Okay hotstuff, why are you selectively locking a tiny fraction of the image dump threads for public display while leaving the rest up, alongside the generals which you permit that are entirely fuck all related to /a/?
Are you telling everyone ゆるゆり isn't allowed to have a general but the Buyfag and DJT threads can?
What's your game plan here?
Why don't you just start a Yuru Yuri thread without the ''/yryr/'' and ''edition''
You can post about any anime you want, as long as you say something that will get discussion going. I don't see the problem.
I've made tons of Mom threads, but I 100% support this change.
>Purge the rulefags.
>Purge the control freaks.
>Purge them all.
>/a/ is lawless.
>/a/ is laid back.
>/a/ is for the moefag, not the pseudo-intellectual normalfags who want to make this place a rulefags paradise.
>I won't allow this.
I want my peaceful /a/ back. /qa/ shitposters should have no say in what's allowed or not.
Is the moderation team finally sorting out generals?
>screencapping your own post
That's pretty pathetic.
How to start a thread
>why is character/episode so good/shit
>or literally anything else that sparks discussion
How to not start a thread
>yuru yuri thread. super ultra edition #94
That wasn't so hard, was it? Now try with me.
>Mods are actually working to clean up the board
>Generalfags, image dumpers, bloggers, saucefags, and other undesirables literally pissing and shitting themselves already
Absolutely based, keep it up.
Is /optg/ finally going to be moved to /wsr/?
>hap-hazard application of rules based on personal preferences and being incredibly public and attention seeking about it
Yea, he might as well get a trip too so you can suck his dick harder when you know it's him.
/c/ is a board for image dumps. I don't see how moving threads there can be considered "doing a good job".
The funny thing is how the average /qa/fag seems happy, well yeah great job pandering to the worst shithole in the site.
There is virtually no difference between "general" threads and typical threads. Having a huge list of arbitrary rules isn't going to make the board any better, it's just going to cause more problems. You could use mental gymnastics to make virtually every thread on this board a "general."
Just delete /a/. Delete 4chan, actually. This website has been terrible for the last 6 or so years. It's not the fun site it used to be.
Too many power hungry janitors and mods and rulefags who enable them.
Or dumping images randomly to keep the thread or alive or bumping it daily to keep it alive so your circlejerk cannot die.
If the thread dies it dies you don't need to force discussion for the sake of it.
Fuck knows what they talk about in Kancolle general.
The real question is, OP, do you really WANT yuruyuri to become a general?
Just lurk some generals for a while. Maybe on /vg/ or here jojo, one piece.
Then come back and tell me if you really want the threads to be like that.
>There is virtually no difference between "general" threads and typical threads.
Probably because the only threads you browse are generals. If you really can't tell the difference between the jojo general and a regular thread with quality discussion then you might be retarded.
Fucking this. Would you say that making a new thread for a popular show on its airing day after the first one got bumped constitutes a general? What about a thread for a show every week? If so, then why the Yuyushiki thread, which was full of discussion and content get moved elsewhere?
"Generals" aren't a problem, userbases are. The reason why /vg/ is so bad is because it's full of bad posters, not because of "generals".
>all these butthurt generalfags
Don't give in to them, mods. They will soon fuck off back where they came from.
>Just delete /a/. Delete 4chan, actually. This website has been terrible for the last 6 or so years. It's not the fun site it used to be.
(You) leaving sounds like a better idea.
>X Thread #349 - Y Edition!
>Read the guide at http____
>First for ____!
>My wife ____ is cute!!
""virtually no difference""
You're not fooling anyone, newfag.
There's a huge difference according to the mods' definition. The thread titles begin and end with /, and they may also contain 'general.' Clearly, this is the difference between a quality thread and garbage that needs to be deleted
Leave it on /int/ so it can die slowly and painfully. In a matter of fact, at this rate everything will die and talking about anything before 2016 will be a bannable offense, it's a hard price to pay but I finally will have my safe space once all of you leave.
Buyfag threads are constantly discussing new /a/-related content and not just being a chatroom/dump of the same dozen images that everyone has already seen before. DJT is at least constructive in theory even if the individual threads have turned to shit. Likewise with draw threads. Yes, I do think that teaching/OC threads should get more leeway than other threads. Moderation has to keep context in mind.
The one that was revived and spammed about 5, maybe 6 times, guess that doesn't help narrow it down much huh? Apparently the anon got permission from hiro himself to make it or so he claimed in the thread.
Every general has that has been moved bar DJT are breaking more board rules after the move more than they are here.
Good job. Make /ag/ or these threads will only reappear here until you distinctly make a board for them.
>Would you say that making a new thread for a popular show on its airing day after the first one got bumped constitutes a general?
It really depends on what sort of thread you're making. If it's something along the lines of "Discuss" or "New X thread" then it's a general. If the OP actually has a point he wants to discuss then it's a good thread.
>"Generals" aren't a problem, userbases are.
Generals attract the worst kind of posters.
I'd rather have one alright thread a week in which people actually discuss and have fun.
And not a permanent thread where the majority of the posts are meaningless and just there to keep the thread alive.
>DJT is actually gone
Holy crap, he did it, the absolute madman. What is going to happen with the Buyfag thread then? Because that shit is mostly blogging just like DJT.
So the rulefags finally got their way and ruined the board by making it law-abiding and unfun?
What are you gonna do now, rulefags? Fill up the catalogue with line after line of serious on-topic threads that no one aside from the cunts who value diversity and intellectualism in anime above all else gives a shit about?
Fucking kill yourself, the lot of you.
>If the OP actually has a point he wants to discuss then it's a good thread.
All threads that got moved were made with the intention of discussing the theme presented in their OP. By your definition, that means they aren't generals.
Also, that caricature doesn't prove anything.
>The real question is, OP, do you really WANT yuruyuri to become a general?
Of course not. It's the principle of the matter and the current action was an opportune moment to use as an anchor to really illustrate the point.
As far as the mods moving one shitposting chatroom general, good. It's still too little too late. The only way mods take action around here is when they get a lot of flack from the community in a short period of time and so it is wise to use whatever little window available to speak up. It's much better to add pressure and potentially make a fool of yourself than it is to sit idly by as the board slowly goes to shit more and more out of anon apathy and generalshitters being highly vocal and getting their way.
/jp/ is for japanese culture
/int/ encourages learning new languages
You move to /jp/ after you learn japanese.
Because you'd be able to have threads for the discussion of every airing show on /ag/ (less than 40) and enough space for plenty of threads about miscellaneous shows. There would be no need to use /a/ anymore because /ag/ would be full of discussion about any show, and if there was no thread for what you had in mind you'd be free to make a new one.
/ag/ would completely kill /a/ for good. This has been discussed plenty of times.
>1 thread a week policy
People trying to impose these sort of arbitrary restrictions are fucking ridiculous. The sort of people who think that you need to ration out your fun, when in reality you just end up having less fun. You're miserable for 6 out of 7 days because somehow it makes that one day all the better.
Threads that are always up promoting repetetive rancid behaviour and circlejerking. All of it is mundane pointless shit that forces a purpose or “content” because the thread is again, constantly up for whatever reason. Like others say, it's forum style posting. Take that elsewhere.
Plenty of threads are getting moved now. There was a loli thread a few hours ago that got moved to /b/ and instantly died because /b/ is fast as fuck.
Then there's this one as well. >>>/e/2003658
People bitching about "generals" just want the popular and long lasting series off the board so they can feel like hipsters
Generals are what kill fun, though. They've turned /a/ into a collection of masturbatory micro-communities, instead of one big one. Maybe now that they're gone, people will actually click around the board and check out more than just their go-to threads, leading to a wider range of active discussions, and, maybe, just maybe,
What do you mean? At least the other anon has a point, though the 99.99% of anime discussion is about which girl is the best of each damn show, and nobody can clearly say what "image dump" means, so far by what I understand is that is bad to post an image when a thread is on the page 10 of the catalog.
Is this supposed to be an insult? Because without rules I could fill up the catalog posting pictures of my literal shit. Rules are what keep this place alive, but you wouldn't know anything about that, shitposter-kun.
>Threads that are always up promoting repetetive rancid behaviour and circlejerking.
This means the Yuru Yuri and Yuyushiki threads weren't generals, and neither were the Miuna or Megumin ones. Why did they get deleted or moved?
Obviously having a restriction like that is impossible to enforce, and also retarded. But theres no reason to have 24/7 konosuba, raildex, re;zero, etc threads, especially when the anime isn't even fucking airing. Make a thread when something happens, otherwise let it die
>They've turned /a/ into a collection of masturbatory micro-communities
That's how the anime culture works, you know. Or are you telling me that someone who watches Cute Anime #5858 should browse threads about MANLY SHOW FOR MANLY MEN #235 all the time?
Don't tell me you also want to get rid of the catalog.
/ag/ - Shows with complete seasons and longrunning anime
/a/ - For currenlty airing anime and individual episodes, industry discussion, Seiyuu discussion, studio discussion, discussion covering multiple anime or even singular characters ect.
I would still use both boards daily.
I can make shit threads if I want to, I can also make somewhat decent threads if I wanted to, that freedom is one of the reasons why people, including me, browse this site. Take that away and you'll be losing one of the core things that makes 4chan what it is. If you want a good thread fucking make one yourself, instead of crying and whining at everyone else to make one for you.
Shitposting is exactly what has kept this place tricking over the years.
Excessive rulefaggotry is killing any sort of dynamicity that this place once had.
The mods should be only tasked with removing illegal content or spam. That's all. That's what's best for /a/.
I pretty much stick to threads for airing shows these days. They are at least partially non-cancer. Once the influx of new content ends, the threads quickly degrade to complete shit as everyone but the worst circlejerkers moves on.
What about manga? It is rather common for an ongoing manga series to no longer have an anime adaptation, and bascially everything discussed about here is likely to be a manga adaptation.
You can go to reddit or MAL if you want serious discussions of serious anime all the time.
You're right, people would be better off F5ing the front page looking for threads about the episode they just watched.
enjoy your pol v echochamber because that is all that will be left.
"/a/" style shitposting is one of the worse out of all the boards, if you seriously enjoy that still after how many years youve been rotting here. This board will make a great circlejerk for you and other braindead retards because who even comes here anymore anyway. Pretty soon this whole place will be like /vip/ but with pay to make thread creations.
I just made a thread.
I'm not telling you which one, but I made it, and I'm talking about anime without having had made the thread a general.
Imageboards are notable from forums in that discussion is fast and fleeting.
They come, and they go.
Generals continuously get made for the sake of comforting of its participants, rather than actual discussion.
What's more, because Generals last so long they develop cancerous sub-cultures within. Drawfag threads are a prime example of this.
>They've turned /a/ into a collection of masturbatory micro-communities, instead of one big one.
This. But its not exactly the generals that are to blame, it was originally the increased bump limit that started it all. Back when threads would die at 250 posts it was impossible to even make a general. Shit was way too fast.
tl;dr Its never going to be good again because of how the site is designed now and from the huge increase of posters over the years.
>We don't want generals
>Let's exile all generalfags from /a/ by deleting there threads
>But don't make /ag/ because all of /a/'s traffic will disappear
So you want to make generalfags have a shit time on /a/, but want them to stay around and post. 100% fucking retarded.
>Years ago, people started complaining about certain anime "spamming" the board
>"Wow consolidate that shit, faggots"
>People start posting in a single thread so shitposters don't shitpost every thread to death
>"Wow, stop circlejerking, this shit should be removed from the board."
And then the cycle repeats.
There's no winning, really. At this point I just want to see 4chan burn. This isn't the site it used to be. I hope Hiro does something crazy and gets this place shut down.
Except the very nature of generals promotes those things whether you like it or not. It's a seperated environment that breeds cancer and circlejerking, eventually.
Refrain from constantly having your Yuru Yuri and Yuyushiki threads up and there should be no problem, since as you said, all the posts are good. Set an example for others.
>Excessive rulefaggotry is killing any sort of dynamicity that this place once had.
Isn't it more the case that creativity is born because of and in spite of the rules instead of having a laissez faire approach for them?
>Shitposting is exactly what has kept this place tricking over the years
Boy do I love hearing the same 'I want to X, Y' or 'X is so cute' every day. [s4s] is down the hall if you want to shitpost buddy.
>they can't move it to toy
Yes they can, they can change the rules, and keep them in their containment thread. Or move them to /jp/ and keep them in their thread. Problem solved.
Let's not go too far here.
Make whatever thread you want as long as you're intending to discuss anime or manga. Generals are just glorified chatrooms that not only have the same posts over and over but they also make a series impossible to discuss. If someone wants to actually discuss jojo for example they'll just be redirected to the general.
>Shitposting is exactly what has kept this place tricking over the years.
As if. They just made the pass thing not that long ago, you think they're going to move AWAY from being able to tell posters apart? They're more likely to have IDs sitewide than they are to remove all ways of identityfagging it up.
>It's a seperated environment
Anime itself promotes separated environment for different fanbases. Someone who likes show A might not give a single fuck about show B.
>breeds cancer and circlejerking
I see that argument being used against "generals" all the time, but it has yet to mean anything. No fucking shit, are you telling me that the same people watch the same shows and post in threads about them every week? CIRCLEJERK CIRCLEJERK CANCER
>the only thread I browse daily gets deleted
Whoa, I'm a forced to watch seasonal garbage now, this season is so shit I could only watch two shows.
>Shitposting is exactly what has kept this place tricking over the years.
There are boards like /r9k/, s4s and /b/ for people like you. Surely you wouldn't complain about the quality of the board when they are almost exclusively shitposting.
I don't know but your cancerous OPs always pissed me off when I saw them.
You also have to understand you are posting on a dead board, the amount of traffic this board gets has declined over the years. You have to understand that /generals/ make a large amount of posts to make this place seem somewhat not dead.
A thread for about a dozen different shows, most of them airing weekly. Little girl cartoons mostly.
Only good threads on /a/ because they didn't attract braindead shitposters.
Youre choosen to decide what will be added to the /a/ sticky. What do you say?
Everyone has different ideas of what makes a general but honestly something needed to happen because all you seen on the catalogue was the same plaguing threads.
Discussing raw manga in the context of learning Japanese is exactly what those threads should have been about form the start. If they decide to do that, chances are the bulk of the shitposters and crossboarders from the thread won't use it because they don't care about manga to begin with.
>/ag/ will kill /a/
>get told why it won't
>just tell them to go to Reddit or kill themselves because that's where generalfags belong, ignoring the fact you just said removing generalfags from /a/ would kill it
>/vg/ still exists today
>/v/ still exists today
What the fuck are you people? Fucking retards clinging to your ideal board, while saying boards you don't like shouldn't exists, despite the fact they'd improve 'your' board according to your definition of what makes a board good.
Old /a/ used to use emoticons and lols. Why don't we bring those back as well?
But only three people watch Cocotama. There was more discussion of it on /vp/ where they all watched it by accident waiting for their anime to air.
The beauty of
/ai/ - idle activitieswas being able to discuss a show and have somebody respond in a day or so - with a thread for just Cocotama nothing would happen beacuse it would die before anybody else watching arrived.
That's just how anime works, Lelouche. Content gets repeated every week, endlessly. You can't just apply an idea like "generals", which were indeed a problem on /v/, to /a/ because the nature of both entertainment mediums is completely different.
NOT THE HAMSTER
This is absolutely pathetic.
The userbase changed over time that's why the threads changed. You can't switch back overnight.
Also, what you say is that only the OP is the bad thing about generals. It can be the same exact thread but without the general title it's okay. Fucking retards.
Fools! You sluts think you can stand against the gods! Just who is the fuck do you think you all are? Hercules? Wonder boy going to save /a/ for all anon? I don't think so. You're all washed up losers and nothing you guys do will change the course of the new /a/. Accept your fate and be glad you're all given the privilege to post here in the first place.
You don't like the hot off the presses maymays of 2016, anon?
How new are you if you use 4chan as your personal toilet? I'm not saying 'NO FUN ALLOWED' but we're not here to make funny screencaps for you to laugh at.
>these meta threads are the only thing that invoke old /a/ anymore
Then ban those, IF they start breaking rules. Creating a blanket ban of "generals" is stupid, if you want to do anything against them, you should do it on a case-by-case basis.
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Monmusu actually has new material coming out fairly regularly and it's also a containment thread. Is it a shit thread? Yep. Breaking the rules? Probably not.
Marginal and ded.
Shitposting and baleeted.
Homo threads have been around longer than you have and are the reason that /a/ isn't /y/.
You're all arguing over the definition of a general, but it has already been defined. Linking to past threads, numbered threads, threads with /insertseries/, or whatever other insignificant bullshit you want to spew does not make a general, and threads without these things aren't automatically not generals.
The point is that people should be exposed to different things. Nobody's going to click on a general if they're not already interested in the show it was made for, since nothing in the OP will grab their attention. But if someone makes a thread about a specific event in the show, or one of its specific qualities, a person not aware of it might be more inclined to check the thread out out. Not only is this better for individuals, since it exposes them to new things and potentially expands their tastes, it's also better for the community, as it promotes spontaneity and new kinds of discussion. Imageboards get boring when people settle into a routine of posting and reading the same threads over and over again.
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I know. I was there when they started to delete gup generals, then we just made a normal looking OP and kept doing it. I'm saying that this moderation is retarded and not for the users. A good portion of the users want these generals, you want them to make a million separate threads or what?
Also generalfags are the ones who live in these threads, they are the farthest from normalfags, more than the people who are "hardcore 4chinners"
>no more secret s/a/nta
Sooooo, honest question, what is allowed on /a/ now? I mean, what if I want to make a thread about Evangelion now? I mean, there's nothing else to discuss about it, and if you just finished well too bad for you, lurk more and don't bother trying to make a thread about it here till the new movie comes out. Or what if I want to make a thread about K-on? Same issue, we can't even post images now because that's an image dump right? I'm sincerely confused, I just go to sleep and hope this was just another nipplemod incident(hey that happened the last time I went to sleep so it's the best idea).
I lurk /yys/ and I know the lack of content makes the threads nothing but yet another circlejerk/general. Constantly making threads is not good. But whatever, I'm no mod to say what goes and what doesn't.
Yes, and this board as well because it's the only place where you can have decent and fun discussions about anime. Seeing how much these anti-"general"fags want to destroy the board is worrying, because they're extremely vocal and going by what this fake Kinomod has done today could eventually get their wishes realized.
If by killing /a/ you mean starting to get rid of the persistent threads which were used as chatrooms with very little to do with anime or manga, then sure I'll accept that congratulations.
I can literally knock out everybody in this thread.
>the new mod will probably delete mogra thread
I want to start a shitposting thread about Saten.
WAIT WAIT WAIT
Could this all because they just took on new janitors and promoted new green mods?
Maybe new mod-san has been waiting for this day to strike. He bided his time until he had another influence among the mods to enact his plan to kill all the generals.
I KNOW WHO YOU ARE
Or at least the type of person you are.
Well from what I seen in /qa/ this "mod" said he's been around since Accel spam days (maybe earlier) so he should have an idea how the board runs.
If you think it didn't then you're part of the problem.
I have literally never posted on reddit. I've been using 4chan nearly daily for some 10 years now. Just calling someone a redditor does not invalidate what they've said. You can't use it as a shield, you mongoloid.
Remember guys, you can't on /a/
discussing anime that is older than currently airing.
discussing anime too much, ie filling up a thread then make a new one.
discussing anime related stuff like the anime industry or merch.
Generals should stay on /a/ so long as they are remade the second post/image limit are hit, they should drop off page 10 first unless someone has a new chapter to post or something.
Otherwise your going to have a clusterfuck civil war on /a/, or kill /a/ by giving into to shitty 'make /ag/' posters whining.
You need moderation rules, not New boards, bans and board moving. Generals are a part of /a/ and until the board culture self moderates them out or changes dramatically so generals are no longer popular they deserve to be here.
The thread I posted in followed this format for making new OPs and it was fine, we only ever killed our own threads or the next one to drop off, rather than a thread that had any remaining potential plus we had constant content creation, TL and typsetting. I guess we just had a real general week because our Manga have been delayed and are still being TL'd now (we got moved to /c/ for some reason.)
Nobody is going to pick a show up if they aren't interested in it already. You can't just "force" people to take a look at an entire shopping center when they just want to go to the electronics section, if they like anime enough they'll become aware of things that catch their interest in different ways.
>Does that mean it has to be up 24x7?
Nope. But they're also not breaking the rules, as I said, and we can either let them have their containment thread or have monmusu fags and people complaining about monmusu fags in non-monmusu threads.
Not a general, just a regular thread.
I said it wasn't worth banning.
What the fuck are you talking about? Just because something's been discussed before doesn't mean you can't discuss it again. Generals are a problem because they don't have any discussions, just repeated posts over and over again 24/7. If you have something to discuss, make a thread. If you don't and you just want to make a thread for your favorite anime where you can all circlejerk each other then don't. It's pretty simple.
>What went wrong?
>Why is she so perfect?
>Who X here?
>Would you a X?
>Everyday until X
>You will never mumble mumble
>Mumble mumble Prove me wrong - You can't
>You have X seconds to mumble mumble - You can't
>What does X's Y smell like?
>How do we fix X?
>X a Y
>Which X would you Y?
>/a/ suddenly hates x
>Why is X the only studio willing to take risks?
>About to watch X what should I expect?
>Don't mind me, I'm just posting mumble mumble.
>There are people on /a/ right now who mumble mumble
>What the fuck happened?
>Mumble mumble when?
>What's wrong with VLC?
>Wake up, see this. What do?
>I'll just leave this here
>What's your excuse for not watching X
>X will save anime / I'm here to save anime
>What does /a/ think about X?
>What's the most boring anime you've ever watched?
>X is Love
>Haven't seen one of these in a while
>Is X worth watching?
>yfw x wins da y
>Mumble mumble thread? Mumble mumble thread
>What the fuck did I just watch?
>X confirmed for Y
>Best Key girl
>Why do you still watch moeshit?
>She sees your dick
>Why is this allowed?
>Which anime has the worst fanbase?
>What anime is this semen demon from?
>X becomes the MC of the Y. How fucked is X?
>Could X defeat Y?
>Your waifu's face when X
>Your waifu is now X, do you still love her?
>Was it rape, /a/?
>Weekend waifu drawthread
>All your waifus are wonderful, /a/
>You should be able to solve this
>Let's get a X thread going
>Do X if your waifu is posted
>ITT: overrated shit
>What an utterly useless power
>Date-a-live? More like date a slut am I right?
>I want to protect X's smile
>Why can't I hold all these feels?
>This is your X tonight
>Why did X fail/Why wasn't X popular
>Daily Japanese thread
>ITT:girls who X
> mumble mumble _________
>what did he/she mean by this?
>what was his/her fucking problem?
>this is a japanese X
>Do you like girls (male)?
I know what it has been because I've been here for almost a decade. It's way more shitpost-y now than it used to be because self moderation used to be a thing, now the people who we self moderated out of here run the place.
Every other chan is laughing at you faggots not knowing how to make a fucking fun acceptable thraed. You guys collectively lost your touch a while ago.
>popular show happens
>generals aren't allowed
Wow guys, stop making so many fucking threads, and keep it out of unrelated discussions. You should find the thread about [popular show] and stay there. Stop bothering the whole board.
>generals start forming
>[popular show] stays in one place
Wow you fucking autists, we don't need a new edition every 3 hours. These threads are just circlejerking, image dumping, and shitposts. We need to purge them.
>outlaw generals again
>it all starts from the beginning again
HOW TO SAVE /a/ IN ONE EASY STEP
>BAN EVERYTHING I DON'T LIKE
The problem I have is these generals who will post any stupid shit/image to keep the general alive for the sake of it.
I don't think generals are a bad idea for CERTAIN shows or manga but I feel some generals just keep making them because they're so use to it while no new discussion or anything is being achieved but to keep the mini community alive.
I hope you realize what you are saying.
"You can discuss something old, but only if there's something to discuss, but if it's old and I say that there's nothing to discuss you can't, also you can start a thread for your show when you want, but if it's only for you and a bunch of others to remember that show fondly then it's not allowed either."
>I mean, what if I want to make a thread about Evangelion now? I mean, there's nothing else to discuss about it, and if you just finished well too bad for you, lurk more and don't bother trying to make a thread about it here till the new movie comes out.
This should be common sense. It's fine to discuss Evangelion. Just don't make eternal threads one after the other when the current thread has run its course. Use your brain.
>Same issue, we can't even post images now because that's an image dump right?
No. I can't tell if you're being deliberately obtuse or if you're actually this stupid. You do understand the meaning of the term "image dump", correct? There's a clear difference between posting a single image and psting a large amount of images simply for the sake of posting them. Usually, you'll see this behavior in threads with a dumb "fill-in-the-blanks" OP such as "what does /a/ think of pantyhose/loli/[insert fetish here]" which is then followed by constant dumping of images related to the OP. These threads are painfully obvious in their intent and they belong elsewhere.
This is my favorite anime intro!
They already got rid of /ai/, so they're taking a step in the right direction.
If someone necrobumps a thread, that only means they don't want to see it die too early. I just did it to the Natsume Yuujinchou thread because I didn't want to see it go before I watched the episode. Does that mean it's a general too?
No one interacts anymore. Everyone just hides away in their generals, which are always being made.
As a result no one has fun together anymore.
Boards on 4chan in general don't have fun as a community anymore.
Why does it matter though?
If people want to discuss show X and they stay in one place, what's the big deal?
It's still anime/manga, even if the anime finished or the manga ended.
If you're going to be like we'll have to have two boards for currently airing anime/manga and a board for stuff that's ended.
That's clinically retarded.
>You can't just "force" people to take a look at an entire shopping center when they just want to go to the electronics section
But that's exactly how we did it for years. You're acting like this is an unreasonable or impossible proposition when it's already a proven method.
And I've been here for a decade and can tell you that shitposting used to be an accepted practice. There wasn't this chilling effect we have today where people avoid shitposting because it's become unpopular and bannable.
Almost all the fond memories I have of this place involve shitposting in some way,or another and there's no denying that it majorly shaped what /a/ still just about is today.
The cycle's beautiful, isn't it? Honestly, I feel like a blanket rule covering non-airing shows banning continuous threads a week after airing might do some good, but then we get shit like Megu Monday and whatnot to bypass the rules.
>Generals are a problem because they don't have any discussions, just repeated posts over and over again 24/7.
And how can you say that some thread is just repeated posts all the time if even threads that aren't in here 24/7 have gotten deleted for being generals?
What is an appropriate /a/ thread keeping in mind that it can't
a) Be about a currently airing anime because that's a general
b) Be about a completed anime because that's also a general
c) Be about posting images relating to a theme because that's an image dump
d) Be about a character because that's a character worship thread
d) Be talking about anime similar to another anime because that's a request thread
e) Be a spam "what did he mean by this" "apologize" etc. shitpost
You clearly haven't been here for long. General threads started happening on /a/ around 2010 when K-ON S2 was airing and threads were everywhere, so shitposters wouldn't shut the fuck up about it. People started consolidating it into one place, and then the shitposters started bitching about that too.
Because /a/ would become obsolete as a board, and that isn't allowed to happen as /a/ is a figurehead of 4chan.
Mods would rather ban all generalfags from /a/ and slow /a/ down to /o/ speed rather than forsaking the figure name name /a/ by making a better board than it.
So we can't post on /a/ anymore?