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?
did bps die?
Sorry, I've been a bit busy the last few weeks with exams and travelling. I will change the Squeeks thing to bps after this post.
You are right that a lot of it is outdated, and I would definitely like to see it be up to date. That said, I don't know if I am the right guy to fix all of these links given that I know hardly any Japanese. If you are capable of doing it then I would greatly appreciate it, but if not I might spend an evening giving it a go.
Feel free to talk to me directly about it on IRC as well (#4-ch @ irc.synirc.net).
I spent the afternoon working on it and all should be up to date now. Check it out: http://services.4-ch.net/2chportal/ (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: http://services.4-ch.net/2chportal/0.4
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.
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.
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:
ノベルキャラ novel characters
Heartwarming News+ sounds good.
Thanks for all your hard work!
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.
What do you think? Should we make some?
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!
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
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.
If you have strong (or weak) opinions on any of the following things, I would like to hear what you think!
I'll monitor this for a long time and act accordingly if people have any input.
A little progress:
I also fixed some weird spacing in the footer of each board, since it has bothered me for years.
I could probably make that. Can you link me to the old counter image? I couldn't find it with google.
If you spot something that needs moderator attention, post about it here.
Specify the exact thread and post number(s) if possible.
Wow, that was fast.
since the error board is missing i have to report spam here. why was the error board removed anyway?
post #9 off topic on politics board.
post #320 #321 #323 are off topic and spamming
Since /sexual/ is dead can you remove the links to it on the main page?
I suggest that too
Maybe you can also remove the references from /love/ and /personal/?
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?
Is it possible to implement HTTPS for the brighter future? For example, these guys even offer a disgustingly free one: http://www.startssl.com/
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.
Any updates on this, Squeaks?
I notice that https://4-ch.net does work, but it loads a blank page and uses an outdated security certificate.
I will look into this, but if it's implemented it'd just be a self-signed certificate.
Don't self sign when there is either CACert or StartSSL.
just wondering if anyone has any update on the mobile version of 4-ch in terms of posting on a mobile.
imo 4-ch would make for super lucky immensely pleasurable mobile browsing environment if the frames were ditched in favor of a drop menus.
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...
Can we look at source code?
Not trying to sound impatient or anything, but is the ability to reply under this mode going to be added at some point?
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?
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.
> "Japan's annexation of the Korean Peninsula before, elementary school was slightly Korean Peninsula, Japan made 4,5000 school.
> I was raised to 60 percent from four percent literacy rate. It is because it was policy of "modernization in the same way as Japan".
> Britain was the colonial India long, but I did not do that.
> Comfort women were also recruited in the same 300 yen at 20 yen a monthly income of college graduates. There was no need for forced entrainment.
any suggestion ?
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.
I'm not some zany philanthropist with a squillion in the bank (I only have 50USD in my checking account...), nor am I a talented programmer (the only "language" I know is HTML 3.0), but I'd like to help out 4ch somehow! What can I -and other 4ch'ers- do to help with the site?
Inquiring minds must know!
>So yeah. I guess I'm going to just put a discreet link on my personal 1996-style webpage. I've got mad google juice though, and I'm sort of worried what kind of users the 4-ch threads getting crawled would bring in.
This wouldn't be an affiliation, I hope? Affiliation carries a connotation that some of us find unpleasant.
Please stop using "fags" as a synonym for "fools."
Yah... The "retard" thing has to go too... Learn a few more words and stop sounding like a 14 year old.
I already helped!
We could use add bars.
and each of us could post it in there site or put it as a signature in any form your in.
I think that way we can attract more people here.
I meant advertisements bars( pictures)
a picture with 4-ch design or picture that hyper links to the site.
every one here must have a a site or a blog or he in a forum.