a huge lack of true anonymity now and it shows how bland things can be without it. The internet is now a tool for business, education, and narcissism, and not the pure, golden paradise of refuge it once was for us.
I believe that within the next couple of decades a new "refuge" has to appear. First, before the internet, it was phreaking and the BBS world. Only a group of people could access it. Then the internet.. Only nerds used it.
Now "normal people" can use the internet because there are no barriers to entry; they just grab an electronic appliance and touch the screen. Some kind of barrier has to appear again. Something that excludes the unworthy from the safe playground; maybe something to do with cryptography or just a new virtual dimension we can't imagine yet.
In time, it will open to the general public too, but for a while the magic will exist again. Maybe some of us will be left out though, if the barriers are strict enough.
Fuck this advertisement shit
Everywhere you go advertisements
I think what you're looking for is IRC.
The best thing I can recommend are obscure image/textboards and IRC like >>8 said.
Even then, it's full of plebs.
I also still lurk Usenet newsgroups because since they've fallen into obscurity the eternal September seems to have ended, and the only users are the ones who have been around since the beginning.
No not really. I don't like using 4chan for much outside of porn boards anymore because it's gotten so awful on the larger boards, but that's something that has been said since forever.
I don't mind large websites like reddit, tumblr, etc because they often have new queues or something similar and it's fun to dig through all the stuff that gets submitted. And they're convenient for seeing things you like quickly.
As for solutions I am not sure lurking dead chans and other places would bring much enjoyment. I think it's better to learn how to adapt to new things, while ignoring the stupid community parts.
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.
Post in ubuntu 9.04.
iv had troubles getting the files for debian, not gonna lie rather new to using opensource. could do with some direction
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.
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.
All those boards will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
4x13.net is bringing back its BBS, with an updated BBS engine (iyagi).
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.
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 really like /late/ as well. I also check out /fringe/ from time to time, it's pretty dumb but usually entertaining.
There are lots of Japanese sites that are pretty nice. I wish we focused on content like them. Even this old place is getting a bit stale compared to how it was about a year or two ago. I feel that the act of searching for and finding new sites on the world wide web that are worth while to go to is gradually coming to an end.
could you share some of these sites?
8ch absolutely blows now that Josh decided to fuck it up. So we over at /jp/ moved to another site. Check it out:
A community for NEETs I recently started ^^
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.
Dammit, now I'm remembering all the good times I had on 4chan in 2003-2004.
do you think shii has ever had a bisexual/homosexual experience
Even venerable figures such as Shii can't resist the gaynus from time to time.
it's actually difficult for me to imagine shii having any kind of sexual experience.
I have not, but I have talked to him online a few times.
Avery Morrow is a disqusting homosexual neofacist pedophile who needs to die. We must find Avery Morrow and brutally murder him. Avery Morrow's long flacid penis curves around into his anus and through his mouth into 0037's butt. He violently thrusts the flacid object through his mouth and into the ass of 0037. 0037 moans with joy. Avery Morrow has 10000 orgasms with force, filling 0037's colon with 2000 gallons of semen and dried smegma.The force of the orgasms makes Avery Morrow's penis turn erect, fracturing due to it's impossible curves. The force of his exploding penis blasts him backwards 10000000000km into the past. Suddenly 1000000000000000000000 shotas fall from the sky and he can't resists and fill them with cum and is assraped 10000 times in prison. His anus prolapses forever and he is always leaking shit. He was a basqu3 niggir the whole time the end.
There's an excellent example of someone not integrating smoothly into an imageboard community going on right now on Gurochan. If you can tolerate the images, take a look here:
The user named Cindy posted, I can only assume, without reading the rules or lurking to get a feel for the community. Now she and her lack of familiarity have become the target of malicious, but arguably well-intentioned teasing -- things like the classic "DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS" routine run on people who don't have a tripcode, which she completely didn't get, and people impersonating her, both with and without tripcodes.
What do you think of this?
This same thing happened on Gurochan two years ago, it's in the DQN archives. It ended with the admin stepping in and telling people to stop be all uppity about their names
Brief glance, but couldn't see any evidence of her posting.
Though wouldn't you think that a girl twisted enough to firstly find gurochan, and then want to integrate into the "exclusive" community would know a bit better?
You'd think, but somehow these rotten people slip into imageboard culture.
They try to be unique. They use smileys. Sometimes they even post useful things, which makes it even more difficult to retain the nice imageboard culture that we, or at least I, know and love. I can't quite pinpoint why their nonuniformity bothers me so much, but you can just tell that they stick out, and it's unpleasant on some level.
Am I the only one who feels like that?
>>13 Sometimes they even post useful things, which makes it even more difficult to retain the nice imageboard culture that we, or at least I, know and love.
And by that I didn't mean to imply that a good imageboard is one without useful posts; I meant that the fact that these people occasionally do something right makes it even more difficult to categorically label them as foul and wrong.
I was thinking she was either a troll or extremely dense (who somehow was savvy enough to find gurochan?).
I know how you feel though. They don't have the sense to lurk more before posting. They should just stay in their avatar forums and enjoy their ego-stroking.
I thought she had actually settled down, but apparently she flipped the fuck out and decided to "get back" at Gurochan by deleting her posts.
What a failure.
I don't mind conformity so long as it's not conforming in opinions or interests
Why shouldn't people use names/tripcodes?
Anonymity != quality, identity != trash posting
Just because you can be Anonymous, doesn't mean you should