This is the new /b/.
>full of edgy teenagers calling eachother newfags
>recycling the same threads day after day
>coming here so they can tell their friends how cool and underground they are
It used to mean something when people called it a horrible place. It was genuine. Now it's a horrible place because it's just boring and unoriginal.
Why do you continue to come back to /b/?
>This is the new /b/.
>>full of edgy teenagers calling eachother newfags
>>recycling the same threads day after day
>>coming here so they can tell their friends how cool and underground they are
>It used to mean something when people called it a horrible place. It was genuine. Now it's a horrible place because it's just boring and unoriginal.
>Why do you continue to come back to /b/?
OP don't be a fgt now...
I don't know OP, it's just a habit, I like gore and fucked up humor with out social justice warriors clinging onto me, sure /b/ isn't what it use to be, but so what? 4chan is still 4chan, fgts are still fgts, if you've been on /b/ for a while you can sort of sense the difference between new fags and old fags. Still though, it's a place to be fucked up without consequences
Oh, that is interesting. Hopefully you can see why I'd be dismissive of your original post given the lack of context.
I'd argue that in 2016, every forum suffers from the same problem. Reddit and Tumblr are just as uninspired as 4chan, for example, even though the core content is obviously different. I'm pretty jaded, but I come back out of complacency and out of habit. I'm sure there's a lot of lurkers out there who are in the same boat: too tired or too disillusioned to continue posting. The rest who do post strike me as... idealistic? Maybe they think people actually care what they have to say?
On the other hand, when you get down into the nooks, you can still find some gems: the most obvious example being porn I guess. I also like ironic/unironic shitposting, but I can get that basically anywhere now. I guess that's where habit comes back into play.
Anyway sorry for blowing you off, I hope you enjoy this little slice of my personality. Maybe it'll give you some extra insight into your question.
I'll add one more thought: I come back for threads like this. It feels like a genuine question, genuine conversation, something like that. Won't read into it too much but maybe some of us just need a good e-chat once in a while.
Boredom I guess. I usually am on other boards, but every once and a while, when there's nothing interesting, I come here. I guess hoping that maybe there will be that single random, new, and interesting thread.
There never is.
These kind of threads have been around since '07.
/b/ has never been good. /b/ has always been the asshole of the internet.
/b/ was where you came to dick around when the other boards were slow.
>MFW even this very post is cancer
I remember seeing these threads but they were usually just troll threads. I get what you're saying but the asshole-ary used to seem genuine. Now it all just seems forced, like people are trying way too hard to be edgy and cool
This place turned from a hidden haven for the jaded and neglected to congregate in to an edgy and cool hangout for a young audience exploring the limits of anonymity.
I used to come here as a fucking escape. Fucking tripcoded and contributed OC and had a blast with all these people who shared my spirit. I've had better conversations on /b/ than I have ever had in person.
But then the memes hit the mainstream. Do you remember the original memes? A face or picture in the center of the image with a shitty background of conical stripes emitting from the center.
Then they evolved, and /b/ became the place for "teh funny may mays," and the memes started becoming more socially acceptable and tamer.
It was our hate that fueled our art; it was our hate that helped us survive. We thrived in our ecosystem that was distinctly separate from the rest of our culture.
But like everything else, we were integrated.
Fucking moot, man.
This statement is a work of art. It's shit like this that I miss. People who put effort into their posts, not just constantly shit posting.
I guess it was a gift and a curse tho. It's the reason /b/ made the internet what it is now but it also brought the masses who are slowly pulling it apart
The thing is, pornhub isn't as good.
With 4chan, you're with real people, with real fetishes and desires, you get porn that's interesting, or particularly arousing.
On pornhub you just get that crappy run of the mill porn.
10 years for me. Contributed plenty of OC in that time but it's gotten to the point now where i don't even want to try anymore. I've lost hope that things will ever recover. This thread has given me a little faith tho
>muh sekret club
As has been said before, 4chan has always been shit. You used to like it because of the novelty, once the novelty wears off, you just see the cesspool of shit. I've grown up on 4chan. It's always been shit. Now it's a separate but equal different kind of shit. There's far less cancer nowadays, but everything is lower quality in general.
But how many people have asked that question and left? How many good /b/ros have we lost to cancer?
>4chan has always been shit
>I've grown up here
>hurr durr I'm more elite than you
Listen, this kind of shit is formulaic. If you've been here as long as you say, you already know. Do you really think anyone fucking cares that you can pick a few points and "refute" them?
Listen, the only reason I'm writing this is to say
I mean this is shit, the cancer in 2011 wasn't nearly as bad.
listen here newfagerino, epic shit happens on /b/... granted not very often, but still, shit happens. anybody remember that one guy that killed his gf and posted pics on here before getting caught like a pussy? or that other guy who strangled that kid? man, /b/ is cray cray, i mean sure, /b/ is full of recycled garbage and underage edgy teens, but it's a fun way to kill time and talking with strangers is always a good idea
speaks but doesn't even.
anhero it's the only way out.
4chan will always be an amazing place where I can be totally anonymous without dumb arbitrary numbers to show how much people care.
Is it wasted on porn and faggots? Most likely, but there's still some gems in better.
First stumbled in when i was 14. first thread seen; was a link to a video on youtube. The vid stayed up for less than 9 minutes.
Was of a tribe of mexican village kids taking turn fuckinh a pony. Wish we could return to the glory days.
Wow, such burn. How dare I try to make an actually educated reply instead of shit blasting all of the time. I'll just go back to posting superman because I find it hard to cope with things that I don't agree with, that other people enjoy.
I come back to check if all the junior shitlords have fucked off . clinging to the hope that one day 4chan will become a good place to be rather than what it has become , a place to look at dicks and traps and queers and talk about gender identity and general gay stuff.
Sad really , there is the occasional topkek now and then but they are getting further and further apart .
One day there will be none of us oldfags left , only the edgy shitlords and faggots , peddling their pussy ass brand of humor.
Ocasional ylyl or lurk for the most legendary comments. Talked to a legit futures trader 2 days ago for like 39 minutes. Learned some quality Infosys and save reading 3 hours or learning the hard way. The other day some newfagood said he was gonna jump off a building. Anon tried to talk him down. OP said all he would miss is some movies and games comming out but fuckit. Anon says never mind, movies and games? DO A BACKFLIP FAGGOT SAGE SAGE FUCKING SAGE. ...I posted a few sage grass pics and sage. Fucking like 8 of us bump limited an unbumold thread. Fucking lost. But yeah. 99/10 bullshit. Like digging for gold bro
I see a thread like this almost every day. It isn't new, OP. This shit is about as cancerous as the edgy fucktards.
>/b/ used to be great
OP, this was always a shithole. It just slowly degraded.
I recently started going on here a few months ago, due to hearing amazing stories about this place. But all i see are furries, faggots, and taylor shit lovers. Some one please tell me what happend
Advice spinoffs came out in 2007, SAP was 2008 I think.
The "original" memes were not made, they were born.
When something epic happened, when something completely out of our control happened.
Is this Andrew?
Those are memes. The idea came first then images came second. That's what OC is, an image or spin off image of an idea, not the other way around. Shitting some faggot text on some memegen shit picture is what killed /b/ it was the worst form of cancer.
Chanology was the worst thing to happen to /b/ and Anonymous culture.
Do you remember when we could still call ourselves Anonymous on 4chan without some faggot saying some dumb shit like
>Hurr 4chan anonymous gg topkyuuuk how is babby formed.
I miss the round table philosophical circle jerks about what it "meant" to be Anonymous.
And the sad thing is when you see those memes go main stream, and lose all context of what they meant. Have seen brilliant ideas go thru society's shit hole too many times.
Acceptance, great that's all i was hoping for. Now next time you're out in the world and start talking about how stupid everyone is, remember, you're one of those stupid people
>the ride never ends
>don't forget anon you're here forever
>mfw all the kiddies won't even get the reference
I come back hoping the cancer will disperse and good old /b/ will return to it's full glory. it's probably false optimism though
This picture is like 5 years old you retard, /b/ has been 100% underage garbage long before you started coming here last summer.
/b/ isn't the only board on this website, there're few board that actually good and somehow less retarded, for example: /v/, /g/, /o/, /trv/, /out/
4chan is pure cancer, always was, and always will be.
The edginess in kids these days is mind blowing.
I come here cauze i'm bored and i like to see nude bitches, kinda makes me sad knowing how many hot bitches there are and how many i won't fuck. :(
mine is called anne, but since shes my gf, i have to call her sugar or my love, it's disgusting i know, but meh, whatever makes her happy and whatever makes her spread her legs. :)
But i do kinda like her.
i honestly can't tell if you're full of shit, fantasizing or being truthful, you seem too cringey to have a hot bitch. i mean, you might have a bitch, but definitely not a hot one
You gotta think about the evolution of today's society.
The Internet isn't what it used to be, yeah, Internet became a victim of globalization, and it's everywhere.
Somewhere its more obvious like on comments on YouTube ('I like very this song singer sing good me know all they songs'), thats why forums are fucking dead. There just isn't the critical mass of people that can continue posting genuine shit among the piles of unoriginal shit. And then there's 4chan, which has a 'secret club' kind of vibe to newfaggots, so they can't be as much cancer as on social media, but they can be 4chan cancer: they can call each other newfags, they can spam unoriginal memes and fucking pepe etc
>being so new you don't see the irony in this post
people make threads complaining about how this place is shit all the time. those threads don't accomplish anything and end up being shit themselves making the problem worse.
put another way it's like trying cover up the scent of a sweaty shirt by peeing on it
I present you. Lord of /g/, part of the 4chan moderator team
This pic is the constant repost to represent the face of newfags. And yet here you are complaining about the same threads when this thread is no different to anyone else complaining how /b/ has changed. You're not telling us anything we don't already know, even if you are talking to a newfag who has only been here for more than 3 months. Go ahead and leave, you won't be missed. But we both know we'll see you here tomorrow.
maymay's are a scourge they really fucked everything up and not just for 4chan either. they're so easy to understand than normal facebookers use them
It's been half a billion posts since this one
Not necessarily. This thread started to give me hope that it hasn't been completely lost. Then the cancer and shit posting seeped in.
A few people said they come for threads like this because it was genuine not just bait like most of these threads are.
The main purpose of the thread was just to see how many people have been around for a while and what made them come back, even tho it's lost alot of what it used to be
I'll tell you what's wrong. Youtubers.
they make videos mentioning 4chan (other chans too) and bring their <15 year old subs here. This place needs chemo. But even then the kids will still keep coming from youtube/reddit. And you can't stop that. Move on. Either give up or move to better chans. This shithole is dead, and i'm not the first one to say this.
Another ground breaking post.
>4chans ruined me
the irony is he is clueless about the actual ruining happening by former /i/nsurgents
protip: the constant stream of fag threads are started by one person most of the time.
>MUH SEKRET CLUB
We get it, it's "horrible" now.
Which it isn't. Did you see the gary mitchell threads? Sure ive been on here for a few months but that shit was funny. Funnier than your 'oldfag' shitty raids. It was funny AND justified (white male pedo).
I never felt the random page there. If the random ain't funny, it ain't me. I still laugh at /b a lot after what I'm sure is at least ten years or so of wasting my fucking time here. I definitely am supposed to be working on something else right now.
the only thing funny about those threads was watching the white knight faggots get baited into op's personal army...
/b/ was always shit, dude. Something awful has and will continue to fill these pages. It used to be MLP, "newfags can't triforce," "you have been visited by," and shitty wincest threads (which still show up). Now it's "dubs decides," furries, "pics you shouldn't share," and "/b/ is terrible now" threads. Same shit, different day. But you know what? OP is still a faggot.
That's the one thing that's always held true.
move on to what? you'll be back here tomorrow night you faggot, and the next day and the next after that. you're too much of a loser to find anything better to do than waste your time talking with idiots like yourself
here's the thing,
in an effort to "make /b/ great again" which is basically a fucking meme that has been going on from the beginning
>removed social fags
>removed cam whore
>removed truly gorish threads
>banned all raids
>banned trolls randomly
and a few others i am not bothered to remember
what noone seemed to realize along all that time is that those fags are the soul and heart of the degenerate culture of /b/.
once you removed the core, all the OC and the interesting conversations went with it and all was left is mostly pasta which after a while became boring and the rest of the truly interesting fags left as well.
add to that the media fiascoes that brought in a torrent of people that did not exactly fit into the culture.
so now this is the new /b/
this is what we all did
this is the result of " cancer that is killing /b/" culture
in an effort to make /b/ greater. we literally turned it into just another pasta board like millions out there.
why i still come here? out of habbit whenever i'm waiting on another board but i basically now come here for about 10 minutes a week where in the past i spent hours
I First visited the chans seven years ago. I don't really pay attention to posts unless it's a baw thread or an honest discussion about something I know about. I mostly lurk the ylyl threads. They're pretty bad but lately the stupid stuff from tumblr or funnyjunk legitimately catches me off guard, and sometimes the stuff they use to try to derail the thread deserves a chuckle. I come here because I don't know where else to go on the internet. YouTube is okay but I don't really know what to watch and don't enjoy it. At least here there's a fun roll thread every now and then. I'm not here long enough for it to become unbearably stale and it remains an okay passtime. But hey, this is coming from a guy who unironically enjoyed Zootopia so my tastes are probably questionable.
I visit some of the other boards from time to time. This site is far from dead and nothing is killing it, at least for me.
And no I don't want to fuck the bunny. I'm kind of a normie, and I'm kinda glad that label came about. That's another reason this site can be cool, you learn the hip lingo and can occasionally relate to random people irl. And sometimes I feel the lingo actually has linguistic value and makes ideas clearer. It's great to be able to think "what a cuck." How else could you say that?
I think filters and id's Should make a comeback, that'll make everything better
I really do believe we come back to b so much because there's really no other place like it.
We have nowhere else we want to go/want to be.
But all the fags ruined it. I wasn't even that much of an old fag, by any means. But i can understand why these guys want their old /b/ back.
It really did seem to have a better community of like minded people before all these trannie/ylylbanana/rate my face BULLSHIT.
>if you are over 20 and spend much time on /b/ you should consider your life choices
What does age have to do with how awful /b/ is? Are you one of those assholes who calls everyone younger than himself "kid"?
i wonder how many guy fawkes masks have been sold since '07...
I think that b used to be a outlet for alot of people. Theres not a certain kind of person who visits b. I think that rule has changed recently and im sorry but i dont really like that, becuase i think the people who visited b back then when you could genaralize the people who went to b were either deep down a person who hasnt seen the best of life, who needed a way to release a luagh or two becuase they didnt have the humar of a normal society. I used to use b just to talk to people and tell them about my day and just chat with them, even though there was a big sense of anominity, but i also used to come here just to make myself luagh and distract myself from the pain,sadness,or stress of my society. And the people i came across back then seemed like they were here for the same reasons. Which in turn gave everyone something in common.
I just come here because /b/ is cheaper than Heroin. Both isn't really good for me, both won't bring me far in life, both are frowned upon by society but at least /b/ makes me giggle sometimes without killing me in the process.
I never said it was good you stupid gook I said I liked the way we used to talk
when lulz still mattered, when people knew what memes were and didn't rebrand them. What the fuck is a dank meme and why are all these 15 year old faggots on youtube talking about them
I swear it's like newage gaianfaggotry.
I never said it was good, I said I enjoyed the old language of /b/
Because I keep hoping I will find that one good thread that happens once in a blue moon.
>pg 1: traps, rate me, shota
>pg 2: more traps, photos not supposed to share, loli
>pg3: still more traps, general faggotry, furry
Guess I will try again tomorrow
my bad, i should have finished that post:
...if you own one, please kill yourself.
Because it's interesting to watch the shift over time.
Back in 2007, when I started lurking, /b/ was filled with people spewing liberal atheistic opinions, making fun of religion and dumb people. Nigger and fag weren't used to actually call people niggers and fags, it was just people embracing the freedom of speech.
Now we're in a time when people consider liberals social justice warriors. Atheism is only for fedora tipping neckbeards. Nigger and faggot are used as insults more than just an edgy suffix.
The shift from very liberal to highly conservative is pretty interesting to watch. Maybe the site is growing older and more cynical and we're not edgy teens anymore.
Or maybe it's just people who came for /pol/ and took 4chan's use of nigger and faggot a bit too seriously.
you just jelly of my 6.5$ an hour career. clean up, leave /b/, buy a suite, microwave a gerbil and if you work hard enough at it you can one day have a career flipping burgers to.
> What does age have to do with how awful /b/ is?
that is not... how did you...? i am genuinely intrigued to hear the logic that made arrive to this conclusion from what i wrote.
and i fucking hate people that call anyone above 12 "kid"
I can't even start a legitimate thread ffs. With all these "YLYL (insert magnitude) edition". Bullshit Cuck threads, shemales, traps and genderfluid fuckwits.This placed is fully fucked now. Seriously, if you were born 90's and above, you self licking ice-cream cone fucks can go kill yourselves.
I like /b/ because of its potential.
Technically we could post whatever we like here.
And it seems what we like is trap threads, FB fap threads and other shit.
I don't like it, but all I can do is post what I do want to see here.
We have identified the problem, now lets fix it.
Or we could just continue to bitch and complain about it.
what was /b/ to begin with???? been here since 07 and user base is still the same shitty younger kids who tell each other about 4chan and spend the next 8 months living here but i mean isnt this how it happened for everyone how we all started
first version of 4chan was online since 1999 but you had to use mirc to get in
full html version was uploaded by moot in 2002 with access only to the irc chan community
in 2003 the public version was up and the old community moved to the /hid/ boards
until they were shutdown last year when moot left and took the keys with him
coming through with some fresh oc
This guy is seriously, no joke, put the memes aside, a fedora wearing e-cig vaping virgin neet whos on his way to becoming wizard king
I used to feel bad for him
He is such a huge faggot though.