Maybe it's over.
Maybe it's time to leave the site to the next generation.
I'm standing here until the very end, sorry.
Who is to say if its truly over? Hell, will it ever be over? Who knows. Perhaps this is the ending of one book and the beginning of another. Should you leave for good? perhaps or perhaps not, but then again, who knows what might be around the corner. This is no ending, but more like the beginning of an ever growing new chapter, and whatever happens will happen.
I wonder when I will end up leaving /a/.
Will I be able to look back on my days on /a/ with a smile?
I remember back when everyone stopped using msn messenger, and I was basically the only one online
It felt so depressing, I wonder if the same will happen here
Now that moot's gone will we have a cool admin? Will he clean up the scum of the site? Will we be able to have a Fate/ thread without mountains of shitposting? Will there be actual lulz on /b/?
I know I will.
I don't regret spending time and talking to everyone here. Even if your opinions are shit.
I'm thinking that since I read the news.
seriously, I mean. maybe I'm really too old for this
maybe I'm just clinging to it
this site has been the only constant in my life for years now, for how stupid it can sound
I feel like its really time to go.
but I don't want to fade away /a/...
the only thing left of myself is a faceless and nameless entity... if I can't be here, I will just lose myself like a drop in the sea...
but then again, maybe its time for disappear...
Maybe there is just more to life than this.
I wonder if I can really start over if I leave 4chan and get my shit together.
I only now realise how much time and energy I spend here instead of other things I should be doing.
Anon, if all the drops of water in the sea left, there would be no ocean.
You being here is important, in some small way. I have hope in the future. Maybe the new admin will crack down on shitty janitors and things will be good again.
At least, until something goes wrong and we all start blaming the new admin and saying how much better moot was.
For me there's nothing left. I lost everything along the road
friends, family, love, hope.
I pulled my shit togheter more than once in my life but nothing good ever came out of it. only failure
I wish I could keep coming here and have some lisergic fun like if nothing happened, but now its impossible.
time passed. an age finished. I'm not part of this
I too think that they will do an ok job. but that's exactly the problem
what kind of 4chan is the 4chan that doesn't crash and burn without moot? the only answer I have is "not my 4chan"
Damn guys I have to confess something.
I´m actually a newfag. I just started going to /a/ a week ago or so.
I really enjoyed it. It´s what I was always searching for I guess. Being in contact with hunderts of faggots who are just like me. I don´t know them and they don´t know me but this side was our connection. I was never good at talking to people in real life and often put up an act and adapt to my surroundings. I hate people, myself included. But on 4chan you can be who you are no matter how autistic you seem. I don´t have that sense of freedom on most other sides. Even with all the shit on this side I fell in love with it and couldn´t leave.
Now this shit. I feel like I wasted my chance to become a part of this community much earlier. 4Chan is like a sanctuary and now I fear it´s done for. But it´s not right?
Please tell me 4Chan will keep existing. I want to have much more fun with you people. ;(
>I don't regret spending time and talking to everyone here
This, since being here back at 04 of Valentines; everyone here is family to me. Sweet and wonderful memories, and I don't intend to leave until /a/ dies
>only started browsing /a/ in the summer of 2013
I wish I could've had more fun here.
You will be 4chan from now on. You will be anon. Our age has come to an end it seems.
If you like this site just try to keep it as it is. Just don't be a newfag cancer posting ;(
What happens now, anons?
Do we begin packing up, or wait for the new mods to fuck up 4chan/fix 4chan?
I don't want this place to change, I love it just as it is. I've had so much fun here, and I've been able to feel at peace somewhere, for the first time in my life.
Is it all coming to an end?
moot leaving doesn't mean the /a/ user base has to move too.
w-we don't have to right?
I really enjoy spending my time here with you nerds.
Moot will be back in a few weeks, nobody leaves this place forever.
Fuck you niggers for being depressed i'm staying on this ship until it sinks and burns and i'll enjoy every second of it like i have before.
Not been around here for a long time, only a year at best. Not posted much either, mainly lurked.
But it's sad to know that the site might gradually change over time, with all the fun people leaving and only the few ones who think that they might return being left here.
Has been a fun ride and I doubt it'll stop anytime soon and I sure as hell don't want it to.
Why are you guys so miserable, moot was always an attention-whoring faggot, if the site stays the same after he's gone then good riddance. He kept making shitty changes to it anyways, like captcha then nocaptcha, removing visible sage, removing e-mail and subject fields unless you were an OP. Fuck him, increasing cooldown times for posting. He's not done anything good in his 11 years as admin ever, he should just get on with it and delete 4chan then everybody could leave.
>He's not done anything good in his 11 years as admin ever
Thats what made 4chan special
you don't get it
he can be the coolest guy ever but people want Moot, even if he's a faggot
Maybe i'll see you in Gensokyo someday.
I still love you /a/.
It's just that he was always there and making fun of him was funny in its own right. He was a part of 4chan even if he was a faggot.
It's like having this one bully in your class and everybody wants him to leave. But once he's gone, you realize just how much you miss him.
Because Moot's been largely responsible for keeping 4chan from descending into a truly shitty state. I only care because it's the one decent place that exists to discuss chinese cartoons, if it becomes unbearably bad here my interest in them will probably wane with my use of /a/
moot was what made 4chan, 4chan.
He was the only thing standing between us and being like the rest of the internet. He may have been a fuckup, but he did his best to protect what made this place special.
Without moot, the only thing that makes us different from all the other failchans is a large userbase and a nostalgic url.
>if it becomes unbearably bad here my interest in them will probably wane with my use of /a/
Don't worry anon we're not leaving, only Moot is gone, the userbase will stay here,
Nigga, this is an end of an era and don't pretend you don't feel it.
Nobody in 4chan likes changes, and moot was one of the most stable things of the site. Why do you think 4chan has the same design for so many years? Because nobody wanted 4chan to change. But now it is changing and I can now finally realise how much time I have spent here.
That's why I just don't know what to do.
>Because Moot's been largely responsible for keeping 4chan from descending into a truly shitty state.
Fuck that. He's done about two good things in the past three years and that's add webm support and remove /q/, which was his fault in the first place anyway. He's responsible for all of the horrible shit that's happened to here throughout the years.
I'm not overjoyed to see him gone, but that's just because I'm afraid his replacement will be even worse. If he gets someone who truly cares about the userbase it would be a huge improvement.
Maybe to nowhere. I'm old enough, so maybe I should stop discussing trivial shit on the Internet and just enjoy things for myself
I'm just worried that without Moot the site will either veer into shitty darknet territory, or equally badly might try cleaning itself up. It's trodden a fine line for a long time without somehow seeming to fall the wrong way.
Yeah it's been slow to take things up, but I don't come here for technical wizardry.
Been coming here since late 08, after leaving a really shitty anime forum that was going down in flames. First board I stumbled on to was /f/ from some link from god knows where. I was on /f/ for a week cause this was when this site was till using frames and the link I went to had none. When I realized there were other boards to this place including /a/ and /v/ it was really something else. Not only was this the perfect place to find out what new shows were airing, it really created more entertaining OC than any other place on the internet. This is still true, but the energy on each board WAS different then it is today. And I do mean each "board", the amount of actual fucking pride every board had was just crazy. No anon gave a shit what the rest of the internet was doing back then, each board was a more important target of ridicule than gaia or any other shit site. That has changed the most over the years, it used to be "This is /a/, where the fuck do you think you are?" now it's "This is 4chan, where the fuck do you think you are?". That kinda hurts the most, the lack of pride, which lead to the best content really.
>Your hobbies and interests are trivial
Please kill yourself or get some fucking self respect. What you like and do matters, and so does every idiot you've talked to on this website, shitposter or not.
Then let's fucking turn that around. It's our board, we can do whatever the fuck we want with it.
We may call ourselves 4chan, but we've never let /v/ or least of all the faggots from /b/ come and shit up our board.
Honestly, that might be best. I think internet communities have grown a little bit out of control. You definitely don't need some sort of critical hivemind mentality diluting your judgement and opinions, nor should you kill off brain cells by listening to a bunch of half-retarded kids spouting memes. That doesn't mean using the internet is bad, but try and recognize your individuality and take everything at face value so that you can preserve your own opinions.
Same here too. I only got here around May of 2013.
It always depresses me that no matter how much I study the archives and lurk and learn and no matter how well I can pass as an oldfag due to studying every meme and days spent just browsing the archives, and no matter how much I love /a/, the majority of it will always hate me because I'm new.
>People are actually leaving or think the sites gonna change
Moot didn't even fucking do much anymore, most stuff is done by the other admins and will continue to be done by them, you fuckers act like the sites going to be run by some third party or some stupid shit.
This, maybe it's time I just went back to watching anime. I never really needed to discuss it with anyone before /a/, this was just icing on the cake in regards to that.
It was all fun, but I think we just just go back to focusing on our hobbies when /a/ is done. It was a nice distraction, but out of respect for it we probably shouldn't try to just go to some cheap replacement.
>The Original Internet Troll Is Retiring
What in the fuck.
Self-aware newfags are totally fine. What is the absolute worst is when newshits who've been here for two months start trying to lecture you about shit that happened before they even arrived. The worst example of that is "/a/ has always hated _____" when that clearly wasn't the case if you were here when it was a hot topic and lots of people loved it.
you cant outlast me
im here forever, ill miss you all when youre gone
So, this is what it feels like to be a Tsundere, when MC left and chose another girl.
honestly there is no other place on the internet where i wont be banned
noone else wants me, literally
every video game, every forum, every message board ends up banning me
this is the only place i've ever been accepted and the only place i can truly call home for the past 5 years
I'll be staying until the takeover finally makes it fall down the drain instead of just circling it. Now I'm trying to compile a list of the better chans to use as alternates and follow all of you faggots.
>tfw I posted this poll on a redditchan thread to rig it
>4chan’s significance on the web is undeniable. In 2009, Time magazine conducted an Internet poll to find the world’s most influential person. Beating out Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Oprah Winfrey was 21-year-old Christopher Poole.
Wasn't this a result of a few people with bots rather than "4chan's significance on the web"?
Just end it all anon
We'll all be together again
I can tell you the results anyway, every /a/ user with a little bit of intelligence it's going to stay here, the new admin isn't going to be bad at all.
>All these Anons who think they can just leave 4chan.
4chan has been dead since 2008, and we still come back every day like beaten housewives
Remember you are here forever
>mainstream media is actually reporting on mootykins retiring
slow news day
Naw man. I've had my good times But it's time... time to let go.
I'll be back tomorrow
Last time I heard this on /a/'s frontpage was 21/12 of 2012.
It really ends now though, doesn't it?
Well, I'm gonna make this my final post then.
Goodbye anons and thank you for all these wonderful years.
I have no regrets.
I wouldn't say it was 'a few'. Operation marblecake was crazy as fuck.
That was the one where they implemented like three different new ways to try and stop the botting and we got past every one. At one point they put up captchas and we just had hundreds of volunteers filling them out for hours so the bots could keep going.
And in the end not only did we get moot to the top, but we arranged all the contestants' first letters to spell out 'marblecake and also the game'.
Shit was crazy.
>the new admin isn't going to be bad at all.
FUCK YOU MOOT YOU DID THIS TO US
YOU ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN
GOOD RIDDANCE CUCK
Lurk moar anon. That is the best advice I can give you.
How do you guys think moot feels about leaving?
This site has been his life for longer than any of us. He's spent literally over half his remembered life here, every day.
How can the agony we're feeling compare to the sheer loss and displacement he's feeling?