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Do you have a request for the website? Do you have something to say about how things work within the site, or want a new board or feature? This is the place to come to.

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1: fucking museum (12) 2: [Spam] Moderation requests [Cleanup] (456) 3: Write me a list of things broken and wrong with the site. (82) 4: [User input] Please post your thoughts on these pressing matters (24) 5: Bans and appeals (3) 6: [Suggestion] Otaku Board (12) 7: [SSL][HTTPS]I'd love to access securely.[Encryption][Using 4-ch at work] (8) 8: 【Unworkable】Thread overlap (2) 9: A New Hope (2) 10: delete my profile and post (2) 11: /sexual/ links (10) 12: Banners (11) 13: 2ch portal update please? (14) 14: [Handheld] The mobile reader support and requests thread (61) 15: Let me post a new thread (3) 16: /dqn/ requires another move of old threads to the archive. (1) 17: How can I/we help 4ch? (21) 18: Problem with Mercury.css maybe? (2) 19: I wish for many boards (3) 20: RSS on /dqn/ is broken. (1) 21: WebIRC (1) 22: Please unban me from #4-ch! (3) 23: auto board (1) 24: A Single kareha board in image mode. (3) 25: [SIDE MENU] Web chat (2) 26: [INFO] Questions about board usage [I BEG OF YOU] (2) 27: Images & Boardtitles (6) 28: Captcha refreshing not working... (3) 29: [SUGGESTION] New boards (16) 30: I request for 4ch to become less restrictive again (16) 31: verification codes don't work in safari 3 (mac) (3) 32: Board dedicated to drugs (5) 33: [Users] We need more. (11) 34: [Confusion] Spam and Troll Policy (1) 35: requesting removal of thread (2) 36: Paranormal board? (4) 37: I want a way to delete misfires (2) 38: Front page change (5) 39: Nuke Romance (3) 40: Please ban religion threads in /science/ (4)

fucking museum (12)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-08 14:52 ID:ZCU131ak

nuke all boards under News, no one uses them

there's a lot of threads that should be on /tech/ but were made in /code/ cause no-one uses /tech/

what was the point of having both /net/ and /iaa/ again

del /hobbies/

del /dqn/ just to see waht happens

3 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-10 22:14 ID:MkbECbSl

I like the separation of romance and other personal issues.

4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-10 22:25 ID:Vwuf17c2

Inactive threads should be fucking archived. Not necessarily old threads, but inactive threads.
I'm not sure about the time, 6 months? or is that too fast

5 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-14 19:23 ID:BgdDQ93x

Agreed. Perhaps we should rather make it a year, but the antique threads are what makes 4-ch give off that dead vibe. If a thread hasn't been replied to for a year, then I don't see the problem with archiving it and having whoever wants to discuss that topic again make a new thread.

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-20 17:44 ID:BgdDQ93x

A-are you there bps?

7 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-20 22:29 ID:HFJZMXob

This has been a controversial subject for a long time.

  1. I'm sympathetic to the idea of archiving all the existing threads which haven't been active for 6-12 months or so.
  2. Merging boards is a big move. I have been considering other ways to solve these problems of inactivity. Should they fail, then maybe we can try merging boards.

Stay tuned...

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-21 14:35 ID:BgdDQ93x

Thanks for the reply bps, good to hear you're considering it

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-21 18:20 ID:Heaven

12 months is pretty short. 3 or 4 years would be more reasonable.

10 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-23 16:01 ID:1sfG/nWz

I like the idea of merging /code/ with /tech/. And why does /tech/ say "Tech Support" in the frame anyway?

11 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-29 02:31 ID:Heaven

That's how it (inevitably) wound up being used.

12 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-29 03:44 ID:QjANyrky

My fear is that removing/merging the boards would just make the site 'feel' smaller and even more uncomfortable in the long run. Without posters, even one board will seem slow. Even DQN.

Sadly, the only solution is advertising somewhere OTHER than 4chan. The only thing they have to offer any more are replies about how this place, surprise, isn't 4chan.

I don't mind the museum atmosphere, not posting sometimes can be a virtue.

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[Spam] Moderation requests [Cleanup] (456)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2006-06-15 12:32 ID:4tY/FN8M

If you spot something that needs moderator attention, post about it here.

Specify the exact thread and post number(s) if possible.

447 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-10 12:28 ID:0hj6DyQj

448 Name: mod in-training : 2015-09-10 13:09 ID:Z2vkN/T+

It's always the same spammer, from .jp, and banning doesn't work anymore.
I have to delete all his spams manually.

bps, where are you?

449 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-12 17:35 ID:sLzT5jDf

450 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-15 14:47 ID:rVgFznf+

451 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-17 23:51 ID:nEtX1M4D

452 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-21 00:13 ID:gubalnm8

I fixed everything now, and answered your other request too!
That guy shouldn't be able to spam us anymore.

453 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-23 13:23 ID:KpT0vHeH

this isn't really a moderation request but could someone please fix the formatting in,3

454 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-24 00:21 ID:5LZHoBf8

455 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-25 13:24 ID:Heaven

This isn't really worthy of deletion.

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Write me a list of things broken and wrong with the site. (82)

1 Name: Squeeks 2006-02-09 17:49 ID:RQUdcHCi

It seems everytime I bring up a big problem, 4-ch'ers think it's a good time to go ahead and blurt out all the little problems, so on Monday I get some time off work. So that means, I'll have some time to fix minor things, etc. So, list for me, in as much detail necessary all the things that are broken, missing, not working, changes etc and I'll try to get them all done on Monday. I might also look at taking down the site for a while, upgrading all the boards to the latest copy of Kareha etc.

And please, don't shit this thread up, I will be liberal in deleting posts that are blatantly offtopic or stupid.

73 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-02-08 14:46 ID:Heaven

Seems to be resolved now, never mind.

74 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-04-12 01:11 ID:Xu+s3EYM

Captcha is being a whore on /dqn/

75 Name: Brandy Bogard!fi.Jek4HW6!!gGKYHXFO : 2011-04-12 01:12 ID:Xu+s3EYM

Disregard that one (i made that post,) it's working now.

76 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-12 13:42 ID:63nsNd6G

After >>2 was made clicking in the text boxes takes you to
That stopped happening after >>3 was made

77 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-08-12 14:45 ID:M/14LVA1

Can you explain to me how you made the original link (in >>2), so that I can reproduce this bug and try to fix it? Thanks.

78 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-12 15:06 ID:63nsNd6G

79 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-12 15:13 ID:63nsNd6G

With formatting set to HTML obviously

80 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-12 18:54 ID:63nsNd6G

I didn't know that you can just type out the link

81 Post deleted.

82 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-23 15:48 ID:63nsNd6G

<a href="">>>76 is still a problem</a>
See how everything after is crossed out?

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[User input] Please post your thoughts on these pressing matters (24)

1 Name: bps : 2014-03-06 14:11 ID:Heaven

If you have strong (or weak) opinions on any of the following things, I would like to hear what you think!

  1. Probably some of you have noticed that DQN takes ages to fully load. This is because the old hit counter image (the frying pan thingy) has stopped working. Should I remove it altogether? Replace it with a new one? If so, what, and does it matter that the counter is reset? Maybe I could just put a fake one there as a sort of memorial, with some fake number? In any case the loading thing bothers me a lot.
  2. Is it time the default anonymous name on DQN is changed again? What would you like to see it changed to, if at all?
  3. Banners! Should we have a competition or something? Do you prefer things as they are? Please see this thread for more info:
  4. Has anybody noticed any spam since the new year/change of server? Are you happy with the level of moderation (or lack thereof)?
  5. Any other thoughts/suggestions? Even super trivial ones.

I'll monitor this for a long time and act accordingly if people have any input.

15 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-07 15:10 ID:1K0hmpZd

Gosh, thanks! Keep up the good work.

16 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-08-25 13:16 ID:ZrTMoPi3

Hi again guys. I want to ask your opinion on a new feature:

For each post, how about putting at the bottom of it (or at the end of the line with name, date, ID, etc.) a list of posts that quote it? For example if >>2 and >>3 quote >>1, then underneath >>1 there would be something like: Replies: >>2, >>3.

Another cool thing I have wanted to do for a while is this hover-preview of posts that you get on some imageboards. If I hover over a link >>1, then I get a pop-up box next to the link showing the actual post >>1. This requires JavaScript so I understand that it might not be so popular. But it might make navigation a bit more natural, since when you click a post link, it will take you to a new page showing only that post. I think this behaviour is a bit outdated (although I don't intend to change it).

Let me know what you think!

17 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-08-25 13:31 ID:nUVZXXoy

I find both suggestions sound. Make it so.

18 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-03 22:47 ID:gEhvz6k8

I'm not particularly fussed either way about the listing replies thing, but the hovering to show posts sounds like an excellent idea.

19 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-07 07:18 ID:Heaven

maybe you could have that behavior optional so that people who don't want javascript are not forced to have it.

20 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-14 15:44 ID:MUf0rqEB

why was >>/2 deleted but not >>/3 (>>/2 was deleted after >>/3 was posted IIRC)
were all posts from that IP mass-deleted without the mod seeing the thread?
or do I remember wrong?

21 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-20 22:25 ID:YMYSNTFr

If JavaScript is disabled, then the board would function as it does now.

There is no way to mass-delete everything from a single IP, as far as I know.

22 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-23 15:16 ID:MUf0rqEB

I've an idea: add 'VORUDEMOTO' to the spam filter

23 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-09-24 01:50 ID:Heaven

We just got an imageboard without any warning

The hell?

24 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-27 09:36 ID:Heaven

It would just be replaced with something else. At least you know that such a post is bumping a long-dead thread.

It's just an experiment. I don't know if it will last. Do you think it should be removed?

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Bans and appeals (3)

1 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-21 21:06 ID:9fayH87y

It was pointed out to me here that Channel4 has not been enforcing any of the bans actually made by moderators or by the system. That is, at least since the transfer of servers almost two years ago. Yesterday I fixed this by enforcing the existing bans, but it is possible that some people have now been wrongly prevented from posting.

If you have been wrongfully banned, please email and I will see that your ban is lifted. Already in 1 day I have received an email regarding this.

If you have any suggestions and so on, please feel free to post them here. I guess you can also appeal your ban here, but maybe you don't want to make your IP address public.

2 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-21 21:09 ID:9fayH87y

Oh, and for transparency I wish to describe the two methods by which somebody might get banned:

  1. An administrator (me) or moderator has banned you. This is usually due to spam.
  2. The system has banned you. This is because there is activity coming from your IP address consistent with a spambot or malicious WWW-crawler.

A ban results in the IP address being blocked from making posts on the entirety of the website.

3 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-09-21 21:12 ID:9fayH87y

And, I have removed the ban from the guy that emailed me today at 20.31 CET.

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[Suggestion] Otaku Board (12)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-04-12 14:05 ID:5CQ9D/b9

Okay, here's the reasoning: I know that a lot of users over here consider themselves otaku or hikkikomori. I'm not here to discuss if this is justified or not, it has been done many times already on almost every thread on the subject.

No, here's my point: take a look at the "hobbies" board. Take a look at the "personnal issues" board. The first one is cluttered by "weeaboo" threads that are often quite redundant, and the second with "halp I'm hikki" threads, that are also quite redundant. Well, why not, after all, it's the way the community is composed right now I guess.

But there is a problem; I really think this community isn't FULL of otaku and hikkikomori. Well, I am not one. And a lot of people can get sick of trying to access a board, only to see the frontpage full of threads about otaku. So it can either discourage people of contributing, and could also drive some nice and interesting people out instead of drawing them in, because they will think "oh, that's an otaku-filled BBS" instead of "oh, that's an anonymous BBS". When I see a thread starting with "hello fellow otaku" in the "hobbies" section, it makes me cringe; this makes the assumption that everyone browsing the page is an otaku.

Seriously, it doesn't have to be like this. What I'm proposing is not intended to be a form of ghettoisation, but rather a commonplace for people to discuss this lifestyle (I suppose it would go under that category), be it an issue to them or not, to give the other boards a little room to breathe. I also know the flux of posters will also decrease, and maybe the boards will move a little slower in the other sections as well, but I believe this would be short-term. So in short:

Post too long. Click to view the whole post or the thread page.

3 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-04-13 01:40 ID:IG1uN0+v

I don't think it would work. You'll end up having to be picky and choosy about everything.

A lot of the people in the self proclaimed "hikkikomori" threads aren't necessarily otaku, just like all hikkikomori aren't otaku in Japan. Also, it's important and sensible for "otaku" with personal issues to discuss them with more than just otaku.

Looking at /hobbies/, I would say maybe half the threads are "otaku" related, and they're clearly obvious. I dunno, maybe it would make sense to split it if there were a whole lot of people posting with both otaku, and non-otaku stuff, but right now it wouldn't.

4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-04-13 02:43 ID:IorWJx40

Isn't this what IAA already is?

5 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-04-13 02:43 ID:5CQ9D/b9

Well looking at /hobbies/ right now we can see for the first ten threads:

1: trip to london or japan (14) -- japan in the title
2: [Looking for Group] With our powers combined... Otakings! [Garage Sales] (35) -- self-explanatory
3: Weeaboo... they just want to be Japanese, or any Asian is okay? (44) -- self-explanatory
4: Smoking (11) -- non-otaku
5: Hair Styles (25) -- quest for the jrocker hairstyle
6: Is anyone good with designing paper crafts, paper goods etc? (6) -- non-otaku, at least not directly
7: Please help! I don't want to be an otaku anymore! (91) -- self-explanatory
8: [Anime] Mobile Suit Models!!! [Otaku] (36) -- self-explanatory
9: OCD (12) -- self-explanatory
10: evolving otaku (14) -- self-explanatory

Now, I must say I agree with you on the fact that people having "hikkikomori" issues aren't necessarily otaku (note, I'm using the western meaning of the term here), but sincerely - the simple fact that they use "hikkikomory" and not "social reject", "recluse", or whatever... that gives a lot. But I agree, these people need input from other kind of people than your average otaku/channer. So why not, maybe we can keep them in /personal/.

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6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-06-12 11:52 ID:atR3DFgU

Hobbyists = Otaku
People who think Otaku = ANIME MANIAC are not real otaku.

That case is clear I guess.
We already have a wota board.
Me as wota, I am around "Hobbies" alot.

7 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-08-05 11:32 ID:tBEjwQAq

Yeah, but most people think otaku = extreme weeaboo.
And I know that this board is based of a japanese BBS, and I do enjoy a lot of japanese things, but it pisses me off that everything over here revolves around japan, y'know?

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2008-12-06 09:40 ID:Heaven

It'd possibly help if there were eastern and western-flavored boards, I know a lot of people scream WEEABOO! every time someone who likes the eastern flavor posts about it...

One drawback, of course, would be that people would probably disregard it and post about Japanese things on the western discussion boards and get WEEABOO! shouted at them in all caps anyway, and people who aren't hardcore fans of the east might stand out on the eastern boards and create complaints like, "This is OTAKU BOARD, u dont have a lunchbox its a BENTO BOX DX"...

I admit I like certain Japanese things, some anime, and this style of message board, but it does get old after a while, feeling unable to escape AnimeJapaneseFantasyland stuff anywhere I look on here.

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-06-17 17:00 ID:G5p6qxR2

A good first step would be to merge the anime and manga boards into anime/manga, and we could call that board "Otaku".

10 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-07-17 21:02 ID:Heaven

And what's exactly the 「western flavor?」

What is 「the east,」 japan? And what is japan, animei and manga?

Dumb every way you look at it.

The idea of 「Wannabe japanese」 and the term 「otaku」 have been taken too seriously, given way too much attention.

11 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-07-17 21:04 ID:w1lzdqIi

Better, I think, would be to cut off this shit and bury anime and manga into more general animation and 「story drawings」 boards. I suppose most wouldnt want to see shit about superhero comics, but it could just say thats not allowed.

12 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-08-07 12:29 ID:cT8oVd0G

I am open to this idea.

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[SSL][HTTPS]I'd love to access securely.[Encryption][Using 4-ch at work] (8)

1 Name: 🔰!ESpeoN/nPA : 2011-04-14 14:32 ID:zAPdWXcp

Is it possible to implement HTTPS for the brighter future? For example, these guys even offer a disgustingly free one:

It would be horrible if KGB, employer or some kind of international conspiracy discover that I read DQN all day. There are probably some other users who need this protection as well.

2 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2013-06-28 20:04 ID:4BWjVxX6

Any updates on this, Squeaks?

I notice that does work, but it loads a blank page and uses an outdated security certificate.

3 Name: bps : 2014-01-03 16:35 ID:Heaven

I will look into this, but if it's implemented it'd just be a self-signed certificate.

4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-01-09 03:30 ID:Heaven

Don't self sign when there is either CACert or StartSSL.

5 Name: bps : 2014-01-24 12:15 ID:Heaven

I'm not keen on StartSSL because after a year you have to start paying, meaning we are back to square one. CACert looks promising - I will look into it.

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-12-25 02:11 ID:8/7KP7Gp

7 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-06-19 03:46 ID:8/7KP7Gp will be launching in september. any chance of progress on this when that happens? it's completely free, and unlike cacert, will be trusted by default by browsers.

8 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-08-03 01:34 ID:3Lygjly2

Very interesting. Maybe I can use this, when it launches.

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【Unworkable】Thread overlap (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-07-23 02:17 ID:utwRtjMC

There's a lot of overlap with current boards and there always will be, the only solution is to be able to make a thread on multiple boards, using Unix hardlinks.

2 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-08-07 12:27 ID:Heaven

That sounds quite confusing.

I don't think Channel4 is ready for such extreme levels of change.

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A New Hope (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-06-13 20:19 ID:RNc7bgSl

We need to delete all of the old posts on every board. Everyone is bumping old threads made in 2005 and this means new discussion and threads don't happen, and the ancient atmosphere keeps newcomers away. So if all the posts were deleted, that would be very nice, we could start anew, and fresh.

2 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2015-07-17 20:17 ID:lNSk9dre

yeah, maybe archiving threads made before 2015 would be cool

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delete my profile and post (2)

1 Name: keon karma : 2014-07-14 21:01 ID:S6QzYrZx

i want my post deleted please,
i cant seem to delete it, so im asking you.
my post was:
Name: keonkarma : 2012-10-21 19:30 ID:Tn5vFjDg

please delete it


2 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-07-31 21:47 ID:aM7V2yh8

This is the post,
Now, I'm wondering >>1, why do you want this post deleted? There's lots of google hits on "keonkarma" about a gay guy searching for other gays, why do you think it's 4-ch that damages your reputation? lol.

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