4chan died in 2006.
Help bring the site back to its actual glory.
Seriously all it is right now is reddit tier. You won't accept the truth so you act really edgy by spamming "faggot" and insults to feel less reddit tier.
We need the site back to the old glory, the real glory.
Who's with me!?
I've seen some pretty fucking bad pre-2006 screencaps. I don't know from experience since I only hung out on /c/ back then but if those screencaps are meant to be "the cream of the crop" then I don't have high hopes for the rest of it.
I'm with you, but, unfortunately, it will not go to the "glory days". We need moderation help to do this, and the mods are faggots. Hiro also wants to make this site profitable, so obviously he wants more users, not less users.
Unless you convice Hiro to ban cancer, ban newfags, ban HTTP referrers from Reddit, Tumblr, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook and make frequent CSS hacks, 4chan will not go to "the glory days".
Here's one, it isn't a good one
Overall though, in 2005 there were so many more people willing to be a community and to play games together and make OC
Before 2006 it was many things, 2005 they were making a lot of "memes" before memes were the cancer that they are known by now.
It was just a more productive community, after Habbo in 06 the users started really hating the site and it died really quickly that year.
It was such a powerful community back then.
A lot of people think Habbo was the first raid but it was actually in 2005 when /b/ raided the "emo" "cutting yourselves" forum. That was hilarious but most people don't remember it.
It's not much, but this is much better than "hey /b/ rate my naked gf while I post pics of peep and call you a faggot many times!!!111"
Even in 2006 they still made memes like the suicide one, that were never used before so it wasn't really as gay but it was just as edgy. 2006 is when it became stupid
A lot of similar memes. They used ytmnd sometimes to share their work. They just produced a lot of content. Most of their memes were different but some never died 11 years later even like this one.
They got worse the more people spammed them. In 2003, 2004, 2005 they were all still original since no one had used it often like they spam gay shit today
>found super secret 2005
>what is cap
>no screen caps
>busy on the lime at the time
>keep a blog on a sticky
>original as fuck
>Tell of His love who sends the link,
>The rain and sunshine too,
>To nourish one small seed.
>im not samefagging trust me
There was a lot of other raids before the Habbo one.
Ugh, the way people talked back then is so obnoxious. Makes me appreciate the present 4chan more because while we still have a lot of meme spam, at least it's not every. fucking. post. like it was back then with everyone talking like a 13 year old scene kid with their "oh noes" and "mah harbl."
I've talked to the person who discovered that the password was right there in the source code. It's funny that he's one of the few people there that isn't screeching like a monkey. Ironically he's one of the most politically correct people I know, which just goes to show you that the "old guard" isn't remotely what people imagined it to be. It's people who have matured and adopted the so-called "tumblr mentality" that everyone seems to hate. Yes, the people you complain about are the same people that were posting on 4chan all those years ago. And you have the gall to claim that "only newfags would think this way or that way."
Relax, Anon, these people were just shitposting, using lolspeak. People didn't talk this way all the time.
I think the way people talk right now is incredibly obnoxious, like they're all special snowflakes fresh from reddit.
At least they had fun without being so smug about everything.
>like it was back then with everyone talking like a 13 year old scene kid with their "oh noes" and "mah harbl."
We see the same mentality over at /s4s/. They're all trying to fit in by memeing as much as possible, "pretending" to be retarded kids.
There are still threads where people are willing to have fun and make OC. They're just harder to find because these days it's more about being edgy and trying to be superior to other users, and sjw vs /pol/ wars than about having fun and making OC and remix culture.
These days I can only bear to discuss some anime in this site and otherwise only post or lurk in the specialized slow boards like /ck/ and /ic/, which are for the most part unaffected by the retarded culture wars of the larger boards. for other stuff I go to smaller imageboard websites, not 8ch which is cancer, but specialized around a certain show, genre or whatever, they're quite slow but at least the few responses you get, oftentimes days apart, tend to be good.
>screenshot is from 2006
>hurr durr newfag
I've been here since 2008 bruh. I used to post like this too before the internet became über serious business.
Also: [s4s] and /pol/ are best boards.
>before it was purely obvious that they were mocking them
It's funny that you think that. I was there and people used phrases like 'epic win' completely seriously. These days it's all sad pantomiming but back then it was the real deal.
Today's memes are mean-spirited and smug compared to 4chan's older, more self-relativizing (and actually funny!) catchphrases.
Literally and tbhfam are literally just there to get on other people's nerves. Based is a gamergate thing. Cringe and edgy are literally from r/cringe. This and kek are overused by brainless retards who have nothing to contribute to the thread (it's literally like an upvote). Toxic is literally a tumblr meme. Ugh was to mock the guy I responded too.
It doesn't surprise me that these memes are liked by today's generation, since it defines who they are: a bunch of pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, holier-than-thou smartphone addicts.
I know because I'm literally a meme specialist tbhqhwy famalam.
I still remember it as fun and dynamic as late as 2010.
Problem I think is that raids (which, yes, have always been banned) do a lot to build and maintain site solidarity, and as the moderation of them has tightened, the place doesn't have that shared experience to unify it anymore.
GG could have become something, but instead /pol/ and /r9k/ took it over, turned the whole thing into a cancer, and made us look like fools to the rest of the internet.
Sad, ain't it?
I think that you should let your longing for an idealized version of a website as it was over a decade ago now go. You aren't going to improve 4chan at all. You're better off starting your own imageboard (which will fail 99% of the time) and telling your friends about it if you want to have a fun close knit community, or alternatively use /s4s/ like you already do. The internet is going to keep changing whether you like it or not and you'll never recapture what it used to be like.
Also, I haven't seen people on here get this worked up over reddit in a long time.
4chan and chans are done.
It's stale. The next "4chan" is going to rise from the ashes organically in a radically different format. Who expected a shitty weaboo knock-off of a Japanese anime and porn "imageboard" to take off but it did.
It'll probably be much more anonymous and is likely going to spawn somewhere odd like within a pedo network on TOR.
You can't force a movement. If the sentiment is there, it'll happen.