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Cool Places + internet edition +
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101 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-15 03:07
>>93
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
>>101
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
>>102
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
>>102
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
>>105
I don't get it. What is it?
107 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-22 13:11
>>105
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
>>105
Like >>107 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
>>106
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
>>107
>>108
>>109
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
>>111
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
>>111
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
>>111
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
>>114
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
>>115
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
>>116
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
>>118
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
https://paperplanes.world/

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
>>120
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
>>105

That's a neat idea! I tried so hard to catch the Porygon.
123 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 20:53
>>121

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
>>99
>>100

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
>>125
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
>>126
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
>>126
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
>>127
website consolidation is scary thing
130 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-02 21:12
radio.garden

Here you can listen to radios stations from across the globe.
131 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 07:04
>>126
>>127
Sorry about that, friends. I didn't mean to cause any commotion.
132 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-03 21:30
>>131
It's all good, man.
133 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-09 14:18
>>126
>>127
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
>>133
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
>>134
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
>>136
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
>>137
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
>>135
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
>>136
>>138
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
>>105

Is this going to come back at all? I had fun using it.
143 Name: Anonymous : 2017-07-24 17:35
>>142
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
>>144
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
https://dangeru.us 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
>>148
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
>>149
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
html art
What the hell is html art?
http://tilde.town/~joe/mononoaware.html
oh
152 Name: Anonymous : 2017-09-28 06:52
>>151
Lol
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
>>70
can someone tell me what /tea/ is?
155 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 01:09
>>154
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
>>155
How do I get there, friend?
157 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-11 01:15
>>156
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.html
http://secretareaofvipquality.org/saovq/
http://4-ch.net/4ch
https://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
>>16
Einchan is back!
ssh einchan.god.jp
password: ein
162 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 06:32
>>161
i wish more ppl used einchan, i feel like a hacker when im on LOL
163 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-18 06:40
>>156
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
>>164
Epic bro. Simply epic.
166 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-21 08:37
>>165
bro
Did you just assumer xir gender?
167 Name: Anonymous : 2017-11-25 09:17
>>166
Ahahaha. Nerds.
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
>>168
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
I'm >>169 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 & https://sushigirl.us/lounge/res/1640.html#1641

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
>>170
>>169
https://chakai.org/tea/

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
>>171
There is that imageboard that seems to not be very fond of /tea/.
173 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-08 04:15
>>172
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
>>173
>>172
Which board are you talking about?
175 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-08 23:46
>>174
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
>>174
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
>>176
Is it Tanobb? :3
179 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-13 17:54
>>178
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
>>70
Sounds interesting...
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
>>182
You're not making yourself look much better.
184 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 18:58
>>182
This is satire I assume.
/tea/ is for comfy not politics.
185 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-25 03:14
>>182
/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
>>186
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
>>187
what Letterbox posters want to share with each other
Mostly Townes Van Zandt, apparently.
189 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-03 22:50
>>182
Anime is mainstream now; also, highly overrated.
190 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-05 13:01
>>189
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
>>190
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
>>191
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
>>193
It looks like the worst of 4ch and Reddit fused togheter. Am i missing something?
195 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-13 23:52
>>194

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
>>197
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
>>199
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.

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