Everything. The way things are posted, what things are acceptable, the general atmosphere of the board, its elitism, its loving nature, the love for anime. All these things are /a/ culture.
Political incorrectness without outright racism.
Ironically hating the board topic is not a meme on this board. Please lurk more.
hatingand enjoying anime and manga without being chuuni or having a boner for glorious nippon
That's pretty much all /a/ has going for it
Nah, it's not that bad. Or at least, it could be much worse.
Still lightyears ahead of the quality of most other boards.
Shitposting, metaposting and rare on-topic discussion. Whoever claims otherwise doesn't yet realize /a/ is constant stream of newfags who hate other newfags because they didn't come during the "good ol' /a/".
A lot of the cancer of this board was easily avoidable with better moderation and less clique infiltration.
The biggest detriment to this board was actually crunchyroll and the demise of sub groups.now you have shitposting galore and the elitist cartel who thinks it owns /a/.
it is a meme. Many people do not believe anime is good and that it is only good for cute girls doing cute things and that everything else is basically pointless. Writing, animation, music, nothing matters so long as there are some cuties and you're dumb if you think otherwise, go read a book or watch a movie if you want quality
It's a super duper ultra fantastically jecht shot mark three toxic mindset
Something we are not allowed to have anymore because people call it off topic.
We used to have fun and share our lives a bit.
Now it is just "Go back to Reddit!" "Go back to /b/!" "Not your blog!" and such. Everyone here has to feel superior by policing and telling everyone else how to act and masking it under the guise of quality control.
My first favorite memory of /a/ was powerlevel threads where people shared funny stories of having there power-levels exposed. Now and the shitters would scream "BLOGGING" instead of just staying out of threads they don't like,
What is a good about movie ? Some rehash stupid blabla since long ago. Another nigger star wars, jurassic park, terminator, bla bla superhero and others. Like every medium you need go through shit to find quality one. Anime is not exception.
And we love anime and dislike 3DPD shit.
Depends on the blogging, if someone actually delivers a half decent story that is relevant to /a/'s interests, such as incest or something, it's quite popular. Regular shit blogging like "so me and my gf" is told to fuck off and rightfully so.
Nah real life stories is acceptable if /a/ interest in it. Like in eupho thread people blog about thier experience with concert band in high school.
Of course spaghetti and power level not accepted because /v/ love them and we hate/tsun /v/ so much.
>Think that the "I come here to shitpost" mentality is/was anything more than a tongue-in-cheek joke
>Think that /a/ "hates anime"
>Think that elitism is always a bad thing
Then you're cancer and need to fuck off. Board culture is not about memes, and even if it was, being a retarded fuck is only going to drive away the actual contributors that think those things up and make good posts.
It has plenty, it just doesn't spam them because it's the "hot new meme" and run them into the ground. Most people actually wait till it's applicable or relevant and funny.
Yeah this. It's not that /a/ has less memes, it's just less obnoxious about them and there aren't dedicated meme threads. /a/ understands the importance of context when it comes to memes, unlike /tv/ which just runs things into the ground
while still somehow keeping them funny
Uh, I don't know about that. There's a lot of iconic stuff that comes from here.
It doesn't have any dank memes though
No odd scene or frame or scenario has taken the board by storm since like 2012. Or what, is a handful of different thread openers to talk about a girl like "x a y" or "pretty good for a nine year old" original content? Elf rape is original content? There's nothing new and that's partially due to generals keeping everything in their own little corners
To appeal possible Nippon niggers.
The /a/ I loved is the one where it was a lot of meta yet still anime related shitposting that coexisted as a minority together with normal threads
People used to make great OC whether it be in the form of images, videos, or just writing.
The /a/ today is just a huge cesspit of trash made up of reposts.
Newfags don't lurk.
Less new newfags spoonfeed and cultivate an environment that promotes blogshitting. Yes, there was the occasionally post where Anons referred to an event that occured in 3D but it was usually related to the topic or purposely unrelated but they definitely weren't in the tier of posts like "So me and my gf were watching anime lol and so and so happened".
Oldfags have largely died out or the few still here are bitter like me and just try to contribute as much as we can but tend to just go with the flow because there's no stopping this downward spiral /a/ is going in due to such a large population of newfags who bring their baggage from other websites like reddit and tumblr.
I'd like to see what would happen if /a/ had the robot filter that /r9k/ has. Even if people try to get around the filter...it will still be more original than what's being done right now.
Are we being raided?
I tried to make a new ebin maymay earlier today.
It failed, but if you think that /a/ isn't producing new oc you are wrong.
Just look at those paint threads for example.
>It doesn't have any dank memes though
KYON KUN DENWA
So what's /a/ made that unifies everyone together as buddies? There any how to kill the BETA threads or swordcutting gifs or even something as simple as photoshopping silly things? Chaika was the closest thing to the last one and even as popular as it was there's hardly anything you can do with her face
The popular in-jokes and OC are all old. They're still used, but nothing new is made and spread around for everyone to connect to. /a/ doesn't discuss SHIT when over half of the threads at any given time are 1)inbred generals or 2)fetishes or what would you do with a given anime girl. It outnumbers most threads that pose a specific topic to promote discussion, you cannot say that /a/ likes to discuss with all the stale recycled threads. Don't post anything about how 'OC' would be recycled either, because IDEALLY it has a period of popularity and use, then dies without coming in day in day out for months the way half the threads on /a/ do
>handholding is the lewdest, most degenerate sexual technique known to mankind
>everyone who posts on /a/ is a little girl
>a masterfully done recommendation thread is the highest form of trolling art on /a/
>your waifu a shit
>live translation threads
>feels so moon
>daily general threads for anime you hate like Nasuverse or mahou shojou
>thoughtful, poignant analysis of some trivial detail in a popular anime
YOU'D KNOW THIS IF YOU READ THE LN
>sometimes /a/ manages to lure an unsuspecting mangaka and attempts to converse in English with him or her
Good post. 4chan as a whole has been on a downward spiral for years now though, not just /a/.
>Less new newfags spoonfeed and cultivate an environment that promotes blogshitting.
>Newfags don't lurk.
That's what really makes most threads unbearable.
I honestly doubt that the second part was even written by the same guy. At any rate, that's all that was written as far as I know.
Lurk more faggot. Do you knew how much moot and hiro love us. Are you crossboarder jelly and come to shitpost here to spite us ?
I don't want spoonfeed u but give some example like Umaru and Katawa Shoujo. Even other board use our things. Now get out.
Original content is not the devil you halfwit.
I very much like your notion of an elitist board where you can discuss anime seriously so there shouldn't be any light jokes or popular images on an imageboard, however /a/ is far too ill informed about the medium as a whole and spends far too much time speaking about how they want to fuck anime girls constantly for me to take that elitism about discussion seriously
Whenever people reflect on the past by posting caps of threads about the good ol days, most of it is about original content, you know that right?
Honestly what /a/ needs are less generals and more spread content. Its hard to find threads for even moderately popular current airing shows, even Un-go with its 5 fans had more discussion then the last season had for half its shows.
Generals destroy discussion, I'd rather see 20 yu-gi-oh threads on front page all discussing different topics then a general. Even if you hate a series there are usually aspects worth reading about, now its impossible to find those topics as every thread that is outside the general = deleted and every topic in the general is "First for x", "Hey guys check my sic oc" and "X for best girl". Usually posted by the same people.
Original content is made all the time on /a/. We just don't then spam the entire board with it. People like it, go "yeah that's cool", save it, and then maybe reference it every so often. After anon did his masturbation video, everyone didn't then go out and make a new one, because it had already been done. I'm not sure what exactly what you're expecting.
I do agree that some threads on /a/ could do with being purged, mainly along the line of generals and constant waifu threads, but for the most part if you're watching an anime on /a/, the threads will be filled with discussion and OC, unless you're in the shit threads for the season (see Rakudai and One Punch Man last season). At the moment we're also in between seasons, so there's not a whole lot going on as well, and it'll just be some rehashed threads and shitty generals until shit starts airing again, but that's the nature of anime and the board, and some pretty fun shit can happen too, like at the moment some anons are having fun naming cats after anime tropes in >>135645990. I doubt we'll ever see that picture posted again on /a/ after that thread, but it's fun and naming cats after anime cliches is what binds us together as anons.
The fact that content anons make isn't constantly spammed helps keep newfags out who think they know everything and can join in because they've seen the hot new meme spammed a few times on the front page.
Jesus Christ you are a fucking idiot.
>Original content is not the devil you halfwit.
Yeah, and this board has plenty of it, unless all you want is shitty forced memes constantly being spammed.
I'm not the guy you were replying to. Anyone who can't use proper English while telling someone else to "get out" should end their life.
Try south american 4chan, monkey.
The problem with no fun shitposter they hate general but they also hate multithread discuss about same anime. So when we make new thread discuss other topic they will reply with "keep ur shit in one thread pls" everytime.
General threads for currently airing anime is fine, there's no point making several threads when a new episode has just come out,
unless it's a massive shitstorm.The problem is when these generals persist past their time of the season, since at that point they are pointless. If there aren't new episodes coming out during the week, and there isn't a manga or LN chapter, then there's nothing to say that hasn't been said it becomes the usual blogging and circlejerking and refusal to let the threads die. At that point they should move onto to /vng/ if they want to continue that shit.
Even then its stupid. Kill la Kill would not have been as much fun if it was limited too one thread. A general pretty much makes it so that discussion is limited to one or two topics, by having multiple threads it keeps discussion of multiple separate topics alive.
The solution is actually really obvious, just flat ban every single general and enforce it as well as they did the Naruto threads. Do that and it will solve most of the problems, honestly its only like 50-100 people keeping most of the generals alive anyway.
Not all general like that bro. When the fame ending and people generally forget about it, the general will died. This true for seasonal anime.
If they persist we actually recommend them move to /vg/ instead like idolmaster and love live.
The reason with precure, aikatsu and kancolle still there because they have new things to discuss. Even that it not the thread up everyday.
Same like Saki we only open new thread when new thing coming. The reason we put there Tanoshii in title so ppl can search quickly.
Of course if stupid OP start with "lalala edition" of course we mad and sage or delete the thread.
Oh well other general like digimon can died heh.
/a/utist culture, from what I've seen, is thinking moeshit like Non Non Biyori and K-On is better than masterpieces like Cowboy Bebop, TTGL, Eva, and Samurai Champloo while being an elitist prick and being smug about watching 500 shitty cartoons when they're just depressed virgins rotting away in their basements.
You need to start speaking English, because that physically hurt. And I don't mean the abbreviations, I mean your fucking grammar. Digimon is already dead because they saw how dumbass they were. Kancolle has nothing to discuss all the time, they talk about the game still. Which is not /a/ related. I don't even know why it's on /a/ because it didn't start as an anime.
>double spaced lines
These are the types that the generals bring in.
At this point it would be preferable. I used to hate the idea because it seemed like it put us on the level on /v/ but there is not really any actual reason not to have it.
All the newfags would just make Dragonball, Naruto, Jojo, etc. threads on there, relieving us of the newfag issue. I feel like the reason that the mods haven't killed off the generals in the past months they've sprouted up is because an Anime/General board is their final solution and don't want to delete them until it's time for them to migrate.
Now /a/ culture is Generals and Circlejerks threads like these
The worst ones are monstergirl(this one is just toxic), drawfag, DJT, 3x3, /ai/, waifu threads
Nobody gives a fuck what you think when you can't even speak English. Your opinion is irrelevant. Abbreviations belong on shit boards. You are the personification of the cancer that is ruining this board and should kill yourself to save your family the hassle of having to live with such a irredeemable moron.
>people want the literal death of /a/
Oh boy and they keep telling me this place hasn't changed.
The general thread is an affront to /a/'s itself, at least its seasonal incarnation that it's spent the vast majority of its life as. The minute you've got longterm threads about shit that's not even airing it's over. The /a/ that follows current shows is gone. You've permanently balkanized the community along the general's lines instead of the shuffle that occurs every new season.
Literally, literally, killing the board. I watched this happen to /v/ and we're next.
I honestly just don't see why this is considered an issue. /a/ is a relatively slow board and if people wanted to have serious discussions they could, but they don't. They want to post in generals
>masterpieces like Cowboy Bebop, TTGL, Eva, and Samurai Champloo
Maybe if you didn't have taste that resembled a top ten list on YouTube you wouldn't be called such an idiot all the time.
The biggest issue with making /ag/ is the retards who aren't going to allow anything that has a general over there to be discussed on /a/.
Something I can think of happening if /ag/ was made is Jojo threads not being allowed at all, even if there is something airing or discussing a new chapter in the manga. While I don't want /a/ to be a bunch of generals a split wouldn't improve the quality of the board.
Some of those aren't generals, abuse threads aren't, waifu threads have almost always been /a/ and need to exist. Also DXD is hardly a general even if its a shit thread.
Everything else can fuck off to other boards though.
They actually do but cancer like yourself aren't aware of it because you don't view those threads. The people who want to post in generals are just as thoughtless as yourself and should be banned.
/jp/ is dead. Monsterfuckers are just scum, I don't wish them on anyone. I was absent from the board the most of the time they spiralled out of control from their chapter threads to this.
Generally i support the idea to split the board like /v/ doing. In the end i am actually afraid /a/ turning to /v/. Everyone actually discuss good things in their containment board and left /v/ as newfag central. It will become cancer that kill 4chan like /b/ and /v/.
Waifu threads ARE /a/, and it's not like abuse and 3x3 threads are up all the time. Generals need to die though, and I still don't know why Daily Japanese Thread is here instead of /jp/.
You don't see how this isn't a problem? If all people want to do is post circlejerks in generals they should make a subreddit for it. Having constantly bumped generals that are just pictures or namefags pushes other content off the board. It segregates the community further into their special little threads. A "general" might as well be a separate board which is just for that topic.
Stealing other boards gets desu >>>/pol/60000000 about to happen.
Caveat is when newfags try accusing other people of being new. If you know that they're in fact the one in the wrong, then you're probably not that new. I've been called a newfag more times in the last few years than my entire history.
"Edition" doesn't make a thread a general, it might be a shitty way to start a thread but dxd isn't discussed here on a regular basis. Just a quick check thread archives showed like 6 threads, most of each had ~5 post in each.
That is drawfag thread, not a waifu thread. Waifu threads are usually just picture dumps and have always been a part of /a/. Drawfag threads have always been complete cancer.
Oh look this thread turned super angry and shitty.
Who could have seen that coming.
>it's the same in these shit places
What relevance does that have? Thanks for mentioning all those boards that you have to be cancer to browse unironically.
/a/ is always kill. But /a/ doesn't die when it is killed. It just sort of limps along.
Back when /a/ could, it could make a thread last for more than a week by deleting posts over and over. This was when people actually wanted to keep something up at all times for good or important shit.
Threads lasting several days only happen because they're either generals or a few people keep bumping it back to the front page even though the thread itself isn't popular enough to hit the bump limit.
Try making a thread about lesser-discussed anime or especially manga and see for yourself how quickly they die.
this place is at its extinction, i can do what ever i like so take your faggotry for once and fuck off
Because they are generals constantly kept on the board through 5-10 people making a post every 10-20 minutes. Its pretty easy to keep something alive if mods aren't deleting it and no one post in the thread.
No this is well and truly it.
As bad as /v/ got before general threads it was still a relatively contiguous community. Once people start retreating to circlejerks that goes out the window.
It's simple evolution, isolated populations in differing environments selecting for differing traits.
That really depends on the tenacity of its circlejerks.
Currently, it's obvious that a Phantom World fan is trying to have a constant discussion going on for that topic, bumping any such thread from being archived, or immediately making a new thread with the same picture showing that blond athletic girl doing her stretching exercises.
man I really dislike /his/. /lit/ already had a small population and making /his/ the defacto philosophy board fucked it even further
What if everyone just cheered up and got along?
There's a shitstorm brewing, can't you see it? It's almost time for our perennial purge.
Get ready, because /a/ will be nearly unbrowsable for about a week, and it's coming soon. Sharpen your pitchforks.
It should be obvious why the average /a/non is pessimistic at best.
We're only doing this because we love each other, anon. We want to get along.
I swear to god, I will never understand the bipolar ass mods on this board sometimes.
Out of curiosity, how many times have you people been banned for something you posted on /a/?
I've made a similar thread like this and been banned before, then I get banned for posting something in this thread.
>needing religion to sustain yourself mentally and personally
>needing to be a pawn for yet another aspect of the factic powers
Neigh! Also success is not in stone, you shitwaffle.
>What is /a/ culture?
A series of carcinogenic hives attached the of the trunk of /a/, suspended by the branching pseudo-general threads. The previous residents were taken over by a swarm of autistic angry wasps during 2007 and 2008.
/a/ now is full of newfags and the last year was a shitty year in terms of quality of the shows, there is no a really good reason to post here anymore, the only thread that I lurk is the utawarerumono general every saturday, and is because nostalgia, this is my first post in 3 months. Maybe the state of this board is just my imagination and I'm too old now for this site, like most of the users that are mostly in their mid twenties.
It's hard when you have spend half of your life here, is like when you have a husband that beat you, but you still are with him because you think that he will change, just like the old times.
Person A posts a thread with a title of
"Currentley Airing Show Thread"
Person B posts a thread with the title of
"Currently Airing Show General"
Guess what? Both could be good threads if it weren't for retards in the one with general in the title bitching about the word.
/a/ kills itself by getting pissed off at any little thing that makes its way into its gay little clubhouse. Bunch of whiny fucks.
Generals have definitely ruined this website all over, due to it separating peoples opinions apart and easily causing hiveminds. Leaving them alone turns them into forums with internet personalities. You can't have an opinion without someone saying "johnny is that you hahhaha".
I keep my shitposting to an absolute minimum so I dont get individual banned at all but my god, these mods will ban you and delete your thread for the stupidest reasons. I got banned for starting a Re-Kan discussion thread back when it was airing during the spring.
Its not the quality of the shows. They have always been the same, usually a couple of moe, battleharem, ln/manga adaptions, mecha or two and then the popular stuff. Its the posters, the whole "lel secret club amirite" spam, naruto shitstorm and widespread acceptance of generals pretty much alienated most of the older posters which let the new ones run wild. I mean there was a literal rec thread yesterday that had mostly on-topic discussion for almost 400 post.
The problem is crossboarders thinking that their general garbage is the same garbage that's accepted on /a/. And unfortunately it's already creeped in. /a/ seems to hide the fact that a thread is a general more than any other place, no matter how unmistakable it is, and I don't mean the ones who just don't want to be deleted.
I don't want to be your buddy either. You're mean most of the time, to everybody, and when you say you're buddies it doesn't any any impact behind it because of how jerky you are and how unlikely it is to actually speak to the other posters because of how the threads have everyone segregated.
I do want to let you know I would be nice to you most of the time if most were nice most of the time, but that's just against the culture currently
We need more loli threads. Lewd loli threads.
Then ban everyone who shitposts about pedophiles in said loli threads.
Half the cancerous normalfags are gone just like that.
It doesn't matter how much good quality you create if you also choose to permit shit. If someone shits on your casserole, the answer isn't 'just add more casserole to it.'
This whole 'naw man it's fine, just let them do their things over there and I'll do my thing over here" is exactly the way of thinking that turns a board into a subdivided reddit-wannabe full of generals.
If you don't like something, then you complain, you shitpost about it, you spam, you argue, you stir a shitstorm, make insulting and demeaning OC and cause a ruckus. You make contact with and communicate with others whom you disagree with and do not share your opinions. You seek conflict and resolve conflict through conflict, because that will always be better than just separating everyone into their own little containment subreddit for the sake of some asinine and utterly false sense of harmony.
Nothing if that's what it is. But I didn't realize that comfy meant echo chambers and hugboxes where the same two guys will say they love this same character now and until forever (realizing that they are in fact the same two guys but simply want an excuse the same thing over and over again).
Ban everyone who hates dfc too.
Also cowtit lovers, been them as well
4chan sucks because everyone using it is an insecure manic depressive growing steadily angrier at the world and using the site as an outlet for their frustration while using "I'm trying to save the board/site!" as a coverup to justify their angry outbursts.
The loliposters are shitposters who make eternal generals not talking about anything in particular though
So use a single thread of shitposters to bait out the normies for extermination.
I'd rather have a loli general that we're taking advantage of every other day than nonstop jojo, opm and even yahari bullshit. Would you disagree?
comfy is the most despicable buzzword I've heard since 'edgy'. It means absolutely nothing except "thing I like which is in contention, but should be beyond criticism because I like it"
Your threads aren't comfy, their shit. You find comfort in them because they're shit like you and you'd wallow in that shit and your shit in an utterly dead thread, bumped from page 10 repeatedly for 500 posts, across 24 hours and then remade again, and again, and again 7 days a week. You'd sit in that dead filth listening to your own echoing voice and ignore the board around you until there is no board around you, and just a 10 page catalog of similar echochambers, each self-contained and still as the grave.
Because that's what your comfy amounts to. Shit. Dead shit.
Also nobody is capable of original arguments or insults any more. It's just become an endless cycle of mccarthy-esqe boogeyman accusations and shitflinging for randomly chosen other boards or websites
And of course now I know full well people will respond to me with even more posts like that because they think they're being funny.
I want you to sit down. Get a blanket. Get a bottle of water. This is going to hurt you
Loli generals are probably the worst threads on /a/ atm because of their population and tendency to talk about nothing even vaguely related to any series in particular the way general circlejerks are. They just post pictures of lolis and dance around the fact that they want to fuck them by making all these situations up with lolis
Please note that lolis themselves are good
So how exactly would we even go about getting rid of the generals?
I showed up 2012, after the calamitous fall of our beloved mongolian pottery forum apparently took place, according to every fucking oldfag in every fucking board I've ever seen discuss this. I've never known a 4Chan without generals. How do I and every other newfag on this particular bandwagon affect any kind of change whatsoever on the nigh omnipotent janitors?
I want you to sit down. Get a blanket. Get a bottle of water. This is going to hurt you
Tripfags are probably the worst posterson /a/ atm because of their population and tendency to talk about nothing even vaguely related to any series in particular the way general circlejerks are. They just post pictures of their waifus and dance around the fact that they want to fuck them by making all these situations up with them
Please note that some are ok if they didn't post with a trip
I just said you were angry. Which you proved quite readily. You're angry about something in life and take it out by insulting strangers on the internet by telling them to leave "your place" and go to some other place.
The catalog ruined 4chan.
Before it existed, you had to actually lurk to know what threads were going on. And you had to understand how 4chan worked, e.g. when it normally redirected you to the first page after a post.
Now you just select your general and ignore everything else, just like on normal forums/reddit
>nigh omnipotent janitors?
I believe shota threads should exist because they were unfairly being deleted while loli shit was allowed to stay. Mainly because the shota autosage filter is dumb
I'm glad they're around, it wasn't fair what was happening
Now they can be killed too for being shitpost threads, equally under the same rules
Sorry. Tripfags are an endangered species. Anons have been the worst posters historically by the way, from all the dookie threads. More anon circlejerks than tripfag circlejerks like the Madoka threads you know, or don't, you probably don't because you still think it's 2009 or something
Exactly, because its true. The problem is where else can you go? MAL? Reddit? some other chan? The thing is that every single other website has the problem this one has with shitty generals ruining everything. If you want generals then you can go anywhere else for it. If you want something like /a/ before generals this is literally the last place.
>you will never have pre-Madoka /a/ quality again
How can anyone honestly believe there hasn't been any recent OC or "memes" on /a/
Loli threads suck ass because so many of the people who are in them are simply really shitty people. The're extremely quick to anger and hostile, shitpost endlessly and hold autistic grudges forever, and absolutely cannot stand when people like what they don't like, more than any other fanbase on /a/.
And any time you point that out to them they just hide behind their "you're just mad because you're a normalfag and you've been brainwashed to think pedophilia is wrong! even though i'm not a pedophile by the way" excuse. Which is wrong of course, I don't care what you like to jerk off to I just find many of you to be genuinely unpleasant people.
>the catalog ruined 4chan
>the archives ruined 4chan
>removal of the email field ruined 4chan
Save your energy, I've heard them all at this point.
Or more in line with history, we make a ruckus until the mods are forced to pick a side and make something happen. Cleaning a spammer or 2 out of a general is much easier than tackling the problem of generals. That's why the problem is left to persist, because it's more work removing generals than removing the people attacking them.
And that status quo will remain until, as has happened in the past, a shitstorm erupts so large that the mods can't ignore it, and that makes dealing with the big problem of generals easier than dealing with everyone else.
>the archives ruined 4chan
Since the official extension does not redirect there, not that many people know that they even exist
>removal of the email field ruined 4chan
It only ruined ironic posting in shit threads
/g/ was killed by dumbasses and shills. Sure it was desktop and battlestations on the front page all day every day but SQT brought in retards and tech support no longer became a joke. The place has barely any intelligence left.
>The problem is where else can you go?
Are you asking where you yourself can go besides /a/ or just speaking in a roundabout way and insulting me by telling me to go one of those places again.
That is horrible OC, its a less funny version of a what 8+ year old meme? The original picture was much funnier, then people just reused the old "LOL keep adding stuff" joke. That is the problem with most "new" OC, much like generals its just old jokes placed on new topics.
>dance around the fact that they want to fuck them by making all these situations up with lolis
Yeah those guys are the worst. At least have the balls to stand for what you believe in.
I want to fuck a loli. Hi NSA-san.
So what, just Anti-generals post until the mods find the path of least resistance has changed?
I don't think a shitstorm of the magnitude you're talking about can just be willed into existence. There'd need to be some kind of catalyst, especially given that the nature of the problem in question makes for 'comfy' discussion and complacency.
Hiro is also a dumbass who makes useless boards willy nilly, doesn't understand the site layout as can be seen from his q&a and claimed that /b/ was his favorite board until /a/ spammed him until he changed his mind so he would make /a/ his baby like moot
Generals are an isolated problem. They don't affect the entirety of /a/ directly. They only affect it indirectly by having shitty posters and encouraging shitty behavior.
I don't see how you look at shitposting newfags and garbage posters and blame generals.
Oh good, so I've managed to get through to you and shown you that all your problems in life aren't caused by foreign invaders from (boogeyman location _____) and that getting upset on the internet won't fix anything.
And don't worry you don't have to leave /a/. Just learning to calm down and mature up a bit will help a lot.
Where did I say that they should?
If you don't enjoy something, then walk away from it.
I don't like alot of shit here. You know what I do? I hide the shit that I don't like, like tripfags, generals, and other stupid shit and report shit that is painfully dumb or against the rules. This is not some difficult thing.
It'll happen on its own in enough time. Before we know it we'll be raging and everybody else around us will be raging and we'll be in the middle of the shitstorm. Sentiments like this tend to just build up until they boil over, and that's catalyst enough. When it happens, it happens. Obviously mods will do nothing before then. If they were in the business of being proactive then the problem would never have reached this point.
>extremely quick to anger and hostile
>shitpost endlessly and hold autistic grudges forever
>absolutely cannot stand when people like what they don't like
You're actually describing the anti-loli posters.
It's always been /g/ - Consumer Electronics
The generals are a step down from that.
That said, the fermi debacle on /g/ is probably the most consistent fun I've ever had on 4chan. What a time to shitpost.
I don't see any of these "anti-loli posters", which you undoubtedly attribute everything on /a/ you dislike to, calling for everyone who doesn't like what they like to be banned from /a/ like you people are.
Far as I can tell its a shaming kinda thing. Doesn't seem to be very effective, but I think the original idea was to tell people that their thread was shit and so were they and to fuck off.
Reddit killed /v/, now it is spreading everywhere.
If you've ever seen an attempt to derail a general, it's quite true. Any general with any hope of saving actually gets derailed, while the others don't. (And mods intervene for them).
The main problem is the angry anons.
Mostly of them are crossies and post-2011 newfags trying to control everything.
Look at the old /a/, everything was silly, chill, fun but with elitism against outsiders. Now is just "Stop liking what I don't like or I'm gonna say that you're killing /a/"
Well, it's taken a new turn it seems.
We used to ban threads like these, and we further would've banned the creator of the "AOTY 2015" thread, because that shit is just cancerous.
But, /a/ has become more mainstream anyway, so I guess it's inevitable.
Wouldn't it be shameful to be over 25 and still talking about anime on an imageboard?
I mean, I don't go into your non-loli thread and tell you you're living you're not living your life correctly, while you clearly seem annoyed and hostile even while claiming you don't care about what I fap to.
As I said, some idiot suggested it and Hiro decided to try it out. It is a shit idea and will probably be removed in a while. Hopefully Hiro will see this was a failure and will come out of this with a better idea of how to fix 4chan
Honestly, Hiro's random boards are still doing much less damage than the garbage moot implemented as he left. Post timer change, invisible sage, no OP bump, shitty captcha cache limit, can't delete your own shit, the list goes on.
They used to have a little more effort in them.
Mods would give time for them to develop into something worthwhile to talk about, especially since many anons would be drunk on the weekends.
Most metathreads feel to empty these days and aren't worthwhile.
>I mean, I don't go into your non-loli thread and tell you you're living you're not living your life correctly
Are you retarded.
The entire reason this stupid argument got started is precisely because you faggots did EXACTLY that. Came into a thread with absolutely nothing to do with loli just to espew that everyone who don't like it should be banned and randomly insulting your imaginary rivals "cowtits lovers"
The meta threads the day moot left were insane with all the invading crossies.
Trips for truth.
I try to take it easy, and I legitimately think /a/ is pretty good if you browse the right threads.
The main reason generals haven't been gotten rid of is that the individual threads are still technically board-related material. Even if we were to say SnK "generals" were not to be posted on /a/ anymore, that wouldn't prevent any of the SnK fanbase from creating their long-lived threads and pretending that they're not generals in all but name. SnK is still an anime/manga after all, and unless /a/'s rules were bent over backwards to say discussion of such and such shows aren't allowed, there's no effective way to contain it under the board's current rules.
If people are complaining that there's too much blogging or offtopic posts in the threads of whatever show they dislike, then under /a/'s current rules, it's those offending posts that need to be removed and not the entire thread itself. Face it, the userbase of /a/ is just so big these days that there will be a sizable number of fans at all times to create and discuss those shows often linked with generals.
Take it to Hiro if you have some brilliant new rule to suggest that will solve all of /a/'s problems.
Their 'generals' are practically dead. People stopped making so much tumblr art and the story sort of went to some pretty questionable places. After never visiting the threads, I found that they were just X-fag shitposting instead of the series. The 24/7 nature has also since died. But the damage it did, "It's fine if SnK has one up" for instance is real. Before, people used to tell fujoshi to actually fuck off, now not so much. And to be honest, fujoshi has been a major destroyer of threads for good shows. Not newfags, not crossboarders. They particularly like their image dumps.
There are other boards those threads can go on, and those boards are really slow and could use the traffic. I have nothing against them staying here but they would fit in better on some of the other boards here.
The problem with /a/ is there's not enough dubs
If you've seen the "What happened in 2010" or 2011 or whatever, there are some detailed arguments on why drawfag was always shit. Much to my surprise because I'd seen the images dozens of times, but never noticed.
I see this screencap reposted all the time but I remember /g/ debunked this as fake and staged.
Not like I give a shit about this "hate reddit" agenda, but people should take these things with a grain of salt.
I'd agree here, fujos have stopped so many good threads with their posting. Just look at Osomatsu threads, a comedy show with a weird art style and most of the post are gay dumps.
>"Stop liking what I don't like or I'm gonna say that you're killing /a/"
I rarely see that. The anger isn't about liking things, it's about not respecting the culture.
If anything, the pre-2011 fags are worse with that, because they're used to crusading against Naruto and shit.
Changes like that are hard to make, and when in doubt it's usually best to just keeps the same. When you move threads to another board, userbases change. In some cases you may as well be moving them to /trash/ because the board they could be on is either slow as fuck and has no interest in posting in the general that got moved, or is so bad that the general will just be destroyed by shitposting.
The other boards of 4chan aren't any better. I got banned from /co/ for apparently discriminating against transsexuals simply because I stated wouldn't dating date any of them and posted how I felt about their plight. I also got banned from browsing /tg/ for racist remarks, even though racist slurs is pretty much a common thing in 4chan. I wasn't even directing the slur against anyone in particular.
I was actually hoping a few fags could get together to scanlate the manga, but hey, this is what we got instead. Fucking awful. I was actually looking forward to the show, and I never actually watched it.
The 'brilliant new rule' should simply be common sense.
You don't need a rule to strictly outline what is and isn't a true general. The moderators SHOULD be able to tell them apart and have the good judgement to recognize what is and isn't a general, recognize that a general is, fundamentally, a low-quality thread, and have the independence to act accordingly.
If they can't do those things, why are they even mods?
It's not like the distinction is a difficult one to make, especially for someone that spends any amount of time browsing /a/ and keeping up with /a/-related content.
If anything, the actual series that have devolved into these generals stand to gain from being harrowed by the moderators for a bit. At least that will encourage the existing fanbases to try and actually talk about their series and keep their threads as distinct from a general as possible.
What /a/ needs isn't more rules, it's for you folk to get off your ass and practice some common sense. You can see that general threads are of a low quality, but for whatever reason are too afraid to evenly evenly enforce global 3 on any large fanbase with regular threads.
You and I both know that if you deleted all of the blogging, off-topic, tumblr art reposts, and cult of personality shitposting, you'd be left with an empty general and about 2 dozen regular posters hurriedly ban evading so they can post it all again. There's nothing worth saving -most of those generals are long-dead fanbases that stake claim to a 24/7 thread by a dozen or so autistic posters. Pull them out by the roots so they can finally die and move on, like they should have a year or more ago.
The rest need turned on their head because if there is any decent discussion to be had, then the posters willing to have it need to know that the mods will take action and support the quality of discussion that they would like to have, instead of being drown out amidst the offtopic shit, blogging and vacuous circlejerks
There's just no getting through to you people.
Rephrasing it to "Stop liking what I like or you're not respecting the culture" is no fucking different. You can use any number of different phrases but none of them will ever change the simple fact of getting angry at people for liking something different and then trying to justify your anger by pretending you're just fighting for some kind of greater inherently good cause.
You're fucking with me right?
It's completely different though, it's one of the things that separates /a/ and /v/. You should fuck off since you have no idea what you're saying. Coming into /a/ and spamming memes from other boards or making rec threads isn't "liking something different".
Why can't you understand that by dismissing everything as "You don't like this? Oh you must just want everything your way" You are literally saying you want to just let everything get posted? Whats wrong with letting rec threads or allowing dubs post in that case I mean if you don't like them ignore them. What about 3d image dumps? Ignore them if you don't like them.
What happens if you just let everything go, you get /b/. Ignoring things you don't like results in it happening more and more because the new posters come in and copy the old ones. Eventually /a/ wouldn't even be about anime anymore it would become something closer to tumblr if everything was just left unchecked.
>try to contribute as much as we can
It's funny cause, when I'm about to attempt something, some other guy who was thinking the exact same thing somehow came to the same conclusion. It make me feel a little better most days.
just because some normies like it doesnt mean its bad, but i agree for the most part.
Loli/DFC/Small tits are absolute perfection, but those threads are mostly pure cancer. It is a misplaced /c/ sometimes /e/ thread filled with incoherent rage at everything and everyone that don't act like a member of their hugebox.
Sorry, dedicated loli threads should die, there is nothing fucking new on them in years, it is /ai/ shit tier at this point, we have better loli discussion on sadpanda nowadays for fucks sake.
once for some h-manga crop, once for getting smacked in a ban wave in a shit posting thread and another in a loli thread for just being silly.
I got a three day one for calling someone a nigger on /vg/.
Yes I'm aware of it, as well as the fact that you're probably so butthurt you've reported every one of my posts.
You're just upset that that other anon was right and now I'm proving it.
Not that guy but you are a fucking asshole, nobody is defending memes or rec threads, the "generals "so as you called are imperceptible and doesn't harm any other that a few angry people with literally nothing better to do, exactly like a lonely grandma that go outside just to tell the kids playing in the street to fuck off.
>hasn't used the site since 2011 said in a video posted in 2014
>supposedly presenting accurate information about populated and fast boards in addition to never understanding /jp/'s purpose ever in his life.
JT's complaints usually ride on the fact that he never really liked the 'imageboard' experience and when he found better internet sites for requisite discussion or picture or humor content he lost most reasons to use the site.
Waifuism is a like 15 year old's dissertation about Nietzsche.
God is Dead and You're Waifu isn't Real
You're all fags.
Tomboys are best and my taste in anime is better than yours.
If the rest of you would just fuck off /a/ would be a much better place.
You didn't get it. Shitting the outsiders it's the good thing to do when it's obvious that they're not /a/nons (rec threads, memes from other boards, etc). But there are a lot of people that everytime that someone says something that they don't like in x thread start to complain and shitting the discussion and mood or trying to ban all the off-topic random threads about some character or anime/manga stuff. This is the attitude of the modern /a/.
I been banned sometimes already, but the only one I think it was unjustified was the time I post some h-manga crop, it showed an old guy mating with a loli, but there wasn't anything "wrong" in the pic, the fun thing is that in that same thread, there were other images of the same nature, but only mine got banned, though none should have been, since as long it doesn't show nipples/genitalia it would be ok to post, as accorded during the nipplemod thingy.
I just finished watching Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and I cried.
So if that's anything to go buy the culture of /a/ is a form of escape we use to get away from the lack of any meaninful emotional connection we have irl, and memes.
The ones doing that aren't /a/nons either, and they get treated the same way. I also see the behavior you're talking about only occasionally. Most of the time posters are pretty tolerant of taste and shows, as long as it's not shit like hailing Bebop as the greatest anime ever or stuff like that.
You should reread the conversation slowly. My issue was that he's summing up general /a/ elitism with "stop liking what I don't like" which is laughably wrong.
>Shitting the outsiders it's the good thing to do when it's obvious that they're not /a/nons (rec threads, memes from other boards, etc). But there are a lot of people that everytime that someone says something that they don't like in x thread start to complain and shitting the discussion
Sure, but >>135650790 is equating those two things as the same behavior and he's wrong.
To those complaining, why don't you just leave? This board is basically the same quality as gaia now. The time to fight back past and you fuckers slowly over the years gave up. Cancer owns this board, they are the majority it's over. Remember when we used to have people trying to help this board instead of bitching? We don't have that anymore because they either left or stopped posting and just lurked like I do.
Besides I'm from 2007 and we're the real cancer, were people actually did something to stop our shitposting
Why shouldn't I believe you're just another angry faggot when the instant I said something you didn't like you broke out the exact "you're /v/! you're not from here! you spam memes!" completely baseless accusations your kind always does. No logic, no real argument, just "I dislike you therefore I'm going to say you're not from here which in my head convinces me that i'm automatically right".
Why I"m not against them staying here. I competely understand what you're saying as I don't enjoy the /vg/ idolmaster threads but I was almost always in the general while it was on /a/.
I feel that meta-threads nowadays are more about people complaining that /a/ isn't their way than people complaining about how the board has gone in a wrong way. I bet this thread is full of the kind of person who hates how /a/ doesn't talk about their favorite show (which aired 50 years ago on Toonami) and wants to see an /ag/ or /ar/ be created.
Yeah, pretty much this. I don't think it helps that we're on winter break right now too.
Every once in a while meta threads have actual discussion about /a/'s current problems and how to fix them, but this thread is mostly just a mix of newfags complaining about elitism or oldfags saying that /a/ is garbage now.
We've been going down for years yet nobody does anything nor will they do. We don't have self moderation anymore except for loliposter who showed up for a week or two. Our elitism's image was destroyed by post-2011 posters, newfags come in here and don't get told to fuck off and lurk more. 2015 was the point of no return even if /a/ is your homeboard, it's better to leave than to fit in with these newfags.
Don't make /ag/
Just kill the generals
Give /a/ a dedicated autistic babysitter to do that
You've been replying to different people. I said that the main problem it's the angry attitude of crossboarders and newfags against /a/nons. They're a big part these days and see it everyday.
>At least have the balls to stand for what you believe in.
on an anonymous imageboard? Yeah real brave. These guys know they'd get lynched in the street if they had a lolicon pride parade anywhere(except Japan). Shit, if i saw a lolicon pride parade anywhere id fill there fucking engines with methane gas. Might even designate a bomb on one of there floats too.
When does someone stop being a newfag on /a/ exactly?
I've been here on /a/ for about 3 years and 4chan for 5 years now and I don't really feel like one.