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How active is this place?
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last post: Jul 1, 2018
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How active is this place?

1 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 05:56
Traffic? Ammount of posts per day? etc.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 06:03
>>1
Maybe a few posts a day, or maybe none.
You could just hang out for a while and find out. Most of us are pretty nice.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-23 06:24
the place is interesting and unique
I hope it gains way more users
4 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-25 01:53
I sometimes wonder who made this place. I like it. sage for derailing.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-25 04:54
I like it too! Thank you all for contributing, and for being part of this lovely website.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2018-01-31 14:22
>>4
Just checking out this place again after forgetting about it for ages. I actually know the creator! Previously he'd made (? or was admin of) a Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and Aria imageboard, around 2011, but it sort of transitioned into this BBS.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-03 12:14
>>6
This is great. I'd love to contribute somehow, be it monetary or development wise.
8 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-03 17:24
>>6
You can usually find a few of the old board's users on the IRC, for what it's worth.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-17 02:09
Thanks Capey
10 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-21 22:41
I'm new here, arrived today, so x+1 users I guess. Digging the visual style, it's really lovely.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-21 22:45
I occasionally pop in to lurk.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-22 07:44
I'm sleepy and busy.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-22 09:24
Does it matter.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-22 13:20
>>13
this guy is zen af
15 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-15 15:12
We seem to have a lot of new users lately. How did you find this place? Has it been linked to elsewhere? Ideally more activity would be a good thing as this board is on the slow side, but I'm wary of ending up overrun by the "culture" that pervades image boards and most of the internet as a whole these days.

For example, more posts in the style of >>14 have been showing up here lately, and besides clashing terribly with the general tone of the board, it does somewhat detract from the nice and relaxing atmosphere this place has been enjoying for years.

Maybe it's inevitable, but I'd advise everyone to carefully consider where they share this quiet little corner of the web.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-16 10:39
>>15
Maybe it's inevitable
I think people who browse here probably also browse small chans, and people who browse small chans probably also browse large chans. I'm personally really careful about where I mention the Letterbox, but I imagine word gets around. All we can do, I think, is to call out bad behavior and hope newcomers are willing to adapt to our way of posting.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-17 00:53
Just a thought, but we might see more activity if there were more active threads at once. Go dig through the older topics and see if there's anything you'd like to contribute!

(At least I doubt such a slow board as this one would have any issues with "necroposting", as it were...)
18 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 04:02
Hi, little corner of the Internet. I am only a wanderer, but I have enjoyed all the posts you have left here. Suffice to say, I have to be leaving. I don't know when I will be coming back. It will be an interesting road ahead.
So I suppose you can say this place will be a bit less active. I wish you luck in your travels.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 18:20
>>15
We seem to have a lot of new users lately. How did you find this place? Has it been linked to elsewhere
There's a copypasta linkdump of "secret" image/textboards that somebody posts on 4chan's /qa/ and this site is included.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-19 04:07
>>18
Safe travels wherever you're going, and hopefully you'll make your way back here someday.

>>19
Really, linking it on 4chan of all places? Well, I guess that explains it.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-31 14:26
I like this place. I hope it lasts forever.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-06 03:40
>>21

It's hella comfy and I hope it stays this way.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-06 21:32
>>15
I discovered this place in a thread on another small imageboard. The thread was about sharing links to other chans you visit and apparently this site was one that got posted there. It's comfy here, I'm glad I was exposed to this place
24 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-27 14:55
Fell down the imageboard rabbit hole I guess. Found a board that took me to a smaller board, which brought me here. It's nice.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-27 18:08
>>24
anonymous imageboard/textboard channels can sometimes be a worse trip than wikipedia rabbit holes.
I recently ended up on a tiny imageboard inside the I2P network called WA113D C1TY that is made for Chinese people. In China, even owning a copy of something like I2P is grounds for being disappeared and sent to a "re-education" camp.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 08:27
We are being datamined. This is a sign that afternoon cafe has been compromised. Expect them soon.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 10:43
>>27

what
30 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-29 17:18
>>27
Just to be safe, I'll just back up everything now. Be safe out there, y'all.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-04 09:13
big if true
32 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:06
Your ass need a dick
33 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 08:06
I fuck you all day all night
34 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-07 19:12
>>15
I found it through this website
http://grey.sdf-eu.org/papers/chan.html
35 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-08 20:18
>>34
"but are normalfags looking for a place to shout expletives they would normally get in trouble with their parents, for saying on Facebook" - huh, this explains the recent upsurge of idiots here.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-09 02:13
>>35
Yeah I feel like the point of that post was well intentioned but i think it also sent some people over that the poster was complaining about :( I really like this site though, it's a nice respite from the cynicism and layers of irony all over the internet
37 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-09 08:57
>>36
Some of the links there were dead. But I did find more places I could chill out at. It's really nice to see places on the 'net still have a good vibe to 'em.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2018-05-10 01:05
>>37
If you want an absurd amount to look through, check this out.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t10VI-sccy1CfAeMZHwmCS_7agIHFo_B5ipMjzsMtTg/mobilebasic
A lot of them were dead but it's like a tour, it's really interesting.
39 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 17:28
>>15
How many years has this place been up? Do you know the history of this place? What was it like before?
40 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 21:15
>>39
If you take a look at the bottom of the Letterbox page, you can click the "View All Threads" link to see all the posts on the site (since mid-2013) which gives you an idea of the atmosphere it had before. Far enough back they go a bit wonky for some reason, and picture links before the return of the board in 2015 won't work, as although the posts were saved the images they pointed to were lost.
It's descended almost directly from ykkaria/Afternoon Cafe (http://archive.is/l8wT4), which itself appeared following a long chain of YKK threads back on /a/.

If you want an ancient predecessor too, there's Misago, which was a pure YKK forum: http://wakaba.c3.cx/ykk/misago/
41 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 21:20
Ah, knew the proper copy was somewhere on this domain somewhere:
→/ykkaria/
42 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-23 11:29
>>40
>>41
I did find that misago backup while I was looking for communities that remembered the YKK anime/manga series. Reading through the posts, I could tell it was a backup - of http://ykk.misago.org. The board style's unlike anything I've ever seen. Perhaps it was based on a really early version of kareha? Or maybe, much like the post office here - a top-level custom job?

What happened to this ancient predecessor? What factors caused this community to be shelved into a read-only backup?
43 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-23 14:19
>>42
I wouldn't know how to tell, but I think it's pre-kareha, although it's hosted on the developer's website and in fact one of the top threads on that archive directly mentions it. Good find on that original URL, looks like archive.org actually has some slightly more recent captures of it!
Neil is the owner of this site, and he had translated at least up to chapter 78 back in August 2002. This current website design seems to date from that time. Other than that, I don't know anything. He has dropped out of site for about a year now.

Our host began work on this site around July 2000.

Yeah, reading through old websites and textboards like these fills me with melancholy - the mysterious way they just seem to just fade out seems sad somehow. "Not with a bang but a whimper". Unless there's a secondary communication channel, the whole community evaporates with no way to reorganise too.
Well, may this board live for ten thousand years; it's made it through one intermission already - it'll make it through others!
44 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-24 17:58
>>42
>>43

Seeing so much love for ykk is still heartwarming, even if those sites are gone now.

I hope there are more boards like ykkaria out there somewhere.
45 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-24 19:09
Speaking of activity, how about activism? Are you doing your part to help your local community?
46 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-26 04:45
>>43
>>44
Ha, the first thing I wanted to do was to create a YKK board to serve as a 'new site' for the old Misago backup after I discovered the Kareha system (after discovering that backup). Of course, my first, drunken, coffee-fueled attempt ended in comical, ignominious failure. I've resolved to learn more about site-hosting and web development.

I stopped because I found this place, but the future looks dangerous. I'll keep learning about sitehosting and webdev because I want to create a new place as comfy as this place.
47 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-26 17:38
>>46

Let us know if you ever do!

It's a worthy endeavor. Plus, webdev is a great skill to have.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-01 19:10
I come here every weekend.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-02 21:36
see >>45

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