incorrectly handling meta kills.
A lot of people are turned off by meta it seems. For non-imageboards people talk about how they could never get into Mastodon because half of the discussion is about the software and federations itself.>>99
Damn, I remember downloading 3DCG stuff from there. Good times. Poking around, it looks like it succumbed to bots and went down and the owner didn't bother.
I'm also glad to hear you can enjoy Meguca. I don't personally care for liveposting and the fluctuating nature of the userbase isn't for me.
I recall someone saying the spin-off Discords that some namefags made in anger were mostly dead.
Mostly. There are some that are still alive because of how many were made. There's even a "true" discord. It became an overly elitist mess like that other user was saying due to excessive meta.
Besides, is the old guard better?
Aside from nostalgia, they used to DJ a lot so there was more variety. Even today you have some staff members who are dearly missed but that just might be nostalgia.
I personally think that because of the graying demographics that frequent sites like these, this sort of culture will become like proper BBS or other things of that nature. Niche, slow things that have their dedicated users (aside from an internet adventurer poking around like you see on occasion). and I think the slower nature of textboards is part of why they are catching on. Textboard users don't mind waiting a week for a reply.
It's kind of sad seeing it get like this when a decade ago everyone and their mother had an imageboard, but if even an echo of the spirit persists I will be satisfied. Things change and people aren't sure how to bring it back, everyone is trying their own methods in vain it feels like.