So how new is newfag? I'm seeing people being called a newfag for being on 4chan for only 7 years now.
Is there an exact date where this is the cut off? Were the people telling the 7 year anniversary newfags they were newfags just horsing around?
Everyone who came to 4chan after 2006 is a newfag but that doesn't mean you have to behave in the same fashion of the autistic hoard. It has more to do with the generation/age which defined this hoard: Americans who grew up in the now standard overly feminised snowflake culture. It is the reason why the site in general went from having abrasive discussion here and there but with an underlying jocularity to a swarm of irrelevant normalfag boards full out outsiders and legacy boards becoming big buzzing hiveminds full of humourless spergs who are unable to allow themselves the vulnerability required of genuine discussion.
It is really only the minority of people who found 4chan after it became mainstream who aren't part of this autistic hoard. Unfortunately their presence is drowned out.
There is no cut-off.
I have been coming here, now, for over a decade. 2004, on through to today. Even when I cared enough to verify my claims (going back at least Hurricane Katrina), people still call me a newfag, say I'm trying too hard to prove I'm not a newfag and to "go back to Reddit."
It's a snake eating its own tail, THEY DON'T ACTUALLY CARE if you're new or old. The flavor of the day is calling people newfags.
>Is there an exact date where this is the cut off?
If you have to ask then you aren't.
It's not like there's a sekret klub or anything, you just sit and grumble about how things suck now because you remember the fun, forget the suck, and ignore the fact that you've wasted your adult life browsing the asshole of the internet.
Murklore has never been a valid and correct thing. It's always been a derisive statement. That's really all there is to it.
When they say "Lurk More" what they mean is "I don't want to help you because I'm lazy, malicious, or both." and you should go to the Lurk More Wiki. http://www.lurkmore.com/view/Main_page