I am really starting to believe Hiro is regretting buying this place. His activity on this site has slowed down immensely. Despite him adding new boards, despite him promising us to make this site "For the users" and despite promising moot he'd make 4chan an anime centric place again, it seems to me he simply had no idea how bad things were on here. I am simply assuming at this point now moot never told Hiro about what transpired that made moot leave: From Gamergate and The Fappening, to Redditors shitposting the site up, to the mods running rampant and abusing their power, and the issues with not cleaning up certain boards like /tv/ and /v/ that need desperate help.
Hiro I think may have good intentions, despite his shady record, but its clear now he is deeply regretting what he got himself into. He still seems clueless at times, he doesn't know how to remove malware, the language barrier isn't helping matters, and sometimes he ignores serious questions and answers really dumb ones. I'm getting concerned he might actually try and sell this site, realizing that this is too much for him to handle
Hate to break it to you, but /pol/ is huge, and really is the only place to tell the truth about things. The shitposters on /pol/ are mostly Bernie Sanders supporting Redditors and their mods spreading lies and propaganda. This was confirmed by an ex-Reddit mod from a major subreddit who got fired because his political views didn't line up with Reddit's.
All he really has to do is the following:
>Fire moderators who are known to be corrupt and have ruined certain boards. So fire Kittenmod, swaglord, and the mods of /v/
>Make /r9k/ either a blue board or delete in entirely.
>Unlist [s4s], making it a hidden board
>Ban Frogposting and make sure it stays on [s4s] and [s4s] only
>Get rid of /gif/ and make it /webm/
Either way, there's a lot of work he needs to do. Deleting /pol/ wouldn't do shit, because /pol/ would just go to /news/. I know Hiro fucking hates /pol/, but I doubt he'll delete it.
>From Gamergate and The Fappening
So you're still pretending these were big deals that somehow ruined the site? or what? I don't understand this dull revisionism you've got going on here
You weren't even here for moot's final address were you? Either that or you are blissfully in denial or you're really that stupid.
The Fappening caused moot to get investigated by the FBI, which really stressed and pissed him off. GamerGate made him crazy because he was dating a SJW from Gawker who hated GamerGate. He outright make threads autosage that even talked about GamerGate. It got so bad lots of people left this site because they got sick of moot being a faggot. Just a few months later, he stepped down as admin
Moot realized that at some point he'd get sued for the stupid shit anons here do and people already believe that 4chan is a hate machine
He'd likely start censoring everthing or even take down /r9k/
People want someone's head, even if they had nothing to do with it.
GamerGate was part of the problem though in a sense, since it did bring it a lot of newfags. But moot being a cuck was a huge problem as well. In fact there's a reason we get a certain nickname name, all thanks to moot
Hiro probably had no clue that the wrestling fags would ruin /asp/. /sp/ just wanted wrestling gone and /asp/ seemed like the logical place. But now look at what happened. Now we HAVE to give wrestling its own board now, we don't have a choice. Wrestling has more than enough content and fans to keep the board floating easily
He knows about the real issues people want resolved, and yet he has yet to talk about them. Such as the cases with /v/, /tv/, the moderation, the /aco/ and /d/ fiasco, and the constant shitposting from Reddit.
He needs to address these issues, broken engrish or not
He bought this site with the intention that it be profitable, if that doesn't work out and the site is just endless headaches I could see him selling it and bailing.
He still lives in Japan, right? It'll be interesting to see him get subpoenaed as a witness like moot with the Sarah Palin e-mail hack, we'll see how bad his English really is.
All I know is that if Hiro listens to anything these wack jobs say on /qa/ then 4chan is going to start deteriorating at an even more rapid rate.
Not deleting /pol/ and hiring 50 more mods to enforce it was moot's biggest mistake.
This site is a radioactive waste-dump now and no one in his right mind will ever touch it with advertising.
The one time moot showed any balls was kicking the horse fuckers off of /b/.
Which again is a problem. Hiro needs to understand that some of the boards on here need to go. Either because they are outdated and no one uses them or they are simply shitposting boards.
>he doesn't know how to remove malware
He added it, and he can easily remove it at any time. He doesn't because it makes him money. Money that comes from people having their computers infected causing popup ads thrown in their face, their shit stolen, or their computers used by spam-sending botnets.
/r9k/, yeah. There really is no point to it. The robot's not even in place anymore, it's essentially a different /soc/.
/tv/ shouldn't be deleted, but should get some actual moderation so the place isn't a complete fucking shitheap.
/v/ is the second most browsed board, so I don't think deleting it would go over well. Again, better moderation would be a key factor because the mods seem more busy with silencing anti-Nintendo dissent than they do with moderating the board.
What, did you actually click Premium Download? Those ads haven't been here for at least a month, he fixed the redirect issue, and even then, simply visiting a webpage doesn't do any of that shit.
It's one of the only places on the Internet to discuss politics that is open, reddit for example tried their best to cover up the cologne attacks for ages while we were already finished discussing it.
What did we actually discuss though? Maybe other boards were better, but at least on /int/, every post in those threads were something along the lines of 'DAMN MUDSLIMES CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT CRUSADE SO I CAN KILL ALL THOSE HERETIC FUCKERS'.
/pol/ actually worked really hard to get the story out when most mainstream media outlets weren't reporting it. They do a lot more for their political beliefs than people give them credit for.
Pop quiz, which presidential candidate does "promises that are impossible to deliver without throwing away the constitution" describe best?
Hint, he plans on making America great again.
>You seem to have forgotten that the pony posters were already calmed down by the time moot made /mlp/.
Going to call bullshit on this. Pony posting was fucking rampaging all the boards before Moot created /mlp/.
Correct me if wrong, but 4chan under moot wasn't able to pay for itself even with ads/passes and I honestly do doubt that Hiro would buy this place just as a charity, but I'm not really sure how he's going to raise additional revenue and I am quite sure he wouldn't have bought this place if he didn't have some kind of idea already.
Also, it should be expected that he'd post/be more active in the beginning, that seems quite obvious. Most of his actions were kind of mild personally, I don't feel like anything has changed much, but he's still new, so there might be some major changes along the way, yet I do quite fear that he'll actually become way more inactive and make the whole site almost as stale as it was under the end of mootkins.