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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
8ch.net/deutsch
8ch.net/jp
8ch.net/musicprod
8ch.net/min
8ch.net/cyber
3 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 14:48
A couple of sites:

https://4taba.net
https://chiru.no
4 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 15:18
ylilauta is cool
5 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-26 23:54
I enjoy http://tohno-chan.com/ and http://uboachan.net/
6 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-27 00:04
http://4-ch.net/iaa/kareha.pl/1439333638/
7 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-28 22:32
http://secretareaofvipquality.org/
http://sageru.org/
http://dankmaymays.com/
http://www.1chan.net/
8 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-29 03:04
>>3
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
>>9
8ch is in dangerous waters

Why is that?
11 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-02 17:44
>>10
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
>>12
I dislike how correct you are.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-06 20:28
>>12,13
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
>>14
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
>>15
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:
ssh einchan@104.238.215.7
(pw: ein)
http://neetco.de/chibi/sshchan

ssh anon@sshchan-functional.god.jp
(pw: sushi)
https://github.com/Undo-all/sshchan-functional
17 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-12 13:39
>>16
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
>>20
You did??
Tell me the addresses you had for them!
22 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-25 16:52
Http://neocities.org is good. It reminds me of the late 90s.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-25 18:14
>>22

http://neocites.org
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
>>22
>>23
Were you there to experience the 90s?
25 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-26 15:46
>>24

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
>>21
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
>>27
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 tags
http://io.i2p/ - a mirror for BBC and The Guardian world news
http://zm2ojbgwq55m3rhvoqim75dwje2bgv5zkem7fdm64iu2buhqpntq.b32.i2p/ - world news and political essays
http://onepost.i2p/ - just for fun
http://2chan.i2p/ - Okay so it's 2chan, but in Russian.
http://nacl.i2p - security tutorials
http://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
>>29
What is it good for?
31 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-12 20:25
>>30
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
>>31
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
>>32
how little spam there is
that's because barely anyone posts there to begin with.
34 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-13 18:07
>>33
Touche
35 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-30 04:56
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?238176-DIY-water-cooled-amp-sectional-P7-UW-light

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
>>12
>>14
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' boards

http://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
>>40
Thanks for proving my point.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-21 12:56
>>39
Sound about right, hahaha
43 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-28 02:30
http://samachan.org

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
>>44
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
>>45
Yes. I invested wayyy too much time.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-30 20:42
>>46

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
>>18

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.i2p
http://g7c54d4b7yva4ktpbaabqeu2yx6axalh4gevb44afpbwm23xuuya.b32.i2p
http://ucavviu7wl6azuw7.onion
http://oniichanylo2tsi4.onion
https://gchan.xyz/ - registered in panama
https://i2p.rocks/ib/ - registered in panama
https://2hu-ch.org/ - registered in canada
http://nsfl.tk/ - registered in america
50 Name: Anonymous : 2016-06-16 10:40
>>49
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
>>49
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
>>51
hello from 2hu-ch.org's http.log by the way
Hahahaha glad to see you.
53 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-22 21:44
http://dreamchan.net/
54 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-25 19:41
http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/
55 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-26 16:03
>>54
NO TECH is good too.

http://www.notechmagazine.com/
56 Name: Anonymous : 2016-08-03 06:50
>>55
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
https://www.windyty.com/

Neat weather visualization. Data selectable bottom right, units top right, forecast time bottom left.
59 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-05 05:43
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t10VI-sccy1CfAeMZHwmCS_7agIHFo_B5ipMjzsMtTg
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
>>59
Holy shit someone put a lot of work into that.
62 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-06 19:56
>>60
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
>>62
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
>>60
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
>>64
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
>>65
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
rsub.com
68 Name: Anonymous : 2016-10-07 09:57
>>66
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
>>68
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, vee@airmail.cc.
70 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-14 03:51
>>63
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
>>16
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
>>71
They're both down right now.
73 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-15 15:22
>>70
You could create one. Be the change you want to see in the world!
74 Name: Anonymous : 2017-02-16 00:52
>>73
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
>>71
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
>>42
hahaha
81 Name: Anonymous : 2017-04-02 14:53
>>76
>>77
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
>>60
I like how it's small and written in Ruby.
83 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-03 10:44
>>82
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
>>73
I don't know anything about programming and/or coding, so it probably will never happen.
85 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-07 03:39
>>79
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
>>85
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
>>85

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
>>87
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
>>88
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
>>88
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
>>90
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
>>91
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
>>92
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
>>93
  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
>>91
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
>>95
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
>>95
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
>>96
"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
>>99
99chan seems promising.

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