When did you decide to quit? It feels like you made that decision a while ago, at least a year or two.
Have you ever wanted to say something but couldn't because of your position as an admin?
What was the best thread you made as an anon?
Which board did you anonymously participate in the most?
Watch the Rebuilds already, it's ending this year.
What makes a good poster?
When will the new admins introduce themselves?
Did you cry?
Get on MOOTCHAT from time to time.
you are/were awesome.
thanks for everything dude.
pls do more great things.
see u around
with so much internet influence and power, why have you not developed a God complex?
Hey moot thanks for everything!
I think what many people are concerned about is who will own 4chan in the future? I know you said the contrary in the VB interview, but even though you are stepping down as an admin, can't you still own the site just to make sure no one fucks it up to be some kind of plebbit/9fag/facebook crap? We need 4chan to continue being 4chan.
Can you be transparent about the following:
Other than behind the scenes, technical stuff, your presence on 4chan wasn't that notable the past few years with you admitting that you had decided to leave a long time ago in a recent TechCrunch article; what does you stepping down as "admin" really mean or what makes it such a big change you had to announce it publicly?
What was your deal with /pol/ the last few months? Why mess with it?
GamerGate brought a huge shitstorm on /v/. You made a sticky about it telling people to reign it but overall what is your assessment of GamerGate and how it affected /v/?
Was it a coincidence you decided to step down as admin following the two events highlighted above (and the Fappening I suppose) or did said events "pushed" you into wanting to step down.
Who is going to be the new head admin replacing you?
Are there any other chans than 4chan that you visit?
Why did you stop lifting?
Moot I am seriously, seriously, seriously curious about possibly, maybe trying out cuckholding? From your experiences, what can you tell me? What should I expect? How would one go about it seriously? Are there any negative repercussions?
If you could have ran any website that wasn't 4chan (or canvas-DrawQuest) as successfully as you have for these past years, what type of website would it have been? Or was an image board always your first choice..
Choice of questions for you moot:
What is your favorite memory of 4chan?
Why are you such a faggot?
Which boards did you actually use regularly? I know you posted on a few, but you must have lurked, or posted anonymously, right?
Do you intend to remain part of the 4chan community, while stepping down from your admin role? If so, will you post as anonymous or will you keep your red name?
Question: is all this a bad dream? Because if it is, I would like to wake up now.
I've been using 4chan for a long time. Since 2005, when I was 13. I was there for everything. The SA forum roots. Cockmongler, longcat, happy negro, shoop da whoop. Messing with football. Hal Turner. Tom Green. The caturday nap/dusty/soup/b/ m00tle fiasco. When /g/ was guro and when there was a sidebar frame, and when the font was serif. When you took all of the donation money and went to Mexico.
I stuck through it all. /b/day. Chocolate Rain. ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER. The cancer wrought by chanology. DDOSing scientology websites, quite a fond memory. Jessi Slaughter and Good Morning America. The Time 100 poll. Everything.
I grew up on 4chan, you see. My home was abusive, my parents were divorced, my mom became a drug addict and lost her job and had 3 illegitimate children. We moved a lot, and I was shy, I had a really hard time making friends of any sort. But 4chan was a way that I could escape all of that, to congregate and have fun, to share the pain with, to enrich and be enriched by the creativity of people of all sorts. Clearly names weren't important, but the sense of community were paramount. When I was bullied in middle school, 4chan was there for me. When I was a loser in high school, 4chan was there for me. In 2009 I was arrested, and what did I do while waiting to get bailed out but browse 4chan on my phone. When my first girlfriend cheated on me, left me, and broke my heart, where did I turn? 4chan.
4chan has been one of few constants in my life. Now I'm a senior in college. I've turned my life around a lot, but I still come here on a daily basis. It's truly my second family. Even though all the oldfags left. Even though we're /tumblr/ and /reddit/. Through whatever, I still believe. I want you to stay. I can't stand the thought of you leaving. But since you've given me so much happiness already, it's not really fair to ask you to stay.
So thank you, Moot. You gave me a home unlike any other.
I only have one question...
how do i shot web?
Why is the site slow? Or why was it yesterday (depends on how long takes for this post to post)?
Does your departure have to do with /pol/? Do you think 4chan is ded? Do you think there is still potential? Do you have any favourite new memes? Did Obi saber first?
I'm gonna miss you, you stupid faggot.
You say that 4chan is "easily one of the greatest communities to ever grace the Web," however it is widely accepted to be one of the biggest shit holes on the internet, especially, with gusto, by its own members. How do you reconcile creating and helping to survive a place where boards such as /b/ and /pol/ serve as home bases for some of the world's worst people to come praise and relish in vile bigotry and deviant, socially destructive predilections (pedophilia, rape, incest, bestiality), with your relatively recently discovered identity as a social justice warrior?
Is there any chance of W.T. Snacks coming back as admin?
Who gets control of 4chan?
What are you going to work on now?
Who is best pony?
is 4chan sold to anybody ? If so , to whom ?
Who is legally responsible about the site ?
Will there now be IDs everywhere ?
Why are there static IDs on /pol/ ?
When will these disappear or at least change from thread to thread ?
Talk about the future moot. Can we get some information about the team who is taking over? Obviously, they were handpicked by you but are there safeguards in place that 4chan will remain as 4chan? This is probably the most important question to most people who visit the site and there hasn’t been much feedback assuring us of this transition. You stated that 4chan will have enough funds for awhile; does this mean we will have to result back to the old red thermometer donation drive at some point? Finally, thanks for making 4chan and letting it grow as it did – no matter the changes brought by a larger user base or perhaps because of it, it’s still a unique experience every day.
Also, sage in all fields.
When did you make the decision to step down from being the Admin and what was/were the reason(s), why now and will there be a new Admin or will that spot be vacant? Also, what is one of your favorite 4chan memories?
I am sure it must have been a great burden at times, especially for a young man in his teenage years/early twenties. I wasted a lot of time here, but I had a lot of fun doing so.
What's next for you, moot? Where do you go from here? Are you going to start another thing like Canvas?
What happens to us? By us, I mean, we the users of 4chan, many of whom have been here since the very beginning. Naturally, we're worried about the future of this site because we want things to remain largely as they are.
I wasn't very surprised by your decision to leave, we knew this would happen, or the most of us did anyway, but I'm also frightened of what lies ahead for all of us. Are things still going to be roughly the same?
Was 9/11 an inside job?
Do take flu shots or drink unfiltered water?
What was the significance behind "Heaven"? Why Heaven of all things when you sage'd? Is it something from the old 2chan code? Also, why remove IDs from /b/?
Also, would you like a 4chan film made as in pic related?
What specifically does your statement about "transitioning ownership" (paraphrasing) of the site mean?
How does it feel quitting after all these years? Would you change something you've done with the site or are you happy with how it is now?
So whats next? will you continue to be on 4chan and interact with the community? or are you cutting cold turkey
You're waifu a shit.
We'll miss you though. Will you still post here anonymously?
Will you consider moving quest threads off /tg/ as a final parting gift? The board is completely overrun with quest threads, many of them anime or video games related, and generals now. Probably about a third of the threads at any given point fall into one of the two above categories.
Will you come back and post as anon or moot occasionally? Please just don't leave like that man.
Thanks for everything, but please make sure no one ruins this great site you made ;_;7
Also, have you taken precautions that 4chan won't fall in the hands of SJW? Complete freedom of speech and anonymity must be preserved, I'm also not sure if I like e.g. the flags and IDs on /pol/. For anons in countries where free speech isn't much of a topic it could be dangerous if they get identified and even non-NSA people are able to immediately dig up all their previous posts from the archive.
And now that you retired, will you lift more? Don't you dare getting fat, buddy.
If you could go back and do anything differently, what would it be?
I'm sure a lot of people will be asking this, more importantly the trolls, but has your decision to leave 4chan been based off of a change in your values? Has the attack on feminism played a large role in this and if you're comfortable sharing your opinion, what is it?
a.) What's to stop the new admins from just closing down the website when they decide to leave?
b.) Will the the new admins keep the site censorship free and believe in the qualities of anonymity and is there any guarantee that these will at least be core principles going forward after your retirement?
c.) Do you still "own" 4chan? or does removing yourself as admin also relinquish your ownership of the site?
sent these questions the other day, thought maybe it would be better answered here
Did you get lot of shit from people when the celeb leaks happened?
Say some negative things about 4chan so I'll believe the nice things you said.
Can we post now?
Okay first question:
WHO THE FUCK IS RUNNING 4CHAN SPECIFICALLY?
You know? I wasn't aware forever had an ending.
I'm really going to miss you.
This is from all of us at /a/, please watch it.
have you see your goodbi card from /s4s/?
pic realated most recent pic
ok, not sure how this works, but here we go
how many times did you cried this week? also, any of the stuff boards and other people have made in your honor this days catched your attention?
and... thank you, gou godspeed bastard
A lot of people probably want to know why you retired. On a past Q&A you said "I will be the last one to turn off the lights" and "Even if nobody is left I will keep hosting it for 10 bucks a month".
So why the change of mentality? Did all the cuck bullshit get to you?
Will /mlp/ live despite being shit?
Plz ensure it does, I still find fun there sometimes
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Hi moot, after testifying in the David Kernell trial, did you ever consider just shutting down 4chan?
Thank you for everything.
when are you're coming back
my waifu for refrence
moot, will you please remove board specific ID's for /pol/? If you're set on ID's please make them thread specific only.
That being said: Thank you for everything and ignore the edgelords. You will be missed.
What board has had the most banned users overall through the years?
What are you moving on to Moot?
Meaning, what are you up to now and in the future?
Moot was a hack anyway.
Post "Save us based Jim!" to accept James Cameron as 4chan's saviour
You've said before you've taken up cycling
do you visit us over at /n/?
What, in your opinion, is the worst thing 4Chan has ever done?
Hi Moot. I guess my question is on the minds of many 4channers: What'll happen to this site now? Do you still own 4chan or have you sold it/plan on selling it? I suppose that I'm a bit apprehensive as I, and I'm sure many others out there, are quite fond of this place and call it home. I'd like to see this site last at least another 11.5 years.
In any case, thank you for the last 11.5 years. Best of luck to you, you glorious faggot.
Moot, can you please shop this image so it looks like I'm kissing my crush?
Are the new admins going to do something to bring the site back to its previous glorious and freedom even if it means becoming less popular?
Also you are man enough to at least not sell it, right?
Ok, since this is going to be the last Q&A session you do I might as well ask every question I still have.
1. Who is taking over as admin? Will he have an identity or be anonymous?
2. How much power will you still have after resigning? Will you still have the word of God for 4chan issues, will you still have mod powers, etc.?
3. How will your posts look like in the future? Are you keeping a capcode, becoming a tripfag or just going full anon?
4. Is /qa/ going to be a permanent board, or is it just for the Q&A? I'd love to have /q/ back since the feedback page was a failure, plus it allowed for meta discussion on boards without taking it to /b/.
5. What are your plans after 4chan? Are you starting a new company, becoming a NEET and living off autismbux, what?
6. How much money does 4chan make now? What's the biggest source of income?
7. What does the 4chan source code look like? Mainly, what language is it written in?
8. Why don't the mods do much publicly? At best we just see them delete shit, never public ban or post.
9. What's your opinion on that other chan and its admin?
And most importantly
10. Will you still keep up with all the dank memes?
Why not sell 4chan instead of quitting?
A left wing group like Media Matters would probably pay huge bucks to get their paws on their antichrist.
You'd be rich, the prog's could claim they slayed their dragon, and the userbase would migrate to an imitative successor and continue on as usual. It's win-win.
What are you most fed up being called by now? Faggot, jew or cuck? Cuck I suppose since is the newest buzzword?
How does it feel to be the first ever world wide web prophet? And, where will you go?
1. Will this mean that 4chan is being sold?
2. Can you please return ID's to /b/?
3. Can you fix the posting lag before leaving?
4. [spoiler]Remember you can never leave 4chan, once you are here, you are here for good.[/spoiler]
Moot, before you go, I want to petition you to bring IDs back to /b/.
Many people will dislike the idea, but it is absolutely necessary to help preserve some semblance of order in an otherwise disarray of ideas.
Do it, moot. It wouldn't take you too long, and you will be doing us all a great favor.
Thank you, and may your Ayyys forever be LMAO'd.
What do you think of all the derivative content that's come out of 4chan? I'm not talking >muh epic maymays, but rather for stuff like communities and games. A few come to mind:
>Katawa Shoujo (/a/?)
>the 4chan virtual rigball game (/sp/ or wherever it goes);
>Pokemon Sage (>three years without a good beta) and >showderp (/vp/) and the nuzlocke challenge (although it technically came from /v/); and
>SCP Foundation (/x/)
I'd like to hear your opinions on them as far as your awareness of them goes.
What is your favourite annie may?
Have you been secretly posting as anon on /a/? Please continue to come back here.
[spoiler]also which 2hu wud u fug[/spoiler]
Thanks for everything, Moot
Without 4chan, I'd be a far less cynical person, but I wouldnt be half the person I am today. You gave me a home, and now I guess its goodbye
You'll come back, right?
Is the ride over, Moot? We had some good times.
Are you gonna fly over to Mootxico now?
first goes in every field
We love you MOOT, please don't go.
If you do, at least come to /a/ sometime and let us know it's you.
what value does anonymity hold on the contemporary internet, and how does this value balance against the risks of enabling violent crimes and extremist discourse? Should such speech be defended?
How can we as everyday internet users protect anonymity and privacy online?
Is ephemerality no longer important to the site's design? I've found it to be one of the most attractive parts of the site.
With the introduction of the archive and encouragement of "General threads" it seems you guys are pretty intent on killing it.
You can't get off the bus, Moot.
You can have others drive the bus, but it's important for us to believe that you're still the one driving.
What home could possibly replace ours?
Will you ever move out of New York and get back into guns?
/k/ will miss you mootles, you glorious winged faggot
At the end of it all Moot, what was your favorite board overall?
Will you be working on other software/projects, or are you going to open a kebab shop?
Have you EVER (even once) thought about pulling the plug on 4chan. And why?
Also, JOHN HOLLERAN where are you?
Moot, you started 4chan when you were fifteen and have worked tirelessly until you were an adult to keep the site running and having to deal with the economics of operating it and politics and ethical quandaries of the moderation and administration staff having the ability to see everything and over that time have seemingly stuck to your guns on anonymity and we're all glad you've supported the stance. So with some of the illegal and unscrupulous things that have happened on the site and the apparent intrusion and pressure from the government agencies have you ever let those agencies seen or can you yourself see why kids love cinnamon toast crunch?
First. How do you think your retirement will affect the community? Do you think that the new admin will be able to keep the spirit of 4chan as it were under your administration?
Be honest moot - is there a reason other than violating the no doxxing/raiding rule that you banned Gamergate? I'm not suggesting you sold out to Gawker/Kotaku/Israel, I'm just wondering if you banned it because you found it stupid or something
-also, raiding aside, what is your opinion of Gamergate?
you clearly haven't been in a single candy thread on /b/
it used to be 90% shitlords and 10% whiteknight faggots
now it's flipped, almost everyone is a whiteknight SJW faggot
god forbid you go to /soc/, where people are so pathetically desperate they'll literally spend 6 hours complimenting a fat chick's stretch marks for a chance to glimpse her nipple
Does "retiring" mean you will become just another anonymous shitposter on 4chan or are you really (rage)quitting the site for good?!
Perhaps, you can now actually enjoy the site as we do, and occasionally contribute content instead of mechanics/moderation/etc.?
also I'll miss you m00t.
Please, create something wonderful. Something again. Please
Are images actually stored after a thread 404s?
I have links open for days after they have 404d, even on boards that don't archive threads for a few days like /b/ and I can still open images to their full size that I haven't opened before.