Requests/Feedback @4-ch

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.

This is not the place to ask for requests for anything not 4-ch related. Your post/thread will be deleted if it's deemed as off-topic.

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1: [Spam] Moderation requests [Cleanup] (413) 2: [SSL][HTTPS]I'd love to access securely.[Encryption][Using 4-ch at work] (6) 3: [User input] Please post your thoughts on these pressing matters (13) 4: delete my profile and post (2) 5: /sexual/ links (10) 6: Banners (11) 7: 2ch portal update please? (14) 8: [Handheld] The mobile reader support and requests thread (61) 9: Let me post a new thread (3) 10: /dqn/ requires another move of old threads to the archive. (1) 11: How can I/we help 4ch? (21) 12: Problem with Mercury.css maybe? (2) 13: I wish for many boards (3) 14: RSS on /dqn/ is broken. (1) 15: WebIRC (1) 16: Please unban me from #4-ch! (3) 17: auto board (1) 18: A Single kareha board in image mode. (3) 19: Write me a list of things broken and wrong with the site. (75) 20: [SIDE MENU] Web chat (2) 21: [INFO] Questions about board usage [I BEG OF YOU] (2) 22: Images & Boardtitles (6) 23: Captcha refreshing not working... (3) 24: [SUGGESTION] New boards (16) 25: I request for 4ch to become less restrictive again (16) 26: verification codes don't work in safari 3 (mac) (3) 27: Board dedicated to drugs (5) 28: [Users] We need more. (11) 29: [Confusion] Spam and Troll Policy (1) 30: requesting removal of thread (2) 31: Paranormal board? (4) 32: I want a way to delete misfires (2) 33: Front page change (5) 34: Nuke Romance (3) 35: Please ban religion threads in /science/ (4) 36: I think 4-ch has too many boards and it is ruining our sense of community and togetherness (8) 37: About 4-ch mascot (4) 38: [Suggestion] Otaku Board (8) 39: So is the official name now Channel4? (21) 40: New forum under personal - Financial (5)

[Spam] Moderation requests [Cleanup] (413)

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.

404 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-09-25 14:18 ID:vOM4cU9A

More crap spewed all over the boards, like

Major cleanup needed.

405 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-09-25 23:15 ID:Heaven

looks like he's spammed every board but /language/ and /req/

406 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-10-08 06:19 ID:eyRpSLsr

407 Post deleted.

408 Post deleted.

410 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-01-08 17:10 ID:gubalnm8


I should probably hire a mod or two. Reply here or find me on IRC if you are interested!

411 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-01-08 17:14 ID:gubalnm8


Thanks guys - keep it up!

412 Name: Sling!XD/uSlingU : 2015-01-09 03:09 ID:4lEF3QP1

>I should probably hire a mod or two. Reply here or find me on IRC if you are interested!

I'm interested. Give me a call.

413 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2015-01-11 12:07 ID:gubalnm8

Ladies and DQN, please welcome our new old mod
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[SSL][HTTPS]I'd love to access securely.[Encryption][Using 4-ch at work] (6)

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

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[User input] Please post your thoughts on these pressing matters (13)

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.

4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-03-31 01:01 ID:4H2HqFPA

1. I'm glad you removed the counter. I think you should replace it with a fake one, with this guy inside the frying pan:
./ ;' 3 `ヽーっ
l   ⊃ ⌒_つ

2. I'll post my opinions in the DQN thread!

3. We should collaboratively make a banner in true DQN fashion, like a song thread. Maybe I'll go start that thread now.

4. I don't visit anywhere else besides DQN, but /dqn/ seems to be pretty good right now.

5. The DQN archives are down (although still accessible via Not sure if you can do anything about that. Also, thanks for all of your help!

5 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-03-31 10:22 ID:Heaven

1. I tried for half an hour to do this but GIMP is terrible and I am terrible, so I failed. I would like to bring the counter back like that, though.
2-4. Good!
5. It should work as of a week ago. Let me know if there are still issues.

6 Name: Anonymous Gimp Wizard : 2014-04-06 16:16 ID:8HWQtS/P

I could probably make that. Can you link me to the old counter image? I couldn't find it with google.

7 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-12 15:55 ID:Heaven

It's 8205 on if memory serves well.
Direct link:

Many thanks in advance for the effort!

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-05-02 18:40 ID:RQaRQ4iZ

The reason why DQN is so slow is because of all the threads on it. You know about the Forbidden Garden, right? That happened to speed up the board before, at 1800 threads. (See subback.html for a thread list).

4-ch actually has a textboard archival script someplace (wherever the mobile viewing script is). You should make use of it as a first step of getting things back.

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-05-04 19:30 ID:I3cCZrsL

I've been meaning to do this for some time already (I think I mentioned it on IRC or some other thread here), but I was referring to a different loading issue in >>1 (i.e. not when posting but just browsing).

Anyway, I will archive things eventually.

10 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-05-13 23:39 ID:RQaRQ4iZ

11 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-06-12 22:29 ID:5yEsSE5G

These scripts are still sitting on the server, so I will make a note to reintroduce them publicly. I guess this will coincide with me actually archiving the old parts of DQN. The academic year is almost over for me so I'll do it soon.

12 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-06-20 13:40 ID:Heaven


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(_ A _)
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\`"""""`/ <( bps will surely deliver! )
(`,-- -`\ /`- --,`)
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13 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-08-18 16:15 ID:qOpX/0if

From my understanding of how Kareha works, the amount of threads shouldn't increase the time it takes for the script to run in most cases. The entire board's cache shouldn't be rebuilt on each post, just the the actual thread, subback.html, the board index. You guys should try and profile what's actually happening when you experience slowdown so you can fix (or ask someone to fix) the problem at its root.

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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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/sexual/ links (10)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2013-03-19 03:36 ID:/P/xMXqv

Since /sexual/ is dead can you remove the links to it on the main page?

2 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2013-08-13 20:27 ID:EfH+nIPj

I suggest that too

3 Name: bps : 2014-01-01 23:09 ID:Heaven


4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-01-03 10:14 ID:Heaven

Team Channel4 works fast!

5 Name: bps : 2014-01-03 18:07 ID:Heaven

You bet.

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-02-27 23:32 ID:ju2t7Q1w

Maybe you can also remove the references from /love/ and /personal/?

7 Name: bps : 2014-03-06 13:51 ID:Heaven

I crossed out the bullet points linking people to /sexual/ rather than deleting them altogether, since it seems strange to remove all evidence of its existence. Also, do you think I should put an index page under /sexual/ saying "this board no longer exists", rather than just letting it throw a 404 error?

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-26 03:43 ID:FxZU7Ia2

I think so. And telling why it doesn't exist anymore might be cool as well!

9 Name: Squeeks : 2014-05-05 14:18 ID:Q4Q/h0yh


The board was part the reason why I lost AdSense, but more significantly in part because quite a few paedo/predatory threads started up and I realised just deleting them would either make people get angry and scream censorship, or otherwise continue to happen in my absence. The board was hidden initially, but when I was cleaning up the data to hand over to bps, decided it probably shouldn't be carried over.

10 Name: keon karma : 2014-07-14 20:59 ID:2W2l9a6a

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


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Banners (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-02-27 23:34 ID:mVP8U2pD

What do you think? Should we make some?

2 Name: bps : 2014-03-06 13:43 ID:Heaven

Like /code/ has, or like /dqn/, or something else? Can you elaborate or give an example? I'm open to the idea if they look good and fit!

3 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-09 10:53 ID:5DtlCWfK

I can see 日本語 getting active again now that /lang/@world4ch is no longer in use. Maybe we can do a few banners for more popular boards or we can submit just a few examples ITT

4 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-12 15:52 ID:Heaven

I'm glad to see /nihongo/ getting some use!

I think it is more suitable for the discussion for each board's banner to take place on the board itself (since perhaps the users won't otherwise see it, or maybe they don't even want one!).

I will start with /nihongo/ as a trial for what is a relatively active board on this site (ignoring DQN) and see how it goes. If it's successful then we'll move onto other boards and see if there's any interest.

As always, this process may take a while.

5 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-12 16:12 ID:Heaven

Thread made:

I do fear that the recent activity was just a short burst, though...

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-23 18:19 ID:Q4SMeL22

The "Ask Questions" thread ported over from world4ch might drive in some of the old users once they become aware of its new location.

However, if you guys want to see Japanese posters back on /nihongo/ you should consider developing support for showing flags or at least text displaying the poster's location.

From those I've had the pleasure of discussing the important topic of Internet BBS posting with, knowing the nationality of other posters is one of their favorite features.

7 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-26 19:38 ID:0NsrbagK


> From those I've had the pleasure of discussing the important topic of Internet BBS posting with, knowing the nationality of other posters is one of their favorite features.

Some poster maybe don't want others to know their location.
Maybe you can work with IDs here. On 2ch there is this thing that if you post from overseas your ID ends with ! I think. Or you could enable it by writing 'flag' or something in the email field. Just don't make it permanent and mandatory for everyone

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-27 11:06 ID:Q4SMeL22

You raise a good point. Honestly, I thought only enabling the feature on language boards, as the location of posters can be fairly relevant to the discourse there.

As with IDs, couldn't flags be disabled when posting with sage for the privacy-minded users?

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-29 16:02 ID:YxJg+QqS

That could work.

10 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-05-06 13:42 ID:Heaven

I like the way >>8 puts it. Stay tuned!

11 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-05-29 13:08 ID:aoRRMYO4

eww how disgusting

then if you dont make your location known you will be taken less seriously by some, like, it will encourage that
but the language board is just for "how you say cocksucking in your language" threads anyway

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2ch portal update please? (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-04 03:16 ID:5Ux6B65x

The 2 Channel — English Navigator page currently reads:

> ... Please send corrections, additions, requests, and the like to Squeeks. If you are requesting a new board addition, please give both the name and the section under which it is listed. A suggested translation or explanation is appreciated.

However, Squeeks is gone. Many board links are old. There are a few new boards as well. Do you need specific suggestions on this matter, or is it something you can accomplish on your own?

5 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-13 18:24 ID:Heaven

I spent the afternoon working on it and all should be up to date now. Check it out: (Make sure you properly reload the page, since frames can be weird. It has changed, trust me.)

For reference, the old version is now kept here:

I've removed dead links, added the new boards, updated all the old links, and made a few style changes. I also did the necessary things to make it HTML5 compliant (except frames, which are apparently deprecated - I will fix this another time though).

The only outstanding problem is that some of the translations are still not 100% (surrounded by question marks, etc.). If anybody wants to contribute better translations I will happily add them. In the mean time I think it is fit for purpose. I might also ask a friend who knows Japanese to give some attention to it - we'll see.

I hope you are satisfied with it.

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-14 03:47 ID:5Ux6B65x

It's lovely, thank you for taking the time.

As for translations, so far I've noticed that ほのぼのnews+, in the news section, still says femalenews+, which is the title of a very old board, from perhaps 2006 or so. So it's probably not really an error of translation, but rather an old oversight that no one discovered.

Also, Liaisons is misspelled.

7 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-14 06:48 ID:5Ux6B65x

Some new boards you missed (unless they were added between the time you updated it and now!?!):

in the Entertainment category:
アジアエンタメ Asia entertainment

in the Manga, Books, etc. category:
電子書籍 e-books
ノベルキャラ novel characters

8 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-14 10:02 ID:Heaven

What should it be? Google Translate suggests "Heartwarming News+"...

Actually they were there all along, just commented out with <!-- -->, which explains why my automated script didn't pick them up! I've uncommented them now so they should be visible.

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-14 16:17 ID:5Ux6B65x

Heartwarming News+ sounds good.

Thanks for all your hard work!

10 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-14 16:28 ID:5Ux6B65x

on second thought, under Liaisons, the word ほのぼの was translated as Pleasant. So if you care about being consistent, you could do Pleasant News+. But Heartwarming is nice too.

11 Name: bps!!+u1+mB+S (Admin) : 2014-04-14 23:33 ID:Heaven

I changed it to Pleasant. Consistency is important!


>Thanks for all your hard work!

My pleasure!

12 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-19 11:07 ID:J+HhM7On

A new board has been added

13 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-21 09:23 ID:Heaven

A board for microblogging... that's interesting
and the admin posts in English

14 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2014-04-22 14:17 ID:Heaven

yeah, I don't know if Code Monkey even speaks Japanese

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[Handheld] The mobile reader support and requests thread (61)

1 Name: Squeeks : 2007-10-20 20:56 ID:IxY8cNNA

On a brief initial trial, currently food and japanese boards have a "mobile" version, which is pretty much stripped down and designed for people with phones, PDA's and other handheld devices that can browse mobile XHTML content. Right now I've done what I can without more rigourous testing since I haven't the means to test this on my own phone.

So please post any problems or requests you have. Screenshots are very helpful even if you haven't got a problem, so I can see how it looks like over a variety of devices.

Things I already know about at this point:

  • You can't reply to threads, or make new ones. It's pretty much "read only".

  • Post numbers have embedded javascript, as well as the "delete" button, both of which don't work.

  • Text maybe somewhat too large, and there is no CSS/looks boring.

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52 Name: buzzbros2002 : 2010-01-24 00:59 ID:voZ+gZLX

just wondering if anyone has any update on the mobile version of 4-ch in terms of posting on a mobile.

53 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2010-07-09 01:03 ID:dOuAhDJj

imo 4-ch would make for super lucky immensely pleasurable mobile browsing environment if the frames were ditched in favor of a drop menus.

54 Name: buzzbros2002 : 2010-07-20 06:50 ID:voZ+gZLX

good point!

55 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2010-11-08 15:34 ID:R6yG+Rxj

I'd love to be able to post messages from the phone, it don't require anything special since phones can handle POST-requests just as any other browser...

56 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-09-07 19:04 ID:l6KaeXtZ

Can we look at source code?

57 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-09-14 04:12 ID:KPBvo5KL

Not trying to sound impatient or anything, but is the ability to reply under this mode going to be added at some point?

58 Name: buzzbros2002 : 2011-09-22 05:55 ID:/Hd1TUVi

I would love to be able to see 4-ch's source code to try to make it more mobile. As of tonight I've decided to become active here again, and am slightly disappointed that i can still see my comments from over a year ago are on the requests front page thing. Is Squeeks still around?

59 Post deleted.

60 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-12-08 05:27 ID:2OkDkO20

Hey Squeeks, when clicking a citeted post like >>1 it still opens in normal kareha. Can this be fixed please? I am in fact posting this in normal kareha from my phone. Otherwise, wonderful job.

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Let me post a new thread (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2011-09-04 15:30 ID:oLChiD5R

any suggestion ?

2 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2012-08-25 09:02 ID:W9Zzs+ka

The links in the side menu bar are all blue..

Why not make them glow red if there have been new posts since my last visit?

That would let me know which boards I should check.

3 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2012-10-04 02:48 ID:IQdF4cgv

Subscribe to the RSS feeds for your favourite boards.
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/dqn/ requires another move of old threads to the archive. (1)

1 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2012-07-30 07:02 ID:6lhHCvQE is my post about the topic there.

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