If you could permanently remove one board and it's userbase from 4chan, which board would you choose and why?
It'd be one thing if they stayed in their board but they don't, they always feel a need to force their beliefs on the users of boards such as /tv/ and /v/
Even the occasional intelligent discussion that does happen on /pol/ almost always devolves into "white people good, black people bad" or "republicans good, democrats bad"
Not because i hate racism/homophobia/antisemetism/and other bigotry/ but because the board has gone to shit and is better off gone than existing.
Replace the board with an actual politics board.
I never said /pol/ made 4chan popular. Nor I claimed anything about /b/.
I actually mean that back when it was recreated /pol/ was envisioned as a contained board for racists and political extremists (mainly conservatives).
Now it's clear that it wasn't a single community doing this but it was an trend that has taken over the Internet. There's no way to get rid of it.
Yes but there is no discussion, threads about actual political theories are ignored and you get more indepth discussions on the history board about communism and its applications than the politics board, its nothing but country shitposting at this point in time which should be restricted to /int/
So anyone who disagrees with you is a shill, you poltards are insane.
being as large as it is it spawns cancerous crossposters that shit up other boards far more than even /pol/tards with reddit-tier shitposting, master rusemen and emotional manchildren
plus, a lot of the shittiest boards like /pol/ and /r9k/ also likely have a significant portion of /v/ crossposters because their topics and culture go hand-in-hand with being a dependent manchild
If by remove it's entire userbase you mean completely remove them from all boards, then /pol/.
As for a single board, probably [s4s] or /b/. Actually a complete reset of /b/ wouldn't be a bad idea.
>getting rid of /jp/ and /vg/ but not /pol/
I never see /vg/ posters infiltrate threads on every board with their shitposts, nor do I even hear about /jp/ fags. /pol/acks, on the other hand, literally shit up every board with their semi-ironic underage shitposting.
Why though? They almost never violate the global "no ponies" rule. I never see /mlp/ shitposts on other boards, and I feel like they assimilate into other boards when they're posting there.
For example, when they go on /vg/ they actually post about /v/ideo/g/ames instead of stuff related to /mlp/. Can't say the same for other boards like /pol/ or [s4s].
If you'd ever been on /a/, you'd find that most of them aren't the type to crossboard. I think the 'weeb' images and posts you're seeing are from /v/, as they always crossboard onto /a/ and everywhere else.
There's always one dude who thinks /a/'s board culture is 4chan's default culture and will derail any discussion he's on when he sees those tenets are not obeyed.
They are vexxing as fuck. And that's not even talking about the smug anime face shitposters.
Fair enough point, I suppose, though, I can't say I often browse other boards besides /a/ and this meta board at times, out of curiosity. I am curious now, though. Can you elaborate on what parts of /a/'s culture that they're forcing?
Mainly about 3 things:
- "User moderation" (aka shitposting unpopular opinions) instead of ignoring and/or reporting
- Recs being literally the worst thing you can do, coupled with the near delusional beliefs of it's consequences
- Always upholding elitism as a good thing and having a constant need to keep newbies out, outright denying the idea of assimilating them.
/co/ as of late is getting their rec threads derailed every time.
Then of course there's the dudes who will troll by claiming 4chan is an anime site, that /a/ was the first board and spam anime faces.
Valid grievances, as I suppose some boards would like to welcome newcomers. If that's the board's choice, then so be it. I would say, however, that rec threads are technically a violation of global 16, so I believe that their deletion is most likely justified. The reason /a/ hates rec threads so much is due to the fact that the board would be overrun with them if they weren't deleted, as there can be as many as five rec threads in one hour. If /co/ gets a smaller number on the whole, and the board is generally fine with it, it wouldn't be so much of an issue, then, I suppose. I would understand not wanting to refer them to the shithole that is /r/, but we now have /wsr/, which, on the whole, seems to be handling rec threads quite well.
This has always been the way 4chan dealt with newfags though. This is not just /a/'s culture, but what is left of pre 2010 4chan culture.
4chan still is foremost a weeaboo website. The fact that normalfags have taken over most of the boards doesn't mean that 4chan doesn't have the to maintain that image anymore. This is why /a/ isn't being treated as a containment board, definitely not by the mods. Anime or anything related to Japanese culture is allowed everywhere on the website. Hiroyuki could one day take the decision to crack down on all the boards that aren't weeaboo-oriented.
/r/ is a relic that the mods don't want to get rid of. It was made to get rid of "pls shoop this 4 me guise" request on /b/ and other boards but it died almost immediately. /wsr/ will suffer the same problem (that you can't have a community dedicated only to asking things of each other) and posting will drop in a couple months.
People later began to use /r/ to shun newfags who asked for help because lol elitism, then the more anime oriented mods fell knee deep in that culture.
The rest of the site never cared, and rule 16 will only be used by the weeb mods and the odd "I don't like this topic" abuse.
m8 /b/ stopped doing anime in 2006. And if you haven't forgotten /b/ was the absolute majority of 4chan until the 10s.
>This is why /a/ isn't being treated as a containment board
"containment board" is really a buzzword, isnt it?
The only times userbases where tried to be contained was with /pol/ and /mlp/. /pol/ was a spectacular failure and /mlp/, surprisingly, worked.
It still is the biggest board, but I wouldn't want them to flood any other board.
moot called it the retard bin for a reason.
"Japanese culture" is a pars pro toto for anything weeaboo-related, anon.
/vg/ heavily affects /v/. Page 9/10 bumps to not talk about video games. That often causes actual video game discussion to get pushed off of the board. This kind of posting style is just plain stupid on a fast image board. Yes, I go to /v/ more often than any other board, so /vg/ does affect my enjoyment of 4chan by quite a bit.
I forgot about /pol/ for some strange reason. Sorry about that. I never go there, and I see them as the biggest joke on 4chan. Add /r9k/ and /tv/ to my list as well.
It's a gateway for redditors and tumblr.
They go to /mu/, feel safe on their blue board where hurt feelings are soothed by the janitors banning people for racism and other hate crimes.
Then they wonder if other boards on 4chan are worth visiting. So they shit up good boards with their redditard opinions and want of censorship.
Pretty much this.
/mu/ wasn't the first board I went to, but I remember my first time there I was disgusted by the leddit-tier opinions. Now I just ignore it entirely, just looking for different rec's depending on what's being meme'd or browsing random threads.
its a circlejerking hugbox with shit taste
I don't even have to check this file before uploading it, that's how bad all my /mu/ screencaps are.
Reminder that there's no such thing as a containment board - its an incubator.
But /jp/ was made mostly for 2hu containment. That was the main purpose of it to begin with. It did used to have Japanese generals, but they all moved to /int/
Really though I would delete /tv/ at this point. From its ashes make a board for /film/, /cpsht/, and /so/: Soap Operas and Drama Shows
/mlp/ is what containment boards should strive to bee. They always stay in their board, don't shitpost on other words and throughout entire 2015 I've not seen a horsefucker complaining about free speech or censorship due to GR 15.
> constantly bombarding other boards with their shitposts
You agree that anime reaction images do not mean /a/ is invading a thread, right?
Touhou discussion, however stupid it may be at times, does not mean /jp/ is invading.
Much of /jp/ and /a/'s base want nothing to do with the more normal boards
>and 4chan is NOT an anime website.
All of those threads are part of the accelerationist segment #endpolsecution initiative
We post them so that we have a simple, straightforward excuse to spread information about the #redpill lifestyle
I'm surprised you haven't gotten the memo
Even if many were just shitposters, that has made a lot of users into actual Stormfaggots. They spread their shit everywhere, to boards that are strictly not political. I'd be bothered if I kept seeing Tumblrfags spreading their shit on the boards I go to. If I wanted politics, I'd go to the political board. But none of their users can manage to do that. I'm not mad at /pol/ because of their opinions necessarily, but because they're entitled fucks who think everyone on the site should listen to them.
/pol/ is actually the sum and central sun of 4chan
Without /pol/, 4chan would have been dissociated years ago
Also, how have you not realized that all the other boards are just sub/pol/s focusing on more specific topics?
>/pol/ is actually the sum and central sun of 4chan
Imagine actually believing this.