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.