What would you guys like to talk about?
Can I_AM_ABIB be dropped from the moderation team? The guy's a complete fucking idiot.
1. Ban all IPs that accessed to other boards, except anime related ones
2. The first 20 posts of new IPs must wait 10 minutes instead of 1 minute to post another one.
3. Bring cuck kek filter back
He has been in charge for a while now and he still doesn't get the site? There is a point where using ignorance as an excuse just doesn't cut it after he has had so much time to lurk.
No need for that. They die off quickly simply because there's not enough interests for them.
But kill-banning off the sakuga-dorks who congregate here on /a/ and also engage in studiowarring every Thursday would be a fine start.
If general threads aren't to be removed (and they aren't) and the tripfags won't be banned (which, let's be realistic, they won't), i propose roundabout solutions
Enforce harsher punishment for shitposting with a tripcode, ban the tripcode itself on offenses
Harvest promising looking mods/janitors from the respective threads to keep the cancer under control. You can't stop the threads themselves but you cans slow down them decaying into /vg/ tier shit. It's pretty clear you people are undermanned and having to ping the /pol/ or the /mlp/ mod or whatever every time something needs to be removed in a thread that rolls 4-5 times a day is not going to work.
People just need to stick to the rules. we don't need extra safe space here this ain't no tumblr shit. Just ignore the bait and move on.
Can gifs with tumblr in the name or that start with 500x___ resolution be an automatic 24 hour ban?
Why was the /wsr/ sticky removed?
Will mods reply to these threads? Does Hiro make it so you can't openly reply anymore?
>tons of shit threads daily
>you choose the one that actually has information in it
Don't we already do this on /a/. More of a /v/ problem
At minimum they should remove the daily ones as there is no point to them being that regular. If they became monthly or weekly then they are kinda useful in getting an idea of how well a show is doing.
autoban image.jpg, autoban maxresdefault, autoban unix time codes with -# at the end, autoban tumblr filenames, facebook filenames, imgur filenames, sample filenames, ban anything from 9gag, imgflip, ifunny, basically any meme aggregator watermarked. Do that and the site will be noticeably cleaner and more high quality in a week.
If you actually knew anything about staller you'd know that its data hold no value whatsoever. They are very rough estimates based on only amazon sales, and they don't even get it right a lot of times. Stalker threads are cancer and exists only to give a reason to shitspost about your favorite studio.
Cut down on pointless generals please unless its for current airing shows.
Yeah it was a solid 8/9 out of 10, Episode 131 is a masterpiece.
.Only thing /a/ needs is to work out how to deal with all this general/daily thread spam and nothing else.
I'm sick of seeing some general with about 30 posters in it latching onto an old series because they can't let go and just dumping images and circle jerking.
The problem is they are just making continuation threads and forcing discussion for the sake of it, I have no problem if some general pops up with like translations or some huge spoiler that sends everyone into a frenzy.
>A world where Lelouch can't post
I pray it comes soon
Technically a common sense thing. But you know, common sense doesn't apply to hardcore fans who are more interested in keeping in touch with the community they watched on /a/ and forming a circlejerk.
Move the following:
Japanese learning general to either /jp/ or /int/
Buyfag general to /toy/.
Drawfag general to /ic/.
Exhentai general to one of the handful of porn boards.
Image dump threads to either /c/ or outright delete them.
Seiyuu 3DPD worship threads to /jp/.
With those gone, all that remains is actual /a/ content to moderate. Sure, there are other shitty threads but first thing is first: getting rid of shit which outright belongs on other boards.
hy do you hate cookies
Problem is it would never be enforced after mods gave up on banning generals around 2013. Since then they have crept back and got worse and worse (though not quite 2011 levels yet).
>Seiyuu 3DPD worship threads to /jp/.
Lets not be hasty here, These are /a/ related regardless and they are not a regular occurrence to become annoying.
The rest is kind of reasonable, Panda threads are harmless though.
>These are /a/ related regardless
Just because she voices a character in a language you don't understand, doesn't justify you making threads to discuss her daily life and how much you'd fuck her.
dragonballfags are the worst
ps. special of bardick is non canon
dragon ball minus aka superman ripoff is canon
Source faggotry has increased partly due to influx of newfags, partly due to laziness of people.
People should be taught to use google and yandex.
Source should be provided only if an anon proves he has tried and not found it.
>These are /a/ related regardless and they are not a regular occurrence
This is bait. There is absolutely zero reason /seiyuu/ shouldn't be on /jp/. The only time it should be on /a/ is when one goes into the hospital or dies. There are seiyuu threads all the time.
>Buyfag general to /toy/
Have to change this first if that was going to happen. Also feel anime and manga merchandise is pretty relevant to this board.
>Drawfag general to /ic/
Don't see why as it fits >>>/a/rules/1
>Exhentai general to one of the handful of porn boards
Porn boards don't do discussion and it is no different to a manga thread.
>Seiyuu 3DPD worship threads to /jp/
I am not so bothered by this, but I feel it should stay as it is still pretty relevant to this board.
The rest I don't particularly care about.
Seiyuu threads are /a/ related how is this even debatable.
No VA's no anime, Nothing wrong with appreciating them.
Any idea of splitting /a/ into two desperate boards is not needed at all.
The problem is most of the board can't agree on anything so generals will always be a problem topic since mods can't do right or wrong.
>They shouldn't be on /a/ but they should be if something tragic happens!
Nonsense, They aren't even a fucking regular thing you get one like once every 2 weeks IF that.
Those are not /a/ related.
If you haven't noticed, /a/ torrents and downloads manga, and mocks anyone who admits to paying for it, ruthlessly.
>also they aren't the fastest and everything there is pretty chill.
Relevance? Let me guess, you're part of that circlejerk? The buyfag thread, like the Japanese thread, are made entirely redundant by their respective op guide sites. If you want a place where you can "chill" and talk about hotgluing and shipping costs, get a fucking IRC channel. /a/ is not your personal chatroom.
What so bad about those filenames? Let's say i want to post picture of some anime character, but i don' have it on my pc. I go to google and save first thing i find. Why would i care enough about getting it from some other sites or changing name of the file? This is pure autism.
>Seiyuu threads are /a/ related how is this even debatable.
>No VA's no anime, Nothing wrong with appreciating them.
>let's discuss a girls life unrelated to anime or manga, just because she voiced someone in an anime
>Overlord has both a manga and an anime.
Yeah but that thread is garbage so it should be deleted, plus you faggots aren't getting any new material until the end of this month so what's even the point of having threads now?
What a waste of trips.
So there can't be any threads on anime/manga that aren't currently airing or being updated? I guess we should purge every discussion on finishes series. The thread being garbage isn't a reason to delete it. You not liking something doesn't mean it breaks any rules.
>Those threads have been on /a/ since the very beginning
Pack it in everybody, newfag here just told us /a/ began after 2008/9.
Fuck off you cancerous generalfag. /a/ was a lot better before those festering chatrooms were a thing.
>The thread being garbage isn't a reason to delete it
I want /a/ to be seperated from this site (along with other japanese media related boards if they want).
The opposite (4chan being free from non-anime boards) is never going to happen
1) Instant ban through image the shitposters that always use the same reaction images and are known to derail threads.
2) Add a field to the report window to allow you to explain why you're reporting that post and allow you to link to the archive if necessary.
3) Allow more than one thread per series. At the moment if there are two threads of the same series one of them will be purged depending on the janitor.
4) Force anonimize as a default option.
5) More wordfilters.
tumblr -> gaia
reddit -> gaia
facebook -> gaia
tbqh -> desuwa
cuck -> kek
wtf -> MASAKA
6) Make a monthly meta sticky to discuss the state of the board.
>Seiyuu threads have to be about their daily lives
This is proably different than Lelouch's idea of why they should be here, but you know that the threads can be more than that right? If a mod made it explicitly clear that the talk has to be about their roles/up coming roles in anime and anything out side of that (except maybe deaths, big events etc) is bannable then what is the problem?
I think mods should remove more shitposter.
I guess since /a/ should be for "discussion of anime and manga", since those threads don't discuss anime, they shouldn't be on /a/.
They're certainly /a/-related, just not discussions.
However, if we do shift the generals like you suggest, odds are, other boards are going to go"fuck off back to /a/, weebshits" and there'll be shit everywhere because those generals are more /a/ than /a/nything.
I therefore propose a 20 page /a/裏 where all the generals are created at or get moved to. If you want your general, you go to /a/裏 where it's out of everyone else's way. If you don't want generals, then happy you.
What could possibly go wrong?
>Seiyuu threads are /a/ related how is this even debatable.
Yeah when something happens to them that is going to affect an anime that is airing/going to air like going to a hospital. Other than that it's blogging about 3dpd and should be on /jp/.
Why would you care enough to post a picture of the character if you don't care about the character? Posting images just to post images eats bandwidth and doesn't contribute to the website, posting generic google images (which are often in low quality) is against global rule 6, get fucked non autist.
tumblr -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
reddit -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
facebook -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
tbqh -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
cuck -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
wtf -> DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS
>The thread being garbage isn't a reason to delete it.
Are you fucking serious?
>You not liking something doesn't mean it breaks any rules.
I do like Overlord you faggot, but the threads are garbage right now and they are breaking rules.
>Japanese learning general to either /jp/ or /int/
>Buyfag general to /toy/.
>Drawfag general to /ic/.
>Exhentai general to one of the handful of porn boards.
>Image dump threads to either /c/ or outright delete them.
>Seiyuu 3DPD worship threads to /jp/.
Maybe. Seiyuu worship is /jp/ and while I do enjoy discussion of the Seiyuu world, that's more otaku culture than anime and manga specifically. Those should be purged.
I like them all except /b/, /v/ (which is just /b/ 2.0), /pol/, /tv/ (which is just /pol/ 2.0) and /r9k/
The only shitposters I've seen doing that are the ones from /tv/.
People don't do that though.
I'm surprised the threads even annoy people its not even a regular thing on /a/.
No one said you can't discuss finished/old things BUT you do not need to general them and keep them going on for ever for the sake of it, Some even going to the lengths of discussing pointless shit to keep the general alive.
Does anybody actually have any ideas on how to fix generals?
Should we put a maximum number on how many threads a given serise can have per day exept for when a new chapter release?
>No VA's no anime, Nothing wrong with appreciating them.
There's a difference between talking about Seiyuu in anime and Seiyuu's themselves and their habits/lifestyle, etc.
That belongs on /jp/
Sad Panda is fine and will never leave.
What do you mean desperate boards? I guess your auto-correction feature changes separate to desperate.
The /na/ New Anime board would have enough content because there will always be enough new content thanks to Japan pumping out 70 shows on average, and /a/ would easily survive because it would just continue as it is thanks to manga and older anime, and then get the anime shows of the finished season to discuss in-depth by real fans instead of casuals who only want to shitpost with each another and don't care about the rest.
Is /a/ really that bad? Compared to other boards we ain't that bad, sure there will always be threads that are just plain echo chambers but that's always the case.
Everyone currently in this thread is sprouting the same basic opinion, delete what I don't like or remove what I don't like.
Delete all boards that aren't anime/manga related so /a/ and 4chan as a whole improves.
>because those generals are more /a/ than /a/nything.
Check them out sometimes. They really aren't. Even /v/ talks about anime and manga more then most of those generals. The Japanese one is basically an unofficial VN general, as an example.
Do like the 裏式 concept, though. Something I've suggested over the years but almost every anon seems to hate the idea.
ITT: ban everything I don't like, turn /a/ into my personal safe space.
Fuck off with ban x. Everything is fine, the only thing I'd want changed is: (i) allow nudity if it's with spoilers; (ii) only allow tripcodes if there is a reason, like delivering something or translating a manga.
The point isn't a what if, but the current state and they are just a circlejerk about japanese girls that happen to voice anime characters.
>hurr durr you will never be Z by X
>X a cute
>Why did X change?
>X should wear more stuff of Y
Have them autosage or delete after getting enough reports then that means if the thread is so shit lots of people are reporting it it will die. If some tard makes a new one then the same either happens again or some mod can ban his ass for spam.
lol, you think this is fucking 2012 or so when threads about waifus were made every day.
Even the regular waifu thread is stuck on Wednesday for no real reason.
There is no need to create a waifu board ever.
>ban the use of the word here
You guys are way too anal about rec threads but otherwise you aren't that bad. Certainly nowhere near the levels of /v/ and /tv/ who constantly spread their faggotry to other boards.
Just because other boards are worse doesn't mean /a/ isn't bad.
>Everyone currently in this thread is sprouting the same basic opinion, delete what I don't like or remove what I don't like.
Sounds like you've never been in threads like Madoka or Jojo where it's /soc/ tier shit.
The problem is that mods can't tell the difference between generals and just popular series that got new info/airing series.
Board specific mods would help the problem, but that would monopolize resources. Perhaps having an /a/-centric mod that also pops in on other boards to moderate would solve that.
Only thing i dislike about this board are studio wars,
Maybe make it like a tripfag can only post i a thread that they created themselves so if someone wants to dump a translation they can still do it but they can't derail other threads.
I hope we can discuss pic related and other shows in peace.
Remove and ban all shitposters who complain about it not being /a/-related.
In short: >>147329506
We are just less utter shit than the other big boards.
Also, there's nothing wrong with wanting to improve board quality.
One of the best addition to 4chan is the /wsr/ board, and it actually has improved /a/ a lot, since many newfags are being told to go ask for recommendations there, and they do so.
There are still some recommendation threads here on /a/, but those are really obvious shitpost baits made by trolls, as they always use the word animes in the opening post.
And even those aren't as ubiquitous as they were.
No the board is fine but the general problem is impossible to solve.
It's just not needed, I think any idea of splitting /a/ is absurd.
The people who participate in the generals are the only ones who can stop it, I fail to see why you need recurring threads discussing the latest translations/spoilers to the point you see the same general on /a/ for the past 2 weeks.
Allowing nudity is a slipery slope since this is a blue board. In my opinion, no nudes should ever be allowed except if it's from a show that has nudes in them or comes from official artwork.
>only allow tripcodes if there is a reason, like delivering something or translating a manga.
Well intentioned but there is no way to implement this. There are a lot less tripfags than in the past. This is a non-issue at this point.
The only thing that needs to be removed are generals or threads that keep repeating once they go 404, making them chained threads rather than generals but still generals all the same.
Hiro is dumb anyway. "Let the users talk things out" has never actually worked because this is 4chan and people here are dumb and divided. No one can actually come up with a solution people agree on.
I agree with you as the current state of them isn't really anime or manga related, though just saying Seiyuu threads should be totally removed is silly, as if things were fully clarified to get them on topic by mods and enforced then I really don't see a problem with them.
I want generals gone forever.
Does someone have that stat screenshot from around October last year that showed the amount of trips on /a/ /v/ and /vg/?
/vg/ was more than double the amount of trips of /a/ + /v/ combined. Trips aren't even a bad thing unless they are avatarfagging/blogging.
They might as well not exist except for a select few persistent ones that shitpost. People manage to ignore them easily enough except for maybe calling Lelouch out on his shit taste.
Well, if these meta threads are going to be a regular thing on /a/ -
Who are the tripfags that contribute on this board? At the risk of inviting drama it might be useful to have a directory of ""good"" ones; everyone else can be filtered.
In fact there should be a function where people can filter ALL tripcodes and add a few exceptions.
Generals can NEVER be fixed. They become cancerous and you only realize that after they've overstayed their welcome. /a/ is usually good with generals because of new shows coming out every seasons makes everyone not make threads about a show once their done.
Just don't make another thread right after the thread goes 404 or is on autosage.
Having a maximum number doesn't solve the issue, it just sets a cap.
I support this. For all the "it's not a downvote" conditioning we get from the moderating team, it was a public show of disapproval and enough sageposts could sink a shit thread pretty fast.
remove /djt/ and move sadpanda threas to /h/
mute anyone who pushes the /(insert board here)/ boogeyman
make /a/ more fun since this place is filled to the brim with bitter autists who get mad because they cant get their way
Why would you wan't to create another place for cancer instead of actually pruning/curbing it?
If another board had to be made, then a board just for airing anime would be better, but I feel that it really isn't needed and /a/ doesn't need to split.
It doesn't work because he cherry picks. There are a lot of complaints in the /qa/ threads but the vast majority is actually agreeing on something and yet Hiro goes out of his way to only take into account the only unpopular opinion in a sea of 400 replies.
I don't mind rec threads as long as it isn't entry level shit. When you start reaching the points where you've seen all the main shit, it gets hard to find more obscure stuff that isn't shit.
Or for niche genres like horror.
You saying they're not fine doesn't refute the viewpoint that they are fine since no one is sharing nudity and it's /a/ related. Moving sad panda to /d/ would kill it.
With sad panda, there is simply no alternative.
Anyone remember how many 24/7 threads evangelion hype thread about the movie before it got removed? I remember it was 3000 or something. It happened a few years ago so my memory is muddy. Now thats a bad example of a general.
Then make every thread autosage, and only by putting age in the options field can bump the threads. And the bump is to be visible, meaning that the poster who used it is claiming that his post is a quality post that warrants to bump the thread for a reason. This then allows all the other anons to either read his post and then agree and let it be, or recognize it as a shitty bump-post and report it.
Some of the posts in that thread are embarrassing
"without us you are nothing"
"yotsuba is like a little sister to us"
"4chan's last pure heritage"
"200 year old building with rich history"
"it's called respect"
>paid for a trip
>get disallowed because have been acting like a ultrafaggot
Well this is a nice idea, but it means Hiro won't be getting any money and so 4chin is bound to close.
Why is Hiro such a fucking useless fuck? He says he wants to listen to the users about what they want but he does fucking nothing but make more useless boards and posts on /qa/ saying that he's going to do something.
when is moot going to come back and save us
Please go fuck yourself crossboarding scum
I fucking hate you massive retards.
You cry endlessly about board culture because you have no fucking idea about how to integrate yourselves and can't handle people telling you to stop acting retarded
Depending on how the threads are opened, rec threads for less mainstream stuff can generate interesting discussion. But what annoys me is people sometimes mistaking rhetorical questions meant to spur discussion for a thinly veiled rec thread.
What about js06? STALKER, Royal and Aereus aren't bad either. Though I think giving trips any unnecessary attention, even to the good ones, is a bad thing
I remember this, it was a glorious time. That one Asuka doujin by redrop got me into the artist. I'm grateful to the dumper
REMOVE /POL/TARDS AND ANTI/POL/TARDS
BAN ALL COMMIES AND STORMFAGS
>Those are not /a/ related
Most thing they discuss is anime character
>/a/ torrents and downloads manga
Why you think everyone is poor like you shit?
>get a fucking IRC channel
Tell me the reason you here, please go to the fucking IRC channel then
Of course. I have solutions for what I'd like to see changed. But even if, say, 40 people agree with me. Who are they compared to the rest of the board? Why should their opinion be valued more? That's the thing about 4chan.
But it never existed
Bring back sage
Apply more word filters
Same IPs shouldn't be able to bump generals
We acted elitist to survive. This isn't rocket science.
The real reason is that we acted elitist to keep idiots out from always asking recommendations and then actually had to act the part.
They aren't fine because it's a hentai thread, you fucking moron. We have entire boards for that. It shouldn't be on /a/.
>With sad panda, there is simply no alternative.
Almost everyone on sad panda is uploaded from other places. The only possible use it could have is for EOPs, of which are fucking irrelevant. Fuck off, newshit.
This sounds like loads of fun
Is the concept of lurking completely foreign to you?
Actually, what other boards enforce(or try to enforce) lurking these days?
You don't need a name/trip to post, so why use one?
If you're using it because there's a legitimate reason you need to be identifiable (e.g. translator, livestreaming an event maybe), then nothing.
But most trips just use their's because they want to be an e-celebrity.
There's a reason why moot is surprised /a/ didn't sink as fast as /v/.
Though I would argue we lost our elitism after we bitched moot to fuck off with his Naruto shit in 2013 or so and then kept talking about the manga because it was ending.
Heres our pastebin, welcome to our little community in this general. Next they will be putting discord links next to it. Please come to our IRC where we discuss fruits all the time!
Ban people that deliberately post cropped/masked porn with no sauce in the filename with the sole reason of having people asking them for sauce because they get off on the attention.
This would get rid of saucefags and cropfags.
Translators could also do it anonymously.
Tripping exists purely for recognition. Whether it's "deserved" or not. The entire point has always been that people here are anonymous as they want to be, so you should just focus on the actual quality of the post
Should we have a classic/airing anime board split? I can't discuss anything older than 5 years because nobody has seen it, and it gets knocked off the board in 10 minutes by airing show threads
Ignoring does not solve problems.
It's the reason /r9k/ died. It became cancerous, moot purged the board, realized it was a mistake but the damage was done after he brought it back.
Never assume ignoring will ever ignore the issue or you'll wake up one day to find only generals.
What's the alternative?
Only letting them discuss their animu when new episodes air? Are we going to become that reddit-tier?
If you do that people will just make stealth generals that are harder to filter.
No you fuck, /a/ shouldn't ever split again.
How fucking new are you to not realize that once a season ends, all shows go away and that /a/ never talks about the classics unless someone makes a thread about it once in a blue moon.
>separate sister board would allow the threads for older anime shows more breathing room on /a/.
No it won't. There's nothing stopping anyone from making threads about old shows but no one does it because everyone fears that no one will respond. The same thing will happen if a new board for classics is made.
A NEW BOARD WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING.
Like I keep saying:
Ban "fuck off" and "kill yourself" posters on sight. They're literally just using it as a downvote. The more "fuck off" and "kill yourself" replies you have, that's your negative karma. It's reddit as fuck.
>inb4 le ebin 10+ "fuck off, kill youreslf" replies
>It's not a hentai thread but a linking thread discussing fetishes.
/a/ is not for that shit. Reddit was specifically designed for link aggregating. The longer you go on, the less valid your general becomes.
It doesn't need to be deleted. There are just some minor changes that could be made to make it much better.
Introduce a paywall.
>keeps kiddos and retards out
>pay dedicated mods some shekels for good moderation (not every janitor)
>banned users are banned for good or would have to buy new access
Whoops I just fixed everything.
Sorry sorry, I'm getting a little emotional.
I'm just getting annoyed of all these trolls (or real people?) suggesting to make new boards as a solution.
Why not make a manga board?
Because then you'll just make manga weekly generals of popular series, etc.
It's the same shit but for every suggestion.
DJT, sad panda, buyfag and drawfag threads are fine where they are. /a/ doesn't need to change except to purge general threads of shows that keep showing up after their shows have finished airing, like Overlord at the moment.
>If you do that people will just make stealth generals that are harder to filter
That is already the case. You may have already noticed but using general and edition in the OP is pretty taboo on /a/ and usually gets a thread deleted from the amount of reports, though there are threads that slip though the gaps.
This is mostly an overhang from the time where generals were genuinely banned.
Also alternative is have a thread pruned after the quality drops below a certain level. Quality may be subjective but at the same time nearly anyone can tell the point where a thread is shit.
1. Would you prefer if I've hidden that and just pretended to know it all, instead of being honest ?
2. I lurked for two seasons and been watching anime for 12 years. I think it's enough to post.
You know, even if you post the source in the filename, some lazy fag would still ask for it.
I agree with the deliberate part, but saucefags also need to learn to use reverse image search and stop being retarded.
>Also alternative is have a thread pruned after the quality drops below a certain level.
What's the point? We already have good threads knocked off the board for "Look at this nep!" and "This is a Japanese bird!" threads.
This is a terrible image.
The reality is I now just click one of the three buttons and get what I want 98% of the time, without having to wait for the guy to respond.
If you've really still got a problem you can take it to /r/.
1. Admitting you're a newfag will make that the main point of your post. It only invites shitposting. It's like writing a great reply to an argument and end it with btw I'm a girl. The only replies you'll get to your great reply will be pics or gtfo.
2. Lurking refers to understanding how the board works. That reply in itself proves that you know nothing about /a/ as a board and should lurk more before replying with something unrelated. Watching anime for 12 years won't make you fit in in this board.
You forgot one thing
/a/ is the sort of place that torrents anime just because they're unwilling to pay for TV subscription
/a/ will not pay for 4chan
This will literally kill /a/
I'm curious how this will turn out though. I wonder how empty this board can get.
I feel like moderation got too overzealous with off-topic discussion in recent years.
Not sure if it's change in moderation guidelines, or before there simply weren't enough mods, but in the past we could have a thread go completely off topic and it was fine.
Now I feel it's too restrictive.
Still ban completely off-topic threads like "you should be able to solve this"
I don't believe that these generals are at all that bad, they keep the related posters in those threads so that they don't go and continuously make new threads.
Why do you guys seem to have generals anyway? They help keep things cleaner by keeping those relevant posters away
The irony of antiredditors who complain about reddit is the lack the self awareness they have to realize the fact they are opposite face of the same coin.
They are like stormfags who blame everything on the jews.
I don't mind going off-topic in principle, but only occasionally does anything interesting actually come from it. Most of the time, it's just shitposting of a different flavor.
What purpose do they serve? People are image dumping the same shit over and over, posting the same daily doses and arguments in the threads etc. Without them the thread would die and nothing would be missed. If anything relevant happens in the time the thread is down someone can make a new one about it.
They're circlejerk chatrooms that would usually fall off the board if they weren't bumped just to keep them alive.
You're saying they're good containment threads, but the people that "hang out" in generals are only able to thrive because of that environment that encourages them.
it blows up because people love to complain. it's only a handful people at that. i'm sure the majority of users go about their day not caring about all of your little problems.
What's the alternative?
Anti-generalfags have yet to provide an alternative that would actually work that doesn't involve outright banning certain shows while they aren't airing.
Name one (1) good thing about /a/ that shouldn't be changed.
>keeps asking for people to link deleted threads
>threads are being linked but they're deleted so they won't be active unless you have an archive extension
>keeps asking for links saying no one gives them
When the admin is this new there's not much we can do.
It's because the /ai/nons aren't actually talking about the shows they watch together. It's dominated by two little girls-idols shows, plus it has some occasional fairilu-pics.
Other little-girls shows like Cocotama, 12-years-old and such aren't talked about at all.
Kinda a shame.
What about the stuff we talked about in >>147211695
Does Hiro understand that we occasionally have meta discussion regardless of the rules?
Allowing a thread per board is stupid and I don't think we should have one up just because he said it, unless it's temporarily because of the regulation talk that's going on on /qa/.
This would just create a mob mentality where all generals are mass reported even though the thread quality isn't bad.
If people want to discuss their shitty anime on /a/ all day and other people want to join them, it's going to happen.
Oh god, please introduce a limit on how many posts you can link.
I hate viewing replies and seeing the same fucker pop up 50 times, then I have to scroll down and hide him to get on with browsing.
>They are literally containment threads.
Containment of undesirable people that shouldn't even be here in the first place. Just look at /snk/, it literally is tumblr using /a/ as their personal chatroom. We need /ag/ badly.
That is why you have a set reasonable limit. It wouldn't be pruned after 5 reports, it would be something in the hundreds. Probably take some working out an exact number but as a thread gets more shitty it would attract more reports.
Once the season ends and the rabu raibu-fags still keep making threads of it which are absolutely the same as the other prior rabu raibu-sunshine threads, down to the same posts, same images, same replies, only mentioning that they want to fuck this or that raibu, image-dump and otherwise just post about their own personal life is when it's a general.
what makes a general is things like
>same topics and posts every thread
>bumped 24/7 just for the sake of being up with no real discussion toward the show
>pastebin/having an active thread so much you have a faq
>devolve into circlejerking communities
constant threads are fine if you are actually discussing the show but most shows are not so in-depth you have constant threads the whole week until the next episode
So, whats the current state of the following things?
- Are Arc-v threads ok? They used to have 24/7 content but are now an echo chamber. However, its still an ongoing show.
- Where the fuck do light novels really go? People dont really talk about them on /jp/ and going to /jp/ means being constantly called EOP if your outside the few EOP generals.
>You may have already noticed but using general and edition in the OP is pretty taboo on /a/ and usually gets a thread deleted from the amount of reports
You get banned if you report generals.
>that's why we've got dedicate loli, guro, and loliguro spammers
What is this, 2005? I wish we had spammers. A good gorespammer or the like could provide some much needed chemo to the website.
Instaban anyone linking threads to their twitter/tumblr/reddit/other places
I'd take it over the pure unadulterated shit we get all the time every day now and for the past recent years.
Go back to /v/ with your ignorant "but you would feel the same way I feel" logic.
What's the point even discussing this. In 4 years anime will be dead anyway, together with /a/.
Japan is basically a huge ticking time bomb when it comes to economic stability. Animation studios are already suffering from poor sales right now and once the crash happens...let's just say even the idolfags won't be able to save the industry at that point.
To make matters even worse, once the Tokyo Olympics start hundreds of news outlets will report on the Japanese doujin culture. Everything considered loli will be banned and comiket will be canceled. Otaku will chain themselves to Tokyo Big Sight and massive protests in Akihabara will cause the larger older generation of Japan to ban late night anime altogether.
It was a good ride.
>plus you faggots aren't getting any new material until the end of this month so what's even the point of having threads now?
Banning a general because there's simply no new content posted is dumb as shit. What's the point of watching anime/reading manga if you can't discuss it?
Now banning waifu image dumps and meme spam to keep a general alive makes more sense.
what happens when unbannable accel spammer decides your favorite thread is shitposting and spams it in to oblivion, making you unable to discuss your favorite show?
Vigilantes always go the same way
>act in the interest of the people
>become a figurehead
>power gets to their head
>To make matters even worse, once the Tokyo Olympics start hundreds of news outlets will report on the Japanese doujin culture. Everything considered loli will be banned and comiket will be canceled. Otaku will chain themselves to Tokyo Big Sight and massive protests in Akihabara will cause the larger older generation of Japan to ban late night anime altogether.
This puts too much responsibility on the mods to know the ins and outs of that show and what's been discussed about it.
If something is popular enough to survive the season it aired in then so be it. Discussion should evolve naturally, including how it dies.
Then the general population must be corrected
While I dont worry about the first part, the olympics do worry me greatly.
The second people find out whats somehow acceptable soft porn in japan and that it trumps that "haha japan funny and weird place" image they always had in mind, I fear Japan will call in some clean up.
Not him, but was you even here during 2012? When Accelspam was at its peak the board was unusable. Didn't matter if the thread was good or bad, and it got even worse when it would strip out every thread as it pushed everything off the board.
>making a thread for a new episode
>making a thread for a new chapter
>making a thread for a new series that was recently announced
>making a thread to discuss a series that isn't usually discussed
>making a thread to discuss various series at once
>making a thread that can in some way contribute to translating, fansubbing or scanlating a series
>making a thread to discuss a concept, idea, character type and such
>making a thread for anime and manga related news or events
Regular or daily threads in which:
>you blog post
>you talk with each other as if you're in IRC
>you bump from page 10 every hour
>you dump images that otherwise could be put in a zip
>you make the same posts that were posted in a previous thread
>you only make off-topic posts