As far as my two cents go I don't like /v/ much, but I still like them far more than /pol/, /r9k/ and /int/.
/v/ is at least keenly self-aware of its problems, and there are at least some people there trying to figure out what to do about it. The other three seem completely oblivious to how shitty they are and if anything are proud of it and in fact don't want to be forced to reconsider their shitty nonconstructive posting mentalities.
/v/ is the only board on 4chan that openly invites Redditors, underagedB&, and social media to 4chan. Then it does nothing to show them how the site is used, or tell them to lurk moar, and tells them that 4chan is "just like Reddit."
Then these users spread to other boards where they ruin almost every last thread they post their stupid, uneducated opinions in. And if you call them out on this shit they post the same "not your sekrit club", "go back to /pol/", "go back to /r9k/", "muh containment board", "no such thing as site/board culture" garbage that /v/ taught them.
/v/ can be fixed by simply being uninviting to these people. I know /tv/ has this issue, but they seem to at least stay on their own damn board.
They tried throwing more mods at the board but that didnt work because the mods were just the same people from the board.
a lot of people here are saying /b/ is irrelevant, but /b/ is still fucking people up in subtle ways. do you realize how many fake twitter trends and news stories those tards have gotten through this year alone? their influence isn't as obvious but it's very much still there
>>398113 /a/ started a slander campaign that spread through the power of memes.
I think they did this because they're butthurt about Japan losing its supremacy in the gamedev world. Back in the day, loving Japanese games was the norm, but as Western games improved and Japanese games fell into a bottomless pit of moe and mobileshit, people followed the quality. As a result they can't hide behind the masses and get called out when they post about bullshit like Fortune Summoner, Neptunia, and Senran Kagura.
>>398864 Weeaboos really do ruin everything. Actual "everything Japanese is automatically the best because it's Japanese, I have six dakimakuras and am learning Japanese on Rosetta Stone" weeaboos, not "he likes anime and isn't a complete sperg about it" weeaboos.
>>398864 >/a/ started a slander campaign Is that so? Why would /a/ even bother when they hate anything /v/? You know /v/ has always had an otaku, weeaboo or whatever you want to call it population right? People seem to forget that videogames are as much of an otaku interest as anime, manga and VNs. Comiket, pixiv and nico nico focus on them as much as they do on anime. There is also an entire otaku subspecies that only cares about video games. But since it doesn't get separated in the west like anime/cartoons and manga/comics, people get triggered at the sight of an "anime" face in their vidya safespace, because somehow it shouldn't be there even though it has always been.
I think you are confusing /a/ hating /v/, with /v/ hating itself.
>>398113 Porn thread on /v/ with 100+ posts. >>>/v/322599336
Unlike normal /v/, they are discussing the OP due to it being related to the image. While that would be normal for most boards, it is ironic in the sense that /v/ is a sfw board as opposed to one where porn is allowed and they are actually discussing OP's question; more often than not the /v/ userbase consistently make threads with either a normal discussion topic or what every other board would consider a cancerous or shitpost topic, along with a completely different image than what the OP's subject is about. The userbase straight-up ignores OP's question (and as of recently, the first responder straight-up says "fuck this, discuss X") and create massive shitpost threads where they feel good about ignoring the OP and having good fun doing so. Oftentimes the OP's image is deliberately set up to encourage this and fairly often when newfags create threads they use the same type of image but discuss the image instead of creating a fake point of discussion, causing the thread to get quickly deleted rather than being a 200+ shitpost fest.
I believe this causes most boards to tout /v/ as the worst board on 4chan.
Also, here's a LOL thread. At their best they are threads where they make fun of the webcomic artist for knowing nothing about the game they are creating the comic of but more-often-than-not they discuss comics that have nothing to do with video games, mock Social Justice, or are thinly-veiled >>>/r/ for porn. The LOL in the OP signifies to everyone that this is a thread for funposting and not necessarily video game discussion.
The image from the opening post is from the webcomic WHOMP which sometimes features video games. Whether the thread become a dump for random WHOMP comics or transform into a porn dump, you can't be too sure but those two results are more-than likely.
Here's a filename thread. The term filename signifies to the board that this is a thread for images with funny filenames and not necessarily one about video games. That's all it is. Sometimes images vaguely reference a video game but just as often reference memes and oftentimes contains cropped porn.
Became much more popular after YL;YL threads on /b/ became spammed with a nice image of a banana.
Random youtube video and twitch streaming threads like this have been popping up on /v/ over the course of a year or so. Streaming and youtube used to be allowed on /v/ but were stopped when the board was getting flooded with "watch my channel!", that advertising was against the rules anyways, and that also it brought in cringy underageb& posters who wanted you to watch them play video games.
Why they are popping up I can only guess is because the twitch userbase is getting larger and that subreddits for youtubers don't let you criticize them.
Fortunately I've only seen about one thread like this a day so far in addition to "how's that gaming channel coming along?" threads - /soc/ threads which has a surprising number of people dump their shitty youtube channels with 20+ views - but I expect it to increase overtime as streaming becomes more mainstream.
With twitch streaming there is also a speedrunning event happening called AGDQ, an event where speedrunners stream random games and people donate to support charity while watching it. On /v/ it's treated almost like a big official announcement from Nintendo / Microsoft / SONY, except instead for building hype for new games / systems it's mostly for mocking autistic-like behavior in the speedrunners / announcers or troll the event through donations or creating the next boxxy / worship of a certain streamer / worship of person in the background. Most of /v/ doesn't care about the game being streamed and video game streaming isn't supposed to be on /v/ anyways as per >>401549.
I don't think anyone has coined these threads so I'm just going to call them quote threads. In quote threads anons usually make up either a ridiculous or commonplace social event that could happen while playing a video game and anons discuss how annoying / sad it is when it occurs or try to come up with even more ridiculous things that could occur. Also comes in the form of:
>See you after work! >Last online: Sept. 11th 2001
There is another version without the [r9k] aspect where anons try to guess the video game which follows a certain trope:
>get boss to 5% HP >boss dies
There's a third version which is just mostly for the anon to shitpost about or criticize an aspect of a game they disagree with:
>An ancient evil has awoken
While I believe the trope version (and occasionally the latter) actually leads to video game discussion the first is just as common and certainly wouldn't be allowed on other boards due to removing actual discussion from them.
>>398117 Fuck off, /pol/. People have no reason to hate a containment board that works. Meanwhile you fuckers never miss an opportunity to bring up offtopic matters in the others board or spout your epic memes and images. People have legit reasons to hate you.
I'm glad I'm not the only one irritated by these threads, especially with filename threads and how they're used as an excuse to post the latest /pol/ happening or just straightup gore. Or how derailed threads will always go under the mods noses because of how well "veiled" the OP is. I bet if you made the typical shit thread while calling their hotpockets out they'll still somehow turn a blind eye to it.
/v/ is such an anomaly. i'm actually very interested on how it became such a damned pigsty. i get it, video games are a widely mainstream topic right? so of course it'd be a very populated board. would that automatically mean that it's somehow just as bad if not worse than a board created for ironic shitposting? it's incredible just to gander and witness the amount of LOL, SJW, Filename, and "cuck" threads. the sheer amount of anger and abhorrence over the most trivial of things. it's incredible.
>>402414 It's all of what you said combined with anonymity. While anonymity works on slower boards, on a place like /v/ it means all the children can run free and shitpost to their heart's content. I think IDs would help that place a lot.
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