Anyone who thinks Reddit hasn't tainted this place is a moron. I've been here since about 2011 or so, /vp/'s always had underage, but it never got to the point where it was intolerable until around the X/Y leaks. Wottergate was fun, but it's been a general downward slope after that.
With the increase in moderation and all the people who made fun OC leaving, /vp/'s in a rut of constant genwars. Not to mention anything that happens or gets made here will be reposted on Tumblr and Reddit within the hour.
>>25079629 Really? I've never hung out at those threads, but I remember some nice people doing giveaways, I never knew they got that much attention.
The point I was trying to make is that /vp/'s almost entirely lost it's 'board culture' save for a few wayward /tr/ainers who make and post in threads like these. If someone started up the Magnemite trading shenanigans, I'd join in.
>>25079492 Not a red board despite being made for the series with the single most amount of porn out of any other franchise that has ever existed. It's a pink elephant in the room we are all supposed to pretend isn't there but we know and all the pokegirl/pokeboy/waifumon threads is a reflection of this.
All that's left is sexual frustration and trying to walk the line between SFW and NSFW.
>>25079920 >Not a red board despite being made for the series with the single most amount of porn out of any other franchise that has ever existed. Realistically speaking, if /vp/ were a red board the mods would make sure that it's more like the /pol/ kind of red board and less like the /h/ kind of red board.
>>25079642 Did you ever even look at those threads?
>can any1 pls do a mewtwo giveaway??? hes my favorite pokemon thank u sooo much! :3
Not a fucking Cryogonal's chance in hell that they were from 4chan. You're right, the leaks probably brought in a fair amount of Redditors and whatnot. But undesirables can never keep their fucking mouths shut, so when they yap about getting free shit, they bring heaps of even more kids. The cycle repeats with each wave reaching to more surface dwellers, each more cancerous than the last.
>>25079920 Except when it comes to Pokemon, the line between SFW and NSFW isn't a thin one. It's a mile wide, with furries, barafags, and waifu warriors on one side and people who actually play the games on the other.
>>25079920 If it became a NSFW board it would be 80% furry porn and limits the amount of actual discussions. >>25079542 It's an important part of Pokemon, unfortunately it's a hug box where only certain things are tolerated to be talked about. >>25079502 This, also don't forget forums like Serebii. Those places bring the the lowest underaged people here that bring the place down.
There's a lot of things that led to /vp/ becoming toxic. When one cause is pointed out, everyone bristles and says "no, it wasn't THAT, it was THIS" and it never goes anywhere. We're never going to find the one magic root of everything.
The reason it's STAYING shit is more important. It's salted ground. No one wants to make new oc because it'll either be denounced as autism, or stolen and plastered on Reddit. And maybe even more importantly, who would even WANT to make something good for a shithole like this? The old sense of community is dead. We're no longer a bunch of nerdy faggots who banded together in this niche to enjoy a mutual hobby. Now it's every shitposter for himself.
But it seems to be getting noticeably better lately and I'm excited. I might even start making oc again.
>>25080252 >No one wants to make new oc because it'll either be denounced as autism, or stolen and plastered on Reddit. Or you will be attacked for it because it's not good enough or doesn't relate to memes. It's better to make nothing at all, the board should mainly be about official content anyway.
>>25080304 >>25080328 What your guys' problem? We had a thread a few days ago with a dude messing around with Pokemon figures and it was great fun. More power to you, >>25080252, I'm sure people will enjoy whatever you make.
I always see "make /vp/ a red board, gib porn" as a solution but let me tell you what's what. Having porn on the board was a good surface dweller deterrent, yes. But not all /vp/ natives want to see porn all the time. It worked best when there was one dedicated porn thread, kept spoilered. That doesn't really keep keep the normies away, but it does prevent porn raids. Still, it's against the rules. It worked while there was no moderation, but there's no place for a sanctioned porn general now.
It's what caused normies and reddit to come to /vp/ so that they could spam Sage with their garbage ideas. Sage couldn't handle it, so they left the board for the most part, leaving the people who stayed behind to run rampant through the board and endlessly shitpost.
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