I don't think /a/ has been ruined yet actually. Every year this board gets a little younger, a little hornier, a little more gullible, but the self-moderation has kept this place from going completely to shit. If you think it's bad now, this is not even close to the worst /a/ could get.
/a/ is still kinda okay, if you ignore the majority of the constant generals, reposts, and crossboarder meme bait. Some people hate 2009, but I think it was the best year on /a/. Things didn't really start going downhill until after 2013, even as late as this time last year things were better and felt less newfaggy.
>tfw no anime will ever take over the board like CG and TTGL ever again
I cry every night.
/a/ hasn't really had a huge decline. Sure, there are issues, but then there always have been. We used to have different flavors of shit, like Accelspammer, and constant "if your waifu is posted do [x]" threads.
I only know what it was like 9 years ago.
Fuck all these general threads and spoonfeeders
/a/ was always ruined since the beginning.
>also here since '06
Generals ruined /a/. No longer are there multiple threads when something exciting happens. It's hard to gauge what's popular and what's not if every day there is damn general of a show up.
We used to as a board talk about mangas as they were scanlated and there would be threads for each part and then the board would switch to whatever was subbed.
I miss that dynamic shifting but there is no way we would ever recapture that naturally.
There was Re:Zero, but it died down after episode 18. Shame, if whitefox kept in pivotal world building, development and the LN ending of vol 9, the shitstorm would still be seen today
June 11, 2011.
A date that will live on in infamy.
It's hard not to have generals when if there are 2 or, god forbid, 3 threads of something, people start shitting them up.
/a/ is still livable.
Since there are some artist I really like who only post their work on blog and tumblr (fucking why, there are so many other normal sites), I have to visit that shithole from time to time. And I don't even understand half of the shit there. But it's absolutely cancerous. /a/ is not the same as it used to be 10 years ago but were also not the same. The good old days when I had no idea what sage does.
We are all in the same boat here.
I unironically miss moot. He did many things wrong but I believe he had good intentions for the most part
The highlight of each month used to be moot coming in here to fuck with us. I looked forward to seeing what crazy thing he would do next
Only oldfags will remember this bitch.
Old /a/: weirdos
New /a/: losers
People had actual fun. They were less scared of being criticized, we were taking it easier, and there wasn't the same constant cynics there is now. People are afraid of reddit, of /v/, of /pol/ now, which are real problems admittedly. /a/ did the right thing in growing up, but we lost something.
it did but even 2008-2010 was roughly okay
There has been a precipitous drop in quality after that failed canv.as project and you could tell 4chan was trying to become monetized.
>Also /tv/ is one of the last boards that is still somewhat enjoyable
What the fuck. /tv/ is literally one of the WORST boards on this entire site.
>all that capeshit
>all that 3D pedo posting
>politically charged everything
/tv/ is the worst board on this website, and it should be nuked.
He didn't leave us.
We failed him.
We are his children, yet, we failed him.
>tfw he once replied to one of my posts on old /r9k/ when he was first trying to decide whether to delete it or not
>never saved it
>it did but even 2008-2010 was roughly okay
if you ignore everyone trying to be an ebin joker wannabe triptroll, spambots all over the place and every discussion being a turn based greentext battle then yeah it was okay.
I hate current 4chan but those years were pretty bad. I guess if you wanted to have fun they were a fun kind of bad while now it's a boring kind of bad.
>WC 2014 ruined /sp/
People actually forget or ignore that 2012-2013 was the real dark age of tight moderation, most tripfags stopped after people from other boards constantly despised them, cp was a real problem, the outlelz constantly shitting up the place in response to the moderation, the board got popular but we didn't get enough "creators" to supply all the new content users, game threads became too fast and the spiky nature of /sp/ number of posts was exaggerated.
WC 2014 things were already stabilzed, and I dare to say that from 2015 or so things are improving compared to the previous years.
I once bragged to him that I I've never been banned.
He told me I've been banned 60-70 times (I forget the number)
I didn't save it either.
I'm more concerned about Sheldon.
I wonder if Drew has learned how to open bottles yet?
she hangs around on discord
dunno if she still posts here though
4chan has been a friend for almost half of my life. I cannot abandon a friend.
As helpful as the catalogs have been, I do find it harder to discover more shows unlike when you had to continuously scroll through the pages.
Neet, autism, hate registration and censored posts(aside from the rules), hate identities and their self placed importance's.
4chs the only place there is unless you want to talk to yourself and 1-2 others on other deadchans
basically it all started with an old msn tripfag chatroom that eventually moved to skype and now to discord, basically all the members move to the better program
it has had its splits and dramas but a lot of these people have been around for like 8 years together
Be honest. When did you all start browsing 4chan?
I remember my first threads were when /b/ was "trolling" these guys.
We're not there yet. We're not there yet. We're not there yet.
Self-moderation is a nice concept and everything, but there are too many fags going on crusades against what they don't like for the sake of "protecting the board", making meta shitposts a million times worse than whatever they complain about.
It's like the board's immune system lost control and started a war against FUN.
/pol/ killed this fucking. Not because of Trump posting but because of all the normalfags they imported.
If anything it brought the board together. It's weird as fuck to think I used to sit in all of those blogtv/tinychat group chat things with him in it. The whole culture of the board is dead as fuck now, it's like a different website. I think the fad of "ironic depression" on the internet killed the feel threads which were pretty much just late night ronery threads with people who lift. It pisses me off to even visit the board.
There's fun and there's garbage.
The influx of normalfasg without understanding the rules and the understanding of /a/ forced it to have jan's work overtime without hotpockets.
>most people who browse /a/ now were toddlers old 10 years ago
Also weird moderation against things that have been around forever, like E-Hentai threads that have been regular since very early 2010.
My brother left /b/ open on his laptop and I came to /b/ for porn and I've been here ever since. That was a year after he graduated because the laptop was a graduation present which makes it 2005.
a forum i used to go to got raided and some retard namedropped /b/, i tried raiding back with no effect, stayed and became a total retard
let's be real, every few years a board attracts a shitton of outsiders for whatever reason and "ruins" the site a little more, this time it was /pol/ but other boards like /v/ and /b/ did the same shit before in like 5 years people will be blaming some other board for another outsider invasion
2012 or so, but I knew about 4chan way long ago since 2008, just didn't really care about it
been browsing daily ever since 2012 then, 5 years go by so fast
/v/ never imported so many newfriends. /pol/ is simply the new /b/, the reason people come on 4chan for. It's an awful thing for the rest of the site, but what can we do?
Fargo, Better Call Saul, The Americans, American Crime Story, Mr. Robot, Louie, The Crown, etc.
Some of the greatest TV shows in the past few decades and they're happening now.. aka a golden age.
It'd be great if /pol/ was just deleted.
We're lucky here that not too many /pol/tards seem to be interested in anime or manga, compared to what they've done to /v/, for example.
Do you see yourself browsing /a/ past age 50?
Do 50+ year olds browse /a/ now?
What JoJo part do 50 year olds prefer?
>Self-moderation is a nice concept and everything
What people don't understand is that this won't work anymore within like 2 years. It doesn't work on any of the popular boards like /v/, /pol/, /tv/. If you tell some retard to read the rules they are actively breaking they say shit like
>actually reading the rules
>x website is for discussion 4chan is for shitposting
Spoonfeeding needs to be public banned.
My first trip post is from 2008 but I lurked at least a year and posted as anon for one more. Then after 7 years with a trip I went back to anon.
Twitter memes? Never heard of those.
Then again who the fuck uses social media?
>Add flags and IDs
Please no. We already saw how awful /a/ looked with flags this year.
Or at least heavily moderate them. Go look at how fucking awful DBS, HxH, or any big 3 general is compared to the rest of the board. They are like /v/ threads on the wrong board.
>Add flags and IDs
Stupid idea, if anything IDs but even then it just leads to shitposting.
That was the year when I started to see anime regularly
It was /u/ and I was posting in the Blue Drop thread. Back then /u/ was as militant as it is today, but since there were few yuri materials they were mostly confined in their own board.
>tfw no one even remember Blue Drop today
It's also because, to put it bluntly, /v/ is an extremely gullible and childish board. No other board, except maybe /tv/, seem to have been as colonized by /pol/ as /v/ was.
It helps that we have proper moderation, proper self-moderation, and enough people knowing about the medium to tell /pol/ to fuck off. /v/, on the other hand, lost so many old users to /vr/, and all is left are young users. I bet there is a huge difference in the % of american users here and there, and that plays a part too.
And yeah, I'd love to see /pol/ deleted, but the moderation required after would be too much effort for Hiro.
2006. Friend had a picture of Maka from the Soul Eater manga in his MSN picture, asked where he got it from and showed me 4chan and told me to never mention this site in real life and I still keep to that this very day. Being a secret club fag might seem sad but it helps.
MSN was fucking gold
Isn't /pol/ even more popular than /b/ now?
95+% of the boards will be flooded by /pol/ threads if you do that. It's the furry board of 4chan if you know what I mean.
Why not make /ag/? It works wonder to allow actual discussion of games and keep memespouting /pol/tards away from game discussions.
>Add flags and IDs
IDs is useful, but Flags is just /pol/ bait. We don't need more of them anywhere outside /pol/.
Now this is just retarded. Not even actual Japanese can be guaranteed to solve this.
>/a/utists liking it
Mr. Robot is extremely western, I don't see how well it would be received.
And for the most part, I don't agree that Anime is going down the shitter. It's just getting more and more into what anime is over time.
>/v/ is an extremely gullible
You're right. Every time I've gone there I've been amazed at how they will fall for the most obvious trolls imaginable.
>95+% of the boards will be flooded by /pol/ threads if you do that.
I'm not convinced about that. Maybe briefly, but I think they would pretty quickly just move on to whatever the hot new hangout is.
Because we don't need it? we have few generals, there is space for everyone, and /ag/ would simply be a culture for general mentality. We have constant new content, we can live with the kemono friends general and whatever else we have.
The problem with /v/ was that it was too fast, which is something we don't have.
it is, but it wasn't at the time
just like whatever was amusing 5 years ago is cancer today and whatever is amusing now will be cancer in a few years from now
just a cycle, you see anything enough times and it starts to get old
Already a thing.
April Fools showed exactly why /a/ shouldn't have flags. What's the point of any discussions/shitposting when you can just label someone a burger, a leaf, a poo in the loo, etc.? It's just going to devolve into a pseudo /pol/.
>It'd be great if /pol/ was just deleted.
That would be like saying that it would be great if no one has septic tank in their house. The shits would be everywhere, even on the streets.
Oh yeah probably not over a long period of time but I'm afraid they'll eventually decide to settle in one board and shit it up so hard that no form of moderation will stop them.
This is why I don't want flags, all that /int/ shitposting is already bad enough on /sp/ and on /a/ it would be even worse because it would attract people from all over the site.
I don't understand how can someone want flags.
>no janitor hates shounen
>the demographic that breeds the shittiest posters
>95+% of the boards will be flooded by /pol/ threads if you do that. It's the furry board of 4chan if you know what I mean.
More of the below
>I'm not convinced about that. Maybe briefly, but I think they would pretty quickly just move on to whatever the hot new hangout is.
With around ~13 years of experience on 4chan across various boards. This is what will happen. It can go smoother or rougher depending on the amount of janitors/mods available for the initial first few days. If anything there will be some sustained ddos for few days before this is fixed. The /pol/tards will either disperse or move to their "new" hideout, aka stormfront/reddit.
Monster girl general existed because people wanted to talk about Monster girls. If the general moves, they'll move with it.
Shounen shit, at least partially, exists because it's so easy to bait people with it. They'll continue fishing for replies even if you tell them to move.
It would just add a new layer of shitposting without bringing anything positive.
Maybe a Japan flag to spot fags who, as a way to support their point, claim to be in Japan but actually aren't
Yeah I don't know why they're here. Their shit taste and shitposting is atrocious.
I don't even know how people can enjoy posting from a phone. But I guess when you're just typing nigger memes it doesn't matter all that much.
>you will live to see /a/ get flooded by the Keit-ai generation
>I still don't know what gamergate is
How the fuck is this possible? Even if you weren't on any 4chan board you should have still known it was happening. That shit wasn't even long ago.
honestly, mods are not going to get rid of generals anytime soon, so you might as well take action into your own hands.
You should've frequented the MM generals last year, I know that even without any new content they would make a thread but it's the same with some shounens.
The janitors would delete the thread with less than 20-30 replies and even deleted it when a new chapter was released, they make their chapter dumps on /c/ now
>The /pol/tards will either disperse or move to their "new" hideout, aka stormfront/reddit.
They didn't particularly do that when moot deleted /n/ and /new/ granted they were way less popular boards.
Also it just takes a bunch of very autistic shitposters to shit up the boards big time as some sort of vendetta. If a single person can delete every thread on /vp/ with a script, daily then imagine what a bunch of organized autistic /pol/tards can do with the site.
Will we all become Jeff Goldblums in 2022 or something?
>people discussing an anime and manga posting images of said series and discussing the characters in said series = discussion
because you are not interested in said discussion does not mean they have no right to it, you fucking cuck
Even worse when you want a Rozen Maiden thread, and those newfags just want to desu spam
New can ban wave can do that. Its not that hard these days. IP + browser fingerprinting.
Only the really technologically minded and the non-lazy will bypass that, aka less than 1% of the shitters.
>not even posting screen caps of canadians shit posting but screen caps of people saying its canadians
I still don't understand why Hiro took off the wordfilter for this one.
It used to be a tsun thing. I think /a/ just plain hates /v/ now.
Many artists stopped using pixiv et al and moved to obscure blogs and twitter. Following all of them on twitter is much better than checking 200 websites. Also, Twitters user recommendations can be quite good, I discovered a few new artists that way.
Huh? /v/ is only good when /a/ goes there to discuss the new Jap game like Nier or Persona.
I spend enough time here to get used to random influx of newfags. That's also one of the reasons why I went from refreshing frontpage to catalog filters.
It's the other way round: /a/ has existed as a separate entity, with /v/ flooding it constantly, due to the fact that a certain portion of /v/ watches anime. But anyone who actually appreciates anime as a medium simply does not engage in video games and its discourse.
I much like the /a/ - /sp/ dynamic a lot better. Especially during the World Cup.
Not really keen on the process but isn't ban dodging really easy if you're phone posting? At least I've seen phone posters brag about it, and most of the normalfag outsiders from /pol/ should be also phone posters.
I still believe it's a bad idea, I've seen the backlash from lesser boards being deleted temporarily and it's not pretty.
>leafs hijack a thread and start bitching about each other
>fucking leafs hating on leafs
I didn't save a screencap but there was a thread hating on Canadians and boy was it fucking stupid.
Because when /a/ "grew up" and became more serious, /v/ became more childish and increased their shitposting. At least boards like /sp/, /k/, /tg/ can be fun when they come here to post, /v/ is simply too angry and salty to be fun to be around.
/a/ is OUR board clown, >>>/pol/ is that way yuropoor/americuck
It isn't about politics you stupid faggot, lurk for 2 years before posting. While you're lurking you can learn more about politics and stop painting shit as red vs blue.
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>Any anon that has posted on /pol/ in the last 24 hours can't post on /a/
>Add IDs to avoid samefagging
>Only one thread allowed per anime
The IDs will help the shitposting rampage that are the shounen threads.
Whenever the fuck the Boxxy video showed up, 7-8 years maybe? At the beginning most of it was lurking /b/ for memes like a retard, then /mu/ to discover music and /r9k/ for self pity. Now I mostly hang around /a/, /tv/ and /gsg/.
>But anyone who actually appreciates anime as a medium simply does not engage in video games and its discourse
what the fuck is this? they were always tightly intertwined. /a/ + /v/ and /a/ + /v/ + /fit/ were the god tier combinations and still are.
Already a thing.
>no more tripfriend power rankings
>our vibrant community of tripfriends is gone
Except for Lelouch, who I'm sure will show up now that I've posted this.
Nothing with /v/ is a god tier combination.
Talking about this, while hachichan was alive, it was interesting how you could see that the only boards that had a huge number of /pol/ users were /pol/, /v/, /b/, and /r9k/. Any other board was almost irrelevant when compared to the relative size on 4chan.
If I'm a newfag for 10 years am I still new?
>Then they bastardized waifu to just mean any girl in anime or in place of best girl.
At least wizchan still gets it.
>Post some gay little collage you spend probably an hour on
>Get called out on there being 0 actual proof of Canadian shitposting
I mean there was SO MUCH canadian shit posting proven durring /spa/ but not a single one of those posts made there way onto your "evidence"
>"a-all the cunuck posting..."
No flags anymore kid, what canuck posting can you prove in this thread?
Youre fucking DONE, begone. Never again shrewd yourself into our midst again /pol/tard.
I remember being around when /a/ was still opposing greentext/implying and other /v/ shit, general threads were banned and accelspammer was still a menace.
Does anyone even sage nowadays?
You know what would fix /a/? Ban shounen generals. This includes seinen series that are actually shounenshit tokyo ghoul.
I'll never forgive moot for what he did.
Not even a thousand deaths would be punishment enough for his sins.
Puddi holocaust is like 7 years old, Jesus Christ.
Mods like their shonen shit. It started with wanpiss and then people called out on them, instead of shutting it out like how the community would have wanted, they instead chose to foster narutu/bleach shit to create a sense of "balance"/impartial. Honestly the worse decision on /a/ history.
And people say "4chan used to be good". What the fuck was wrong with people back in the day? Celebrity worship is so fucking pathetic, especially when people were literally worshiping a tripcode.
It pisses me off that mods went into a fucking crusade against the most idiotic and tame generals just to say they were doing something against them, but then left the core of the issue untouched.
Don't forget it was also a good way to keep people in check. Like filtering porky or taiga.
And also it meant that one had to be at least a bit coherent.
But alas, it's better without tripcodes, that's why I stopped years ago.