Cool Places + internet edition +
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Cool Places + internet edition +
1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 14:44
Let's have an index of cool forums, IBs, textboards and so on.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 14:47
3 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 14:48
4 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 15:18
ylilauta is cool
5 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 23:54
6 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-27 00:04
7 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-28 22:32
8 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-29 03:04
4taba is really cool. I hope it keeps picking up steam.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 06:18
here are 2 ib's that i use a lot. now that 8ch is in dangerous waters i rather have backup plans.https://lainchan.org/http://www.forechan.org
10 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 15:30
8ch is in dangerous waters
Why is that?
11 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 17:44
Infinity failed, hotwheels was scammed by josh who not only took $12000 dollars and the code but also left the site in disarray.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-05 14:24
There's really no point in all these sites when it's the same handful of individuals who use them.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-06 06:45
I dislike how correct you are.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-06 20:28
I don't know about that. There is a certain network of sites that the same people run in, sure, but most of the sites linked in this thread are largely non-overlapping communities. Several of them don't even really share the same demographics.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-06 20:39
Let's be honest. Most of these are imageboard or imageboard derived websites. Even afternoon descends from an imageboard(ykkaria).
It's pretty much all the same with only varying degrees of splintering.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-12 06:25
I don't see the problem. For example, BBS is the most popular forum software in the west, it doesn't mean that make everyone's the same in every forum, the cultures vary wildly, even if there are certain cultural traits that are inevitable outcomes of the BBS structure.
Imageboards have a much smaller following in the west so there's less variety but I don't think it's actually the same people using all of them, it's just the unique voice and culture that develops out of the format.
And there are textboards, there are imageboards, and now there are real-time imageboards, which I think present a very interesting development, though they're exclusively focused on /a/ at the moment. https://github.com/bakape/meguca
I feel like they have the potential to take over static imageboards in popularity outside 4ch/8ch in the near-future, especially because they have little trouble with "going dead" or maintaining momentum, which plagues every alternative text/imageboard. You just need ~5 active posters for the board to feel alive and well, as the posters rise, it scales by splitting the discussion into separate threads.
A bit of a gimmick, but there's also two different sshchan's being developed over at lainchan:
They're teletext inspired textboards that run purely through terminal
Try them out:
17 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-12 13:39
You can actually observe that there's a lot of crossover in the users if you want. Keep an eye on the usernames that occasionally pop up through links off site and on IRCs for the sites.
realtime IBs are neat, I think some of the features from them will spread to larger sites eventually.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-16 01:03
I don't know if this is the kind of thing people would thumb their noses at here, but here's the start of a multireddit for subjects that might be of general interest to our tribe: https://www.reddit.com/user/fiahhu/m/iyashikei_lifestyle
Feel free to PM with suggested additions.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-21 19:58
Overchan is being worked on. There are a few nodes up on Tor and one on spynet as far as I know. I really want somebody to host one on I2P. I WOULD do it myself but I don't have the hardware for it.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-22 08:11
I remember using overchan on I2P. Did all the frontends die?
21 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-23 00:10
Tell me the addresses you had for them!
22 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-25 16:52
is good. It reminds me of the late 90s.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-25 18:14
Sorry about that, I have a habit of capitalizing the first letter of a sentence.
Sage for doublepost
24 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-26 12:17
Were you there to experience the 90s?
25 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-26 15:46
On neocities? Or in the 90s? I was a kid in 1999. I barely remember what stuff looked like on the web, but lots of sites on neocities match what I remember.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-27 00:51
Along a similar vein, I learned today of the WWW Virtual Library, one of the first attempts to record and organize information on the internet into a directory. It's still up and operational today.http://http://vlib.org/
27 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-29 09:01
I remember hiddenchan.i2p and oniichan.i2p switching to it. There was also imoutochan, but I don't remember the address and I think it was shut down.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-08 11:41
Someone else started running one!http://g7c54d4b7yva4ktpbaabqeu2yx6axalh4gevb44afpbwm23xuuya.b32.i2p
Other websites inside I2P that are good:http://hiddenbooru.i2p
- just a regular *booru but with better organized tagshttp://io.i2p/
- a mirror for BBC and The Guardian world newshttp://zm2ojbgwq55m3rhvoqim75dwje2bgv5zkem7fdm64iu2buhqpntq.b32.i2p/
- world news and political essayshttp://onepost.i2p/
- just for funhttp://2chan.i2p/
- Okay so it's 2chan, but in Russian.http://nacl.i2p
- security tutorialshttp://thetinhat.i2p/
- security tutorials
29 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-11 17:04
Anyone remember Gopher? It's still around. I found a cool hole at gopher://gopher.floodgap.com/
30 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-12 02:58
31 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-12 20:25
Gopherhole organization seems to be more hierarchical than web site organization. Something like a transition form between FTP and web. It's an interesting alternate history of the internet.
Also here is an anonymous image/text board: gopher://port70.net:70/1chan
32 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-13 04:25
Now that's really freaking cool. I admire the kludging together of the board and how little spam there is.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-13 12:50
how little spam there is
that's because barely anyone posts there to begin with.
34 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-13 18:07
35 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-30 04:56
Interesting thread about a home-made underwater photography lighting rig. Unfortunately the first images are missing, but it's still a good read.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2016-04-30 16:47
You know, compared to all the other imageboards and similar -chan websites, I still come here the most.
I think it's partially to do with how clean and simple this place looks, I really like that.
And, of course, the relaxed atmosphere of this place.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-02 02:21
I personally go to different boards for different reasons,though, so there's that.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-12 05:51
I'm working on a Booru type imageboard.http://4x13.net/gal/
Made a BBS (currently locked): http://4x13.net/bbs/
Also, a list of jammin' boardshttp://4x13.net/list/
39 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-12 22:25
You try to advertise on a site you describe as Retard Rodeo?
40 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-17 16:55
Buddy, it sure ain't a Mensa Meeting
41 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-17 17:28
Thanks for proving my point.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-21 12:56
Sound about right, hahaha
43 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-28 02:30
I go to Samachan if I'm not on /a/ on 4chan, or checking textboards like here or 4-ch. Be aware though, nobody there likes things like greentext or memes, so you'll probably get banned if you start talking like the typical /v/pol/ user. Not that I think anyone here would, but some of you said you use 8ch and they're not exactly known for not acting like retards on other sites. The users there don't believe in a "chan culture" and instead want to be their own thing, but I like that about them.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-28 07:36
I think I made a huge mistake giving so much time to imageboards not because I could have done something constructive but because they typically revolve around anime and quite frankly that isn't in my list of interests anymore.
45 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-28 22:04
Are you saying you regret spending time on something you used to enjoy because you don't enjoy it anymore?
46 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-30 17:56
Yes. I invested wayyy too much time.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-30 20:42
But if you had fun, the time wasn't wasted.>>43
Samachan's pretty cool. I don't really know too many textboards other than the Letterbox, and it's kinda too bad. Something about communicating thru text feels really right to me.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2016-06-05 20:38
Oh hey! I really appreciate it, thanks for sharing.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2016-06-16 10:34
NNTPchan is federated anonymous imageboard channel to end all anonymous imageboard channels. It'd federated in the way that email, jabber and Diaspora is. There are NNTPchan servers inside I2P, inside Tor and on the NSA-owned public images. But those ones don't take the posts with images.http://overchan.oniichan.i2phttp://g7c54d4b7yva4ktpbaabqeu2yx6axalh4gevb44afpbwm23xuuya.b32.i2phttp://ucavviu7wl6azuw7.onionhttp://oniichanylo2tsi4.onionhttps://gchan.xyz/
- registered in panamahttps://i2p.rocks/ib/
- registered in panamahttps://2hu-ch.org/
- registered in canadahttp://nsfl.tk/
- registered in america
50 Name: Anonymous : 2016-06-16 10:40
and on the NSA-owned public images
That made no sense. I meant to say public internet.
51 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-12 15:35
there's also some more nntpchan tor nodes online http://f2bksxtwzmst2dhx.onion/http://7xnxdzyzegpsqus4.onion/
hello from 2hu-ch.org's http.log by the way
52 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-16 17:11
hello from 2hu-ch.org's http.log by the way
Hahahaha glad to see you.
53 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-22 21:44
54 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-25 19:41
55 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-26 16:03
56 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-03 06:50
I spent about four hours going backwards through this. I love everything they've written on growing food, and bikes.
57 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-31 15:04
this thread is making me nostalgic.
58 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-02 19:14
Neat weather visualization. Data selectable bottom right, units top right, forecast time bottom left.
59 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-05 05:43
60 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-05 12:18
I've made an imageboard. There's an instance running here:http://board.seize.ch/
Right now it's just a place for some of my friends to post anime pics. You're welcome to do so, if you'd like.
When I can afford a server I'm planning to host a more "serious" instance.
I don't really know what the focus will be, but I want to have a videogames board where we choose two or three games a month (mostly old ones) for people to play and discuss, so as not to have many small, short-lived threads discussing a single game, to avoid general threads the likes of which you always see on most videogame boards, and to enjoy and discuss some lesser known games.
If the game has multiplayer I could also host the server for a month, and then decide whether to keep it alive some more if people are having fun with it.
If you are interested and feel like there's a board topic that no currently alive imageboard handles well, I'm open to suggestions.
61 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-05 12:19
Holy shit someone put a lot of work into that.
62 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-06 19:56
I like the idea of a video game board in that fashion, with a subject (single game) that changes every month/week/every time the board opens. I'd certainly post there, if it was active, but activity would be a problem. You'd need to find a way to get all of your users (or most) on concurrently to discuss, or play together in the case of multiplayer games. Easiest way to do that would probably be to rip off /tea/.
63 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-06 21:08
I wasn't planning to make it timed like /tea/, just a normal board.
I know a few people who said they'd join and surely there's more people who would join if the quality of the board/discussion was good and people were having fun.
64 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-06 21:54
it's a good idea, like the other reply I would prefer a single game for discussion.
if you don't want a dead board then you will have to be prepared to advertise around.
what will happen to old threads once discussion moves to the next group of games?
65 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-07 00:35
They will be unpinned, I reckon. They'll be turned into normal threads and will live or die as long as they must. I don't really want them to turn into generals though.
I wanted to choose at least two games so that if somebody doesn't want or can't play one game because of time, platform issues etc, they can choose the other one. Or play both, if they have enough time. It would also be better for games of shorter lengths. But perhaps it'd be wiser to start with one and add another at a later date, if it does well.
And yes, I'm gonna try to advertise whenever I can, and I'm counting on some friends to spread it around too. I'll also try to ask the admins of other boards to link to it.
I really hope it all works out, I want a place like this and I think a text/imageboard is the right way to do it.
66 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-07 01:41
I'd suggest just disabling the ability to make threads and make one (or two, but I think one might be best) thread each month. At the end of the time period, delete them and post a new one. Or disable posting.
Again, you'll need to advertise, but asking others to link it won't get you many users. And if you plan to host a multiplayer server for some of these, you'll need a way to get lots of people online at once.
67 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-07 04:57
68 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-07 09:57
That's a more radical departure from the usual imageboard model, but it might be interesting. I'd still need a meta-thread to discuss what could be played next, and I was thinking of making some more boards, too…
Maybe they could all be like this, and have a set theme that changes regularly, and then have a /meta/ board with automatically created threads each time one of them changes, and a voting system of sorts.
And if we're going all the way, I might use a read-only archive for the older threads. I could also add a feature that lets you choose whether to archive a post or not when you post it, though that could easily be abused.
As for the multiplayer server, I could schedule a day/time every week when people are free and can play.
I really don't know what to do for advertising. Do you have any suggestions? I'm still counting on word of mouth.
69 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-08 05:16
I would hold off on those additional boards for a little while. Do one thing and do it well to start with. If you branch out without having an already significant userbase you spread yourself thin and end up dead. A stickied meta-thread is also probably a good idea (Though I would lean against user voting one games to begin with. Choose yourself for a while and test it later, once everything is more established). I'm also unsure about what to do for advertising, so let me think on it.
If you want help/crappy advice you can email me too, firstname.lastname@example.org.
70 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 03:51
I wish there was a more creepy, esoteric version of /tea/ .
It is so hard to find people for the Midnight Masquerades. :'(
71 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 05:53
I'm stupid. I'm not able to figure out how these terminal based boards work. Help?
72 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 15:02
They're both down right now.
73 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 15:22
You could create one. Be the change you want to see in the world!
74 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-16 00:52
I've actually teased the idea in my head to start a Denny's image board but I'm so damn horrible at development and technology I'm lost on how to set up such a thing. Any videos or articles that might set me on the right path?
75 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-20 18:57
There's a new one, by a different person I think.
isochan.net, it uses curl so you don't need ssh.
76 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-06 12:16
What happened to progrider?
77 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-06 12:19
What happened to progrider?
78 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-06 12:20
Sorry for the double post, I didn't notice.
79 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-07 00:10
You guys, Samachan is back!
80 Name: Anonymous : 2017-03-28 03:40
81 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-02 14:53
Their admin deleted the site because he was bored with it + he had very expensive hosting he didn't need.
Site's content got moved to https://dis.tinychan.org
82 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-05 18:02
I like how it's small and written in Ruby.
83 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-03 10:44
Thanks! Looking back to it, it could be even smaller, and it's still missing a lot of features. Maybe I'll fix it someday.
84 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-04 03:07
I don't know anything about programming and/or coding, so it probably will never happen.
85 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-07 03:39
Samachan is cool. Pretty weird though, it seems like there are some days it can get 100 posts, and then some days all it gets are a few.
86 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-07 04:17
I think the regular userbase is just a few people, and maybe there's an occasional influx of new people who don't end up staying. Kind of like here but with more shitposting.
87 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-08 19:16
Just checked out samachan.
Rule 7. All images and discussion should pertain to anything Japanese. This includes, but is not limited to: Anime, Manga, Doujinsoft, Japanese Videogames, Light Novels, etc. Users who post images that are non-Japanese related could have their images deleted and may receive a ban.
Original content or content created by westerners relating to Anime, Japanese videogames, or more, is acceptable content. Western culture, memes, politics, etc., is not. If you drew a picture of your favorite anime character, this is certainly allowed to be posted.
Mixed feelings about this. On the plus side, it cuts down on politics. But overall it's too limiting; for example there's a thread on /z/ about cute chairs and being restricted to anime or even Japanese chairs will likely hinder the thread.
88 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-08 20:21
It is a bit irritating. There are quite a few sites that basically offer the same thing; tohno-chan and kakashi-nenpo are also strictly 2D/Japanese. I wish there were more non-weeb imageboards (I understand the irony of that).
89 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-08 22:32
I like several of Lainchan's non-weeb boards, especially /lit/.>>87
At least it keeps /pol/ crap out of /a/ discussions (for the most part). Samachan would be perfect for my weeb-posting needs if only it were more active. As it is, I mostly discuss anime at Tohno-Chan.
90 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-09 16:07
If I had a site with multiple boards, one of them would be "2D Japanese Media". One of them.
91 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-10 01:00
I see where you're coming from, but I like that Tohno Chan makes anime and manga separate boards.
92 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-10 15:15
it makes sense on Tohno, because it's big enough. I feel that the small chans would be better off having a 2D board, maybe a /jp/ and then something like /lounge/ but without the shitposting. Enforcing strict anime-only rules whilst your site is small is just going to discourage people from posting there. Obviously discouraging /b/tards and the like is a good thing, but I know that I have other interests other than anime.
That said Sama does allow some off topic threads in /z/ sometimes. Sometimes being the key word here.
93 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-10 19:51
tohno is big enough
Kind of. The manga board is almost dead.
strict anime-only rules whilst your site is small is just going to discourage people from posting there
Yeah, that's a fine line to walk if you want to have an "otaku" board. I like that Samachan is weeb-stuff only, but I wish it wasn't so narrow. That might actually be the fault of the community. I wonder how many Western anime fans are also fans of, say, live-action TV outside of toku stuff. Or classic idols.
It sucks because I really like Samachan and I want to see it grow (and I'm sure growing the userbase would improve the diversity of discussion), but I don't want it to get ruined by post-ironic shitposters from the big chans.
94 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-11 14:15
I feel you, but I don't really think the people who only browse the big chans exclusively have the attention span to ruin a board for an extended period of time.
Personally it's just because image/message boards are a big part of my life, and I like that people on smaller places are probably not going to be cunts to each other. Only problem is I'm not really a big anime fan, so I don't have anything to contribute.
95 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-11 16:06
I know! The /weeb/ board could have various tags for different things, like "anime", "manga", "vns", "touhou", "idols", "funposting", etc. This would implicitly encourage the userbase to discuss manga and not just in a single general thread, and it would provide the site with a definitive "manga section" without losing the unrestrictive generalness of a single /weeb/ board.
96 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-11 20:32
That's really not a bad idea.>>94
people on smaller places aren't cunts
That's why I love small boards. The best ones really nail that "hanging out" vibe.
people from big chans have short attention spans
You're probably about this, but I still think that if enough of them do stay it can overwhelm a small board's original culture.
message boards are a big part of my life
Me too. I always feel like I missed out when I hear people reminisce about the "good old days" of the internet, but right now is pretty cool too. I think part of my soul's gonna die the day Big Internet swallows everything up, and we don't have nice places like this anymore.
I'm not really a big anime fan
It's funny. When I started browsing 4chan, I was only an occasional anime watcher and my main board was /x/. When I began to watch more anime, instead of moving to /a/, I gravitated to smaller boards.
97 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-12 12:26
I think the tag idea is good as well. When you have different boards, the community tends to split a lot and few ever go out of their comfort zone. With a smaller community, it'd be nice to have tags instead of boards altogether; that way you could keep hiding all the threads you're not interested in, but you'd also be encouraged to explore other things, and maybe discover that you were interested in something you didn't know about.
98 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-12 22:37
Is there a site like 8chan but with a less annoying demographic and no corrupt owners?
I like the ability to make new boards, but I don't want them to be drowned out by others.
99 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-13 00:36
"hanging out" vibe
That's actually the best way of describing it I've ever heard. It is a shame that not enough places get it right; there is a fine line between infuriating cute posting and actual friendliness.
Since all the boards got deleted, 99chan might actually become a semi-decent place for non-otaku hanging. I get banter vibes from it rather than poopflinging ones.
100 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-13 10:00
99chan seems promising.
101 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-15 03:07
I've actually thought that trying to get users from non-imageboard websites onto smaller imageboards might be a good idea, but then you basically have a bunch of social media using, emoticon :3 posting people instead of people who can conduct themselves well.
Its sad too, because without users places like Samachan will die.
You actually do bring up an interesting point though. I definitely think it's a fault of the community rather than the rules/site itself. Pretty much everyone is there for anime I think, so it does make discussion on other otaku things non existent. Which is a shame, because a site populated by people using both /a/ and /z/ could be a really good quality website, imo.
102 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-15 04:12
You might be interested in the articles of Clay Shirky. Though, seeing as you are an internet-savvy user, you have probably already read his works.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, check this link: http://shirky.com/writings/group_enemy.html
His observations seem to explain why 4chan in in such a sorry state these days.
103 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-15 07:09
I hadn't read that before, thanks. It goes quite a ways in explaining what the hell is wrong with people.>>101
Introducing normies to small boards isn't a bad idea in itself. You wouldn't want to do it en mass, but one or two here and there would probably strengthen the community. It's kind of a Sophie's Choice, really: would you rather have 4chan-style shitposting or Facebook-style shitposting?
104 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-15 16:38
That's very interesting, thanks for sharing it.
I think the most important aspects are the size and some barrier to participation. Textboards such as this one defend themselves relatively well from growing because of its barriers to entry, i.e. its relative obscurity and very slow pace of posting.
What could kill a community like this is a sudden inburst of people who are not acquainted with the ways of textboards. Like >>103
said, if it's just one or two here and there, they'd be able to absorb the culture and the implicit rules pretty easily, but if a lot of people suddenly burst in, bringing remnants of the culture of the place they came from, they'd see others who are behaving the same way as them and they'd never learn, and soon they'd settle in and kill it for good.
Unfortunately, for anonymous boards it's very hard to prevent something like this.
105 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 05:47
I am trying out something new.http://thefrontpage.ga/
Please tell me what you think.
106 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 06:41
I don't get it. What is it?
107 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 13:11
Reinstate the ability to delete other posts. Nobody wants to visit an anti-Semitic shit-hole.>>106
With the proper audience, it could be an interesting way to do a text board. As it is, it is just for bored and immature bigots.
108 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 15:21
said, it looks like some /pol/-children got a hold of it, but don't be discouraged. Some moderation will help with that.
I think having a way to connect one note to another would help stimulate real discussion.
109 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 15:28
Imagine a sticky note bathroom wall simulator. I dunno.>>107>>108
You can edit and vandalize posts. The point is total anarchy. If you wanted to right now you could clear everyones notes.
The problem with the delete button is that trolls would just delete every single fucking note on the wall so i disabled it. Don't get discouraged though, vandalizing and overwriting posts is still a thing.
The purpose is total anarchy.
110 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 20:22
Neat. I'll have to spend some time playing around with it.
111 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-24 05:00
Does anyone know what happened to the the IRL letter box type image board wherein you send actual mail to each other, then post a picture of the letter and other contents onto the board?
I finally wanted to get in on that but I didn't. Now I want in and can't find a good link anymore.https://postbox.garden/
112 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-24 05:38
I think I know what you're talking about and I swear someone posted a link here, but I can't find it.
113 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-24 06:40
The link works just fine for me.
Here is the physical address, if you care:
Cambridge Cyber Gardening Club
P.O. Box 390001
Cambridge, MA 02139
114 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-24 11:35
there's a problem with https cert, i can't enter the site from my bookmark as well
115 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-24 21:09
If you click the "Advanced" button, it gives you the option to ignore the warning and continue to the site.
116 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-25 04:19
In Chrome? Clicking advanced just gives me more info with a link sending me to a support page.
117 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-25 06:24
Maybe not in Chrome; I don't know, I use Firefox. That's too bad.
118 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-26 00:43
In newer versions of Firefox I guess they don't let you ignore HTTPS errors if the site uses the HSTS policy which is meant to ensure that the site is accessed through HSTS. I believe all browsers are starting to take measures like these out of concern that warnings that you can click through do not give non-technical users sufficient pause, and they just become habituated to clicking through.
119 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-26 06:14
That's lame. Those of us who know what we're doing are always the ones that suffer to protect the sweet little old ladies that just use the internet to share pictures of their grandkids.
120 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-27 02:37
So the full effect is enjoyed with both your phone and computer. Go to this link on both and begin to stamp air mail papers with your geo-tagged location, fold the paper into airplanes, throw them from your phone into the wild onto your computer screen, catch other planes, see where they've been, relax.
It really reminded me of this place. Amazing to see people still using it though.
121 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-27 03:59
That's really, really cool! It's too bad you can't write anything on them, though. Imagine the possibilities of random internet pen-pals. I also love the relaxing music.
122 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 13:16
That's a neat idea! I tried so hard to catch the Porygon.
123 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 20:53
That's lovely! What is the purpose of the computer version though? You can't send or catch from it?
124 Name: Anonymous : 2017-06-07 06:02
99chan has been irrelevant for years now. There comes a point when you have to accept that the website never took off. 99 brought it on itself too by making so many boards when the size of their userbase didn't warrant it so they have no sympathy from me.
125 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-01 08:37
Here's a comfy Discord group for those of you who aren't averse to non-anon posting. It's relatively small and discussion is all over the place, but the main focus is just on establishing and nurturing friendships. I'd love to see some of you around.https://discord.gg/YrjmEFd
126 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-01 22:37
This is probably irrational, and veering dangerously close to yelling-at-clouds territory, but it really annoys me to keep seeing Discord being flogged on places that are already social spaces.
127 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-01 23:39
I don't think it's irrational at all. Discord is shit and kills small communities. Nobody should join this, and >>125
should stop posting his Discord on websites.
128 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-02 05:36
I agree with this person. For example the /improve/ board on 8ch was pretty great but after a discord was made it siphoned pretty much all the conversation from the board so now it's pretty empty.
129 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-02 14:58
website consolidation is scary thing
130 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-02 21:12
Here you can listen to radios stations from across the globe.
131 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 07:04
Sorry about that, friends. I didn't mean to cause any commotion.
132 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 21:30
133 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-09 14:18
Discord is finally killing off IRC after all these years. That's as good a reason as any to hate it. Let's hope it's a temporary trend and not a permanent shift, though.
134 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 07:20
Just curious—what is the difference between the two formats, for you? More specifically, what makes Discord worse?
135 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 10:19
Discord is centralized, while on IRC you have tons of different servers and you can even run your own.
IRC is ubiquitous and has tons of different clients, so you could just as well connect to a server on a 30 year old computer you found in your basement, as opposed to Discord which only has one client that requires running a web browser.
On IRC you can also have people come and go in a channel, which in my opinion makes it much more fun, though you also have the option to make your channel invisible. You can easily /list and search for stuff that you like or /whois anybody and join any channels that look interesting, rather than googling around randomly.
It's definitely not perfect, and I wish there were people interested in improving it, but being so ubiquitous and decentralized is what will make it stick around and outlive everything else.
136 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 21:02
i need a /b/ in my life where you wont get flamed for posting wapanese or 3D topics. tired of strict otaku(lol)3DPD websites
137 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 21:47
You might try Sushichan (https://sushigirl.us/lounge/).
I don't spend a lot of time there myself, so it may not be what you're looking for, but it always seems friendly and fun when I cruise through.
138 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-11 22:05
i know about sushichan but its got a really gay vibe, a tad too fruity. i want a /b/ with healthy balance between IRL and otaku shit with a /lounge/ type of humor in futabally style. i'm asking for too much at this point probably lol
139 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-12 05:38
Those are some interesting points, and I can see why you'd feel negatively about the change. The client issue in particular is something that I didn't consider. Thanks for explaining.
140 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-17 16:25
Maybe Samachan's /z/ board? From the times I've been on it, there are people posting 3D asian women, 3D cosplayers, or just talking about their life, and there's also tons of random otaku threads that don't really have direction
141 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-20 18:13
yeah samachan is pretty decent
142 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-22 00:17
Is this going to come back at all? I had fun using it.
143 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-24 17:35
I really liked that site too. Was disappointed to find it had disappeared.
144 Name: Anonymous : 2017-08-28 18:15
Seems that Tsuki's death cult website finally went down. I hope someone grabbed the CSS from it...
145 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-03 13:09
It went down?
I must've missed something, it definitely looked nice.
146 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-07 23:49
Anyone else just get the email about gitla.in?
I never used it much, but its still sad to see it go.
147 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-08 16:35
is pretty comfy, based on the video game VA-11 Hall-A
148 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-17 02:29
You all might enjoy http://tilde.town
149 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-17 07:34
Thank you! This is amazing, I can't believe there are still sites like this online.
I've signed up for it, just waiting for them to validate my account.
150 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-24 10:32
I couldn't figure out how to log in on TildeTown, but somehow I managed to do it on http://ctrl-c.club/~madnest/
151 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-24 22:44
152 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-28 06:52
It's neat, though.
153 Name: Anonymous : 2017-10-07 01:26
Here's a little one that I quite like:gopher://port70.net/1chan/
154 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 00:52
can someone tell me what /tea/ is?
155 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 01:09
its a liveboard that opens for two hours every day.
Its more or less just like an irc chatroom of familiar people.
156 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 01:11
How do I get there, friend?
157 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 01:15
well, I remember in the past when it was linked on sushi, they seemd a little unhappy about it. Not real angry or anything, but it seems like the general attitude is that its better not to link it elsewhere.
158 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 02:24
I lurk on /tea/ now and then but could never find an entry into the conversation. Nice site though.
159 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 20:50
I recently re-discovered the location of /tea/ (I had run into it quite a long time ago but never visited when it was open), and was going to check it out today, but I forgot and then it closed again. I expect that I'll only go there once or twice for novelty's sake and to feel like I'm part of a secret club (but it is kind of a secret club).>>148
When I randomly clicked on accounts there and on tilde.club, almost all were empty or practically empty. People like the idea, perhaps out of nostalgia, but don't do much with it. They either don't have any real content to feed to the site (neither did many people back in the day, hence all the pages perpetually "under construction"), or they lose interest since the way we use the web has changed too much. Neocities has been more successful because much of it is art projects, and Wired Sound seems to have popularized the site for that purpose. It also has features to make it easier to find stuff.
160 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-15 08:33
I basically hang out on→/letterbox.htmlhttp://secretareaofvipquality.org/saovq/http://4-ch.net/4chhttps://lainchan.org/http://www.operatorchan.org/
And then I hang out in #/g/punk on Rizon, their mumble, a Tox group for me and my friends, and the /g/ Diaspora sever, podricing.pw, I don't use much else.
On idlechan or shanachan or whatever it was called, there was a board called /yuu/ "scenic route" that was just images of pretty places. I loved it. That whole website went down.>>59
There is so much work in that.>>120
That is really neat!>>111
This, I want to send mail to this.
161 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-17 10:05
Einchan is back!
162 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 06:32
i wish more ppl used einchan, i feel like a hacker when im on LOL
163 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 06:40
if you want to find /tea/ you will find it, traveller
164 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-20 01:08
/tea/ is a fartsucker club, thanks for the reminder to spam it on shit sites LOL
165 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-20 18:48
Epic bro. Simply epic.
166 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 08:37
Did you just assumer xir gender?
167 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-25 09:17
168 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-02 03:08
/tea/ is pretty great
I don't frequently visit, but when I do it's top comfy. It is a group that knows each other outside of the board (a group I'm not personally a part of) but if you can handle lurking it's fun and has the ephemeral nature I feel more imageboards need nowadays
The other boards are pretty nice too. >>164
you're a real cool dude my man
169 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-02 07:21
Can i get a link to /tea/? people seem to be hyping it up itt, seems cool. If not i can search myself.
170 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-02 08:05
and actually, after taking some time to read through some threads on sushichan, I think it should be taken into consideration these points: https://sushigirl.us/yakuza/res/304.html#310
If /tea/ gets linked, be nice please. I know some sites that are like that and don't prefer a lot of traffic are sort of strict. Though i do want to check it out.
171 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-07 04:57
I can't imagine anyone trying to fuck this place up doing well enough to enjoy it. Folks are a bit too relaxed in there man.
172 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-07 22:10
There is that
imageboard that seems to not be very fond of /tea/.
173 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-08 04:15
Why is it that some people see others having a nice time not bothering anybody, and decide to try to ruin it?
People can really suck.
174 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-08 22:18
Which board are you talking about?
175 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-08 23:46
I forget the name of the place, but someone linked it on /tea/ last night. Their top thread was all about "invading" /tea/. It was kinda weird.
176 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-09 01:25
It's just a random /int/ spinoff, they're not really worth mentioning.
177 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-09 21:37
i have recently discovered saovq and tanasinn.info and i feel totally overwhelmed by a desire to understand it all
i wonder if this is how i felt when i first got into 4chan or newgrounds
178 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-12 21:07
179 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-13 17:54
No but I forgot what it was called. They originally didn't have a domain name and their only board consisted of three letters the first being S. Their board seemed very active but I couldn't even grasp what they were talking about.
180 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-20 04:22
Something that only opens up between the hours of 7 and 9pm PST? How would you also target yuropees? I'd say maybe 8pm so it wouldn't be too late for easterners.
I definitely feel that vibe you describe "midnight masquerade", sounds cool.
181 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-20 09:28
If you want something a bit less casual than /tea/, but still in the liveboard format https://meguca.org/a/
is usually fairly active (it is a spin-off of r/a/dio)
The admin lets people make their own boards though, and a small hive of nazis showed up, but they tend to keep to themselves. The regulars on /a/ are quite sexual.
182 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-21 16:12
I just randomly visited /tea/ and some guy has been ranting that anime should be banned there, and of course the moderators like all imageboard moderators are spineless cuck shitheads who wouldn't even dream of banning him because normalfags are like some kind of gods to them. There's just no escaping these subhumans anymore. They infest every corner of the internet. They literally do nothing else with their time than go around attacking anime and demanding it to be banned. They can easily spend the entire day doing it non-stop. They have nothing else going on in their lives, no other purpose for existing. They should all be killed.
183 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 01:34
You're not making yourself look much better.
184 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 18:58
This is satire I assume.
/tea/ is for comfy not politics.
185 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-25 03:14
/tea/ is the most anime-friendly and generally friendly imageboard I've ever visited. This must be some kind of troll post.
186 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-30 08:38
this isn't a link to another site, but I highly recommend going to →/video.php
late at night and flipping through each video, stopping on ones that interest you, and skipping the ones that don't. it evokes a sense of nostalgia for me, i thought someone else might enjoy it too.
187 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-30 09:35
It's not really nostalgic for me, but I like doing that too. I've seen things I never knew I wanted, like train rides with relaxing music and Scandinavian dudes talking about how to dress warmly in the winter.
I also think it's cool to see what Letterbox posters want to share with each other.
188 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-31 10:01
what Letterbox posters want to share with each other
Mostly Townes Van Zandt, apparently.
189 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-03 22:50
Anime is mainstream now; also, highly overrated.
190 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-05 13:01
Anime is a medium, not a genre friend. If I were to say "film is mainstream, also highly overrated", it wouldn't make sense because there's a lot of films that cover a wide array of genres and subject matter. Anime is the same, sure there's a lot of trash, but also there's some really good stuff out there too.
Also, anime is not really "mainstream", perhaps a lot of teenagers like deathnote or something, but most people still don't really care about anime in general.
191 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-10 22:44
It looks like someone swallowed the weeb pill. Pay attention to the universe outside of image boards.
192 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-10 23:01
Will do thanks for the advice!
193 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-13 03:11
Anyone else here go on Bronnen?
194 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-13 13:28
It looks like the worst of 4ch and Reddit fused togheter. Am i missing something?
195 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-13 23:52
No. Its literally as bad as it looks.
196 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-07 13:04
/prog/ is @ goatfinfer.ga now, had to move.
197 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-08 18:52
I got interested in the idea of small imageboard with short posts' lifespan thanks to the people mentioning /tea/ and decided to make one.
I'm still not sure that site like this can work other than being some kind of IRC replacement for group of acquaintances, and after the link to /tea/ had been posted I actually got kind of discouraged because I realized that I don't like its format that much.
On top of that I'm mostly a read only person and don't know anything about building online communities, so I think it's good that I picked a suitable name for it to just being there on the internet completely empty.
The board is here: https://bus-stop.tk/
I call it a 'small talk imageboard', everything you post there stays on the site only for one day. It also has a bit of unusual layout with posts from all threads being displayed on the same page. I think it can be used for sharing of your thoughts, feelings and discoveries of media, general fun posting and other things that don't require keeping a long conversation (or having a userbase).
Anyway, thanks for your attention to my shilling, please come by time to time on your way to Post Office and say hello.
198 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-08 22:07
This seems pretty neat. Bookmarked.
199 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-09 09:58
Just posted! I also noticed the reply field disappeared for me a few times but didn't delete my post
200 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-09 14:48
I also noticed the reply field disappeared for me a few times
Are you talking about the bus stop? Was it for a short period of time during reloading or you had to reopen the page to get the reply form back? Please reply to me on the bust stop if you remember, I know about this bug and I thought I fixed it for good.
201 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-10 01:45
Replied to you. :o)
202 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-11 04:30
Thanks for all the cool places guys! I went on a long venture there. >>197
This is exactly what I would like to see more of. The beauty of the internet is its ephemeral nature. Cool stuff.
203 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-12 03:48
204 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-12 23:10
Holy hell. Link 4 is wonderful.
205 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-13 08:23
Too flashy. Gave me shivers.
206 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-15 02:30
207 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-16 02:44
it's like youtube before it was bad.
208 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-21 01:14
209 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-21 20:36
Where do the posters on /tea/ come from?
210 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 06:10
easy takers can be found the world over
comf is limitless
211 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 08:33
gensokyo obviously. they're all cute girls
212 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 10:17
213 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 11:00
214 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 06:31
I am trying to get into Mastodon. I really like the concept, and it seems potentially comfy. But there is so much cancer. I guess the magic of it is that I can just follow people that I like and ignore the mass of wallowing teenagers. But it is extremely difficult to find pleasant, mature people because of the way Mastodon works.
215 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 10:51
What is Mastadon, some kind of new-fangled social networking site?
216 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 13:07
It's like Twitter except it's distributed. So people can run their own instances, and people on one instance can interact with people on other instances. Supposedly it's comfier than Twitter because you can actually have conversations with people, but the sorts of people on most instances aren't who I'd want to have a cup of tea with. The sorts of people who *constantly* complain about politics and their periods (not joking) or whatever. And those instances usually have strict moderation policies. Other instances are more loose, but they are mostly filled with shitposters. I just want a middle ground: decent, friendly, interesting people. Am I asking for too much? Maybe. Maybe the world is just filled with shitty people. Or maybe it's just the internet. Who knows?
217 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 23:56
It seems like you have shit taste. Please, return to the AvianBlog.
218 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 06:23
april fools joke right now
219 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 08:29
I know exactly what you mean. I love the ideal of it, but I found it hard to find the "use case" of it - not really many people on there with overlapping interests. Maybe there'll be some sort of dilution of the somewhat extreme community at some point, but given there isn't much of a draw to switch otherwise I don't think that's gonna happen (excluding another big social network collapsing).
220 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 16:49
This was mildly amusing.
Reddit has ASCII gifs on /r/HighQualityGifs today.
221 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-01 19:49
i've been lurking some scuttlebutt pubs and it's a great place for discussions - very New Zealand centric though so far
222 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-02 15:58
You are supposed to pick out the people you are interested in and follow them. You are not going to find a "prebuilt" community you can just join, that's not how the fediverse works.
223 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 17:28
Do you follow any blogs?
I'm looking to fill my RSS reader with neat computer science and programming blogs, or really anything interesting, especially if it's long form and in depth.
224 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 22:36
hasn't been updated in forever, but i highly recommend reading everything this guy has postedhttps://countercomplex.blogspot.com/
oh no way! as it turns out, he just posted something for the first time in almost 3 year
this is wonderful
225 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-04 11:25
- Challenging signals processing and SDR work. Really nicely done writeups.http://calculatedimages.blogspot.co.uk/
- scientific image processinghttp://www.lowtechmagazine.com/
(I suppose this is actually the opposite of what you asked for, but still a worthwhile read!)
226 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-04 12:03
If you search for "planet X" where X is a programming language/popular tool/etc. you can usually find RSS aggregators. Many aggregate a good amount of blogs with varied depth, length and overall quality, but I only had good experience with them so far. For example, here's one for emacs: http://www.planet.emacsen.org/
Other than those, I really recommend this blog, mainly about the work on Guile's compiler: https://wingolog.org/
227 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 03:28
Why would you willingly visit that place? There are plenty of sissy discords for you to punch your eternal hellfire in, what's the point of an imageboard wrapped one?
228 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 03:29
* * * YOUR TICKET TO * * *
229 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-19 13:42
obligatory imageboard- probably my favorite design for an imageboard alongside the classic futaba style, It werent a spam graveyard. https://guhnoo.org
230 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 16:37
You can about Guile and GuixSD here.
231 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 19:59
A Grateful Dead board? I'm not a Deadhead, but that's pretty cool. Just when you the no you've seen everything in some imageboard or another.
232 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-20 20:01
Just when you think you've seen everything*
What the hell, autocorrect?
233 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 08:32
not a Deadhead yet*
234 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 09:40
American Beauty is in of my all-time favorite albums and I like Workingman's Dead, but most of the Deads' output strikes me as the worst sort of self-indulgent trash. That being said, I respect the hell out of them for building a huge and fanatic fan base organically by touring for decades.
Can you recommend me some great Dead, kind Anon?
235 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 09:42
is one of my all-time favorites*
236 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 18:30
Let's move discussion about it there or to the music thread maybe.
I don't know who posted the mayoi link, but I happen to be it"s godqueen and operator - Ask me anything.
237 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 18:57
Why does your website suck?
238 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 19:42
Okay, I'll see you there.
239 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-21 22:23
240 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-25 06:39
Probably the coolest text board I've ever seen and participated in.
Only sharing herehttps://atob.xyz
241 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 01:30
242 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:05
i suck and fuck man ass
243 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:05
I fuck and suck man ass
244 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-08 04:54
245 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-13 04:05
246 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-17 05:13
oops typed it wrong >>245
247 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-18 17:52
248 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-21 04:46
Wasn't very interesting or cool at all.
I was actually expecting something.
249 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-22 16:00
Yea man, the Computer Club board has a really nice aesthetic to it.
250 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 02:43
I get the distinct feeling the people there are garbage.
some anons might describe atob as a bastard child of reddit, 4chan and hubskiI wish feels.ca was still up...
251 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-23 07:10
What happened to them?
252 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-24 19:31
Feels.ca was a spin-off from /r9k/ after someone decided that all the ">tfw" posts on r9k deserved their own site. Users could submit their own feels, upfeel feels and even comment on feels. It had a unique feel to it that I really miss and I'm still looking for something like that today. It had a lot of feels and few replies. I remember most feels having less than 6 to 10 replies while there were a few outliers that had over 70 replies. It was mainly a "upfeel and post your own feel" sorta crowd instead of "every thread will be replied to". Maybe the content was read for what it was and it was respected by not derailing or disturbing it? I don't know. All I know is that just browsing and reading would mean laughing maniacally at the juvenile shit that was posted or genuinely shedding tears over a guy poring his heart out after disappointing his father who died. The community was really close knit and I miss that a lot. Don't get me wrong, it certainly had bad days, and it was probably worse than I'm making it out to be because of nostalgia goggles. My nostalgia certainly is acting up right now. But I still get the distinct feeling that communities are worse now, across the entire net.
I like unique website ideas like feels.ca and atob. But the execution of atob is just garbage. I could elaborate on why but it's not worth discussing; not here at least. I could look past these imperfections if the user-base seemed at least somewhat invested in the site at all. Shitposting is one thing, but it seems like they're just reddit-tier idiots over at atob.xyz. They don't seem invested in the community at all, it's got no identity, like some sub-tier AI bot mashed up random 4chan/b/ posts with reddits' "keep things nice" attitude and a garbage web UI design that only works for phones with touch screens. It certainly has that kind of webdesign that screams "Chode of Conduct".
I dunno, maybe I'm not feeling good right now. Form your own opinion or something. I just don't like atob and that's my two cents. Go visit atob if that's your kinda corner of the internet.I honestly think the more obscure and harder it is to get into something? The higher the fan base quality. People will have to put in some effort to get there in the first place which acts like a giant filter keeping all the idiots out. I sometimes feel like me and my posts are not worthy enough to post here (or other quality boards for that matter), so I simply refrain from posting. Even now I feel like this post may upset the laidback vibe of the post office somehow. I love you guys.
That's what I think is wrong with the internet. All this centralization and ease-of-use leads to a unified conglomated mass of Twitbook and WhatsSnap. Before you had to actually invest some energy in order to become part of a community, this acts like a bit of a filter. Now, no one has their own corner with their own crowd they can yell with and at because everyone's all part of the same damn crowd! There's no communities anymore, it's a global mashed together garbage pile of "feeds" and "timelines" that you can't even get a simple RSS/atom link for because shareholders don't like that. And god forbid if you ever say something that upsets someone, this centralisation means you get booted from everything at once. Just the other day, some sysadmin got an entire business with all 150 employees suspended from google's systems because he and him alone 'abused' the refund policy on the google play store after he bought and refunded his friend's app so he could crack it and send it to his friend (who actually made the damn app) saying "Look at this cool app that does [thing], completely free! lololo". Meanwhile, google suspende all 150 employees including some who can't even access their own PRIVATE email accounts now because google figured to suspend them as well. Enjoy getting industrially DoS'd from basic communication channels everyone uses. And that's nothing to say about the algorithmic filtering social media enterprises do to make the world a gigglier place! C:
A couple hours ago I looked into a Hypercard clone (vipercard.net) someone made that runs in your browser and I remembered playing that Glider game back in the 90s. My God, where are we going to end up in another 20 years? Are people going to read this post in 20 years and look back on 'how much better' the internet was or is textposting going to be entirely dead by then?
I sure hope someone reads this in the far future. If you are? Go revive some ancient technology and put it online. I'm sure it attracts a better poster...
253 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-24 20:49
This sentiment is so common and is repeated almost to ad nauseam at this point, at least on the corners of the internet I find myself lurking, mostly from people who grew up during the 2000s probably, but there are no steps being taken to rectifying it, or creating a utopia free from these problems, people just complain. I think there, at least currently, is no feasible solution that will come about. Things, as you predict, are probably only going to get much worse. I have some hope that someone smart will come up with something, or that culture will shift so far that people get sick of the state that the internet is in, but right now the majority are more than pleased with where things have ended up.
254 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:43
The only way to improve the internet is to log off.
255 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:50
Message received. Commencing mission. I'd like to immortalize this post on a self-published e-zine somewhere, if that's okay with you?
256 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 01:56
That may improve YOU; I think the only way to improve the internet is to be the kind of user you want to see, and encourage others to do the same.
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257 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-25 02:29
Nothing would make me feel better, 2^8-1 anon. I would love to read that e-zine myself...
Be sure to sign my post with the following UUID: 1c79c5bb-8a07-4888-9fa5-38672f7a2077
That way, anyone can write it down, put it in an envelope somewhere for 20 years and search for it on whatever the internet uses by the time they open it. Hopefully it will be on textfiles.com or something.