Newfags, Tripfags, and Imageboard Conformity (22)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 17:31 ID:gRwhjBlr

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:

http://img.gurochan.net/f/wakaba.html

and here:

http://img.gurochan.net/f/wakaba.html

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?

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 17:32 ID:gRwhjBlr

Shit, I messed up the link. The second link should have gone to /g/, which is here:

http://img.gurochan.net/g/wakaba.html

3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 17:40 ID:gRwhjBlr

Uh, I think it goes without saying, but these sites are NSFW. I neglected to mention this in my first post, and I apologize for that.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 18:57 ID:QBdUzCUG

I always figured this type of behavior was limited to /b/ and similarly anon-centered boards. We shouldn't be harassing people that post content just because they're new!

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 19:04 ID:u3cJ0x7E

I think it's hilarious.

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-10 21:44 ID:gRwhjBlr

>>4
But you have to understand -- Cindy is not the kind of person that gurochan really wants to have around.

Is it bad to try and encourage people to follow the rules by being rude and mean to them when they act out of line? Cindy acted out of line by posting in a way that labeled her as a social abnormalitiy in the Gurochan community, even though Gurochan has its own namefags and tripfags, just like any other imageboard.

I personally feel like people who try to be "an interesting individual" on anonymous message boards are annoying. I'm not sure why.

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-11 00:53 ID:QBdUzCUG

>>6
Having read her posting, she's not being harassed because she's violating the ideas/philosophy of BBS anonymity, but rather because she refuses to lurk moar, asks stupid questions, and doubleposts constantly.

What they should be responding with is GOOGLE, MOTHERFUCKER. DO YOU SPEAK IT?

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9 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-11 16:50 ID:q8bmWOxJ

In the end, she seems to have chosen to conform, or at least make it look like she's trying to conform.

10 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-14 04:26 ID:QBdUzCUG

>>9
Just takes time. Even the toughest Hungarian hymens can be broken.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-14 05:48 ID:xz2v1jZ3

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

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-14 05:54 ID:DfK531GE

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?

13 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-15 08:11 ID:q8bmWOxJ

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?

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-15 08:20 ID:q8bmWOxJ

>>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.

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-15 08:22 ID:DfK531GE

>>13
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.

16 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2007-11-15 10:33 ID:q8bmWOxJ

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.

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18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-10-26 18:17 ID:gRMDW+Lk

I don't mind conformity so long as it's not conforming in opinions or interests

19 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-01-04 20:36 ID:FD0zrgnV

Why shouldn't people use names/tripcodes?

Anonymity != quality, identity != trash posting

Just because you can be Anonymous, doesn't mean you should

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-01-10 06:20 ID:Heaven

> gurochan
> these rotten people

what

21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2017-04-16 20:25 ID:wN31POSH

And this is why everyone hates small communities.

It creates a toxic, cult-like atmosphere where non-conformity is punished. You're smothering people and crushing out their joy.

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-05-30 01:08 ID:kWXn5sJi

>>6

Why isn't the moderator, administrator, or owner removing post(er)s that don't fit?

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