Why 2ch is so cool; we need equivalent! (45)

1 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-06-27 00:31 ID:6lgt+i8a This thread was merged from the former /net/ board. You can view the archive here.

they have so many boards...

Must See
Special Projects
World Affairs
Academia: Science
Academia: Humanities & Social Sciences
Home Electronics
Politics & Economy
Food Culture
Neta Chat
Misc Chat
2ch Live
Exams & School
General Sports
Ball Sports
Unarmed Fighting
Travel & Going Out
TV & Media
Online Games
Manga, Books, &c.
Mind & Body
Free Chat 2
Adult Time

And all of em have tons of sub boards! Why is a site of that magnitude not yet established in English? It'd be awesome!

2 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-01 18:20 ID:CsbLq47j


3 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-01 22:43 ID:6lgt+i8a

I wish 4ch was at LEAST as ACTIVE as 2ch.

4 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-02 22:14 ID:uRgLIAX5

On the other hand, they also have a lot more users than we do.

5 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-03 03:37 ID:4qzicOPw

For whatever reason, it seems that text boards are more appealing to Japanese than they are to the rest of us. 2ch has WAY more posters than Futaba, whereas 4chan and (to a lesser extent) the other English language imageboards dominate our text-only boards. My theory it that there's a relation to the generally higher computer literacy of the Japanese. Maybe it's also because 2ch is an enclave that is specifically Japanese, whereas we English speakers have most of the Internet in our native language. That works to concentrate the Japanese on 2ch, while we diffuse across all the available options.

It's kind of sad to see the text boards see less use than USENET groups dedicated to the same topics. On the plus side, there is less spam here.

It's too bad, because getting a lot of the non-image-related discussion off of the imageboards and onto text boards would dramatically improve the quality of both.

6 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-06 21:12 ID:6lgt+i8a

totally agree on the sadness, >>5. wish this place were a bit more hopping!

7 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-08 18:29 ID:D7GvHfNJ

2ch has liaisons board? Are they hooking up there?

8 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-08 22:52 ID:WsErD3rq

Americans don't like having to do too much reading, so they gravitate towards sites with more pretty pictures.

Even forums are becoming more visual with their fancy skins and their animated emoticons.

9 Name: !MILKRIBS4k : 2009-07-09 02:08 ID:Heaven

Perhaps 2ch styled boards would be more popular if they had a registration system! Kind of bring the best of both worlds into one!

10 Name: Nanamika : 2009-07-09 03:45 ID:QNwBVppd


Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the the system?
If there was a registration system then it'll just become just another western-style forum.

11 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-09 04:06 ID:GeeKqwZ5

I was in Nippon this past Spring, and I found that when Nihonjin die, they become ghosts in the shell, but they are usually restricted to 2ch.

12 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-09 06:50 ID:mbhNsfdu

Aren't the majority of the boards on 2chan complete chaos anyways? From what I've seen, about half the boards there have crap on them that's not even remotely relevant to the board topic.

13 Name: !MILKRIBS4k : 2009-07-09 13:28 ID:Heaven

What is the difference between 0ch styled BBS's and western forums! Is it purely the ability to post anonymously! I have seen phpBB forums were guests can post!

14 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-09 19:35 ID:GOJfVkyo


There is no ego attached to the posts, no form of identity needed (or wanted in most of our cases). There aren't prominent users or newbie users, only users.

That's why we want the board to stay anonymous, with no need for registration.

15 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-10 02:13 ID:Xi2yNOew

How is that different from having anonymous and tripcodes?

16 Name: !MILKRIBS4k : 2009-07-10 02:30 ID:Heaven

Then you can only have anonymous and tripcodes! I have yet to see an imageboard/textboard that requires registration! With western forums you can have forced username use, or the ability to have a guest account! There is not much variation in imageboards/textboards they are all trying to be the same to an extent!

17 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-17 23:26 ID:6lgt+i8a

Still would be nice to at least have a more traffiked site here.

18 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-22 00:36 ID:ySNzRjgP

Well, have you seen western forums without ability to register? I bet you haven't. This means that thos forums still attract shitstorms of children, trolls and people with no lives who actually have time to register and maintain an online identity.
Tripcodes weren't made to replace registration, they are just a way to keep your identity, but only when you need it.
There are a lot more good reasons for preferring 2ch-style boards.

19 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2009-07-22 00:42 ID:ySNzRjgP

Your "enclave theory" is true when it comes to 2ch-style boards in English. However, could you say the same about boards in other languages, like e.g German, Spanish or French?
Japan has much more internet users than Germany. Still, Germany only has one dominating image board (Krautchan) and no text boards i know of.
Why would you relate computer literacy to activity on such boards?

20 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-01-13 06:08 ID:ZR7+R4hu

The 8chan admin has partnered with 2ch and recently they added a bunch of boards (all the 4chan textboards) to the site. Non-Japanese are supposed to be able to post on them, but it seems like that's not working at the moment.
Here's a link to one: http://maguro.2ch.net/vip8/
I wonder how long they'll last.

21 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-01-15 21:30 ID:aabhwIdB

I came here to post about this.

The boards are inside the 大使館 (embassy) section in the menu and posting seems to work now. At the moment, the general quality of posts is very low however.

22 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2015-01-15 21:33 ID:aabhwIdB

Actually, there was a time when WWWBoard was the go to script for western forums. I didn't support registered accounts at all, not even tripcodes.

I fondly remember those days.

You can look at a demo installation here:

23 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-01-15 19:10 ID:bDJgOM42

Half of the boards there are dead.

24 Name: tokiko!5yOaZrqx.c : 2016-01-24 12:14 ID:JXLnXLGs

Stop saying that tripcodes are only to be used in emergencies. A chat board is a chat board and some people like to chat with names. A board is not a sacred shrine to anonymity just because it doesn't force you to enter a name and the "Name" box is blank by default.

25 Name: sage : 2016-01-25 22:07 ID:Y8LusJZS

Fuck off tokiko. People stopped liking you years ago.

26 Name: tokiko!5yOwkKAi.w : 2016-01-26 20:55 ID:Heaven

Tripcodes suck almost as much as I do.

27 Name: tokiko!5yOaZrqx.c : 2016-01-30 00:52 ID:1wR9nRoq

You are a tripcode thief! I am calling the internet police on you!

28 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-13 09:01 ID:Heaven

2ch is dying

29 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-02-20 22:04 ID:oCenL/TY

It's been happening for a while now. The dead of 2ch is unavoidable. English textboards and imageboards have been declining noticeably for a long time as well. Many people have already quit. I, personally, will stay till the very end, shitposting about Avery Morrow.

30 Name: tokiko!5yOaZrqx.c : 2016-05-17 00:39 ID:hBI6AL6w

I suck dicks

31 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-05-30 04:48 ID:4CeJR/Mm

This isn't true you know. Is being unable to separate your own dissatisfaction with something and its popularity really so ubiquitous in these parts? The only thing that I would agree is moribund is the western aping of 00s otaku culture.

32 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2016-08-31 04:33 ID:Heaven

I love the low post-rate of a lot of these sites. Independently, they sort of make up what resembles and could be comparable in the English to what would only be 2ch. The reason they're worth using is because they are strictly unlinked (for the most part) - this non-centralization aspect to these sort of places fosters a great amosphere for higher-quality posts, which of course is aided by the lower post rates, which is kept that way because the types of people using them can only be the kind of people who will spend time on these places for a while to begin with. Things are intrinsically not green, while at the same time keeping overgrowth slow. The way it is now is an ideal environment for the reasons why I at least still use these places. In this respect, we've already reached a "bitter end" - which in our case actually tastes pretty sweet

33 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2017-04-16 20:31 ID:tH79p+y+

What is the point of a text board when books and e-mail exist?

34 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2017-05-09 19:53 ID:A9/uhquP

shitposting is fun and has some semblance of social interaction

35 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2017-06-20 02:44 ID:Btkd+sOW

Reddit has many subforums. In fact, users can create their own subforums.

36 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2018-05-30 01:03 ID:+fiHUCb+

While I do enjoy Reddit, I am trying to switch to Raddle.me .

37 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-03-29 10:44 ID:RKSrfKKk

jjokbari shit die in a fire

38 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-04-01 01:49 ID:Au56Y4+N

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Fuck off Corean.

39 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2019-05-11 13:33 ID:sl2f7HMj

2ch is dead, long live 5ch.

From one CIA coverup to another, so the Japanese Gov can legally spy over it's citizens with help by US.

40 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2021-01-23 15:22 ID:CKPR2BcU


>2ch is dead



41 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2021-01-31 14:48 ID:FslXNQWT


42 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2021-02-18 23:47 ID:Heaven

Whoa! A dead spin-off.

43 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2021-02-23 09:00 ID:Heaven

spin-off? that's Hiroyuki's mirror of 2ch that he made after losing the original domain. Dead, sure, but it's no spin-off.

44 Name: 404 - Name Not Found : 2021-02-28 09:27 ID:CKPR2BcU


Its only because a lot of people on 5ch don't know about it.

45 Name: 410 - Name Gone : 2021-03-16 12:34 ID:Heaven

Both Hiroyuki and Jim are faggot conmen bastards. It's a shame that 2ch had to pay the toll of being managed by greedy pieces of shit.

At least Futaba is still pure.

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