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701 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-27 10:10
https://3dtestosterone.net/

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
https://sickrooms.neocities.org/
703 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-27 19:49
It's not cool yet, but it will be soon.

http://192.81.215.50:5250/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
>>701
This dude's channel FODCOM is also pretty good. Love his aesthetic
705 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-30 03:31
>>703
Why does my tablet give me a big exclamation point at the top of my browser.?
706 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-07 03:34
>>704
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
>>703
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
https://spacehey.com/

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
>>709
Reminds me of Windows 93 MySpace and FriendProject.

https://myspace.windows93.net/
https://www.friendproject.net/
711 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-12 17:41
https://fractal.garden
712 Name: Paperplane : 2020-12-12 23:21
>>711
Wow impressive!
713 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-13 13:23
http://mothernature.wiki

A simple wiki where we share about all things nature, health, life, permaculture, natural farming, seeds sharing.

Made http://mothernature.wiki/pictures similar to this place's photoboard.
714 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 00:05
https://freepo.st/
715 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 14:29
>>713
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
>>715
Out of interest, what was it called?
717 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-14 20:48
>>716
"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
>>718
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
https://erischan.org/

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
>>721
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
>>722
who
724 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-29 20:20
https://www.disc0rd.xyz/

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
>>725
Stop visiting them
727 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 06:13
>>721
no HTTPS
oh come on
728 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-30 08:06
>>725
They probably appreciate the activity. Just visit them when you're bored.
729 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-31 18:23
>>718-720
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
an "unlisted" imageboard:

https://iro2.net/entryway/briyoh4s/
732 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-03 22:20
https://sandspiel.club/
733 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-08 20:12
https://voyager.neocities.org/galaxy.html
734 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-13 20:37
>>620
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 anyways
735 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-16 23:03
https://car.js.org/
https://brug.dev/
736 Name: Paperplane : 2021-01-18 22:30
>>731
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
https://hostrider.com/
738 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-28 19:46
>>737
Flash is better than html5 desu
739 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-01 17:15
https://zayn.world/links.html
740 Name: Paperplane : 2021-02-02 16:29
>>738
😂 If you say so.
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
>>741
https://www.boredbutton.com/
743 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-02 23:44
(>>742 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
>>742
>>741
Related:
>>483
746 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-04 00:59
>>744
https://sixey.es/
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
http://deathnull.org/?what=about
748 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-06 17:05
http://solarprotocol.net/
749 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-09 19:24
>>744

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
>>744
i wish stuff like pubnix servers and neocities were more popular.
751 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-14 01:30
garden updated
752 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-23 21:22
>>749
>>750
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
>>752
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
anon.cafe
otterchan.net
kind.moe
smuglo.li
755 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 13:56
>>754
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
>>755
I mean, those are all pretty different.
757 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-24 19:29
>>752
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
>>755
How are these interchangeable?
759 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-26 13:39
>>757
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
>>759
What about Lainchan? An element of the success there was also not trying to emulate 4chan.
762 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-28 08:57
>>761
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
>>761
>>762
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
>>763
I miss Arisuchan so much...
765 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-08 22:30
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-viewed_YouTube_videos#By_year_of_release

Here's two to get you started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA5faZF1A8
766 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-09 06:40
http://youfellasleepwatchingadvd.com/
767 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-12 18:35
https://guest.garden
768 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-13 02:26
>>767
Disappointing advertisement.
769 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-14 21:26
>>701
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
>>759
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
>>770
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
>>770
>>771
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
>>508
>>521
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
>>774
Define funposting.
776 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-21 12:11
>>775
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
>>776
Sounds like KC/int/ to me.
778 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-22 17:16
>>777
Isn't KC dead? Besides, I would call /int/ funposting from what I've seen.
779 Name: Paperplane : 2021-03-23 16:00
>>778
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
>>779
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
RIP samachan.org
782 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 03:21
>>781
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
http://www.bookmice.net/index.html
784 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 17:24
https://wiby.me/

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
>>770

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
>>785
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
>>782
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
>>771
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
>>788
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
>>790
beep boop
792 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-31 02:07
>>791
I boop ur nose!
793 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-31 05:14
>>792
oy vey get off me nose
794 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-02 17:01
https://mintboard.org
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
>>795
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
https://everynoise.com/
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
https://10kbclub.com ; https://250kb.club ; https://512kb.club ; https://1mb.club ; https://xhtml.club ; https://nocss.club ; https://nojs.club
Consider yourself fortunate your ISP is better & your Internet speed is faster.
800 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-25 15:11
>>796
Thanks for the tip, will probably change it

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