I remember going on /x/ a few years back and having an enjoyable time. Now it is probably my least favorite board on the entire site. There is no interesting discussion anymore, just roleplay and mental issues. If you don't believe me, just see for yourself.
How would one go about fixing the board, or would just nuking it be better? I am at a loss.
I think it needs to be revamped for sure, agreed. Half the people who post /x/ material on /pol/ complain that they would post it on /x/ but "/x/ sucks now" or something along those lines.
ITT: people who have been posting on /x/ for a year or two, tops. I was there when /x/ opened. I was there for the daily /b/ raids. Fuck, we had to create /sanc/ just to be able to post and talk a bout what we wanted to. Back then, we would have KILLED for /x/ to be in the state it's in now. Yes there's shit and roleplayers, but there was ALWAYS shit and roleplayers. Use the catalog and find the good, quality threads amidst the sea of shit, just like any other board.
A lot of the good anons of /x/ left after the incident and probably made /tg/ they're new home
Anyone left on /x/ is a RPing faggot, someone who constantly yells "YOU ARE STOOPID FOR BELIEVING IN THINGS OR EVEN THINKING THINGS EXIST" and /b/tards
Old /x/ was a horror and paranormal board. Like many boards, /x/ suffered due to mod abuse and neglect.
Constant raids by /b/ brought in shitposters who stayed, many of them who thought /x/ was a joke. Additionally, the banning of any type of conspiracy to /x/, even political one, brought a lot of bad posters.
One thing about "conspiracy theorists" is that most of them only have one pet conspiracy they believe in. They find other conspiracies ridiculous. So you have lots and lots of separate groups who hate each other dumped into one board and treated the same. Many of those same people may hate the paranormal, for instance, and find the topic laughable.
THEN you have religion threads, which are pushed to /x/ due to its ties to metaphysics. Religion really belongs on /his/ now, but the mods aren't putting it there.
Nowadays the mods refuse to moderate /x/ because they think the notion of a paranormal board ridiculous.
What is this? I know mods have been berated on other boards for stepping up their activity, but this shit is ridiculous.
Everyone left and stopped posting good content, and the newfags swooped in. The mods won't update a sticky or give actual rules or delete cancer and delete actual content on an arbitrary basis. It is salvageable if all of the oldfags from /x/ that stay on other boards come back, self moderate, tell cancer to fuck off, report troll and low quality conspiracy/occult/succubus threads, and post actual classic creepy content. Report every newfag who complains that something is not paranormal and direct them to the rules page, where are measly one rule remains as the last reminder of what /x/ used to be. Oh, and spam the feedback page with complaints until the mod team gets the hint and decides to stop neglecting the board.