Exactly when this place got filled with normies?
most people here are underage faggots, its a shame. All the people I know left this site
The leddit generation came, saw and conquered.
4chan is the cool meme site all the 14 year olds are talking about on the school bus now.
>Another thread complaining
Being this new
I come here less and less, and don't even usually browse on a computer. No more psd.
Just passive browsing while watching tv
I am the new cancer
/b/ was never good. Memory is a hell of a distortion.
The other reason is that populism (both right wing and left wing) are on the rise, with /b/ swinging mostly right and reddit swinging mostly left. Those who don't really fit into those camps abandoned both places ages ago, and instead keep their own little fifedoms secret.
Rule 1 & Rule 2 were broken so badly that the duchy of 4chan was over-run by norms. The truly fucked up had to go elsewhere.
Oldfags grew up. Someone who was an older teen in 2005 quite likely has a mortgage and a (shitty) job now.
You grew up. Things that you found weird/cool/edgy back in the day won't cut it for you anymore. Gotta find new novelty.
Anyone else care to give more reasons?
Fuck u just becuase i am normal doesnt mean that im not awesome
/pol/ happened, and now national socialism reigns supreme.
the other chans had their lifespans but our world is going through heat death and slowly ending on the fringes
i guess im a little nostalgic for the fast pace and the shitposting is enjoyable in much the same way
to underscore something though this kind of anonymous freewheeling madness risks coming to an end someday so i wanted to have some more good times before it ends
about the time when everyone got a fucking iphone or tablet. so 2009/2010.
this is also when 4chan started getting a shitload of media attention and moot had to start cleaning shit up and cooperate with the FBI/NSA
the pace has slowed down like 10x. newfags don't understand how quickly /b/ used to move back in the day.
It was 2012, when all those rage shirts started appearing and troll face became Facebook memes.
That's when the cancer spread.
That's why we have /soc/ now.
Somebody hold me it's getting dark...
very lucid to mention the populism of our age
i've often contemplated whether this is the ultimate fate of all communities - hyperspecification, this kind of fracturing into more and more nuanced niche groups, as a general problem. the internet has only hastened the way the little social microcosms play out - is decentralized culture necessarily atomic?
That's the reason why you can't relate.
Old /b/tards were oppressed and bullied in real life so they could only be creative and express themselves online where they weren't judged. Especially on an anonymous image board.
And that's why there was some awesome stuff here, the quiet ones are usually the craziest.
yeah, but compared to dubblechin and 99 etc? i know this is an icy pace compared to how fucking fast it used to be (shit got deleted in under a minute, 2 tops), but all the others are glacial now
I remember this shit, if you opened up /b/, tabbed out to open up some other bullshit like Myspace, and then came back, your thread would have 404'ed.
Back when bumping was a serious problem because faggots would try to keep shitty threads alive and anything interesting was instantaneously flooded
Haha. I see it now too. Also see my cat. That pic was taken last year and I'm in almost the same position. Cat is now in my lap. A god is in my lap.
and as a result, the good shit floated to the top.
if you knew how to keep a thread alive or used an image dumper, there was no problem.
it actually took effort to start a thread and keep it alive.
Since I started showing it to everyone I know or see. And when they ask me were I get all the crazy pictures I send them on my phone (cause I only browse b on my iPhone 6+) I direct them immediately to the random board on 4chan
As an experiment, for a short period /b/ should mark posts made from mobiles. I predict that after three days we'd have a rabid hatred for anyone with a cell phone.
Shit, I watched the same thing happen back on AOL chat rooms and BBS communities. I don't think it's anything new. I think that when you have mobility (and the internet allows incredible mobility between ideological groups) people will splinter off when they find the main group doesn't fit anymore. I know folks who have started intentional communities to separate themselves from the world at large, and it's hilarious to watch the knots people tie themselves in to hide the fact that they're part of the kink community. I look at the pups here, and alternate between laughing, shaking my head at how shit got this bad, and offering up wisdom that will inevitably be slapped from my hand. This is the new generation figuring thier shit out just as /b/ helped an oldfag figure his shit out. Just as the graffiti in Pompeii proves, plus ce change, plus c'est la meme chose.
That's the problem. Most of us have been doing this shit, the popularity of site has grown and mayority uses to be wrong.
Anyway /b/ has always been shit. I'd like to see IDs back, or maybe a /b/ with IDs enforced. That's when the cancer started spreading but I liked it to be honest
smartphones are basically the death of western civilization. they killed the internet by giving pocket sized shitty computers to people without a fucking clue.
But also from the beginning. It was full of Child porn and raid's before 2007, then for about a year it was good. Little bit of CP for those fags, little bit of raids for those fags, and little bit of shit for the rest of you fags. Then the newfags started treating it like a super secret clubhouse, and demanded everyone fuck off out of their super duper secret club. Then it became nothing but fags, demanding all that they don't like be banned. Now everyone still on 4chan is a newfag.
Everyone, even me. We're all newfags. No one is an oldfag or they'd have left already. No one on this site is older than 2007/2008.
Actually this is sort of why /b/ went to shit. It's so monotonous now in terms of opinions, etc. Despite all the alienating language, /b/ used to be a much more diverse and, well, "random" place. Now it's just a bunch of idiot teenagers from /pol/ and /r9k/ making a pathetic echo chamber. It's pretty sad actually.
tfw you always laughed at the 4chan stereotype and you've actually become it
pol nazis and r9k sadboys are easy targets for the shittifying of the site but thats mistaking a symptom for the cause
they are pretty pathetic tho lol even furries had more dignity
We can't be edgy anymore*
Fixed it for you
2008 was the zenith. all downhill from there.
Yeah, 4chins used to be a weeb board but normalfags ruined it and now we can't even talk about animay anymore.
very true, well said - the essence hasn't ever changed, just the form
Anime is and allways was shit.
It wasn't the anime what made 4chan good.
Consider suicide, friend.
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There is a site just for you that follows the rules you describe.
He's shitposting on most boards randomly and its mostly the same drivel he posted here. If he answers to you and thats not a given his answers are as much comprehensible as his posts.
No one knows.
>4chan is the cool meme site all the 14 year olds are talking about on the school bus now.
it always was, just the 14 year olds are different now, or we're talking different kinds of 14 year olds.
I find it hard to believe that this shit actually used to be funny.
been here since 2008. check in once or twice a week for shits and giggles.
Saw pic related in a previous 'why 4chan sucks' thread about a year ago. Thought it summed up my own sentiment so well that I saved it.
2005... and I still come by. Don't stay nearly as long, though. /b/ is mostly just a source for porn these days. When I first started coming, this was genuinely hilarious shit on here, but no more.
every tard that 10 years ago didn't know how to google now has access to everything with the same level of retardation but with the growing need to broadcast themselves.
this. First started coming here in early 2004 and it was actually a unique little chunk of the internet, with a lot of funny and creative people.
I just tried to post a longcat and it doesn't fucking work any more. bullshit.
As much as complaining about this shit is for edgy niggers...
Where did all the story threads go? A few years ago it was pretty much routine that I'd check for some good greentext threads. I almost always found one. Where did they go?
Yeah, I just look for new stuff that I'm not going to find on the various tubes.
I think the biggest change to /b/ and 4chan is the average age of the users. I was 26 in 2005 when I first started coming, and the average age was probably low to mid-20s. Now, it's dropped by ten years, and I've gotten ten years older. Not much I have in common with kids two decades younger than me.
they went to /pol/, which is basically 2010 /b/ with more nazis
Some asshole janitor or mod came along and decided story-times were not what 4chan was for. There was much banning. It was stupid. By that I mean the story time was stuipd, the cleanup was stupid, and we are all stupid.
Pretty much AAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Though I know that evenings empire has returned into sand, vanished from my hand, left me blindly here to stand,
But still not sleeping
http://exopolitics.org/mars-whistleblower-reveals-more-of-his-covert-military-service/ stop shitposting tinfoil autist
>No more raids, no more hackings, no more joint DDOS attacks, no more fun.
Anyone who waxes nostalgic about /b/ and exclusively mentions shit like this seem to be overlooking a simple fact: Cancer's still cancer no matter how long it sticks around.
Mostly just agreed with the first part, that it was the swan song of the wild west internet days, and that there's an inexorable culture shift as the pre-internet generation ages and uses the site less.
CHANGE , there's something called fucking change okay it happens every once in while everywhere ,you think trap threads are now flooding /b/ same as r8 my dick threads?
Well then you're a faggot old /b/ also had some stupid threads hanging around everyday but on thing was lost and it's OC ,that's the biggest difference no one is even trying to shoop a fucking picture and create a fucking picture with some stupid text ,shitposting is still funny tho
>op start a an oc thread do smth better
I started coming here in 2005, people were complaining about the exact same shit. They think it literally went from dope to newfag shit in under 2 years. /b/ was never good except in a microscopic timeframe where the only regularly fun thing that ever happened was photoshop contests.
It's spelled caturday you newfag.
You know what killed OC?
How many of you actually use 4chan in a real browser anymore?
It's much easier to make OC on a computer, but very few people use 4chan on anything but their phone now
Around 2008, when people stopped even pretending to care about rules 1 & 2.
Here's your (you).
tbh I lack a good cat folder. I lost my ancient 4chan folders ages ago.
those reddit boards /4chan and /classic4chan and and the website as a general kept posting content from here and the reddit fags poured in
and an hiro became admin and this site also became accessible to mobile users
Yeah, the post on the whole is fine. He's just a little unaware of what he was like back when he was asking /b/ to DDOS his middle school's website.
For fuck's sake, he's still doesn't understand the difference between "DDOS" and "DoS" after what must be 9+ year? You can guarantee that he was quite the little shit back in the glory days.
It filled up with normies because edgy teenagers wanted to brag on their blog that they've been on the "infamous 4Chan" and they "they're so cool" for doing so. Yes it's Fucking cancerous (and they should really just kill themselves) but it's true; YouTube, steam and tumblr (among some other sites) could only hold their children/ SJWs for so long before they started to leak out like pus from a festering wound, and move on to something "cooler than that" ... Apparently that place was 4chan, which has only been gaining more and more exposure since ~2008 or so, thereby luring in more fucking cancer carrying, youtube-level memelords who fucked up everything we hold dear.
normies have always come to visit from time to time, but normies have become more accustomed to (shit)posting on the internet nowadays, so they make themselves visible on here now, by "mistake".
I suppose ledditors are turned on by the idea of not needing to set up an account and not to be visible with an "identity" to shitpost anymore.
Reddit used to be pretty "bad" too (with r/jailbait and the like), but then it hit the big-time and suddenly the average user on there became a brainless 14 year old who only knew the world from the teachings of Dora the explorer.
In my folder.
If you want them all just reverse google or something. I'm not going to post all of them.
I honestly think that banning porn from /b/ (just for a while maybe) would increase the quality of the board
Anyone with me?
We need to stop accepting the high levels of faggotry, kick bitches back down on the lowest podium, and stop letting newfags make threads or ruin them. That's the WHOLE FUCKING ISSUE, people are TOLERATING NEWFAGGOTRY.
boxxy was the queen
girugamesh was cancer
No is not. You are just a lazy son of a bitch.
Removing porn threads will decrease the traffic on this board a lot, which means less cancers/furryfags/traps etc...
I just want /b/ to be the place where outcast with no place to go can meet, share and create OC
I know /b/ has never been good but it used to be fun and i miss it
everyone saying 2008 are hipsters.
2012 was the real year this place officially died
Pre-2008 were the golden years and that will never change. While it didn't go completely to shit like many claim, it wasn't quite the same.
Basically newfaggotry is like global warming. Slowly making things kinda shitty, but one little winter with no snow and people lose their shit, and when the next winter comes and there is snow, people will enjoy it but forget about it in a year and still complain about how it's not like it used to be. The internet is slowly going to shit, and that will never change. The end will come, not with a bang but with a whimper.
This was the point I knew "lurkmoar" had died.
>some fag posts BaileyJay52.gif with a clearly visible "Bailey Jay" watermark
>The name is Readthefuckingfilename.
>I can't see filenames on mobile.
>Three people reply with "Bailey Jay".
Continues to this day:
This place used to be great. Then all of a sudden everything was a trap thread or "im not gay but i sucked a dick on craigslist". Niggers came in posting nigger dicks and welfare check mentality. "Anonymous" became an SJW faggot fest.
Once all of the white adults left /b/ for /pol/ is when /b/ went to shit.
Holy shit. I hadn't really thought about it that much but, god damn.... you might be right. Ewwwwwww.
2005 here. The only reasons I hang around are that I have nothing better to do, I release music compilations on /co/, and to watch this place become a CIA/FBI propaganda machine.
gore has gotten way more common with all the isis vids
seeing some russian soldier being beheaded used to be a shock versus an everyday thing
I think you just have to deal with it. Things change. Different shit, different day. Another decade onward and things will be even worse, with people remembering how great things used to be in before the great cancer wave of 2016 triggered by [insert major headline event here].
I think /b/ is salvageable still
>bring back ids
>delete duplicate threads
This won't cure the cancer but its a start
Agreed, every thread today is,
>pick my facebook profile picture for a week lolol
>faces of /b/
>hottest grills you know hahaha
The most abnormal thing posted on the board as of now is loli. Which coincidentally is considered "cancer".
>xddd loli is cancer let's post more ylyl and rekt threads
When will this summer end? I need an answer. Nothing happens on this board anymore, and when there is potential for something, it is either completely forced or completely unoriginal.
Listen. Its the underage reddit fags.
>inb4 hurr durr ">>>/reddit/ is a meme dae le ebin bacon narwel"
Reddit is a cancerous place that support normie bullshit. Voting system that obviously is for suppressing opinions? Really?
Then the users see the /r/4chan board and think its just a more me randumb version of reddit. (/r/4chan is literally some asshole taking screenshots of threads on /b/ or /v/ and posting it...)
Redditfags are the cancer and should be shunned whenever they make themselves apparent.
If you're from reddit - Dead it - your opinion doesn't matter here.
been here on and off since 2007, it's been shit and nothing but shit for 9 years straight. only newfags post '/B/ USED TO BE COOL!!!1' threads, and this is exactly the cancer you like to complain about
I remember the beginning... I had just entered college... it was twenty aught four just after new years back then. I was a front line afrofag back then, at the tip of the spear... We lost men, but it was worth it to close the pools... those filthy pools. So many god damn pools... We were trying to save you youngin's from the AIDS. Sadly it didn't work... now we oldfags can only stare on in silent desperation as the younglings all are infected with the AIDS now.
The internet was different in those days, back then an oldfag could be and do pretty much anything. No SJW cancers, no massive influx of emotional AIDS bullshit.. we were cancer, but we were a cancer that DID things. We sent boxes, boxes on top of boxes, we pranked, we fought each other like savages - but we would unite on Caturdays and we would mercilessly fuck anyone who fucked with cats.
We were the amoral chaotic neutral hive-mind of a generation that matured under the Bush era, but now, sadly, most of the oldfags are gone.
We will never again have an era like it. Just memories now, newfags. Just memories now.
Infchan... ,and some other chan since moot left. I'm sure there are more... Then there's this.
Listen, friend. It may be true freedom.of speech and all. But it probably has like 5 other users. You included. The novelty of 4chan is that you can ca some guy an asshole and probably only ever perhaps look at the same thread as him in the future and never communicate aside from that one time.
So to ode to this.
Fuck you asshole. Go to hell.
This, a million times this.
I used to literally stay up all night every night, masturbating 3 to 4 times over the course of the night because of this website.
Then i would sleep any chance i got during the day when the normalfags came out.
If you can't see this image, you can't upvote.
show me faggot
>we've got gore
>we've got cancerous shitposting
>we've got racism
the only thing not still here is cp, and anyone who feels that these things are needed for/b/ to be great is an edgelord, go to tumblr faggot
no nigger, you are clearly retarded
obviously /b/ was better when there were less people, but that wasn't because they didn't post cancerous bullshit. it was because it was more focused; we used to be able to organise raids and shit.
now there's just more people, which makes it impossible to do things we used to do. so fucking what, adapt, there's still interesting things among all the ever-present cancer
No one will admit it, but most everyone can trace their joining back to one cancer wave or another. 4chan does something, people talk about it, and then those people find their way here. They cement the identity of 4chan in their mind by the type of cancerous activity which lured them in.
Recent waves were related to the Fappening, Gamer Gate, and that /r9k/ frogposter fag.
Jesus Chris, i was not on /b/ for maybe 7-8 years,
I turn on catalog and I honestly check if I accidentally pressed /soc/.
This place is so docile, Facebook , let alone Twitter are WAY edgier than this neo-neo/b/.
/b/ was always shitty, but at least you could catch a laugh or two every once an a while, i dont even bother for almost 10 years now..
At least it is a great idiot catcher so they wont disperse on couple of semi decent boards that survived all these years...
Pic related, it's me
All these unchecked dubs and trips... fucking newfags. Respect the art of the repeating digit.
Yes so you agree that being against the "muh secret club" phrase is good. People who try to shun posters by saying "muh secret club" think 4chan should be broadcasted to even more unfocused assholes who think they just do whatever you want.
We're on the same side here
The only thing I've heard about was the fappening. That was cool. Since I started browsing nothing AMAZING has happened. Like, hack someone or something. Too many reposted wembs and it's retarded how many people give a fuck if you get dubs, trips, etc.
All gets are important my friend. Now reroll and try again.