new fags will never know the joys of old 4chan
No because internet forum culture is widespread now. Now if anything catches on or stupid jokes happens it will be called leddit, shit, cancer and get hated to death.
A lot of the funny shit on old 4chan existed because laxed moderation. You all bitched about shitposting and lack of moderation and in 2010 we got stricter mods and now that kind of shit can't exist here anymore.
>I'm proud of being an older form of cancer
this isn't OLD old /a/ but it's kinda old.
Ore Imo came out 7 years ago
4chan before reddit was just reddit humor.
Than reddit stole everything fun and made it uncool and now we have a more advanced form of sarcastic maymays.
Than when they take that were making something else
At the end of the day were the best at OC
Ps old 4chan wasnt good and albino black sheep tier
Yes, because we all grew up. Not sure when you were here, but I'm just being a pretentious 2009 faggot. Although I do feel like an oldfag because I used to have hundreds of megabytes of oldfag shit that was passed on by some oldag, and all I did was sit down and read that stuff day after day while browsing.
I've been here almost since day one.
I remember the "No U" wars over Asuka and Rei.
I remember the very first WEG and the very first halloween anime character comic.
I paerticipated in a lot of (but missed some of) the Write an ANime Plots, to the point it almost poisoned my writing for that one particular plit that comes up over and over.
I have liked that image of Sakura with a fish since day one - it was funny as hell at the time, especially if you took it as a euphemism that she liked her "tuna raw"
I can't count all the times I have trolled the board, throwing back people's own incomprehensible fallacies as the other side's arguments, to the point the original idiot abandoned the thread
I have seen crossover threads with characters asking for permission to combine, to be sent to /r/
I also remember his first birthday post for Asuka, even though he's a closet Rei fan.
I also remember mootikins being cordial nice, and accommodating to our demands to make 4chan better, even through people calling him a faggot or jew, sometimes in alternating oscillations.
So Moot, if you are reading this, I really hope you don't give up 4chan for so long - I'd rather see you come back and be one of us fuckers that can be banned, so you can actually enjoy this hideous, wonderful beast you have created.
Good night, sweet princess. May your way be as straight and narrow as Subaru riding on Rainbows, and may you return to us older, wiser and ready to kick ass, take names, and share a beer or two while doing so.
Oh 4chan. I remember the days you made me want to fucking off myself.
Here ya go, anon. Keep it close to your heart.
I remember coming here in 07 and people used to say the same thing.
This. Like it or not 4chan has influenced internet culture as a whole. Maybe this was bound to happen regardless of how the community handled itself, but it certainly expedited it's endgame.
I can agree to that. Much less off-topic stuff was present on boards after sometime in 2010.
I just wish I got back into chinese cartoons earlier than I did, if only to have a reason to go to /a/ earlier than I inevitably did.
Dunno but I really want to fucking kill myself because I know I will never find my revy. ;_;
I started coming here in 04 and I was one of those people whining about newfags in 07. But there's always been complaining about newfags and the permanent summer.
I just feel sad for any comr/a/de who wasn't here for the incredibly fun weekly Gurren Lagann threads.
This was all funny back then because it wasn't fucking everywhere.
There were no shitty videos of Smosh or Game Grumps or OneyNG cartoons of pokemon shit when this was happening on 4chan. No one had made a generator for advice animals, no one had a rage comic builder, everything was still original and unique and you did it all yourself in paint or photoshop.
>putting sage in every field no longer works
Anyway I have a couple of odds and ends like this.
These days I always try to save any thread caps from before 2009 because so much history is lost now.
The whole convincing yourself your time wasn't wasted thing starts rather quickly.
Because 4chan stopped being a home base. Now you see many people admittedly coming here just for X or to dump their agenda/daily shitpost thread, and crawl back to where they came from.
Old /a/non here.
Oreimo S1 was the last good year on /a/ for me. Left for /mu/ after that.
Our more ironic style of humor has completely permeated gaming culture now though due to the fact we all have steam. So many dank ironic le may may vids on le youstwitch xD.
I have to admit the time before waifufags /a/ was actually pretty cool but the cutefags and the romancefags and the lolifags are nothing new. /a/ has always been shit.
Captcha got put in because a bot named Cornelia was literally taking over 4chan. You had to save some image as 4chan dot hta and run it, and once you did if you were on windows it shitposted as this bot Cornelia until you turned the pc off. Outside of /a/ and /jp/, which didn't run the shit as much, everythread on every board was this shit at its peak.
/jp/ had named the bot and was teaching it how to shitpost about touhou. I'm not even lying.
Seeing the reactions to an episode is always fun.
please tell me you have the bros b4 hoes car with ed
I deleted my old /a/ folder.
idk if you're new or young, but cyber security wasn't as big of an issue for the average PC user at the time.
this, trolling used to have meaning now all they do is act full retard with memes
>idk if you're new or young, but cyber security wasn't as big of an issue for the average PC user at the time.
I'm new, but I knew what an hta file was long before I started watching chinese cartoons. Hell, even some old Windows tours and shit came in that format.
Do you remember this, /a/?
It wasn't the longest thing we did ago, but it was fun.
Has any other show caused analysis on that level since?
Are there actually people that think having old /b/ screencaps makes you an oldfag?
Those "epic threads" got posted to hell and back on ebaums, funnyjunk, and the other reddits of 2006.
I'm a retarded OCD faggot. I regret a lot of my actions. I basically delete anything "I have no use for" anymore to keep my computer and files organized, which I decided to stop doing not too long ago. All that content I had was six years ago and I've gone through like three harddrives and computers since then. I wish I saved all my memories. Not just on 4chan, but the rest of my life.
No, because we genuinely came to hate them after growing older and a little bit more normal each day.
I almost wish that I would have started browsing /a/ after I left /b/ instead of /sp/ back in 2010.
I had full /a/ content from 2007-2010
Full /mu/ content from 2010-2012
full /v/ content for the entire period
all in a 4chan folder I'd dragged across 4 pcs.
Hard drive failed. I keep a raid array now.
Endless 8 was an experience that cannot possibly be matched, nor appreciated outside of the context of the moment. The build up to each week's episode in the sequence, the differences from episode to episode, hoping against hope that the cycle would break.
I am so glad I was able to share that experience with a few friends. We'd watch them together on a shitty old couch fresh and unspoiled.
Endless 8 was fucking genius, as frustrating as it was at the time. I am legitimately sad that after the initial airing, the episodes are a pure annoyance rather than what they were.
>There are people that seriously weren't here for Code Geass, TTGL or Food Anime
>there were people who weren't here for latenight Bleach rp threads
Remember when we actually believed that nighttime /a/ was better than daytime /a/? Good thing this notion also became a relic of the distant past.
In the land before time, there was no distinction between /jp/sy and /a/non. They built a tall tower to seek the truth beyond the mootgate. But the tower was struck down, and the tribes became unable to communicate with one another.
Yes because that was also the time where you posted a rely to a thread in the beginning of a day, checked back later at night and still saw the same thread in the front page with two or three more replies.
It actually was better when traffic was low.
But now traffic has grown so much, late night means nothing because constant stream of people negates the effect of civilized discussions.
I was of course talking about present day /a/. Unless you mean tonight?
I mean just in general, anytime I've spent 12 hours browsing /a/ from the afternoon to early morning, I haven't noticed the quality change to any considerable degree when it gets to the late hours.
>"Keep it in one thread"
People have been complaining about certain shows flooding the board since Gundam SEED Destiny. Even Gurren Lagann and Code Geass had a vocal group who constantly complained about people spamming the boards over every plot development. Those shows used to actually cause the board to completely spill over in threads complaining about Rossiu, making for some funny screenshots and rendering discussion on any other show impossible for a few hours. The only difference is that anons have got more anal about it. Nowadays you have complaints if there are two threads about the same show.
even forgetting the image thinking I'll be clever
In the end it never works the way I want it.
You don't know pain. I came to /a/ a year ago despite being on the site since 2009, and it burns me up inside to know how much I missed. I don't even deserve to post in the moot threads.
You shut your whore mouth, Anon.
You really want to weep?
Think of how few people, years from now, will remember this day.
>Browsing this thread while that song is playing
>Recognize and laughing at some of the screencaps of memories while it's raining
I miss older /a/ so much.
I mean you've always been gay faggots.
But you guys masturbating in that one thread really took the cake.
Old /a/ was fun.
Current /a/ isn't.
/a/ has forgotten their roots.
It's always funny to me when people complain about how /a/ "used to" be a lot harsher on posts that weren't completely properly punctuated with perfect grammar, etc., because it clearly wasn't that way.
Now that /a/ has so many more users than it did years ago, a vigilant focus on maintaining post quality is practically necessary, and I don't deny that, but we shouldn't forget where we began.
It will never be un-diluted.
Time flows in one direction.
We came here as a sanctuary from identity, from a world were "be[ing] yourself" hurt.
Being yourself is really the only thing you really can do here.
But now... now it's all diluted to hell. We still find each other occasionally in the tumult... but it's hard.
The world that we ran from... that was drowning us... has bled into our sanctuary.
I think I've learned to swim, and I suppose I'll find out... I hope you guys have as well. I really do.
I'm a newfag, but this is blatantly obvious. There's no "fun" anywhere anymore, it's all serious business because there are so many normalfags on the internet now. I wish things were like they used to be, where there wasn't so much paranoia, and people followed the "when in rome" mentality more. Now people make it really fucking apparent that they're from other sites and only come for a specific thing.
Yeah, this. /a/ didn't need to have a stick up it's ass back then because things were different. Now it's necessary to enforce a culture of, for example, making posts with proper grammar, because that's what helps filter out the newfags and retards now.
all my 4chan memories kind of blur into one
I can't believe I've been here for eight years
They're only dick crazy sluts on Fridays.
I don't know what year to refer to myself as first coming here in. I didn't start regularly coming to /a/ until probably 2012, but I had spent time in /b/ for a while before that. I just wish I could have been here earlier. I won't deny that I've had a lot of fun, but everything seems too strict now that the userbase is so large.
Except that doesn't work and hasn't worked ever.
We just needed to keep being ourselves and continued to lash out against recommendation threads.
It's our fault /a/ is so shit, because of these 'standards' we suddenly decided to hold ourselves to.
We're a bunch of weird ass, lewd loving faggots and we stopped embracing that.
2007 and prior were years when bullshit wasn't tolerated.
There is a difference between having a post with terrible grammar, and having fun.
>posting in an epic bread
Memetic, but acceptable
>hai this is my first tiem on teh 4chinz XD how r u my faborit animes is Nuruto
Post quality doesn't need to be adhered to all the time, but in normal discussion, which DID happen back then, it wasn't only epic memes, it is important to have at least acceptable grammar.
Funny how sage is hidden to prevent hurt feelings these days.
The problem is people from other sites tend to be themselves when they go here, which is really annoying. It's not that we stopped being ourselves the past few years, it's just that the influx of newfags try to force their norms on /a/ instead of adapting the inherent culture of the site.
If only normalfags didn't start using the Internet en masse--then we wouldn't have ever needed to worry about this shit at all.
Fuck, I'm scared. There's going to be a day when /a/ is gone or truly becomes unredeemably shitty and when that day comes, I don't know where we're going to go.
I've been here for so many years, called so many people faggots and niggers, formed so many connections, had so many good times... 4chan has been with me through the most formative years of my life, through the good and through the bad. (I mean, who wasn't underage when they first started browsing this place?)
4chan and /a/ mean so much to me, and moot's departure is a sign that things can't remain the same--that everything in life, including the things we care the most about, are transient and impermanent. It's a reminder that everything, good or bad, has an ending. Most of the time, we replace things in our lives with better things as time goes on, but 4chan is so unique, so ineffably different and strange, that I can't envision anything ever replacing it.
Damn it, moot, you were a faggot, but you were OUR faggot.
Same. I dont even remember what it was like honestly. Everything is just a blur. I don't even remember major events.
Steins;Gate final was particularly memorable though. And me finally being brave enough to comment on a thread after a year or so of lurking back in 2008.
You guys weren't so bad after all ;-;
>FMA:B started airing in 2009
We contain ourselves.
Maybe it's evened out over the last couple months that I've been trying to avoid /a/, but threads didn't get jacked nearly as much and stuff like recommendations tended to get serious answers quickly.
We'd rather insult each other and shitpost than have fun.
And don't deny it, we're all jaded lately.
I would have committed suicide years ago if it weren't for this site.
We have grown up. Together. In the weirdest way.
But we are out there. Few, but there. Don't forget that.
>I don't know where we're going to go.
>played in a team sport
>have tried recreational drugs
>had a girl say she loves you
>held at least one birthday party
I think context plays a huge part in whether you're a normalfag or not. For instance, I did track in middle school because mom said I needed to make friends. I tried smoking weed a few times trying to do the same thing. I used to hold hands with in 3rd grade and she said she loved me, the last time I talked to her was when she rejected me and said she was a lesbian when I was 13; and I've always been embarrassed by how skinny I am. When you say birthday party, do you mean EVER, or like a "grown-up/teenager" party? The last birthday I spent with other people was age twelve, so I guess I'm a normalfag.
Christ, what am I doing? moot leaves and I immediately start blogshitting? I miss ronery threads, I think we all need a release once in a while.
>We're a bunch of weird ass, lewd loving faggots and we stopped embracing that.
Fucker, /a/ is still really fucking gay and I still wish you faggots would stop being dirty sluts on /a/, especially late-night /a/.
did it? I never bothered watching it as I was following manga.
FMA manga finishing got surprisngly low attention on /a/. It was like 4-5 500 post thread and that was it after 1-2 days. Kinda underwhelmed considering Hoshi no Samidare buildup got shittons of threads every single release day and weeks after yet FMA didn't get anything like that.
>I miss ronery threads,
You and me both.
We used to own the daytime too.
It's saddening. You can't do much of anything without someone shitposting.
It's not even funny shitposting anymore either.
I accidentally saw a trap video synchtube thingy once in the middle of the night. I really did think they were going to stream 2D shota porn and stuff, but instead, all I got was 3D trap porn.
manga in general never got much threads.
Yea sure, PunPun dump were huge but those were rarity. Hell one page threads are something that came out recently and right now has been most manga threads /a/ has been having.
>tfw the fact that i came in 2012 legitimately make people angry
God, this thread must be what cognitive dissonance is like.
Are you seriously implying Anon x Anon is not the purest form of love?
I'm a newfag, and I've been so desperate to try and separate myself from the other retards I've seen that I almost feel like I'm watching anime just to "catch up" to everyone by plugging numbers into MAL, not because I'm really ecstatic about the show. I'm just scared that I'm losing time, and I'll still be a pleb two years from now. Can anyone relate or do I just need to take it easy? There's so many things about this site that I missed out on and I don't want to get left behind.
Before that, people had fun trading jpegRARs full of all kinds of naughty things. Maybe they thought it was a new workaround. Still, they should have googled the damned file extension at least.
It's been such a weird day. I just came home from learning that I'm now a rich inheritor of a recently deceased relative, and I learn that moot, moot of all people, will soon be gone.
What a weird day.
>I'm now a rich inheritor of a recently deceased relative
I'm going to kill you and wear your skin.
You realize life just gave you a free pass, right? There is literally no easier road than the one that was just given to you.
I never saw OPT during 2010s. I only started seeing those recently.
It may be the recent revival but from what I remember only manga threads I saw were dumps/occasional discussion once in a while and threads I made that died with 2-3 posts.
I am ashamed to admit that I wouldn't be able to remember some of these events, let alone what year they occired, if not for these images. Hell I can't really remember what big important things happened last year.
Does my memory just suck, /a/?
Enjoy this twilight thread.
You don't want to do this, anon. I have more Churuya images than you.
You won't win.
Is there a problem?
I've been here for over 10 years. I don't know where I will go if it changes into the other sites.
Christ, I'm 29. I just wanna post animes with you guys. I don't want to move on.
Please come back, moot. I'm sorry. Please come back. Please.
The reason you see them now is because somehow had the brilliant idea of keeping them up at all times with 150% recycled garbage. They picked up significantly in 2011-2012 and that's probably where the perpetuated Sunken Rock and SAO images came from.
It starts slowly anon, you'll start coming here for a few minutes at a time browsing the front page confused. You'll return to whatever sites you came from but one day you'll find that you have nothing but contempt for those sites. "Why are they all using emoticons" "Why are these people such faggots?" "Why does it seem they only comprehend at a 3rd grade level" "Why are their tastes so shit" and then you'll come back here and feel at home. It happened to all of us.
I really started thinking about it today with moot leaving, because I'm only new to /a/, not 4chan as a whole. I should just have fun and do what I want instead of trying to set myself apart when nobody knows how low my powerlevel is anyways.
You guys are just the only people I've found that I feel like I belong with, and I wanted to fit in. You make a good point, though.
It's not the site or the numbers themselves, it's more that I wanted to feel like I was special and different from other newfags.
I'll fuck off now, I feel a lot better about things.
SAO as in shin angyo onshi right?
I dunno. I can't even rely on my memories. Everything seems so recent.
Puddi thing was so fucking annoying and it feels like itw as at most 1-2 years ago.
You'd really better, if you're going to wear that gay-ass trip. But if you're just going to post shitty pictures, you're wasting everyone's time.
It's not that hard, anon.
Just lurk until you feel confident enough and you know what you're talking about.
Don't argue for the sake of arguing when you know literally nothing about it.
Who christian manga reader in here?
I miss the serenity threads so very much.
>There will never again be a global shitpost with a siren like song playing to commerate Asuka's birthday, reminding the normalfags that this is an anime inspired image board
Rest assured, I only post in threads where I'm knowledgable about the topic. I'm not that big of a faggot.
Normalfag fedora-tippers signed up for the /ss/ and opened the gifts at a meetup to laugh at them
Maybe I remember it in different form? I don't remember any OPT from around when biscuit hammer threads were exploding but I do remember occasional shin angyo onshi threads and sun ken rock threads.
I honestly never saw OPT before the diving manga spread spams.
I haven't browsed actively in 1-2 years, but I still go to the top left of my bookmarks bar expecting it to be this shitty board and I still think of this godawful place as 'home' on occasion. Fuck moot. fuck this website. fuck this board. fuck all of you.
>whining about 4chan becoming 'politically correct'
>tripfags defend by calling people newfags
I can't be the only one who thinks it's hilarious how tripfags still use the same tired excuses and defenses after all these years. It never gets old.
Kids today don't understand about good porn being hard to find. They know that 4chan will always be there, already knowing where to find it, needing only to be appeased.
>first dedicated containment board.
I'll give you an A for effort.
>If only normalfags didn't start using the Internet en masse--then we wouldn't have ever needed to worry about this shit at all.
I feel you. The internet was so much better back when people actually treated it like internet and not their second lives.
But because it was so convenient all forms of cancer cling now to it.
People who read "please kill yourself" and then call the police because someone "gave them a death threat".
People who put their name ,phone number and address everywhere and then act like asshats and freak out when they receive calls at midnight and call the police because of it.
People who try to make random strangers on the internet adhere to their own beliefs and culture.
These people should have never used internet, they should have kept fearing that "hackers will hack them and explode their computers or get their address".
The Yakitate Japan ED has been cleansed from the internet. ;_;
>no more guro or loli ever
This makes me sad not because I like those things, but because 4chan used to be so much grittier yet at the same time happier. We knew we were fucked up, and we didn't care. Now, anyone who's remotely passionate about something gets called an autist and spoilered porn gets me banned for nine days. I don't like how much this place has cleaned up, so to speak.
So where do we go when 4chan dies in a few months?
Don't kid yourself, as much of a faggot moot is, he kept this place running, even though it's full of hateful assholes, /pol/ garbage, and pedos.
It kills me that this type of behaviour was tolerated back then.
But most of us were ~18 at that time (2005), so I guess its okay.
Here, have the oldest picture in my 4chan folder (I'd post /a/, but I didn't start watching anime until 2012)
>So where do we go when 4chan dies in a few months?
I stay on 4chan, because it's not going to die. The best thing that could possibly happen is seeing the largest boards lose traffic and having this place become smaller and less willing to cater to everyone.
4chan and Fox News were like Laurel and Hardy.
Nah, you just fell in with a different crowd and never look stuff up yourself.
Ah, after 5 years I'm free. It's time to conquer /a/.
I'm joking my actual tripcode is banned please unban me before leaving moot you fucking asswole I swear to god I'll step on dog poop and use the sharp edge of your jaw to clean my shoe I swear on my fucking mom
Moot is the reason why 4chink turned into shit to begin with.
He should left it untouched for people who loved this place, instead he tried to appeal to normalscum and completely destroyed the whole point of this whole place.
Not that him leaving change things for better.
It's more to deprive spamming idiots of the satisfaction of seeing link text in their name fields.
I'm actually kind of glad you are still around, you massive faggot.
I suppose everyone showed up to pay their respects to moot's 4chan career. Even us old and forgotten ancient tripfags.
He gave us a second home, and we will never be able to repay him for that. I owe him for all the time I had on 4chan, both good and bad, because it was his vision of an American image board that made it all possible.
Only if they ascend into the little girl.
But I just finished saving the other thread.
I only had a short run in with Tohno. We argued about the color of Nia's hair. I think I have like two or three posts on Tohno-chan. I haven't seen the /seacats/ around either. It would be nice to catch up with everybody.
Just watch what we're watching now, and share your stupid ignorant opinions with a degree of restraint. The resulting discussions should be informative.
I still love you, even if you feel that way.
I still love everyone here, they all hold a special place in my heart for being fellow /a/nons.
This was the best /a/ sings in my opinion
because it's the only one I ever contributed to.
Yep, also the person responsible for the first massive posting timer increase.
There's a lot of people, anonymous and not, that no longer exist.
>The Katawa Shoujo writefags
I still remember derailing one of those towards a bad end by way of masturbation.