After the shooting, it seems like everyone left.
The tripfags, Aoi, Ugly Potato, Bandage, are gone, eggmans been gone, the threads last longer, the robot is annoying as fuck, less populated threads, board has gotten slower, and everyone on other boards talk about how they used to come here but it's gone to shit.
like the roman empire, /r9k/ had been in a period of decline much longer than its official collapse, ever since the robot was switched off in 2014 and pepe made its way to black twitter normies were flooding in and true robots were leaving
the shootings in fact were a benefit, helping to deter normies from coming here as well as some of the shitposters, I noticed the pedophiles are gone, probably because they know the FBI is watching us now
>everyone on other boards talk about how they used to come here but it's gone to shit
That's what everybody says about everything. People are just retarded.
Tripfags come and go.
The types of shit come and go; yet it is all shit.
>being sad about attention-whoring tripfags leaving the board
Literally kill yourself, OP.
>comparing /r9k/ to the Roman empire
seriously though, the normies just caught wind of how this board was a "breeding ground" for school shooters or something like that and their morbid curiosity and general ignorance towards 4chan etiquette/culture made them post before lurking, revealing how "new" they are simply by looking at what words and images they have in their posts.
Oh yeah, that and they wanted to get those fresh rare pepes and memes hot off the press before they dropped in value.
/r9k/ has gone through so many radical changes that one more won't do a difference.
There is no /r9k/ as such just different eras of it each with their own essence.