Internet Culture @4-ch

Internet Culture @4-ch

Internet Culture, sub-cultures, the people who use the internet and everything else relating to is up for discussing. Let's try to talk about more than just imageboard websites, as there is more to the internet than just them.
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基本的には英語の使用を強く希望します。ただ日本語板の場合は日本語か英語。
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1: What is what is this I don't even I don't even (17) 2: How to start a great new lively textboard bbs? (14) 3: Good places on the internet. (78) 4: End of cool japan (12) 5: What OS are you using? (106) 6: Best Blog Site? (8) 7: [RIP] Dead text/imageboards [IN MEMORIAM] (25) 8: Alienation [I mean come on, it's 2016!] (26) 9: negative nancy (3) 10: Eternal September (13) 11: [noobs] - Favorite imageboard invaded by newfags - [self defense] (4) 12: Why 2ch is so cool; we need equivalent! (32) 13: Decreasing usability on the web (5) 14: What ever happened to... (2) 15: "Everything Shii Knows" is closed (28) 16: Newfags, Tripfags, and Imageboard Conformity (20) 17: Convention for sage (5) 18: Pros and cons of anonymity (19) 19: textboard features (14) 20: Protect 4channel (55) 21: All the little things that get you banned from 4chan (38) 22: Pros and cons of internet debating (9) 23: Trolling culture (120) 24: I am Japanese is there any question? (14) 25: [BROWSER WAR] Opera has become free software (68) 26: I am crowdfunding now is there any question? (6) 27: wakaba.c3.cx/soc spam flood (8) 28: 4chan BBS (24) 29: Post your website (18) 30: 12chan (61) 31: Quality Music Discussion (1) 32: Are .info domains really that bad? (8) 33: Why We Hate Gaia (121) 34: Horrible, horrible websites (215) 35: What free blog can you recommend? (3) 36: twitter sucks (28) 37: lorg pnis (5) 38: this is the ill shit (2) 39: I want my privacy back! (3) 40: Thanks a rabbit, very popular in Japan! ! The secret? (6)

What is what is this I don't even I don't even (17)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-03 02:32 ID:axOIowt5

Is "what is this I don't even" a reference to something?

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-07 15:42 ID:phBZck4p

>>7 what is this I dont even

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-08 14:34 ID:HtYUTWRZ

>>8 what is this I dont even

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-09 19:15 ID:Heaven

>>6 >>7 >>9 same person
also:
this thread has peacefully ended.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-09 19:21 ID:fkEVRqDe

>>9 what is this I dont even

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-11 13:08 ID:HtYUTWRZ

>>11 what is this I dont even

13 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-11 22:03 ID:JZAzurZZ

>>12 what is this I dont even

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-12 05:27 ID:ThzhNUt2

what is this I don't even...

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-25 17:48 ID:pfEuFYm+

w h a t i s t h i s I d o n ' t e v e n . . .

16 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-25 20:50 ID:+vwWJIId

>>15 what is this I don't even

17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-26 02:02 ID:9YOgtj3d

Its a meme

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How to start a great new lively textboard bbs? (14)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-04-28 02:09 ID:ZP+XC1bY

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.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-11-30 22:52 ID:F410eOAe

advice me

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-02 10:48 ID:Heaven

the easiest way to get "a lot of posts every day" is to bribe people with porn, drugs, or cash.

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-03 04:18 ID:5uiORJ/4

Hey bud, want some free drugs?

Just come post on my free new bbs...!

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-04 23:23 ID:Heaven

Hey bud, want some free dubs?

Just come post on my free new bbs...!

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-05 04:20 ID:GDZ+hOZJ

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.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-30 20:45 ID:fmk9/wyQ

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?

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-12-30 23:00 ID:Heaven

>>10
no.

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-01-04 20:31 ID:pL8/BsLA

How to succeed with a textboard:

  • Find communities to target for new user growth / spam the link to your friends
  • Get actual discussions going; find topics
  • Have as few boards as possible. A bunch of boards = a bunch of dead boards
  • ?????
  • Don't profit

13 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-07-23 05:10 ID:49lrqLyV

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?

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 15:11 ID:NNi3BeLV

"Finally, the rain stops, and a rainbow appears there" means world peace in knowledge which a Japanese tourist needs.

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Good places on the internet. (78)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2013-02-21 23:57 ID:0NcQwkJs

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.

69 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-20 23:18 ID:odVyndQZ

>>65
don't trust this forum.
the nazi admin just flipped out and banned everyone for no reason. absolute rulecuck.

70 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-22 08:57 ID:Heaven

>>69
I'm pretty sure using the word "cuck" automatically disqualifies you from calling anyone but you a nazi.

71 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-13 01:02 ID:4di4svVT

>>57
He's the bureaucratic fuck behind SA.

72 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-16 20:33 ID:Lm9gLmHd

I've been spending more time on Samachan lately. It's got a fiun vibe and I enjoy the anime discussion.

>>70
Using the word "cuck" unironically should be a bannable offence.

73 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-17 04:37 ID:Arhubepn

>>72
Not a bad site. It's like 4chan's /a/ if you removed the terrible greentexting and memes. I'll check it out occasionally.

74 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-28 03:33 ID:83A5QXN7

Cuck, unironically

75 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-28 12:04 ID:Acq7ymgh

76 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 15:07 ID:KdutLutr

"Finally, the rain stops, and a rainbow appears there" means world peace in knowledge which a Japanese tourist needs.

77 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 15:11 ID:KdutLutr

"Finally, the rain stops, and a rainbow appears there" means world peace in knowledge which a Japanese tourist needs.

78 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-25 06:39 ID:Heaven

>>72
RIP samachan. Anybody know what happened?

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End of cool japan (12)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-29 13:04 ID:oldIYLXR

saw this book mentioned on shanachan i think

> The End of Cool Japan: Ethical, Legal and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool_Japan is an interesting concept. Gross National Cool is what spawned all this crazy stuff right?

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-29 23:35 ID:Heaven

I saw this link within the last week on a similar site. I love how they call it that

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 15:09 ID:F4YTsqSC

It's an interesting idea. I have no idea if the phenomenon is still going on. Things like Pokemon feel less like a "Cool Japanese" thing than they feel like just another part of the cultural landscape, like Coca-Cola. Nobody thinks Coca-Cola, the American drink! They think Coca-Cola, the drink.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 21:32 ID:G8/6boT0

It's still going for sure from what I can tell. Japan is the most virulent soft-power in the world. It has the most Michelin 3 star restaurants of any country. Their college-bound population has one of the highest turn-over rates to English speaking nations. Their culture is unique, bright, mysterious and interesting; it's novel and has an outlook and reliance on technology such that many adults see it as a plausible microcosm for how the entire planet might look in tge future. Its foreign-ness makes it seem unknown to the precise degree that anyone with an interest in it can always learn more. And don't even get me started on the massive snowball with the popularity of anime. Japanese currently know how to re-create and market everything, from technology to themselves, in a more prolific manner than perhaps any race yet. What word do you think of when you imagine a person obsessed with a foreign country? That's right. They are the neutral, Teladi traders of the real-life terrestrial realm. They are perfect as a soft power and the term "Cool Japan" emphasises this so well

6 Name: takuya : 2016-09-13 15:41 ID:E8L1Ux+7

japanese tennnoh is dead now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

really ????????

7 Name: moda !r0PkLkdocg : 2016-09-16 11:24 ID:j4OgN5Xr

jesus christ this board is absolutely dead why is this site still hosted

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-17 02:12 ID:koCJqmoT

>>7
This is not relevant to the thread, not post this.

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-17 02:25 ID:XwUfYUQZ

gaynus

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 14:57 ID:CZRt1mg7

"Les Nymphorod alliance" means world peace in knowledge which a Japanese tourist needs.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 15:03 ID:CZRt1mg7

↑MISS

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-20 15:03 ID:CZRt1mg7

"レ淫同盟" means world peace in knowledge which a Japanese tourist needs.

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What OS are you using? (106)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-05-01 14:47 ID:G58KTFB2

Post in ubuntu 9.04.

97 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-12 21:17 ID:2Kw2EoI6

It reads every word you type, and sends that information to Microsoft.

98 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-05 01:47 ID:VCSAc8vh

Windows 10

I use it at home and at work.

99 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-05 20:06 ID:2kUXUakO

>>96
Windows 7 is still under extended support until 2020.
Though even if unsupported it would be preferable to 7.

100 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-06 16:22 ID:8YcnOXWl

>>94
Yes, I think Cortana acts as the new search engine. It's kind of a shame, because I remember Win8.1 search was consistently zippy enough that I just used it as a launcher.

Although, I just tried searching some recently used and not-so-recently used programs via start search and all the results came back instantly, so maybe it was just indexing files last time I checked?

>>95
All the DBUS features are broken, because there's no DBUS for Windows, but I don't normally use them even on *nix. The only real problem I've had is that after being up long enough emacs will hang indefinitely and have to be killed manually and restarted. I'm not sure why this is, but I'm assuming it's due to some difference in how Windows/*nix expect processes to return or fork. I've been looking into using the WSL for emacs, but their support for things like GTK and DBUS still aren't good enough yet to make it worth dropping the current Windows version of emacs.

Which complex features did you have problems with?

101 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-08 23:10 ID:wqHyEgw6

Windows 7. I doubt I'll ever upgrade to 8 or 10. By the time all support for 7 is cut I'll have probably migrated to Linux.

102 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-10 03:06 ID:doBxNsz2

I managed to cut off updates mere days before the supposed forced update to 10 or whatever. Stuck with that old thinkpad for as long as I could until I said fuck it and bought a gaming computer. The internet adapter on the laptop was giving out anyway. I'm a stubborn ass with stuff like that but once I saw no way to migrate that hard drive to the new computer I settled in and now I actually enjoy using Windows 10

103 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-10 06:40 ID:Heaven

>>99
"extended support" just means they'll probably fix security vulnerabilities if exploits for them become widely available.

104 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-10 10:11 ID:M57gG575

I just switched to Lubuntu on my Toshiba Satellite A-505 which I'm not terribly happy with but I'm going to stick with it. Then I dug an old Dell Latitude out of a closet that I had sitting around not using because the guy who gave it to me told me it had a dead hard drive. I installed LXLE on it and use it to take to school. Then I have Ubuntu Server 16.04 on an old dell that I got from the garbage that had a dead hard drive. I just replaced the drive with one I had around the house and now I use it to back up everything I want to save. Everything besides the server is using Linux kernel 4.7.0. The server is running the generic 4.4.0 right now because I can't be bothered to update it. I only updated it on the two laptops because it helped with some hiccuping issues they had when multitasking. The server never has to do more than one thing at a time though so I don't bother it.

The desktop does have a weird issue where the processor fan will speed up to 100% but I'm not sure what is causing it. I've been monitoring the temperature and it is always at idle temperature on both cores when this happens. I don't worry about it since I keep it hidden away in a closet running headless anyway.

I have a desktop that I never use that has a 5820k processor and an R9 290 GPU but I haven't touched it in months since drivers aren't that great and I don't feel like using Windows 10. I may turn it on after this semester to play Civilization again.

105 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-19 06:29 ID:Ed1/isi1

>>103
When combined with an up to date version of Common Sense™ that's about all you need on a desktop system.

106 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-19 19:59 ID:szDIpX1V

A fresh install of Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 3.

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Best Blog Site? (8)

1 Name: Couch Potato : 2010-11-03 04:22 ID:OR4tAcdK

I think the title is self-explanatory.

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2010-11-11 19:36 ID:VKvxOPYe

WordPress, self-hosted. Maybe WordPress.com, though I can't vouch for it.

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-11-15 08:37 ID:2cAP354A

neocities

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-11-15 21:51 ID:HBbTFQcT

I've been curious about using Hatena Diary, looks like a comfy no-frills blogging platform.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-22 08:59 ID:Heaven

tumblr

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-24 15:12 ID:Heaven

fc2 blog

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 15:15 ID:ZYY6yLFq

>>5
Tumblr, as a blogging platform, isn't too bad. Tumblr, as a community, is pretty bad. I wish there was a kind of lightweight embeddable-blog. There's no hierarchy, and maybe not even a separate account to sign in with, instead you write a post and link to it directly from another site. You don't explore the blogging site itself, and it doesn't offer much navigation between things on the blog-site itself, and you simply link or embed the blog posts on your preferred website for sharing things. I.e., A simplified long-form blogging platform where your twitter/tumblr/social-platform-of-choice is the index. Sort of like a Pastebin for blogging.

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-02 15:20 ID:D05wYmkk

>>7
You can always use Neocities to host your blog as basic HTML... or even complicated HTML if you so wish.

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[RIP] Dead text/imageboards [IN MEMORIAM] (25)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-11-10 01:03 ID:VyUpgVmN

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.

>Post Office
>SAoVQ
>Cyberia
>Eastern Calculus

rest in peace.

16 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-21 15:47 ID:yXBnw+8J

>>13
I miss Cyberia and Eastern Calculus. I think Holly might be occasionally be on twitter.

17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-04-01 13:04 ID:jP6g0Ir2

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.

18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-04-07 06:16 ID:ileUI4Jt

19 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-15 07:03 ID:e+pwF9Ku

>>13

>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.

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-24 01:47 ID:JKt57Vd0

>>19
I guess theu felt less cool or less necesary with lainchan existing

21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-29 23:38 ID:Heaven

Archie's closing down his incarnation. I think I might try to set the shit up the way it was with iichan.net and link all of this shit together in a way it's recognizable only by the very important, but then again it could very well ruin it all anyway. Woulda bought up soviet russia if I had a job then but oh well. Can't wait for sweater season

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 00:21 ID:JKt57Vd0

>>21
yeah I saw the post and was thinking about it. it doesn't seem too hard to keep and iichan thing together. i wouldn't mind helping with the technical parts.

23 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 20:44 ID:b2aAFrIo

>>22 Hey thanks. That'd be great. Just shoot me an email when you can.

24 Name: NerdBoy : 2016-09-01 13:55 ID:QE61bJSl

>>13
hi tokiko lol

25 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-01 14:01 ID:Heaven

>>16
what is her twitter anyways

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Alienation [I mean come on, it's 2016!] (26)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-03-29 13:28 ID:7CMTnCYi

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.

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17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-07-26 22:37 ID:/cc1fzgT

>>12
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.

18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-12 02:43 ID:8yJ0IDfs

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.

19 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-12 09:10 ID:yuv12zpS

>>18
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.)

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-12 13:55 ID:VWEVodtH

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.

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21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-14 06:31 ID:wJ6IvVY8

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.

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-15 02:23 ID:b2u8bBB0

>>20
It is surprisijg becaus eim not a not a god damn economics and foreign affairs genius like you. How do you learn so much. Im ashamed all my knowldge is abstract theoretical stuff when there is a whole world out there.

23 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-30 00:26 ID:Heaven

You just gotta find a way that's workable for you.

24 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-31 00:52 ID:L4eGpfdx

>>5
If you're going for something that's inaccessible to the layman then perhaps things like IPFS or ZeroNet would be of interest to you.

25 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-31 04:37 ID:yWwtQqRZ

>>24 Not that guy but I've been craving something like this for nearly a year.

26 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-09-01 00:03 ID:b2u8bBB0

good post copied from another board:

▶Anonymous 08/31/16 (Wed) 10:24:27 No.645688
The mainstream web is too far gone by now to save. All that's left is various old sites that never "upgraded" to 2.0 and still work ok in old browser like Lynx or similar. But even those are constantly assaulted by subversive elements who want to (((improve))) them so they don't look like "embarrassing 90's shit". Check the openbsd-misc mailing list archives, and you'll see how often the subject comes up. But at least there the people in charge are more resistant to subversion. Other sites aren't so lucky, and day by day the web becomes more bloated with javascript and needs big bloated browser full of bugs and exploits to navigate.
And then people say "well you can just use these 10,000 add-ons to improve your privacy and security". Well fuck that, I can just use Lynx and not deal with all that to begin wtih. Plus, it even works in text mode, or an old Commodore 64, or that CP/M board like that arcade Jamma board some dude on SBC thread hacked on, with just a simple serial connection to a local *nix box to act as shell account.
The modern web locks you into ads & tracking, but it also locks you into constant upgrades (and thus backdoored hardware like AMT). It's a complete subversion of what the original web was about: something to display content in however manner your browser decided to format & display it. Not something to make the Internet into a second TV or fancy magazine with even more potential for mass brainwashing and propaganda.
But I know it can't be saved anymore, so I'm already using newsgroups (Usenet) more often, and also Gopher.

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negative nancy (3)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-15 02:29 ID:v8/5wvMs

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...

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-15 15:52 ID:Heaven

Why all of the spelling mistakes OP?

I haven't noticed what you are describing, any relevant examples?

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-29 23:43 ID:Heaven

Think it might be noticed by netheads as an emerging variable, but it's probably looked at by most as just something that's a classic staple trait. Smaller sites tend to not sway this way for whatever reason, but generally they have some kind of a purpose or gathering quality to them. It doesn't bother me so much, but thankfully I'm not restricted to such caustic spheres. May have been inevitable, but what can you do.

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Eternal September (13)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-25 03:32 ID:i8SteKU4

On The Elitist Superstructure of DQN an organization and board that does not exist, the day counter increases without bound while the year remains 1993 and the month indicates September. This is in remembrance of the culture shock that happened in 1993 when the popular Internet service provider AOL offered access to Usenet to its customers. This important date will forever mark one of the steps of the Internet integrating into the lives of the general public.

Before 1993, Usenet was limited to mostly University use. Only staff, students and possibly other specially privileged people had access to any newsgroups or networks. The influx of users may have led to the decline of any existing culture; Before 1993, new people only came every September due to the new freshman students in the fall and they learned the culture or left by the end of the month, give or take. With Usenet access to all of the AOL customers there was a constant influx of new users, overwhelming any safeguards that were in place to handle new users. As the new people never quieted down September 1993 was dubbed Eternal September.

In this thread post
  • Your own experiences relating to this event
  • Resources about learning what Usenet, the Internet or other forms of social media were like before Eternal September overwhelmed and changed any existing culture.
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4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-26 04:53 ID:FgUyTNoz

It's a shame there's no definitive date for the coming of the Smartphone age.

Eternal September mk2.

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6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-30 04:36 ID:Heaven

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.

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-30 20:34 ID:ViMXLkvB

>>2
>>6
Why all the negativity, guys? This is an interesting subject. If you've found that >>1 has said something factually incorrect, then please correct it without being an asshole.

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-31 06:18 ID:Heaven

>>7
I know this is like oldfag roleplay mecca for types like you but there is nothing interesting about this subject.

9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-31 19:11 ID:quSOV/SG

>>8
What an incredibly presumptuous post. I hope you're proud of yourself.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-20 23:19 ID:hMcHdqfw

>>7
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.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-24 02:09 ID:YoP50Yhg

I very much look forwardto reading that, early net culture is alwys fun and its usually microcosmic of things happening today. Cheersp

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-06-28 03:33 ID:YoP50Yhg

Im gae homomomomo fager. Nigger sjw 8

13 Name: Bypel !EHlDapnXJ. : 2016-08-03 14:45 ID:8o5+ysJR

Wanting one's own culture to be pure is fine so long as it doesn't get in the way of more important things. However, all should remember that intelligence does not necessarily lie in knowledge or conformity.
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