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Cool Places + internet edition +
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Cool Places + internet edition +

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
801 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-26 12:46
>>546
Tell me about the Archiveocalypse.
802 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-02 09:19
>>534
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
>>763
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
>>803
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 it
https://audiochan.org/
807 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-04 17:35
May the Fourth be with you
http://www.asciimation.co.nz/
808 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-05 19:07
>>805
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.
809 Name: Paperplane : 2021-05-08 22:12
https://retro-mmo.com/play

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