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, email@example.com.
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.
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.
258 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-22 16:34
Just found this place. Slow board but really enjoing the content so far.>>252
I think you'll like this, I hope.
259 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-24 19:09
260 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-25 05:19
I love how so many of the other imageboards listed in this thread have similar threads pointing to even more imageboards and neat sites.
Wandering through the internet through chains of links like this feels like an adventure.
261 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-25 23:09
I want the Berniebros to leave.
262 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-26 00:06
Really reminiscent of old internet webrings right?
263 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-26 00:36
264 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-27 11:03
Now links to American Heart Association. I never went to the original Café, though, it's a shame.
265 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-29 23:35
Ugh, what kind of low-down, dirty trick...!
... at least I managed to salvage something from the long-range backups.
266 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-02 21:27
I want racists to leave.
267 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-04 00:49
:^) everyone is racist anon. Don't u kno that?
268 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-08 15:02
269 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 08:19
270 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 21:53
Those are really nice.
271 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 23:35
Matthew, did you just insert your own website?
272 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 23:41
Don't tell anyone else about this...http://obsidiansnow.net/
273 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-09 23:49
Oh man, I used to love reading him in Electronic Gaming Monthly.
274 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-11 14:18
What's the password, buddy
275 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-15 02:13
276 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-15 02:53
Seems like a bait website.
277 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-15 22:12
How'd you figure that out?
278 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-16 00:29
Research. Just look around and you'll find more passwords if you want to see.
279 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-17 03:25
Hey guys, did you know the Unholy Citadel of 6ch has an IRC network now? Everyone is anonymous, just like on textboards! Come join in on the fun at irc.sageru.org :)
280 Name: Anonymous : 2018-07-17 04:03
281 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-03 04:56
What network is it on?
282 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-03 14:45
ligma is a sugondese irc network
283 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-06 05:17
This guy records his train driving journeys using a POV camera. It's a really comfy experience in contrast with riding in one as a passenger. I know, because I used to ride the same trains/routes for hours.
284 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-08 00:25
285 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-08 17:15
286 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-09 02:38
287 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-09 02:40
288 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-09 05:00
289 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-09 15:47
Multi User SHell
I like that
290 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-24 15:16
291 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-24 19:36
292 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-25 13:34
starting to think I'm getting too old for image boards and text boards
293 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-25 15:47
What are gonna browse now, bbs's?
294 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-25 16:48
maybe browse nothing and concentrate more on programming, assuming I have the willpower to stay away
295 Name: Anonymous : 2018-08-31 12:30
It's up to you but I personally don't think I could ever let fully go.
I mean, besides the great waste of time and shitposting it has brought me, it has also brought me a lot of good things, information and insights.
The reason I prefer the slower paced boards now is because I'm a bit tired of memes and shitposting, it feels like a repetition of the same but I still like to talk with likeminded people, anonymously so I can talk about things I don't usually talk about.
But if you no longer gain anything from it, it might be wiser to stop coming.
296 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-01 12:43
297 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-01 19:28
Should I open this at work? Decide for me, >>298
298 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-02 10:43
299 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-02 19:19
300 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-03 06:41
This was actually a really cool site. Thanks for the link!
301 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 05:48
Two imageboards I frequent:https://kohlchan.net/inthttps://ernstchan.xyz/int
The former is the spiritual successor to Krautchan, though it's a mix between high quality posts, funposts and shitposts. The latter is heavily moderated and slower, but on average has higher quality posts.
302 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 05:53
The new KC somehow manages to be even worse than the original. It's like all the mostly sane people missed their invitation.
303 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 08:18
I get banter vibes from it rather than poopflinging ones.
The former always, and I do mean always, leads to the latter.
304 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-19 18:46
You are absolutely right friend.
So, I searched all of the open internet (not including closed discussions in facebook, whatsapp groups) to find people who seem to really care about nature and relationship with it and fellow human beings.
I couldn't seem to find it. All of the discussions were mostly about superficial things including technology, entertainments, politics which had no significance to our daily life and relationship with each other - either in real life or on the internet. So, it is natural that we all feel terribly disconnected from the vast reality of nature and humanity as a whole.
So, I recently made this site where we could have authentic, mature conversation about all things involved in living, human relationship and conflicts, nature and it's significance in everyday life, farming, plants and trees, permaculture and all things which we all share in this beautiful earth.
I feel humanity is in a crisis wnich needs authentic response, in which all of us come together without ideologies and plans.https://naturalpeople.wiki/communicate/
Please do have a look. The site takes a serious approach but it does not mean we cannot have fun.
305 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-21 02:45
306 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-22 19:37
307 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-22 23:01
I found a Mastodon instance with its layout based on Ayashii. It's pretty dead, but I liked its layout.https://ma.strangeworld.jp/about
308 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 00:05
309 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 01:38
Shhh! Hachikuji is sleeping!
310 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 03:36
- It may be interesting, but i won't be able too look in for a while.
311 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 03:37
312 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 06:41
It's an early Japanese textboard that used dark green palette. Bus Stop has a color theme based on that too.
313 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-23 16:33
314 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-24 02:15
It was an interesting read on the fringe beginnings on Anonymous culture as we know it. I think the problem is still same where things get too absurd after a point and the site is forced to shut down. That is why I ensure to not hate and misbehave in general over the internet or I am contributing to the absurdity of it all.
315 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-24 14:25
"Misbehaving" and "hate" had nothing to do with the closing of those boards, though. Both Shiba and Amezou shut down their boards because of serious personal threats from actual insane people.
316 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 04:56
Bus Stop has a color theme based on that too.
The only thing that shithole has got in common with the style is the background and it isn't even the same green lol
317 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 11:12
datafruits on that same chunk of stations is good too http://radio.garden/live/tokyo/datafruits/
318 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 11:48
The green in the background is the same. But everything else is different.
319 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 14:22
What everything else? I think the original strangeworld only used that dark green and white colors. Some later successors also had additional brighter green shades for headers and links, I generated the palette from the screenshot of one of those.
320 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 18:14
There really were SOME successors that had brighter green headers, but it wasn't the standard. You got the background color (#004040) and the text color (#FFF) right, but the links usually had a light gray color and quotes had a darker gray.
321 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-25 22:42
This is super cool. I used to love to stream radio stations from other countries. Maybe I should get into that again.
322 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-26 09:24
323 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-26 16:24
That's really great. Thank you!
324 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-28 00:01
325 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-30 21:27
326 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-12 13:51
I can't reach the site. Is it dead also?
327 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-15 07:29
328 Name: Anonymous : 2018-10-19 05:35
Yes unfortunately it was deleted. It got barely any attention. I feel now it is better to just be good internet citizen while sharing god things with each other.
329 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-01 07:18
If I am understanding this correctly, to start a thread I send in a letter?
How do people reply to my letter like in a thread?
This is very cool.
330 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-05 01:07
A textboard written in Schemehttps://textboard.org
331 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-12 04:53
It'll be back, though I've no idea when...
Server died and nothing of value[everything] was lost.
Great encouragement for me to rewrite everything in Guile which I wanted to do from the beginning.
But I've had way too much going on the last few months.>>330
Just discovered this place too, I was so stoked.
332 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-16 19:24
333 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-17 03:33
So the site https://naturalpeople.wiki/
is back. I felt it is needed and after seeing this site's photoboard, I decided to include a photoboard in the wiki too..
334 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-19 23:57
This guy is one of my all time favorites! His name is Dan Hughes and He skates around the country, taking pictures (some of which are from the 70s-80s), and sharing his view of the world! He's a Washington local and is a major legend in the local scene of skateboarding here in the northwest!
335 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-19 19:49
does anyone have a link to that site that is only open at tea times? i can't remember if it was posted here or somewhere else, but i can't seem to remember the name
336 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-19 20:34
sorry for my foolish post, it's in this thread.
337 Name: Anonymous : 2019-01-23 02:27
Flash is going to be deprecated soon, and I remember alot of these flash loop websites back in the day (besides YTMND):http://www.pown.it/http://www.j0g.com/http://pooploops.com/
Anyone know any other? There are a quite a few of these, but I lost the links. Thank you in advance.
338 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-05 02:01
339 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-11 12:07
I'm amazed that this place still exists.
340 Name: Anonymous : 2019-02-16 16:54
341 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-06 16:06
Been lurking there for months and thinking of joining in, but I haven't decided what character to "post as" yet. The ones I like most don't have enough art available or are already claimed, plus I want something that fits the general feel of the place. Possibly I'm overthinking this, heh.
342 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-06 18:09
The "claimed character" thing is the worst, and gets horribly uncomfy when someone makes the mistake of posting a picture of lain when someone else has already "claimed" her.
I do like the site, and would go there more, but it is only open during times that I either sleep, or is just about finished with work.
343 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-06 20:57
It's been a hot mintute, but I used to hang out on /tea/. I never avatared and never felt like it was necessary. The reason I never really got into it was the live updating. When you can link to posts both older and newer than yours, it can get hard to follow a conversation.
344 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-07 00:53
One thing I don't like about the live chans is that you can't go back and edit what you type. After a few seconds what you type becomes "locked in" which I absolutely hate since my first typings are never coherent and I have to go back and revise.
345 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-07 09:10
It makes me feel rushed, too, like I have to hurry up and say something. Not very comfy.
346 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-07 19:47
the resident lainposter is a bit of an asshole, sorry about that.>>344
the liveboard doesn't update your post based on time, it's based on how many words you've typed, in doushio's case you can edit the last two words that you type - so if I were to type "I like cake", I would only be able to edit "like cake".
347 Name: Anonymous : 2019-03-09 09:18
Looks like its SSL cert has expired.
348 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-02 06:36
Hot off the presses...
349 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-02 10:50
Man, scrolling through this thread has been a roller coaster.
350 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-02 23:53
here is a search engine for old school websiteshttps://wiby.me/
351 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-04 02:48
/tea/ is nothing but an avatarfag circle-jerk. It's truly unpleasant and gay.
352 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-04 09:27
gay maybe, but unpleasant no
353 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-04 18:31
It's no different than facebook. Weirdos exchanging pleasantries, blogging, and pretending to be friends. No discussion of substance is had.
354 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-05 00:14
It's cause and effect.
355 Name: Paperplane : 2019-07-05 12:56
no different than Facebook
Just want to chime in and say that they're a hundred times more elitist than some regulario. Otherwise hard agree.
356 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-07 10:27
bus stop ded again
357 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-07 17:18
/tea/ can have some okayish discussion but I haven't really bothered to lurk it in months after just how bizarre it was to see. /magic/ can be okayish I guess but I'd rather give my posts to other boards to stay alive, as /tea/ is generally regarded as a "good" website so it usually doesn't have a shortage of posters trying to fit in.
358 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-07 22:09
I want to enjoy /garden/ but it's really difficult to post and have a conversation when the site updates like 3 times a year.
359 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-09 07:31
This is a nice discussion. An imageboard and a textboard I was considering recommending have already been recommended, so I'm going to only recommend my website:http://verisimilitudes.net/
It's non-interactive. I wanted to have a single form for commenting, but I don't want to configure a typical HTTP server and don't have a Lisp HTTP server set up yet, so all commenting requires emailing me, currently.
I enjoyed seeing Gopher discussed here, as the domain also features a Gopher hole. I also have an RSS feed and a Finger service; I also host the email service myself. I'm glad to have several protocols under this single domain, as opposed to adding third-level domain names, as that's what ports are for. I'm planning on having more protocols available, such as Bittorrent and FTP.
I won't delve into much detail, but I seem to only be comfortable in this manner of forum, with anonymity being the main quality; I'm not anonymous in posting this, but I didn't need to make an account, this discussion has lasted years instead of days, and so many other things combine to make this style of forum the only one I feel comfortable in, presently. Everything else seems so queer and alien. I've considered installing a GNU Social or Pleroma to add to this, but I'm not certain I like the idea; so much of this social media seems vapid and pointless; I like my Finger service more. I don't want to write too long of a post about this, however. Feel free to tell me what you think.
360 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-09 18:05
Found this site (ykkaria then) on 4chan when it was still fun to visit. The only other board I visit with some regularity now is bbspink. Lo and fucking behold however, here it can only be accessed with a vpn now, thanks to the little German bureaucrats in Brüssel who have this veritable talent for ruining even the most unlikely bits of enjoyment still left.
361 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-10 01:05
Have you tried using a different dns, like cloudflare? Works for us down under
362 Name: Paperplane : 2019-07-10 03:43
363 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-10 09:09
I always found having to use a VPN and other aids to use Japanese sites a bit ridiculous considering that the user-base of most are probably just looking for some quick entertainment.
364 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-14 19:31
This one is relatively okay: http://tohno-chan.com
365 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-16 17:01
Speaking of region blocking, it looks like 5ch is now blocked in the US. Anyone heard anything about this or know if it's just temporarily or anything?
366 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-16 23:58
from what I've seen, its mostly full of jaded complaining, but somehow its still good; better than 4chan at least
367 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-17 00:10
I enjoy the anime boards; the NEET stuff is just depressing.
368 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-18 20:26
It’s alright, most of the complaining is contained to /so/ and /ot/ but the hobby boards are pretty okay. The ratio of signal to noise with the speed of the site is good for what it is.>>365
I used to read 5ch, I think it’s (was?) read only for gaijins but those kinda sites always blocked non Japanese visitors for decades now.
369 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-22 10:06
4taba appears to be down.
Anyone know what's up?
370 Name: pravalli : 2019-07-23 09:11
Telecom Engineering is probably one of those fields that witnessed rapid advancement in recent years. It comes as no surprise that it is among the most pursued careers today. more: https://www.fieldengineer.com/blogs/why-telecom-field-engineers-need-to-accept-freelance-life
371 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-23 13:35
4taba is back now, the admin was having a problem with his VPS provider.
372 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-24 16:37
for some good chiptunes and company
373 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-04 11:34
I dug too deep
I don’t know how I got here, but this is some serious archaeology. They have web pages going back to the 90s. Go to personal web pages. Lawrence Eng has entire essays about serial experiments lain, there’s an utterly dead forum, and so much to dig through. This is peak weeb. There’s no going further.
374 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-05 22:00
the domain for this textboard changed: it's https://ralee.org>>371
4taba admin seems cool even if his site's uptime is a little flaky
375 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-08 02:47
Kinda creepyish browser game, requires a lot of clicking to get to everything http://angusnicneven.com/>>373
I remember reading this years ago, back when Lawrence was still a student. Glad to see he never took it down.
376 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-20 01:26
377 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-21 18:54
378 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-04 15:05
A wiki and a discussion forum for discussing all things nature, plants and gardening, life. I added a picture board similar to the one of this site!
Also, This is the second time I post about this site since previously I had taken it down and now felt like it really needs to be up. So it is back up again.
379 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-07 03:16
380 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-09 12:39
381 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-10 00:24
Hey, everyone. I'm slowly trying to phase the internet out of my life since I spend a significant portion of my waking hours on it and books stimulate my mind better.
Thank you for having me.
382 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-10 11:44
Alright, see you tomorrow!
383 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-10 12:23
Hey you were on the bus stop too!>>382
Hopefully not if they are truly serious about this.
384 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-10 14:44
If he was serious about it, he would've stopped right away. It's like suicide attempts: Few were actual attempts, rather cries for help. Of someone realy wants to end their life, they will succeed.
And I don't believe few of the many Anons I witnessed proclaiming their departure actually ever left either.
It's like: Tomorrow I'll start working out.
Why not today?
385 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-11 05:42
I'm not sure about that, considering that a lot of people see it as a way to kill the pain of their other troubles, it's not an uncommon idea, considering there's even a website and communities dedicated to it: https://nosurf.org/
He has posted this on a couple smaller boards as well, which is honestly worrying considering the same handful of people use them and losing one person could mean a lot for smaller sites like textboards.
386 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-12 17:21
a website and communities dedicated to it: https://nosurf.org/
Dang, this is an interesting rabbit hole to go down. It's definitely got me reflecting on myself a bit...
387 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-16 08:32
Not completely I hope.
388 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-16 08:40
Is this correct, it works via snail mail?
Can anyone confirm this?
389 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-16 10:59
Can confirm that is correct.
It's a pretty cozy place to be honest.
390 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-18 19:44
391 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-21 05:24
yet another dead image board with anime all over it
Meh. Not that dead boards can't be interesting but this one is just one of the many that are advertised here by quasi spammers on a regular basis.
392 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-21 08:18
It came back at possibly one of the worst times too, with all the fallout from the stupid “alt-chan federation” discord leaks, there’s already people screaming “rulecuck”.
Teens are the worst.
393 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-21 11:02
Can you tell me a bit more about the "alt-chan federation"?
394 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-21 15:47
Aren't they related to the world wrestling federation?
395 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-21 20:05
396 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 00:23
Can you tell me a bit more about the "alt-chan federation"?
Spacechan and a couple other websites started a webring because some 8chan refugees did aswell, there was a discord leak after the /cow/ admin played along that showed they wanted to "destroy" other imageboards and gain a bigger userbase. A lot of their shit is explained here: https://kissu.moe/qa/res/4165#9474
and is pretty much a non-issue now due to either moderation or because everyone knows about their discord faggotry and wants nothing to do with any of those sites.
397 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 00:28
This isn't part of their "ring", but is a good example of what them trying to sow dissent looks like. I really hate how these cesspits try to treat smaller boards as farms for users.
398 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 03:49
Ever since 8chan went down it really does seem that imageboard culture is dead now. What's next for us that don't want to be part of the new age that's come and destroyed what was so special about our past culture?
399 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 04:16
I post on the /qa/ spinoffs daily. 8gag has bunkers if you’re intent on keeping that alive.
400 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 09:13
8chan was not great, but I still think irc and textboards are the master mode of communication
401 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-22 15:41
I never really cared about 8chan personally, but it was a containment for a bunch of shit and taking it down was like taking out a buttplug. Then having all of that "shit" just spew out all over the internet.>>400
I agree, I had kind of avoided them in the last 4 years or so and have found it to be much better in terms of quality and context.
402 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-22 19:59
That 64chan idiot also spammed his shit on KC the other day too. Despicable.>>398
I think the culture is still alive, just different. And if you insist on its death, then it sure died before 8chan.
I never understood why there aren't more new people coming to smaller boards though. I mean I'm not really one of the ancients and I'm very much part of the "new world" but I still found my way here, I wonder where all the other hipsters and internet adventurers are.
403 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-23 03:29
If I were to guess, i2p, onion, irc, and if you’re the real god of adventurers, telnet.
404 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-23 12:05
onion and irc are dead, I've been there. Telnet is way too insecure.
405 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-24 21:32
i wish people would do more stuff with ssh
here is some cool place to ssh tohttp://sshtron.zachlatta.com/
406 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-25 20:03
I've reached the point where there isn't anywhere left for me to post, aside from occasional half-hearted posting on some slow alt-boards that don't have much going on. And a lot of alt-boards are just as bad as or worse than 4chan (e.g. Tohno-chan is the latter). There's nothing worthwhile outside the chanosphere either. Socially speaking, the internet has run its course.
407 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-26 04:32
I wouldn’t say Tohno-chan is worse than 4chan, I hang out in their IRC and occasionally post there and it’s fine if you like the negative chatter or find it cathartic (or actually have a waifu)
Aside from that, it’s not our fault you can’t have fun with the internet anymore, there’s plenty of things going on even in 2019 that I wouldn’t give up for a lot of things.
I think you’ve grown up, but I think it’s short sighted to say that there’s nothing worthwhile on the internet.
408 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-26 09:36
Just post everywhere from instagram, to facebook, to discord, to reddit, to 4chan, to Kohlchan, to here and beyond.
Every layer has its cool niches with their own peculiar culture. I don't see why one should limit themselves to a single layer. that's like only ever eating pasta.
409 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-27 21:11
No thanks, there's much better things online that I could be spending my time doing.
410 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-27 21:36
411 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-28 05:49
Well, there's this really comfy forum I regular. The people there are really nice. You should go there as well.
412 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-29 19:45
Qameleon Technology builds networked, mobile, remote monitoring equipment for industrial applications. Qameleon products are used by companies throughout the world for monitoring and control. If you can't find the system you need, we can build it for you.
They also own this fully black page (http://www.e-try.com/black.htm)
for some reason. There is a black font text in it that says: Copyright 1998-2011 Qameleon Technology, Inc.
413 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-29 22:55
Does anyone know of any good irc servers?
414 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-30 06:19
Eh, that's just unfounded elitism. As I said, every place has its interesting niches. Denying that is just as ignorant as the """normie""" who never goes deeper than Reddit.
has a point.
This place isn't really for full time lurking, once you've been through the entire catalogue so switching between the aforementioned sites is refreshing.
To make my case: There's young people making content today like we did way back on good old 4chan/b/. We made our rage comics and image macros and they're doing their stuff and contrary to popular belief (among elitist image/messagebiard users) not all of this is surface level trash for """normies"". Even on Facebook there's places for wierdos. Yes, ""zoomer"" wierdos but they made their own subcultures and if you're not jaded you can find merit there. As I said, it's pretty ignorant to dismiss an entire platform based on the ancient 4chan "us irrgulars vs the evil, invading normalfags" dichotomy. If you have a knack for the obscure you'll find your entertainment everywhere, even on one of the most used sites of the internet.
Well, or you could try in vain to emulate 2006 4chan by posting anime on /jp/ spinoffs.
415 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-30 14:15
There’s more to the internet than 4chan and social media. I imagine most people don’t want to use those sites including 4chan for privacy reasons. Just remember not to take it too seriously and to have fun on it, the internet isn’t serious business and I think that’s why people don’t like social media, it’s hard to separate real life and the internet on it and the privacy concerns compound that.
I think the dig at anime & /jp/ spinoffs was uncalled for as well.
416 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-30 14:37
Even on Facebook there's places for wierdos. Yes, ""zoomer"" wierdos but they made their own subcultures and if you're not jaded you can find merit there
This but youngins don't use facebook anymore. Facebook is home to pretty much everyone on the internet that's over the age of 26. There are indeed plenty of odd people there and there's lots of active chat rooms.
417 Name: Paperplane : 2019-09-30 15:17
See, people still have an outdated opinion about this. There's no privacy nor seriousness involved if you make a fake account with a throwaway email. It's just like another forum account.
And I don't even buy the privacy concerns. I know very well about the motivations. >>416
Yea the popularity is waning but facebook hasn't been used as a traditional social network by young people for a long time now. I mean look at how facebook was used back then:
People made a thorough personal profile, uploaded lots of pictures of themselves and then posted every hour about what they're doing.
You have one or two meme avatars and a meme name and do nothing but share posts from memepages and shitpost in groups.
Only boomers still use it the original way.
The actual social media bit now happens on Instagram and snapchat where people still blog about their oh so interesting lives. But even there there's some unique cultures that don't use these sites for thier intended purposes and quickly subcultures form.
418 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-30 17:27
What's everyone's thoughts on MeWe?
419 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-30 23:33
If you think privacy concerns about social media are outdated you haven’t heard anything about privacy in a long time.
Also, this is a very cool website to get the thread back on track: https://www.privacytools.io/
420 Name: Paperplane : 2019-10-08 09:47
Not really. Data you don't share online doesn't just appear there. And anything beyond that like cookies and meta data aren't a specific social media problem.
421 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-09 12:33
422 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-09 12:42
Oh wait never mind, shitaba admin just fucked the site up with a modern redesign. I was refreshing /all/ and it kept giving me a 404
423 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-09 22:33
it opened about a week ago. if you like reading a good story or solving puzzles, give it a try.
424 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-11 20:04
The Russian incarnation of Wakachan/iichan died recently.
Goodbye internet apathy machine!
425 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-12 16:45
Meguca.org is down for the foreseeable future! Ganbare gucas!
426 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-13 16:11
Meguca.org moved to https://megu.ca/
427 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-14 20:56
I'm actually being informed about the demise of my obscure chinese imageboards serving my need for music of the moe kind>>425
by some little German Boulevardpresseredaktionsmitarbeiter working for the Spiegel in Hamburg now. A truly Pynchonesque time to be alive and well.
428 Name: Paperplane : 2019-10-15 03:49
Didn't even know that /jp/-spinoffs cared enough about the real world to go on a shooting spree.
429 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-15 04:27
Wait a minute!???
That's what happened with Meguca!???
430 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-15 10:55
shaddup already! --- !
431 Name: Paperplane : 2019-10-15 15:50
Yep, he announced it there and posted his manifest there.
432 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-15 21:50
meguca’s quite literally the last place I would think a nazi gunman would post a manifesto to
433 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-16 01:29
sometimes you can find really cool stuff on the internet archive but most people know it for the wayback machine to look at old and archived websites
collection of manga comicshttps://archive.org/details/manga_library
arcade games playable in the browserhttps://archive.org/details/internetarcade
old k-mart store recordingshttps://archive.org/details/attentionkmartshoppers
old games for ms-dos playable in the browserhttps://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games
mirror of github reposhttps://archive.org/details/github_narabot_mirror
old ms-dos malwarehttps://archive.org/details/malwaremuseum
434 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-16 13:17
As far as I know Meguca is /a/, not /jp/.
435 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-17 01:54
There's a subreddit and website called "Archive Team" dedicated to archiving dying bits of the web if you're into that sort of thing.
436 Name: Anonymous : 2019-10-18 22:41
But even there there's some unique cultures that don't use these sites for thier intended purposes and quickly subcultures form.
This is what aging feels like, isn't it? I'm no longer with it. They changed what "it" was.
437 Name: Paperplane : 2019-10-19 07:52
438 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-04 16:27
I find Wikimedia Commons to be fun to lose myself in. Not the most obscure place on the web, but it's fun to get lost in the sea of pictures and videos.https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
439 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-04 20:57
440 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-21 19:15
Not strictly related to the thread but man, I wonder how many cool communities were smothered in the womb by shitty people like this.
441 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-21 19:57
Nevermind it's just stupid frogposter infighting.
442 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-23 09:02
443 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-24 02:58
its annoying finding a new board and its just overrun with 8ch /pol/ people. i understand its important to them, but having every discussion involve jews, blacks, and/or "degeneracy" becomes pretty tiring after awhile.
444 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-24 04:50
This is the main reason I barely browse IBs anymore
445 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-24 07:31
Bit of a late reply, but as a zoomie how do telnet chats work? I like visiting obscure and small places.
446 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-24 08:25
I'm not entirely sure if this has been posted yet but if not here's a cool geocities webpage.https://castlecyberskull.neocities.org/
447 Name: Paperplane : 2019-11-27 10:19
open command line
enter "telnet x" where x is the address
448 Name: Anonymous : 2019-11-30 05:25
I noticed that recently, people seem to upload all sorts of stuff there.
Here's a collection of winamp skins compatible with audacioushttps://archive.org/details/winampskins
and a red star os iso I haven't tested yethttps://archive.org/details/RedStarOS
449 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-03 15:29
wildly detailed personal wiki by a fascinating dude
450 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-03 16:14
451 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-03 22:24
Find smth interesting on this chan-boardhttp://x-imgboard.website/cg/
452 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-04 20:23
453 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-06 03:00
has a lot of old swf files from 4chan>>445
here are some websites with places to telnet tohttps://www.mudconnect.com/
<-- old school mud(multi user dungeon) gameshttps://www.telnetbbsguide.com/
<-- list of some bbs boards to telnet to
also website with some virtual reality worlds to explorehttps://vesta.janusvr.com/
454 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-08 21:02
455 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 02:15
Huge collection of Japanese software for various operating systems.
456 Name: Anonymous : 2019-12-21 06:19
That's so hilariously broken. I tried upload some dumbass webm but apparently the site isn't even hooked up to S3 properly.
457 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-01 14:47
4taba will be permanently offline after 01/05. http://4taba2.net/
is the replacement apparently.
458 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-02 06:32
Thanks for the information and the link.
459 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-04 00:47
I made a questionable picture with the sprite program and when it saved on its own desktop instead of mine I hoped it would stay on actual site for posterity, but it disappeared when I reset the cache.
Rest in peace, bleeding eyes dick-rat, you were beautiful.
460 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-04 01:30
Windows 93 is classic
461 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-04 05:20
462 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-04 07:14
463 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-07 15:30
464 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 09:21
465 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 16:55
imagine the product placement opportunities
466 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 18:14
It's been two years since I've been gone, and I miss you all. I can so vividly remember going to that corner café and drinking COCA-COLA with all of you.
Jenny, especially I miss you from the afterlife. You mean so much to me. I remember our first date at OLIVE GARDEN, and how much I enjoyed that first PEPSI we both enjoyed together.
I hope you are all doing well, and make sure to take care of my VOLVO for me.
467 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 23:20
I found a very lovely site by an elderly woman. Her outgoing links and webrings are just as good too! http://www.carolabbott.net/
468 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-09 23:33
I wish people made more stuff like this. So much better than just some Facebook page.
469 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 00:37
Old person here - that site is what the internet used to be like. I miss it a lot.
470 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 00:55
I couldn't post. I got a message that said "ur b&" despite not breaking any rules. Either they have my area range-banned or there is an error.
471 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 01:00
Young person here - I wish it still was that way.
472 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 02:31
As a thirty-something I remember and miss that internet, but I also like how convenient the modern internet is.
473 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 03:20
474 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 18:32
What we have here is a phenomenon that is, for a change, deserved. So much of what children today are offered is junk. Pokemon, Power Rangers, PowderPuff girls, Sailor Moon just to name a few, are filled with violence, sexual innuendo inappropriate for youngsters and cardboard, stereotypical roll models that all seem to be the same character over and over again.
I love Carol :)
475 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-10 19:32
476 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-11 04:53
Someone on Neocities has compiled a list for us: https://websitereview.neocities.org/
477 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-13 00:48
Here are the rest of the Tilde sites: tilde.club/~pfhawkins/othertildes.html
And if you enjoyed the Gopher protocol back in the 1990s, you might like Gemini: https://gopher.tildeverse.org/zaibatsu.circumlunar.space/1/~solderpunk/gemini
478 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-13 11:48
One day I'll give tilde.town a shot. Can you interact with the other users on the computer?
479 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-14 22:47
Yes, most of them have an IRC channel.
480 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-15 17:01
Check out some videos with less than 100 views.
481 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-16 01:02
You probably want to sign out/private window if you care about your recommendations lol
482 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-16 01:43
483 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-16 07:07
484 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-18 09:23
Anyone tried the old shell providers like SDF, hashbang, or blinkenshell? They are kinda obsolete for their original purpose but they have all sorts of boards and chat rooms that seem pretty cool.
485 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-22 01:23
This website just turned 20 years old! In another year, it will be old enough to smoke.https://www.philcheung.com/
486 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-22 10:09
487 Name: Anonymous : 2020-01-30 14:51
488 Name: Paperplane : 2020-01-31 06:57
Oh I saw screenshots of her posts on 4chan where he admitted doing it just because it was his fetish, not because he had actual gender dysphoria. Very despicable, but at least he admitted to it.
489 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-01 22:07
I literally love Windows93. Anyone else have a Myspace account there?
490 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-03 09:54
Here is a fun site full of fantasy creatures and webrings to similar sites:http://www.myth-and-fantasy.com/index2.html
491 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-06 06:35
492 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-07 00:16
493 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-09 07:39
494 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 03:16
dang i didn't know windows93 had its own myspace. thats sick
495 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 08:37
Yeah, it's pretty cool. I've been using it for a few weeks now myself.
496 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 10:07
Hello, these are my pronouns
497 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 14:08
Goodbye and good riddance!
498 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 14:47
This thread is about "cool places", not some narcissist's personal space.
499 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 15:47
Same, why do people put that shit on their profiles
500 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 23:04
I'm glad you're not on my site. You sound like a couple of 4chuds.
501 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-10 23:39
Post actually cool content instead of unabashedly self-promoting your site that lists your genders on the first click.
Take it as a challenge: your site's link will be here for posterity, so do your best right now to make it entertaining. Swap the ME ME ME with substance and you'll get the praise you want in the future (or dismiss all criticism and always be ultra lame compared to Windows 93...)
You can do it, I believe in you!
502 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-11 00:16
Surprised you were able to put a positive spin on that, holy shit. Props to you, anon.
503 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-11 20:30
It isn't my site. I wouldn't let a bunch of bigots near my information. That's how you get lynched by white nationalists.
504 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-11 21:03
I'm hoping you're trolling
505 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-11 21:08
506 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-12 02:32
You need to go back.
507 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-13 00:42
I'm sure everyone will smile and nod at you everywhere you go. But not today.
508 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-13 11:14
509 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-13 23:05
This is amazing. It's like what TV should be.
510 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-13 23:19
First video I got was an old NatGeo documentary. I love this.
511 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-14 01:38
Any purely Japanese textboards gaijin can post on? Been looking for one forever!
512 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-14 15:29
The Peanuts cartoon is so pure
513 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-15 09:37
I just realized Fat Pie is still around. Although most people here who watch or have watched David Firth's stuff probably usually do on YouTube or elsewhere.
514 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-20 02:52
515 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-20 03:38
516 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-20 06:07
Way past cool my dude. Thank you for sharing, this one instantly went into my bookmarks.
517 Name: Paperplane : 2020-02-20 08:29
For some reason I distrust boards with discords.
518 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-20 09:38
Watch some stuff from the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
519 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-26 18:09
520 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-28 04:43
521 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-29 00:26
Anyone have any idea what the faint red number in the bottom left corner is?
522 Name: Anonymous : 2020-02-29 18:14
It's the number of gfs you could have had but missed out on forever
523 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-01 08:00
Just a wils guess but maybe the amount of people watching?
524 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-01 13:53
It appears to stay the same, so I doubt it.
525 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-05 20:06
I really enjoy 22 due to that nice comfy atmosphere. Sadly some threads get derailed sometimes by off-topic posts, but still manages to be an overall comfy conversation.
526 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-07 02:26
527 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-07 05:34
528 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-08 10:15
they seem like some pretty interesting people. it's made me realize my desire for some sort of internet community to join and discuss or (learn to) create things with. i just don't know where to start, really.
529 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-08 21:24
Miss me with that gay shit.
530 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-09 21:17
So what can we do with this top secret but still somehow inclusive internet community?
531 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-11 14:21
wow, they're /f/ is just as shitty as 4chan's, but slower!
532 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-11 14:29
Unrelated sort of, but cs source is one of the best online games ever. It's crazy how I joined a zombie server I used to play ten years ago, and the same people I talked to then, still play there every day
533 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-12 03:01
It's unreal that they're weaponizing pronouns too
534 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-13 05:04
4ch/a/n archives is stopping working and are deleting their content due to owerwhelming amount of data generated there. Few are left. Isn't it sad? 8chan is dead, librechan is dead, archives are struggling... How do we preserve memory?
535 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-13 11:34
4ch/a/n archives is stopping working and are deleting their content
Can you be more specific? Which archives have gone down?
536 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-19 03:35
Not that anon, but I just checked and Desuarchive seems to be the only definitive /a/ archive left. It goes back to around February of 2008. Fireden deleted their /a/, /v/, and /vg/ archives sometime in 2019. Archived.Moe still archives /a/, but it's pointless as there's no search function.
537 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-20 03:19
538 Name: Paperplane : 2020-03-20 07:32
First I thought someone just replaced another word in that huge text but it seems like it's actually hand written. This is fucked up. That man needs help.
539 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-20 08:45
Elon Musk went too far this time
540 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-20 22:08
Clearly someone had a lot of time to write out their fantasy
541 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-23 17:35
really old serial experiment lain fansitehttp://angelic-trust.net/
542 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-25 13:24
I think that is what is lacking from the internet of today. Its so uncomfy and splattered with ads.
It lacks the human touch.
543 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-29 20:57
544 Name: Anonymous : 2020-03-29 21:11
I don't think "Catgirl Care" is a good example of human touch.
545 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-02 01:08
546 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-02 16:07
All worthwhile content got lost in the archivepocalypse of 2014.
547 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-02 22:54
That's not true, the post office is still here and there's gotta be some screencaps of some content floating around!
548 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-03 08:01
549 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-04 00:06
550 Name: iso14001expert : 2020-04-06 09:03
551 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-20 17:37
found this blog with a bunch of old furry ezines https://furrytimes.net/downloads/
552 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-29 02:08
Very comfy, kinda slow...
553 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-30 03:43
I remember long ago the owner of this site was spamming on all the other alternative chans/textboards. My memory of the board is very vague, but from the looks of it now, seems its just another anime imageboard with thirty regular users, like a lot of the "comfy" chans. Apparently only sol anime made in the last five years and a few popular shows from the mid 90s can be comfy, because that's all I ever see comfychan people post
554 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-30 04:50
It doesn't even seem to be a very good-quality "anime" imageboard, in that it feels more like yet another /jp/ spinoff with "random" posts rather than any substantive discussion.
555 Name: Paperplane : 2020-04-30 06:07
I checked it out and I have to agree. It looks like a board without identity. A board just for the sake of being yet another board. Nothing wrong with thar, I'm not hating but I wonder why they just don't band together. Many use "comfy" as a euphemism for dead and think that every slight increase in posts per day would suddenly turn a board into the next 4chan. I personally think that most alt-chans could use some more traffic and they're a long way from ever becoming too fast and lose their comfiness. Something like the post office AIMS to be slow and it's part of this place's whole schtick but I don't think that's what each of those places is going for.
556 Name: Anonymous : 2020-04-30 20:43
Part of the issue is that it's a lot easier to make low-effort posts (and attract those kinds of posters) than to cultivate good discussion. You need to provide a seed of topics to discuss which will set the ambiance. Lainchan for instance, focuses on cyberpunk/technology and its discussion is mostly centered around that – even on the "random" board where discussion tends towards academic or anarchist-type topics. I don't think just banding together a bunch of disparate aimless alt-chans would remedy this much.
557 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-03 13:52
My own little board, sorry for self-posting. Still not finished and only serves maybe ten threads. Maybe you still want to check it out though.
558 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-06 02:14
Anyone have any good Neocities or Neocities-esque sites? I love browsing those things.
559 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-07 14:09
What's the deal with https://chakai.org/tea?
It kinda seems that they're LARPing but I'm not sure...
560 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-07 16:48
The owner would appreciate if the link was not shared.
561 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-07 18:50
A bunch of the regulars play characters or something. It's kind of strange.
562 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-07 20:56
I've visited there before and I'm not sure what you mean by LARPing. It doesn't really seem any different from other liveboards like Meguca. It's almost inevitable then when you have a small group and live-posting, it gets treated more like IRC or a chatroom than an imageboard. So you'll usually end up with people posting using identifiable names, and clique-ish behavior.
563 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-09 00:05
It comes off as a tryhard comfy vibe
I guess what he meant by LARPing was that it doesn't feel genuine, and I feel the same way about it.
564 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-15 13:17
I want to talk about fantasy stuff, world-building and writing, comics etc. The best place I've found is 4's /tg/ but it's a dumpster fire of fetishism and shitposting.
I just want a community of dorks that like talking about fantasy freely and letting their imagination run wild while keeping the porn addicts and creeps out. Textboard, imageboard, subreddit, IRC channel, I don't care if I have to solve an internet riddle to get in. Just tell me it exists and there's somebody in it.
565 Name: Paperplane : 2020-05-16 00:56
I'd be interested too
566 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-16 19:06
getgle.org - weird shitposting site i found that seems to try to do everything
567 Name: Paperplane : 2020-05-17 13:35
Gave me a laugh. The chat doesn't work for me though.
568 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-17 20:02
The "My Videos" section itself is worth its weight. I wish there were more pages like this.
569 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-18 16:00
Yeah it just feels... weird
Like they're talking in super formal language and stuff, last time I lurked there was a dude talking about a butterfly in his backyard and proceeded to write almost an essay about it.
570 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-20 03:28
How do you guys find these sites, just by seeing other people talk about them
571 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-23 00:09
Cool website threads on other boards.
572 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-23 05:20
/tg/ once made a spinoff chan but it wasn't exactly populated, just had dedicated users. While I do enjoy some of the fetish stuff on /tg/ I can see how people would want to talk about something, say goblins or amazons, dragons etc without opening that can of worms. I could try and think of some places to look at and return to see if they were successful. I'd suggest looking through subreddits first because they have largely replaced forums.>>570
Sometimes you can find them by typing in random keywords into your favorite search engine. Maybe even a specific phrase or two.
573 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-25 16:30
tgchan still exists, though they changed their name recently to distance themselves from "chan" culture.
It's mostly furry-themed quest threads, so it's rather niche.
574 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-26 03:52
lol that article
Joe Biden Fucked My Wife
575 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-27 16:06
Another instance of SchemeBBS:https://bbs.jp.net/mona
576 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-28 01:14
Not exactly the same thing but you might like VistaServ.net.
577 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-30 04:26
578 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-31 11:52
Small webring of a few randos taking inspiration from some ancient UC Berkeley server.
579 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-31 14:42
Mind Dial Audio Project
This is intended to be an art project using public telephony hardware and a unique way of engaging with older technology. Dialing from a payphone is not required, but it is encouraged. Locate a payphone and call this toll-free number:
After the beep, please record yourself playing music, sound art, or spoken word performances. I hope to encourage spontaneous creation. Select materials will be uploaded to Soundcloud (link below).
When dialing, Press * to skip the voice prompt
580 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-31 17:55
This one is great, thanks! I enjoyed hearing that guy scream.
581 Name: Anonymous : 2020-05-31 18:29
from some ancient UC Berkeley server.
I think it's because Berkeley's computer science undergrad association is located in Soda Hall (where all the other CS stuff is).
582 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-02 17:16
I run a sort of link directory where I post a bunch of sites I find interesting on occasion. A friend pointed me in the direction of this thread, but I actually listed this imageboard there a long time ago.
If anyone's interested in checking it out, you can visit it here: https://peelopaalu.neocities.org/
583 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-02 18:19
I've seen lots of websites like these, but yours has a great layout. Lots of links, too. Great job!
584 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-02 18:21
I hate to be posting twice, but is Postbox Garden down for good? I noticed they went down, but hoped it was temporary... Does anyone know anything?
585 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-02 19:42
Nobody ever sent anything to it. Hosting costs at least some money and comfy isn't a currency...>>579>>580
Scream was great. I wish I had headphones to figure out what Life is Worth Living guy is saying.
586 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-03 00:08
Well, it received like 5-6 postcards over a course of two years, so it definitely wasn't very "profitable" (even given the low hosting price of today), especially considering the .garden TLD.
I wish they left a parting note instead of disappearing without a word, though. Some closure, if you may.
Scream was great.
The best part about it was its authenticity.
587 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-03 13:32
Thanks Anon, glad you like it.>>584
Yes, I am pretty sure that Postbox Garden is gone for good. I tried reaching out to find the owner, but I can't get in touch with them.>>585
Hosting costs at least some money and comfy isn't a currency.
This. The .garden TLD was also a huge mistake as >>586
pointed out - Those domains cost around $30 a year which is ridiculous.
I've owned sites in the past that have been fun and comfy in theory, but when they get 1 - 2 users once in a blue moon it just isn't worth the cost of keeping them around a lot of the time. I actually wrote a news post about this on Peelopaalu when Postbox Garden first went down. It's kind of funny that the only site I've ever made that a couple of people have wanted to donate a couple of dollars to me for is Peelopaalu, which costs me nothing but time to run.
588 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-03 21:47
Well, we have their address. Then again, it was... Cambridge Garnening Club, or something like that. It could theoretically be possible... to send them a postcard.
I suppose it won't do if it was a club connected to some university, though. Might be that someone who's ran this project just graduated. That's just me assuming things based on "Cambridge", though.
In any case, it's ridiculously easy to host things on the Internet nowadays for next to no money. There's Neocities, GitHub Pages, free hosting, even EC2 will let you do that for cheap. I've came across several mostly dead IBs recently that were hosted on free services. Postbox Garden could have kept operating (save for the expensive TLD they'd have to change to something cheaper), but maybe the person running it decided to pull the plug regardless. I can kind of guess how it must have felt like to have to look at it occasionally while having nothing to upload.
Ironically, even though it's never been easier and cheaper to run things, not many people do that. I'm partially guilty to that as well, though, but I'll try to change that one thing someday.
589 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-04 02:07
One of the two former postmasters of postbox.garden is active on /tea/, you can ask them if you're really curious, or ask for their blessing to recreate the service if you want it to exist.
590 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-04 18:39
591 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-11 04:29
A quiet old traditional forum focused on Haibane Renmeihttp://cff.ssw.net/forum/index.php
591 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-11 04:29
A quiet old traditional forum focused on Haibane Renmeihttp://cff.ssw.net/forum/index.php
592 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-12 13:21
Figured I'd make another post as I plan to add a VERY big update to Peelopaalu.neocities.org sometime tonight if all goes well. Should give you guys quite a few new sites to have a look through that you probably haven't seen before. Would be cool to discuss a few of them ITT as they seem up your guys' alley.
I'll be highlighting some details about this update in a post on the "News" page later tonight for anyone who's interested in giving it a read. :^)
593 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-12 14:48
Annnd the update is out. 100 new links and a short news post. Hope you Letterbox dudes enjoy it.
594 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-13 09:42
Huh I thought you scraped the site for good. Glad to see it back.
595 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-13 12:29
Going through all the links again since you didn't mark what's new. Thank you for your efforts anyway!
596 Name: Paperplane : 2020-06-13 14:46
same but I'm having fun. very cool compendium.
597 Name: Paperplane : 2020-06-13 16:13
and there I foundhttps://makefrontendshitagain.party/
Which in turn has a list of even more cool sites on the bottom. What a nice rabitt hole.
598 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-13 16:15
Nope, not scrapped - I actually made a smaller update of about 35 links less than a week ago. I just have a lot going on IRL at the moment that I'm having to focus my time on so I don't have as much free time to work on the site as I'd like to. I gave a quick rundown of it on the news page. I'm glad that you like it, Anon.>>595>>596
Newest entry on the directory is "The History of the Web", which is the 561st link on the directory, you can CTRL+F to find it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I've considered adding a numbering system to the site so people can CTRL+F to find the latest entries, but I don't want to give the impression that there's some sort of ranking system in place. Any suggestions on how I can go about this? Maybe add a "(NEW!)" tag to the latest entries or something and then remove the tag after a week or something? Lemme know if you guys have any ideas.
599 Name: Paperplane : 2020-06-13 17:11
Maybe just append the newest entry to the bottom of the list (or on top) so they're in chronologiccal order?
600 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-13 17:22
Does anyone else feel like imageboards are dying these days? So many have fallen in the past couple of years and their communities with it. I don't know why I still stick round, knowing that any of these sites could go down without a moments notice.
601 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-13 20:34
They currently *are* in chronological order. Oldest added links at the top, newest added links at the bottom.
When I said that the newest entry was "The History of the Web", I meant that it was the first new link *in the update* - Every link that comes after "The History of the Web" is a new addition in this update. Sorry for the confusion due to my poor wording.
602 Name: Paperplane : 2020-06-13 20:53
Aaah, I understand.
Okay, do you update in batches? Then I would do
Maybe add a "(NEW!)" tag to the latest entries
and keep that until the next batch of links comes.
603 Name: Snooper : 2020-06-14 13:13
Okay, do you update in batches?
The "(NEW!)" tags are something I will definitely consider doing with future updates for sure. I'll try and figure out the best/nicest looking way of doing it.
604 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-15 14:25
This is nice. I faintly recall a fairly popular Russian onion site on dedicated to haibane too.
Is bus stop down? There’s a 502 error
605 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-15 15:09
Yes. The Bus Stop is hosted on-prem and the admin's moving out of his current apartment. Might be out for a week, hopefully it'll come back faster.
606 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-16 00:48
607 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-18 20:01
garden is back up :)
garden has not been updated :(
608 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-27 01:07
The Postbox Garden is back up AND has been updated. Look at the new posts, they're great!
609 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-28 04:04
610 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-01 15:12
Most of the obscure boards have been taken down or have no significant activity whatsoever. Almost all of the imageboards linked in this thread no longer exist. The few active boards left are so small (<50 posters) that you can easily tell who's posting based on their linguistic patterns.
611 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-01 20:17
612 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-04 21:24
A curated list of "websites, web apps and portfolios which resemble desktop graphical user interfaces":https://simone.computer/#/webdesktopshttp://www.therestartpage.com/
in particular was very nice.
613 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-05 05:24
>>612I see you browse the orange bar website.
614 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-05 15:28
I felt way too much nostalgia when starting Workbench
615 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-07 01:03
not them, but orange bar site has gone to shit a long time ago. shame really.
616 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-20 05:26
This is an interesting and comfy place that archives all the music from the weather channel. Dude has audio that goes back almost 40 years. Really good for a nostalgia trip. https://twcclassics.com/
617 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-21 23:45
Wow, I posted this almost a year ago (363 days).
Did anyone ever go there? Any new signups?
618 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-23 23:19
Time sure passes quickly, doesn't it?
619 Name: download1music.ir : 2020-07-27 19:46
Thank you for sharing the useful information.https://download1music.ir
620 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-30 09:53
621 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-01 01:34
622 Name: Top Adult List : 2020-08-04 16:06
623 Name: num : 2020-08-07 14:55
I'm a big fan of peelopaalu, even friends with the dude who runs it. Made my own list: https://soda.privatevoid.net/num/links/
624 Name: Paperplane : 2020-08-08 18:20
You can play (and stream) or watch people play Angband.
625 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-09 23:07
626 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-17 09:23
This is one of my favourite internet places. Looking into koronbas past led me to discovering Speder2, who does the music for the games here. This is the website of a group that makes small, short games, with nice art and music.http://kohada.ushimairi.com/
Similar, here's the site of a single person who makes rpgmaker games, most "famously" (still rather obscurely) Neftelia, a very good vaguely-yume nikki fangame.http://etgmz14.g1.xrea.com/
627 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-21 07:31
I disliked that no return area in neftelia until I found the hidden room that reminds me of some type of satirical ritualistic abuse.
628 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-21 15:02
629 Name: Anonymous : 2020-08-31 06:01
630 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-01 11:53
631 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-01 17:02
I just recently watched Haibane Renmei and found out that a fan forum is still going too.https://cff.ssw.net/forum/index.php
There are still posts from 2003 on here
632 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-03 10:17
It's always great to see people end up liking HR so much they always end up finding that one forum.
633 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-03 19:15
It's not just imageboards. Western forums aren't doing too hot either, even on non-nerdy ones there are people who are open about either the state of the hobby they're doing declining and being less fun or the forum becoming worse and debating ever logging back on. I wonder if everything is becoming worse or people are just growing old and bitter in general.
Seeing all the dead links on here was a sad sight, but I did find an imageboard that gave me a nice interaction that made me feel good.
"the anger and political rage you are fueling yourself with is going to take years off of your life my man. it isn’t productive.
spend less time online, talk to more people, i promise you things aren’t so bad. and when you do spend time online, try to have fun, otherwise what’s really the point?"
Feels like surfer wisdom.
634 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-05 07:26
Genuinely some great reads there, I'll definitely be returning to it. I'm not sure if there's much point in making an account, but I definitely would've if I had seen Haibane Renmei in the mid 2000s
635 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-09 23:20
spend less time online, talk to more people, i promise you things aren’t so bad. and when you do spend time online, try to have fun, otherwise what’s really the point?
There is nothing to do offline besides going to work and falling asleep. Conversation is mentally draining and a waste of time. The only reason I still bother owning a computer is to do personal research, finish my backlogs, and to discover music. The internet hasn't been "fun" for close to a decade.
636 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-10 18:48
It really feels like it's the same 10 people everywhere.
637 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-10 21:05
Everyone is wired in at this point, wait until it's only 1 person for you.
638 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-10 22:44
It's part of the reason why I've drastically cut back on lurking imageboards (besides the drop-off in post quality). I'm tired of recognizing the same fifty or so anonymous posters by the way they type or by what pictures they usually attach to their posts. It's the most surreal thing and it's not just on imageboards. The only website I use that still gives off the atmosphere of being significantly populated is Twitter. It feels as if the internet is slowly losing its voice over time.
639 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-10 22:57
Twitter's two people on a good day. There's never a good day with aerodynamic bloo.
640 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-11 11:12
What's that one imageboard with a 'good deeds' page? i lost the url :(
641 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-11 23:52
643 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-13 04:13
644 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-13 04:32
646 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-13 04:48
647 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-13 05:07
648 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-13 18:14
649 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-14 14:11
650 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-14 14:41
A list of fairly active Chans and Image-Boards:https://eldritchdata.neocities.org/Lists/ChanList.html
This is a mostly personal homepage. These things still exist. It contains of things I like and stories of things I dislike:http://bitcheese.net/
Over 30 unique channels of listener-supported, commercial-free, underground/alternative radio broadcasting to the world:https://somafm.com/
How often do words appear in the Linux source?:https://www.vidarholen.net/contents/wordcount/
651 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-15 23:35
Didn't know this archive existed, thank you very much!>>646
652 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-16 02:35
I'm pretty sure everyone here already knows about this, but whatever
The Visual Novel Database:https://vndb.org/
653 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-16 09:49
4-ch is down, though i'm not sure if its dead or just temporarily down.
654 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-16 09:54
655 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-16 21:15
Where else am I going to read the same Yoshinoya rants over and over? T~T some of them were genuinely funny.
656 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 00:00
I'm waiting for its return as well... it's too important to just be lost... isn't it? ;_;
657 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 00:36
I have noticed this yesterday's morning. For how long has it been down?
658 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 00:52
I stopped getting feeds from there like 2 days ago, I think.
659 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 06:04
I hope it comes back.
660 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 06:05
Same and i agree it is one of the last few good places on the net.
661 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 11:41
<bps2> hard disk issues are stopping me from bringing it back up, but I don't expect a cataclysmic loss of data
<bps2> but expect some downtime
662 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 12:14
Thanks for the update, anon.
I'm so glad it's not something more serious.
663 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 12:59
Thanks for the update.
664 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-17 20:56
665 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-18 09:29
666 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-18 09:34
speaking of pornhub, this is the western version of that erotic audio database: https://www.theasmrindex.com/
667 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-18 10:20
Pornhub has a new UI. Huh.
668 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-20 21:07
It looks like 4-ch has finally been resurrected. (ง •̀ω•́)ง✧
669 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-20 21:46
And, as it seems, the progrider (dis.tinychan.net/prog/) is finally shutting down along with a few boards from dis.tinychan.net.
To quote the admin:
"Well, as I have no time to deal with the bitchy problems on this board. and since it has mostly long since outlived its purpose, I will be shutting the board down for good. I'll leave it up and running in for a few weeks before it's gone.
If you have any questions, then contact me directly."
670 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-21 10:11
I'm pretty sure that's just a shitpost...
671 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-23 17:15
Old harvest moon forum that still has posters.http://aisp.jp/
Fansite for a dead Key MMO.
672 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-23 19:28
I just recently discovered this board. I guess it's trying to be a better version of 4/mu/
673 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 07:27
This might be slightly off-topic, but does anyone remember this one short-lived imageboard experiment from, I wanna say late 2000s, where every post was automatically machine-translated? The goal was internet cultural exchange, I think it might have been called 10chan, and it was a pretty funny place for the short time it was alive. I think a japanese guy made it and the few japanese denizens that were around made some genius posts in there, like one about generating power from hikki masturbation that I remember to this day.
I'd be very happy I could find even a partial archive of it, or just some other people who remember. I have to make sure it wasn't just a dream I had.
674 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 08:18
Let's enjoy international communications! Please upload images you have!!
Your comments will be automatically translated into Japanese.
675 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 08:27
made some genius posts in there, like one about generating power from hikki masturbation
If you look at the list of all threads (https://web.archive.org/web/20140720131137/http://10ch.org/gazou/subback.html),
there is a post titled "Power generation(発電)", but it hasn't been archived :(
676 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 13:58
Thanks, it's good to know I'm not going crazy. I suppose I should have checked the web archive first thing, but I haven't used it before so it didn't come to mind.
Well, perhaps some things are best left as memories.
I wonder if a similar concept would work better now that machine translation has advanced a bunch.
677 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-27 15:26
678 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-07 19:50
679 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-08 03:27
680 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-08 13:34
An old site about music, history, politics, science and other things
681 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-09 00:59
682 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-10 22:06
683 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-12 16:27
684 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-14 13:00
If you wanna lurk in a graveyard this is quite nice:https://www.usenetarchives.com/
Anyone still hanging about any usenets?
685 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-15 07:10
There are some still people on certain ones trying to talk through the spam.
Google groups is what most people use as well.
686 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-15 20:42
Are there many you can recommend as small friendly communities?
I'm slightly scared of trying to join loud established ones, or niche ones where they're not too welcoming.
687 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-18 08:18
688 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-28 22:30
689 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-29 15:13
690 Name: Paperplane : 2020-10-30 18:24
691 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-31 03:29
692 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-01 07:26
693 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-05 16:46
There's a huge network of these forum sites and they have a crapload of users, I wonder why people say forums are dying?
694 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-05 19:13
Is there some kind of directory for active XenForo forums? I'd really love to be part of a general interest board.
695 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-06 03:08
696 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-06 12:18
If you're looking for active usenet groups, google groups aggregates new posts I think.
It's mostly file sharing these days, people prefer moderated areas with multimedia support and spam control.
697 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-08 20:54
The filesharing and text discussion "faces" of usenet are now two distinct worlds as no one uses traditional usenet clients for the binary groups anymore. A number of text groups are active (not when compared to the 90s usenet, but compared to english textboards for example, they can be considered so). These are exclusively tech themed groups (c, unix, gopher and so on), all the others are completely dead. The problem of usenet today, among others, is the absurdly large topical structure with thousands now empty groups made at the time when there were actually people on it.
698 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-10 08:41
699 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-22 03:54
700 Name: Paperplane : 2020-11-23 15:21
The problem of usenet today, among others, is the absurdly large topical structure with thousands now empty groups made at the time when there were actually people on it.
Reminds me of all those niche text/imageboards out there. Everyone makes a new one even though the ones that are already there barely get any traffic to begin with and most of the new ones aren't even unique enough to justify their existence.
701 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-27 10:10
A mutual from Twitter made this, it's pretty original for a 90s/early 2000 style site.
702 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-27 17:55
703 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-27 19:49
It's not cool yet, but it will be soon. http://220.127.116.11:5250/threads/ >>700
This is why federation makes sense, and also tags rather than subboards. Pool as many posts as possible into one giant lump of content and then have ways to narrow down the pool.
704 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-28 17:49
This dude's channel FODCOM is also pretty good. Love his aesthetic
705 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-30 03:31
Why does my tablet give me a big exclamation point at the top of my browser.?
706 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 03:34
FODCOM's "style" is basically a roided up, meathead alternative to the pinkpill anime vhs 90s pink n purple grid orange sun pc98 sanrio tumblr blog art/editing style. Russian web 1.0 style is pretty underrepresented. btw I put style in quotations, as I remember being in a chat with him in '17, and one day he was saying he didn't even know what his "style" was when he started getting compliments in his comment sections, calling him an artistic visionary. Back when Sam Hyde spawned a bunch of copycats from /tv/ around 2013-2017, FODCOM came from Doomspeak Dieschau and basically formed his own brand after collaborating with a bunch of content creators, including Gibby from iCarly. I don't keep up with him too much these days since I avoid twitter like the plague, but I think the early 2000s web thing lost its charm. Early 2000s web design is a million times better than 2020 bloat, but as an artistic style, its nothing but a tacky crutch.
707 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 20:56
Sounds way too much like how social media displays content to me. I quite like the atmosphere of boards and how they foster a community. Tags separate users unnecessarily.
708 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-08 03:23
The whole neocities "quirky 90s gifs" aesthetic is a miss for me, at best it's inoffensive. I browse and enjoy that kind of space anyway because it happens to have a comparatively higher concentration of people posting earnestly and thoughtfully, compared to mass social media. It also seems to have a a larger breadth and variety of audience than your usual image and textboards, and that's fun to read.
Anyway, on topic, here's an archive of readings of internet posts, the common thread being that they contain the phrase "no one will ever read this"https://tilde.town/~karlen/
709 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-08 13:45
It's still in the works but it's a Myspace clone with html/css pages and all!
I'm /sk8r if anyone from here would like to be my friend :)
710 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-08 15:09
711 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-12 17:41
712 Name: Paperplane : 2020-12-12 23:21
713 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-13 13:23
A simple wiki where we share about all things nature, health, life, permaculture, natural farming, seeds sharing.
similar to this place's photoboard.
714 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 00:05
715 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 14:29
I picked up a book about permaculture accidentally once thinking it was just a gardening book. It seemed kind of interesting, but I never really understood the philosophy behind it. The book still had some useful plant/animal raising information, though.
716 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 15:10
Out of interest, what was it called?
717 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 20:48
"The Ultimate Guide to Natural Farming and Sustainable Living"
718 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-17 18:08
What happened to the bus-stop?
719 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-17 21:38
back up now
Hello and sorry for downtime, everyone.
Bus Stop is running on a small home server in my apartment, but it's connected to the internet using tiny and cheap virtual server which just forwards ports to my home. Apparently $1.25 per month isn't enough to get a stable VPS service anymore, so I just changed a cloud provider, and now Bus Stop IP address is located in Netherlands.
720 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-17 23:39
Small imageboard dedicated to the Goddess of Chaos. Please be nice.>>718
I was wondering the same thing. I was unexpectedly upset to find that it was down.
721 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-18 09:03
Coming along: http://0chan.vip/
(federated, tag-based textboard)
722 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-18 12:56
weird that you advertise so much in this place, since you seem to hate the site so much
723 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-19 07:19
724 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-29 20:20
Not Discord related even though the name suggests it. shows random webms and has video search
725 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 04:18
I keep falling down this rabbit hole of small message boards, help me
726 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 04:28
727 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 06:13
728 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 08:06
They probably appreciate the activity. Just visit them when you're bored.
729 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-31 18:23
I was banned from there for liking cute pictures. I'm revoking its "cool place" classification.
730 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-31 20:08
Are there any other sites that are relatively similar to Samachan? I like it precisely because it is very restricted.
731 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-31 20:20
732 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-03 22:20
733 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-08 20:12
734 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-13 20:37
thank you for featuring my site. my links page is much less full than it was six months ago. the new version is at https://www.distinctly.pink/prior.html
735 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-16 23:03
736 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-18 22:30
The concept is interesting and I've been observing that place since you posted that but apparently the admin spent money to advertise his board on 4chan. You can imagine what it looks like now. Too bad, this had potential.(¬_¬)
737 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-26 14:19
738 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-28 19:46
Flash is better than html5 desu
739 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-01 17:15
740 Name: Paperplane : 2021-02-02 16:29
741 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-02 22:13
does anyone remember that cool site that basically redirects you to a random small website at the click of a button?
742 Name: sage : 2021-02-02 23:39
743 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-02 23:44
I didn't actually sage this thread btw. I was sageing the thread of that glowing Afro-American who posts CP links here and I forgot to change my name after that.)
744 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-03 03:39
Stuff reminiscent of early internet I found while poking around tilde sites:https://sixey.es/ https://github.com/michael-lazar/astrobotany
745 Name: Paperplane : 2021-02-03 05:22
746 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-04 00:59
So many pages on this site are incredibly pretty, though the writing seems to be a bit much at times. Stuff like this always makes me feel like I don't do enough with my time.
747 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-06 16:32
748 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-06 17:05
749 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-09 19:24
i joined a tilde recently to mainly try out the gopher and new gemini protocol. I wish suff like pubnixes and neocities were more popular.
750 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-09 19:28
i wish stuff like pubnix servers and neocities were more popular.
751 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-14 01:30
752 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-23 21:22
Why? People never take Neocities seriously and just make meme webpages with purple grid+pixel sun design, mixed with a few SEL references
753 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-23 22:58
If more people used them, there might be more variety.
Maybe not; I think personal websites are a lost art.
754 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 02:04
755 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 13:56
liking serial experiments lain is my entire personality trait
Damn so many altchans are so interchangeable. This one isn't but the majority really is forgettable.
756 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 16:42
I mean, those are all pretty different.
757 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 19:29
I've had fair luck with relying on webrings and word-of-mouth agregators (like this thread) to find good sites. When browsing neocities or pubnixes on my own, there's a lot of low effort pages, but there are good ones out there. Not having algortithms automatically serve you attention-capturing content is just the price of participating in slower/retro internet circles. >>755
Idk man, I'd prefer to have communities balkanized, even if there's a general similarity to people's interests between sites. Small board culture has the flexability to evolve in ways that large monocultures on popular sites cannot.
758 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-26 11:04
How are these interchangeable?
759 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-26 13:39
Sure, but there's something in between of huge sites like 4chan/YouTube/Facebook and these dead altchans everywhere.
You could roll at least a dozen of these altchans together into one site yet they're competing against each other for their two posts per day. I mean just looking at this thread (and the many many deleted threads for advertisement) shows you that there's probably like 5 new altchans per year. All are totally NOT like 4chan :^) but don't have any identity besides trying hard not to be like 4chan but if you care enough to check the sites out you'll see that many are just 4chan in slow motion so you can REALLY observe shit as it hits the toilet bowl.
Then there's the ones that painstakingly try to emulate 2006 but always fail.
Idk, I've been hopping alt chans for over a decade now and the only ones that really flourish(ed) are/were national chans like sosach, kc, dejimachan, ernst, britfa.gs, yli, brchan etc. and the very early 4chan alternatives like 7chan or 420chan. All those managed to emancipate from their parent and develop their own culture while building a reasonable size of a userbase. Far from 4chan's highspeed but also well over deadaltchan#9001.
760 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-26 21:43
Memes ruined the internet
761 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-26 22:25
What about Lainchan? An element of the success there was also not trying to emulate 4chan.
762 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-28 08:57
Lainchan did something worse, they mixed tumbler and tech otakuism.
In imageboard terminology they mixed /tech/, /g/, /a/ and whatever hidden trash cabal board parading as tumbler that era was.
Was 4chan a good idea? If you don't think so lainchan wasn't either and it was successful since it wasn't a remake but admixture, the few altchan spinoffs that emulate lainchan weren't even vary successful, replace 4chan with lainchain in this post >>759
"Inter"national imageboards have it easy, there is the baseline culture in a nationality and alot you can do with an internet admixture alone, not to mention how well that culture plays with heritage and it just works for some alot of
people, others the majority of people on altchans unrelated to here
not so much.
763 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-28 12:20
I used to love Lainchan and spent a lot of time there. I feel like the weird acrimonious split with Arisuchan kind of destroyed the community, though. And then 2016 happened and the Trumpanzees flocked in to feast on the corpse.
764 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-01 17:56
I miss Arisuchan so much...
765 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-08 22:30
766 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-09 06:40
767 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-12 18:35
768 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-13 02:26
769 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-14 21:26
I've been 3dtestosterone.net on and off since it was founded and it's pretty decent. It also has a chatroom but almost nobody is in there when I drop by. Either way I recommend the place, it's pretty pleasant.
770 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-15 20:31
I think you are mostly right, but the issue is not altchans as much as the fact that people always refer to the big centralized site. I have no idea how this can be fixed, but while in the past you had like 1000 small sites that were genuinely insular with their own culture, right now it's almost impossible to have that. Almost every single user will come to your tiny alt imageboard with a baggage of news and memes from the big centralized sites, and other people will latch onto those because they're familiar, and what you end up with is just a slower echo of the Reddit/Twitter/4chan amalgam everyone participates to. Also everyone is an attention seeker nowadays so the worst people will inevitably seize all the attention on the small website and consume it from the inside.
I know for sure that this is the problem, but I also have no idea how to actually fix it, it's something much bigger even than people's individual decision making: I've stayed isolated from social media since forever but I'm still up to date with the memes and general internet zeitgeist simply because it's impossible not to absorb it by just listening in to any frequency. I could join a random Discord and pick up the conversation as if I've always been there. How do you even create a community that is truly insular and independent? Even offline isn't safe from interconnectedness.
And if you explicitly distance yourself from this situation you'll be ripped apart because it's like telling people to stop eating. Or you'll attract the attention of people who like the idea but will never quit feeding into their FOMO.
771 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-17 19:43
There have been mornings where I cycle through all of the big forums I frequent, and all of them are focused on the same big drama, that I just don't want to think about. Then I come to some tiny imageboard, and everyone's still arguing about the same things they always are, as if nothing in the world has changed. And nothing has changed, whatever the big drama is is totally irrelevant, no one will care in six days, or six months, or six years.
Maybe someone could make a board with a rule that says you can only post if you haven't visited any larger forum in X days. I guess you would make people install spyware on their PCs and phones that would detect if they visited other forums. If they did, they would get a cooldown of however many days before they would be allowed to post again.
I doubt anyone would want spyware on their computer, and even if they did, they would find ways to circumvent it. But its fun to think about what such a board would be like. I guess most people visit forums because they're bored, and need something to do. So you could set up self-improvement tasks, like read so many pages of a book, or do so many push-ups, or whatever else, and encourage people to do them when they get bored, and then post the results.
I especially like the idea of a forum that cares about individual people, rather than just treating everyone as transient, alienated, fungible ip addresses. Maybe when someone signed up, they would be assigned a mentor, who would check up on them, to see how they're doing. Idk.
772 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-18 01:52
I've always wondered how the situation is outside of the English speaking internet. I've heard the French actually prefer decentralized forums for specific topics.
773 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-18 04:08
It won't load properly for me anymore. Did it die or something?
774 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-20 21:11
Are there any funposting IBs left on the clearnet?
I tried looking around but every place I've found is either really strict as to what can be posted, too dead and I'm not comfortable enough to kill the silence, or just not good due to the users or moderation(though rarely both).
775 Name: Paperplane : 2021-03-21 08:52
776 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-21 12:11
Posting stuff from tits to politics to random without people getting upset, while being quality enough to not be considered a shitpost.
Like mewch if you ever used it before it died, or like /comfy/ but not as strict.
777 Name: Paperplane : 2021-03-21 14:32
Sounds like KC/int/ to me.
778 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-22 17:16
Isn't KC dead? Besides, I would call /int/ funposting from what I've seen.
779 Name: Paperplane : 2021-03-23 16:00
Old KC died but got revived pretty quickly under kohlchan.net.
I would call /int/ funposting from what I've seen.
I suppose that's a "wouldn't"?
It's the best I can offer. Since your last memory was from when KC died, you can check back because it has changed a lot since then. For the worse imo but it's what I think you'd define as funposting.
780 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-23 20:16
That's somewhat similar, but it's slightly too shitposty, and since it's /int/ the focus is mostly on countries.
I guess I'm looking for a place that's halfway between that without flags and sushichan.
781 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 01:18
782 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 03:21
Hasn't it been dead for almost a year now? Did it come back at some point? Where do you post now?
783 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 09:50
784 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 17:24
Search engine that only indexes old-school sites. Fun to browse around, if not very useful.
Courtesy of based /g/-poster Luke Smith.
785 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 19:48
Samachan had a nice community with a unique culture. I attribute this to the fact that 4chan memes were explicitly prohibited and the rules were strictly enforced.
786 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-26 12:21
A shame that that was even necessary. I remember other boards self moderating because the users themselves were sick of 4chan. Today however everyone just imports 4chan memes and their rhetoric everywhere.
787 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-29 02:54
A lot of samachan people went over to sushichan
There was a thread about the migration on sushi: https://sushigirl.us/yakuza/res/776.html#776
788 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-29 08:06
Then I come to some tiny imageboard, and everyone's still arguing about the same things they always are, as if nothing in the world has changed.
Yes but there's a massive lack of creativity in these environments. It's still better than the big drama of the moment, but at its core is just another flavor of indolent chitchat. What we're doing right now is chitchat and it will surely go nowhere because nobody wants to follow through on anything.
I think the internet of some time ago was more intent on creating things, it was oriented toward "projects", hey let's make a zine, hey let's do this thing, let's both make things, let's show each other what we made. There was more enthusiasm even for mediocre things. Now you could take serious time to do something with genuine effort and love and you'd be lucky if anybody notices. But if you talk about the drama or show them something titillating you get instant engagement. It feels sometimes like people have their brains shut off and only react to these low level stimuli. Maybe this is a response to oversaturation but how can you expect people to get away from it? I am still overwhelmed and as far as the internet goes I'm like a hermit.
Maybe someone could make a board with a rule that says you can only post if you haven't visited any larger forum in X days.
The problem with this is that people will just lie or as you said find ways to circumvent any hardcoded fix. The biggest filter that IRL gives you is that lies don't work that well in the real world. If someone says he's rich, but he's actually poor, he can fake being rich for a little bit but eventually it won't work. If someone says he's against internet overconsumption but spends day and night hunched over a phone you can tell he's bullshitting. But online you can keep lies going virtually indefinitely and people seem to be very happy with this. We're going through the general rejection of authenticity as a virtue which is I think unprecedented in human culture.
I especially like the idea of a forum that cares about individual people, rather than just treating everyone as transient, alienated, fungible ip addresses. Maybe when someone signed up, they would be assigned a mentor, who would check up on them, to see how they're doing. Idk.
You're really looking at personal messaging. I was thinking about getting a penpal lately, something like language exchange.
Also being anonymous for so long has made me more cowardly, so I'm part of the problem.
789 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-30 12:09
Yes but there's a massive lack of creativity in these environments. It's still better than the big drama of the moment, but at its core is just another flavor of indolent chitchat. What we're doing right now is chitchat and it will surely go nowhere because nobody wants to follow through on anything.
This makes everyone seam like bots, atleast I can't be ashamed being called one myself for this. I didn't come here for repetitive chitchat even, the repeats are so horrendous you can have a "general" show up on one forum and day later the same exact "general" and either everyone stays on the old one, splits or moves to the new one saying the same exact things with no extensions on the topic or new takes. This isn't near the worse when there's unironic bots that repost the same exact messages and attachments years later, artificially generating content. It gets predatory even but let's stop the meta, this thread isn't for it.
790 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-30 19:42
that's part of why decentralized solutions like https://0chan.vip
are actually useful beyond just the
quirkiness that comes with a new system of posting
791 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-31 00:03
792 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-31 02:07
793 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-31 05:14
oy vey get off me nose
794 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-02 17:01
It's quite nice if you get used to the weird schizophrenic culture.
795 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-05 12:41
Here is my website: https://fatkitten.xyz/.
maybe some of you like it. I update it with random stuff I like or things I don't want to forget. my rss with updates about the site is: https://fatkitten.xyz/feed.rss
796 Name: Paperplane : 2021-04-05 21:23
nice cat. on https://fatkitten.xyz/programmingWebsites.html
the rightmost column is wierd, I'd just hyperlink the names.
797 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-10 01:43
A very detailed list of music genres and includes samples
798 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-11 17:28
Where did that post with links to xhtml.club etc. go?
799 Name: Sadly My Internet is Slower : 2021-04-25 12:44
800 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-25 15:11
Thanks for the tip, will probably change it
801 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-26 12:46
Tell me about the Archiveocalypse.
802 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-02 09:19
I for one am happy that the archives are going down. I think the attitude toward an anonymous website changes when you know that everything is getting archived on a bunch of archives you don't know of.
803 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-02 12:07
Are there really no communities outside of Reddit etc. that are not strictly about programming, anime, or both? I must be looking in the wrong places because I can't believe that literally everywhere outside of mainstream sites there's nothing but that. I've been looking around quite a lot and I always see nothing but programming and/or anime every single time. Is this a young people thing?
Sorry if this sounds rant-y, I don't have anything against that intrinsically.
804 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-02 18:22
I've been a newcomer to lainchan for a few weeks and I'm beginning to see what you guys mean.
Even λ seems lost to dogmatic arguing.
805 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-02 22:07
This is the natural type of person on the real internet, you are in a double minority.
You also missed the conspiracy types, they are also natural but if you wanted that I can link. Not that I consider those sites cool.
806 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-03 16:46
Someone has an ad up on 4chan for a website I haven't heard about yet. I plan on giving it a shot when I get home, but the idea is interesting enough to at least get me to explore ithttps://audiochan.org/
807 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-04 17:35
808 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-05 19:07
you are in a double minority.
This really sucks
You also missed the conspiracy types, they are also natural but if you wanted that I can link.
No thanks I'll stay forever alone.
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809 Name: Paperplane : 2021-05-08 22:12