Does anyone remember the thread from about a month ago where we were complaining about how bad this place had gotten and we decided to try to make it a better place? Does it seem to anyone else that the shitposting has only gotten worse since then? I can't be the only one.
There have been meta-threads every few weeks since I first came here in 2006. I have no idea which one you mean.
It is physically impossible for this place to get "better" in the way you describe. The only way it could happen is if hiroshima could figure out who is under 18 and magically eliminate them without destroying anonymity. This of course is not possible.
If you don't like this place, you can spend less time here.
I don't think underage fags are the problem. Plenty of over opinionated/divisive posters are obviously 18.
/ck/ is too casual to be a great board. Not enough devoted users to form a long-lived board culture.
>It is physically impossible for this place to get "better" in the way you describe. The only way it could happen is if hiroshima could figure out who is under 18 and magically eliminate them without destroying anonymity.
...Or mods who do literally anything. Are you aware there are boards where blatant shitposting and bait threads get deleted? And that the level of shitposting even in those boards would be considered unacceptable on most other sites?
>There have been meta-threads every few weeks since I first came here in 2006. I have no idea which one you mean.
I meant the one where people were literally talking about jumping ship to Reddit.
I must have missed that one.
I find it strange how some people here claim to strongly identify with this or that website.
I've been browsing reddit since maybe 2010, I post more on 4chan because I'm tinfoil hat but there is nothing wrong with reddit.
Honestly I should spend way less time here but it's addictive to be able to fire off a post with no thought as to having it come back to haunt my future employment prospects or some such thing.
Every board on 4chan could be made better, but /ck/ is better than most.
I feel like blatant off topic posting has skyrocketed since moot left some time ago.
It was bad while he was here, but now it is almost unbearable.
Certain boards like /tv/ and /v/ are almost unreadable because of shitposting threads that occupy at least half of the active threads at any current time that last until they reach post limit.
There must be some massive moderation problem because I see shitpost threads on slow boards like /p/ survive for literally days without getting deleted.
As much as I hate to say it, I think 4chan needs to go to a registration (while still maintaining anonymous posting) type system so that people who get banned stay banned.
heh, the only thing that makes it better is abandoning the board for a better one. People refuse to lurkmoar, and population kills content.
tl:dr for those who haven't learned, if you don't have something to say, then shut the fuck up
No, but I only go on the internet to discuss stuff that would be of no interest to people I know in real life. Like some obscure foreign brand of outdoor gear that I use in a sport within a very specific geographic region where that brand of gear isn't well known.
That kind of statistically improbable detail, combined with possibly controversial political comments, isn't the kind of thing I'm comfortable leaving archived on the internet forever. Not hard to associate it with a real person when you're not talking about Coca Cola or something incredibly non-obscure.
>4chan needs to go to a registration (while still maintaining anonymous posting) type system so that people who get banned stay banned
I don't see how enforced registration is going to change that in any meaningful way. If you're dedicated enough to pointlessshitposting that you want to troll 4chan instead of literally any other forum where the userbase is far more likely to unironically take the bait then you're probably dedicated enough to spend 30 seconds creating a fake account every time you get banned. It would also drive away plenty of people who come here for the sense of anonymity.
The only solution that will work is stronger moderation. Think SA before Lowtax gave up. (temporary) Hellbans for persistent offenders. More janitors and more frequent promotion/demotion of them.
Basically janitors are the key, but unlike SA it's a lot harder to vet someone's suitability for the "job" based on their post history so you need to appoint a lot more of them and have a mechanism for swiftly purging the shit ones. idk exactly what that mechanism would be though - I'd like to say popular anonymous vote but on 4chan that's just asking for all the janitors to be Raspberry Pi daemons that just post "hitler did nothing wrong" in every thread until it hits the post limit and which have somehow figured out a way to bypass the captcha.