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Since we're well into the new year by now, I wish to take this opportunity to recognize our new fearless leader's accomplishments as administrator of 4chan. I am no partisan, just an observer.
What has Hiroyuki NOT done?
Hiroyuki has NOT shut down /r9k/, despite the fact that he would have had a perfectly legitimate pretense for doing so in light of the Chris Harper Mercer killings. Scoff all you want, even legitimately, about how the place is normieville, but you still come here, and you know it. And I'm gonna tell you something. It's actually a bit better (less shit) lately than it was right after moot turned the robot off circa gamergate. People were actually concerned about board deletion and having no place to go at that time.
Hiroyuki has NOT shut down /pol/. This has allowed Trump meme-magic to continue to germinate in an important forum, with RL consequences.
Hiroyuki has NOT immediately shit the bed with any immediate, stupid actions or inactions.
What HAS Hiroyuki done?
Hiroyuki HAS presided over the reinstatement of the robot, which has marginally improved board quality, to my earlier point.
Hiroyuki HAS presided over the creation of multiple relevant new boards (history, western cartoon porn, and 1-2 others (trash, news) ). Admittedly, this rollout fills logical gaps in the site, and is very much in the pattern of moot's administration, so I regard this quiet advance as a joint moot/Hiro effort.
Now, it will be interesting long-term to see if Hiro does anything with people's data. But the honeymoon period has been just fine, for those of us who have actually been paying attention.