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why isnt 4chan fun anymore?
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>>52268426
>cuck chan
sjw mods
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was it ever fun?
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>>52268441
yes.
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>>52268431
No. That is not the reason.
It is because is full of kids. Immature, insecure, unempathetic little shits.

It was never this bad.
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>>52268431
Only ever encountered that on /mu/
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Reddit
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>>52268441
Yeah
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>>52268449
/thread
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not technology
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no one makes shops anymore. like good shops. in 2007 people used to photoshop and post whatever online it was awesome.
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>>52268426
because cucks keep making threads on the wrong boards
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>>52268426
/g/ suddenly became full of /v/tards, maki dumb posters and people that can't into programming at all.

I don't care actually, it's pretty fun knowing I'm superior than most people here.
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>>52268426
You got here.
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>>52268474
they all went to Reddit`
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>>52268506
ive been here longer then u probbaly. this use to be the major place to get memes. now people go elsewhere. i think thats what killed it
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>>52268474
No one wants their shops to appear on reddit the next day. They just come here to shit on everyone and derail threads. Besides, this is /v/'s (basically reddit) tech support forum. Why make them for reddit anyway?
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>>52268446
>>52268447
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i thought about this one night and i came to the conclusion that it was youtube that killed the majority of the old internet
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normies and betas
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>>>>52268530
social media
facebook
myspace
youtube etc 4chan use to be a social site
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>>52268426
Because you grew up and this board specifically is filled with 18-25 years old.
You're slipping out of the intended audience and you are starting to be aware of this.
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I'm having fun, I'm shitposting constantly.
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>>52268512
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>>52268540
>normies
they're called normalfags, you fucking newfag.
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>>52268426
People and society at large have become less fun. Symptom of our politically correct, hip to be square, morning telescreen exercise, starbucked, scumbag society.
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>>52268426

You got old
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>>52268659
yes

im 32 brah
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I blame /pol/ and the actual redditors who bring politics into every discussion.
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>>52268530
Specifically Google's Youtube.
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>>52268474
I post edited images every so often. Two in the last week I think.

Do you have a request for something particular?
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>>52268474
Shop a bunch of stuff every week, it's not about that.
4chan is just full of underage faggots who can't even troll for shit and need everything spoonfed. Years ago 4chan also had underage fags but they used to lurk more before posting retarded shit and kids have gradually gotten even more retarded with the years thanks to social media and other circumstances.
If Hiro banned ipads and other mobile devices through useragent all the little faggots posting from school on their phones or on their tablets would fuck off.
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>>52268779
that was true 4 years ago
even the kids and underage have moved on
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>>52268802
Someone did a poll on /a/ last year, 70% of the board were underage faggots. Many weren't even 14.
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>>52268426
>1/2chan
>fun
pick one
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the internet got too popular. Normalfags invaded
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>>52268867
>the internet got too popular
No, 4chan got too popular. Normalfags have always been on AOL chat or MSN messanger.
The site got too famous for it's own good and unironic retards invaded.
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>>52268516
>No one wants their shops to appear on reddit the next day
This. Made an OC image for a thread and soon enough it was on leddit. I still come up with some cool concepts but never realize/post them because of this.
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>>52268867

This. Internet isn't the exclusive (and by exclusive I mean frowned upon) place where you go if you have "no friends" despite of the fact that you, indeed, have friends on the internet. Social media is what killed the internet and eventually 4chan too.

Deep web and various deep web boards are the next frontier for people who wanna be in the koolkidsklub. For us who were here from the start to this day there isn't anything left. Only normies and fags.

Having something as a hobby for 15 years is a really long time.
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Too many normalfags, too many ghetto wannabes forcing unfunny Twitter memes, too many """""femanons""""", too many people who take everything seriously and can't take it easy (I'm looking at you, /pol/), too many people who want 4chan to stray from its Japanese-inspired origins.

All in all, too many people are here who don't belong here.
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>>52268426
you're too old
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>>52268809
And you expect people not to choose underage simply for the lols?
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>untreated depression
>you grew up

it's one of the two
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>>52268426
It's not just 4chan, it's the whole Internet. But to address your question:


1. 4chan becoming redditized with boards and board communities that act separately instead of as 1 piece of a larger pie.

2. A lack of people with backbones and good ideas.

3. Trolls trolling trolls, a house divided cannot stand etc.

4. Too many legitimately stupid/deluded people.

5. Too many overly serious people.

4chan and the rest of the Internet will likely fail for the same reason modern democracies are more akin to a corporatocracy, lazy uninformed content people who won't start caring until they've voted all of their freedoms away.
In my opinion 4chan is too far gone to comeback, the people with any power don't care and the few users who do are just a drop in the ocean of idiotic consumers.(another good homage to our failed governments around the world, 1 informed vote in an ocean of uninformed votes.)

Also it's not simply that I think the moderation/higher-ups don't care as much as I've noticed them actively working against "problematic" aspects of 4chan which is why I have no doubts it will continue tumbling down.
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>>52268975
>for the lols
No one was even surprised on the thread that they were all underage.
/a/ is pedo manchildren obsessed with moe and 15yo masturbation addicts anyways nowadays.
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>>52268882
>and unironic retards invaded.
Remember that ironic shitposting is still shitposting. If you've ever been "retarded" in 4chan or ever been a shitposter, you have personally helped bring in new friends. This is the 4chan you chose.
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>>52268997
>If you've ever been "retarded" in 4chan or ever been a shitposter, you have personally helped bring in new friends. This is the 4chan you chose.
Are you projecting?
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>>52268446
you just got older.
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I only come here because i'm sat with my phone or laptop with the internet and there's no where else to go.
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>>52269028
Well that says it all about the users.
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>>52268948
This. Too many people that don't belong.
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>>52268426
This site got infested with reddit. People here have jobs and girlfriends and enjoy being wage slaves. 4chan was once a site for proud NEETs who laughed at the wage slaves with jobs and people who worked. If you have a job of any kind, you belong on reddit.
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What doesn't get worse as it moves toward the mainstream?
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>>52269052
But they do belong now, it's you who nolonger belongs.
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>>52269076
drugs
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>>52269085
Fuck of wage slave normalfag, you don't belong on NEETchan.
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>>52269085
Maybe its time for me to leave then.
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>>52269102
But you'll end up with hordes of stoner teenagers that listen to bob marley and have dreadlocks.
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>>52269071
>People here have jobs and girlfriends
Nigga there's always been people with jobs here, people telling stories about their jobs have always been a recurring theme for threads, i think you're the fucking newfag.
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>>52269127
4chan always used for be for NEETs, then the wagecucks who weren't welcome invaded.
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>>52269133
>then the wagecucks who weren't welcome invaded.
You're a fucking newfag, people have been making threads about their wacky job stories since before 2008, fuck off back to reddit.
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>>52269127
>he is clearly acting purposely over top for some reason
>is it harmless fun or some divisive tactic to discount legitimate discussion or something

>tfw this is shit you have to think about now on 4chan because of all the shilling
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>>52268992
This. Remember when the internet was prominently computer based users that had an incentive to browse the internet. With the growth of mobile-based internet users, their is no doubt that people have easier access to browse it thus causing the shit posters to shit post on a Japanese image board or teenage girls bitching on social media about how they can't handle their emotions or promoting a expensive fucking coffee corporation.

The real question should be: "where is the internet headed /g/."
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>>52269147
on other NEET boards like /a/, wagecucks were never accepted. you were considered to be a normalfag if you had a job.
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>>52269152
You sound like the shill trying to disrupt something honestly.
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>>52269071
This is what a retard looks like who has only posted on /r9k/ looks like

Your revisionist history is shit. Before you leave please post your piss bottle collection.
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>>52269169
Cause /a/ have always been underage children, of course they don't work or shit.
Stop with your revisionism already and go back to reddit or cripplechan.
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>>52269152
This is a legitimate concern. But I remember /g/ being worse for that like two years ago.
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>>52269170
I was just stating a fact, you're probably a shill trying to take away from what I said with a baseless accusation which also serves to direct the conversation to a pointless argument you control.
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>>52269195
I still see it often enough and jesus do they come out in full force when they do. It's honestly quite concerning when you witness it happening especially how many people just don't notice themselves walking right into whatever situation the shill has framed.
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>>52269207
I don't give a flying fuck about what you want to say or not, say whatever you want.
Muh shills isn't even an argument but you obviously don't wanna accept the truth.
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>>52269171
>Your revisionist history
hello reddit
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>>52268809
Of course, we're all little girls on /a/, anon
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>>52269171
Literally,dripping with reddit.
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>>52268693
Fuck off jew
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the internet in 2008:

>never tell your real name, age, address or phone number online.
>think twice before you upload an image of yourself online. It can never be deleted after once uploaded.

>stay as anonymous as possible. anonymity protects everyone equally.

the internet today:

>sign up using facebook so everyone can see your real name, age, address and phone number wherever you go!
>your profile picture will be spread over the internet too!

>the only way to stay safe online is to avoid anonymity at all costs. anonymous communities are dangerous, just look at 4chan!

the hell happened?
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>>52269225
>clearly continues to try redirecting the conversation to a pointless argument using non-arguments

/shill
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>>52268426
because of excellent contributors such as yourself.
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>>52269264
>>52269229
Nice meme
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>>52269071
what a loser
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Because people spout buzzwords they heard on /r9k/ like normie, wagecuck, NEET, etc. etc. And if you say anything against it the first thing you'll hear is something along the lines of "Go back to Reddit".

People say 4chan was never good, but it's never been as terrible as this.
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>>52269410
This trend of adding cuck to any label people don't like was shit from the get go.
And the amount of people who uniroinicly use the word is worrying
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>>52269280
This all started around 2007/08 when Dumblr came about and Kikebook started gaining traction. It collided with other factors like everyone having a smartphone with internet access, Digg dying and Reddit coming about, then 4chan trying to do epic raids and bringing lots of attention to it (chanology in 2010 being the most infamous), 4chan moderation going full nazi (I still remember /v/ being /b/ 1.5, half of the threads were vidya, a quarter was porn and the rest random garbage, it moved incredibly fast too), posting timers, captchas and so on.

These things all ruined this website, it wasn't just one thing but lots of factors coming together.

As for the internet as a whole, concentration and monetization happened. MS, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo own most of the western internetosphere and the websites most normalfags visit on a daily basis. It's no longer the wild west it was for the people that grew with it in the late 90s/early 2000s. If you don't make money you do not exist.
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4chan used to be intelligent grown ups acting like 14 year old retards. It was a blast.
Now it's actual 14 year old retards and the old farts that complain about them incessantly.
(Like me.)
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>>52269161
>The real question should be: "where is the internet headed /g/."

A slow, progressive, state and corporation-controlled death. The "internet" will never go back to how it was.

A new playground needs to arise but remain niche for it to have quality.
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>>52269772
That's why we move to tor/freenet/i2p where it's harder to control.
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>>52269814
Those still rely on the internet, thus can be controlled sooner or later.
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>>52268426
bots

you can't tell me this stupid thread is created by a normal human being every fucking day [pic related]
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>>52268739
I think anon was more longing for the spontaneity of older 4chan, quantity over quality, there was some gold in amongst all the shit.
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>>52268426

y rnt u fun n e moar fgt
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>>52268426

Mods let /pol/ become overrun with cancer and now that cancer is spreading to every board.
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>>52268892
Why the fuck would it matter to you what other people post on reddit.
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>>52268779
>need everything spoonfed
I tried to fight against this for years, everyone constantly berated me for it. Now all you sally ass faggots are stuck with them.
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>>52269025
This desu. We all grew out of it and newfags took our place. Now we look at the shit we used to post and it's cancer.

AND IT FUCKING IS.
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>>52269979
People taking credit for your work is pretty shit senpai.
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>>52268426

Get subscribed to YouTube Red, Poorfag

JewDiePie is sooo funny

Posted from my Ipad Pro

My motto is: NOTHING TO HYDE HERE
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>>52269994
spoonfeeders are the absolute worst. These days, you're considered to be the problem for being against spoonfeeding, not the spoonfeeders themselves.
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>>52269280
>>never tell your real name, age, address or phone number online.
>>think twice before you upload an image of yourself online. It can never be deleted after once uploaded.

>>stay as anonymous as possible. anonymity protects everyone equally.
I still live by this.
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>>52269876
I believe some people care that much they post it desu.
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>>52268426
I migrated to a few smaller chans and it's great. There's actually good posts and OC, mods actually post, and the tripfags aren't annoying. I'm having a great time, it's like rediscovering 4chan all over again. I just check in with /g/ time to time to see what you guys are up to.

I think the key is smaller communities. Eventually you reach this critical mass of shitposters/trolls/normies and your community rots.
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>>52270103
They're usually so slow, though.
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>>52269966
4chan always dealt with /pol/'s themes from its inception (muh soggy knees, misandry, jews etc) except it was far more diluded among /b/, /v/ and /n/.

I actually like /pol/. They have some funny threads from time to time if you're into (geo)politics but if you want my opinion 4chan should never have added all those relationshit/normalfag boards like /soc/ or political boards like /n/ or later /pol/. It should have stayed a 100% weeaboo imageboard with certain interest boards.
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>>52269559
Pretty much this, people using epic me me's to avoid having to actually discuss something. The trend of calling people shills/reddit/tumblr/cuck/whatever has gotten a lot worse, back in the day it was just nigger, but if someone was giving an at least somewhat valid response you wouldn't get called a nigger unless it was over the top/fucking retarded. I think the idea of shills is so scary to people that people are overreacting. I also think a lot of people just say things in a typical "shillpost" type of way to drum up drama and further the meme that people get paid to shitpost.

I almost miss cross-board raids, too, because they provided something new and mold-breaking. I also think moderation has taken a slide, but I only have really witnessed this on /x/, which, lets be honest, is the worst board and has been constantly a "why hasn't this been deleted yet" type of thing. I also know that on a few boards there's some degree of bias towards certain posts by moderators that aren't in line with what the majority of the board desires, which has only really become noticable for me recently.

It also really doesn't help that jamoot is adding loads of new boards that are poorly implemented rather than purdging things.

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>>52268474
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.en.html#Photoshop
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>>52270139
I like that to be honest. I can write a post, then come back two days later to find several multi-paragraph responses. It feels like a BBS.
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>>52270087
I actually thought this was the "OS X" shill version. But anyways, its fucking annoying seeing such threads reposted every fucking day.. and worst thing of all, some idiots even reply to this shit.
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>>52268444
Nice
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>>52270233

Doesn't mean shit if people don't know what they're talking about.

You can find multi-paragraph responses on fucking anime and philosophy forums. Doesn't mean the content is any good. You can argue with someone about religion for pages and pages on end and you've contributed nothing of value.
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>>52268426
Because you got used to it, nostalgia fags will say otherwise.
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>>52270103
Would like yo know what chans u r lurking now, thing is u are probably not going to tell for obvious reasons. I really miss the good old days now.
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>>52270103

I wish there was an app for smaller Chans.

The only other Chan I can get to with the one I use here is 2x Chan and I can't post from in app.
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>>52270461
Feel u
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>>52270233
The problem is alternative english chans don't really survive that long (nobody likes talking to a wall). 7 and 420 for example used to be exactly what you are saying but nowadays over half of the boards are dead.
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>>52270509
shut up 7chan was always shit, with shit people and shit moderation.
420 is still alive and with some decent content but its focused on drugs.
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>>52270461
And yet the dilemma is this - make an app for it, and normies will come.
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>>52270461
>>52270535
maybe if you can't find it its because you are the normie/shitposter
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>>52270461

maybe overchan?
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>>52270535

I am considering it...

>>52270621

I am on Windows phone.

Though I am considering going back to Android this year.
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>>52270672
Im on Android and use clover
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>>52269071

You've got it backwards. The people who made this place 'fun' at the onset have grow-up and moved forward, or at least curtailed their visits to this site.

In my opinion the opposite of your theory has happened. The left-over NEETs who were/are unfunny+ugly+unemployable and onset of 'leddit' teens who are too edgy for that website have turned this place to unfunny meme haven/leddit lite pile of garbage.
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Because it's full of contrarians & people who troll and now you can't tell the difference.

I can't tell who's genuinely retarded or who are trolls trolling trolls. I think people are taking themselves to seriously.
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>>52270563
I'm not the first anon you quoted and quite frankly I've never looked for other chans, I operate my own and that's about it.
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>>52268446
Yes it is you massive faggot.

The board's lost their edge and the massive influx of limp wristed homos like you killed all it's personality
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>>52269103
/g/ was never a NEET hole, people here earn money and just blow it all on tech and justify their purchases here
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>>52269280
I remember how we were shown at school experiments how a police officer managed to track down a girl simply by talking to her on messenger pretending to be some guy and asking random questions like "oh you're a basketball player? What is your number" etc... and warning us all that even the simple details can reveal a lot about us.

Nowadays I remember talking to someone of fb messenger and the app had enabled by default GPS and if you clicked the message it showed the exact position on a map where it was sent from. Are you fucking serious?
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>>52271010
People nowadays don't really know about consequences
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Riddle me this /g/, how did you/who introduced you to 4chan and how long ago?
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ANIMEPOSTING IS THE CHEMO
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>>52271202
Me and a friend were looking for gif remixes like shoop da whoop or this is sparta in computer class like back in 2008 and we found /gif/, had to close that shit quick cause the teacher almost saw all the porn gifs.
From there i went on to /a/ which i would've found sooner or later, never set foot on /b/ until years later unlike what most people have always said about newfags and /b/ootcamp.
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>>52271202
Xbox Live Halo 2 voice chat.
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>>52270340
That's why you find a tech-centric chan.

>>52270509
You gotta go with the flow anon. People migrate between communities. Doing the majority of your posting on 4chan is like a member of the Reddit crowd doing the majority of their posting on Digg. Be active, follow trends, check out new places. Make some friends that you talk to out-of-band, stick together when you move communities.
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>>52271202
Aludin, 2004.

Thanks asshole
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>>52270461
Most boards run vichan, it wouldn't be terribly difficult. If I knew android dev at all I'd help, but I'm just a lowly sysadmin.
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4chan isn't fun anymore because we all grew up with it. Everything we loved about the site then has now gone mainstream and been monetized, to the point where even normies want nothing to do with it. Plus, a lot of us are on here constantly, making it feel less special by overstaying the experience. For me, part of the novelty of 4chan was rushing home after school/uni classes to go on it. Now that some of us are not in school anymore, that novelty has worn off.
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Everyone says this that 4chan is shit but where are the good websites.
Reddit is so fucking bad, I mean there are some good subreddits like /r/ headphones but thats it.
2*4 chan is alright for /v/ I guess, but I don't even play that many games anymore.
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>>52273549

Reddit went to shit so I tried Voat but the same cancer from Reddit showed up there.

These days I just lurk here and on Hacker News. I also do some IRC and want to get back into Usenet (discussion, not piracy shit) I have been meaning to visit Lainchan more.

Most of the people I actually care about onlne all visit our own private forum anyway.
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