Quality of posts often comes inversely proportionated to how fast the posting is.
Moreover, when you don't type real-time you usually have more time to think your thoughts out.
I've been meaning to reply to this post for several weeks now and it's only now that I found some time and headspace to do so. As such, my comment will prove more valuable than what I'd write on a whim (or at least I hope so).
I'm still a bit skeptical about this since images can add a lot of value, but mostly it's just noise.
I noticed even some good boards have this problem that the posts consist of an image and maybe 12 words. Moreover, GIF sharing threads garner more attention than the discussion threads.
I'd agree with you on that one.
No images would mean no porn or avatarfagging
There's always some way to identityfag, even when anonymity is enforced.
I agree on the porn, though - there literally are people who only come to various places just for porn.
4chan's /soc/ suffers from this - I'm pretty sure a huge chunk of its userbase aren't even people from 4chan.
who would keep sexual deviant groomers away.
Can you really do that kind of stuff on an anonymous imageboard? The only example I can think of was this bad /r9k/ trans psy-op cult, but they invited people to a Discord server and didn't use porn for recruitment...
Now the real challenge is how to build the community, so far I think the best method is to start with a very niche topic to discuss (like some obscure anime) and build upon it.
This board originally started as a YKK/ARIA discussion board, so you're on point to some extent. I wonder how many posters here still remember these times.
Building a community around a subject is inevitable in such cases - eventually, the subject of the board's existence will be discussed to death (while in some cases new content doesn't surface, like it often is for old cult-classic anime).>>92
Security by obscurity, as some anon mentioned above, is the better method.
It's also tricky to get it right. Some places gain enough notoriety to turn into the imageboard equivalent of Fight Club.
Neo-meguca gets it right - you somehow have to discover the right domain for it, get used to the controls, lurk enough not to make a fool of yourself, pass some anime-based CAPTCHA etc.
a better topic would be some creative hobby rather than something you just passively consume
I agree, although it's decently hard to create a community based on creative things. 4chan's /diy/'s pretty slow/dead, since people a) don't do DIY daily, b) don't post when they don't have any results to show, c) the bar of entry is quite high.
Drawing communities, on the other hand, aren't that anon. You recognize people by their drawing style; some of them drop anon at some point in favour of pseudonymity and building their fanbases.
I'm also hoping for a return to html personal sites, neocities style.
From the technological standpoint we're already there.
A more decentralized internet would be exciting.
Totally. I only wish it was federated in some way.
Finding all these 8chan survivor boards already proves difficult at times.>>95