Can any oldfags here give me some history of 4chan? Why some boards hate each other, why some were deleted and why are some boards such as /b/ or /pol/ so infamous?
4chan has always been the alternative to the mainstream. Back in the day, politically, this was a ron paul board.
/pol/ is where the right can congregate, because liberalism is currently mainstream and conservative ideals are not acceptable to talk about openly with the age demographic that frequents places like this. Discussion on that board used to be of slightly higher quality, and it's slid from what it once was, but not as badly as /b/.
/b/ used to be a LOT different than it is now. It was definitely more random, with threads that weren't simply repeated pastas, and sometimes crazy stuff would happen. Not anymore. It's very censored now compared to what it once was. Those are the main differences I've noticed. Think I've been here since around 2008, but time's a blur.
I've been here since 2004. This anon is kinda right
Back when /pol/ was just news; things were a lot different. News is where you could hold an actual, intelligent conversation about alternative politics. Not to mention everyone posting news from around the the world and actually discussing it instead of shit like
SWEDEN YES and HAPPENING WHEN?
/b/ is my next post. Give me a moment
Very interested to hear your take. I was beginning to think I'd been here longer than everyone. I can't even remember specific "big events" on this board anymore. They all just started running together.
Lol, no, 4chan spawned from SomethingAwful.
SA has a forum called ADTRW, which stands for Anime Death Tentacle Rape Whorehouse, and as you can guess is populated by the most terrible autistic weeaboos known to man. It's hated even within the already autistic SA population.
Back in the early 2000s it was so bad that forum moderator Lowtax made it so that if you had posted in ADTRW in the last month you could only post in that forum. So it created this insular, bitter, neckbearded clique. Moot was an active poster at that time (I believe his poster name was Moot, or m00t, and he might even still have an account unless it got banned) and he created 4chan as a haven for these outcasted pedophiles. He based it off the Japanese imageboard 2chan, I think.
came in 2007
After chanology in 2008 things got much different. Almost overnight the normies came in. Instead of coming to /b/ to pretend to be retarded. Everybody just came to /b/ and thought it was the place to be for retards. Some boards like /tg/ have never really changed.
/b/ has definitely changed. But not because of samefagging or lack of content. The frequenters of /b/ are shit. The reason /b/ used to work is because new... NEW ideas FRESH OC even if it was shit was encouraged. Now /b/ is so jammed full of high schoolers, who found 4chan on some tumblr article or some membetube channel, so caught up in being counter culture that they hav3nt noticed how retarded they are.
The other problem with /b/ is that people still think of how it used to be. Don't. That time is over and honestly I don't think /b/ can be fixed anymore. We were so caught up trying to cure /b/'s cancer that we never noticed it got aids.
/b/ seems to forget that /b/ ISN'T 4chan. It is a single, shitty board. To everyone else here... if you haven't; try another board. 4chan still has many great boards that are actually fun and full of content and humor.
SA was hilarious back in the day.
Autistic, yes, but hilarious nonetheless.
Same guy, I have been here since like 04-05 I think. I've been a member of SA for about as long, and let me tell you there is a ton of crossover, though no one would admit it on SA.
/b/ has never been good, but it used to be better just because it wasn't as "mainstream". I know that sounds hipster, but when I say that I really just mean it didn't have as many 14 year olds coming here to spam memes.
There was some funny shit that happened, and some crazy shit. I personally helped stop a school shooting one (me and about 20 other people who happened to be online) because this idiot kid was stupid enough to post pictures and not erase .exif data. I've seen picturs of what I'm quite sure were very real, very recent dead bodies. I've also seen some real funny shit done by a lot of different people.
But mostly it's garbage. So much garbage. I still come here for the porn though. Not loli or pedo shit, /b/ and /gif/ always just have a nice assortment of pics and gifs and webms for when I don't know what I want to fap to.
Oh please 4chan is nothing more than a porn graphic imigur and if you think it's some kind of important edgy cool or better site you are deluded
4chan was originaly a weeb anime site and now it's a multi board porn site full of neets and tween.
It's lost a lot of it's lustre. Goons still remain the best group of gamers on the planet, probably just because SA gives a really structured place to plan and create clans and guilds. Most of the top games in games like WoW, Eve, Dota, and some others post there pretty regularly.
It's way too popular to be fixed now. Of course that sounds cliche, but it's true. There is NO oc posted now. You're right. I remember when people used to post on the board when police were chasing them, etc. It was fun. When people posted stuff you couldn't get away with now. It was fun. Those times are gone and they aren't coming back. Not that I contributed anything back then, so I can't say anything. I just lurked in those years. Good to know others have been around a while.
Early days: Everything the rest of the internet wouldn't accept
Middle days: Hardcore trolling and the birth of memes
Current days: All memes and pointless trolling with no green grass in sight.
>complains about faggotry
>doesnt reply to post
go away buzzfeed
ylyl didn't get posted nonstop back in the day it got posted but not all the time
rarely any traps
the furs have always been around but they used to be fursecuted instead of ignored
everyone has always hated tripfags
moot used to be active in the community
if anyone acts like this isn't a weeaboo site is fucking retarded
This is now a Chan enlightenment thread
Go forth, young ones, and experience the other Chans
In the days of old 4chan had 2 original boards /a/ Anime abd /b/ anime random.
In those days /b/ was a containment board to keep garbage off /a/, it hasn't changed byond the name, /b/ is a garbage can to keep children off the rest of the boards as children think /b/ has some secret special aura about it but in the end /b/ is just a garbage can.
4chan is just a generic image sharing website fashiond off a Japanese image board. It's just imugr with porn and more autism.
In the years I've come here it's never not been a porn website, the fact some people see 4chan as some special Internet secret club is really depressing.
I'm the guy who said he's been coming here since around 2008. I really don't remember all the boards back then. I think there was a lot less. I still have only gone to /b/, /k/, /pol/ and /news/ and /r9k/.
Sometimes have gone to /x/ because I am a faggot.
/sp/ is literally the funniest board on the site and its not close.
I don't think you have good reading comprehension. No one ever said it was a secret club. People said it used to have oc, and weird and wild shit like live posts while people were running from cops, or other dubious shit that I can't even talk about on here anymore.
>implying there was no copy pasta since the very beginning of /b/
>implying you know anything about 4chan in general
>implying you are an oldfag while you are just a giant faggot
>considering censored as good
always worse so you should kill yourself
banned all the noobs in adtrw
part of the cancer era 2010+
there is oc anon
>not leaving containment boards
yep kill yourself
congratz u can read ed, an hero pls
>just imugr with porn and more autism
oh really, pls tell me more
gb2 redit pl0xxxxxxxx
Anyways, op, /l/ was best board but received the banhammer when too many people posted spoons when mods were sleeping.
>oh look guyz i am part of newchan and since i no everything i no that my beliefs are the smartest and everyone should follow what i say
4chan is a generic image board nothing more.
Getting mad because your multi board porn site is called what it is showcases you need more IRL life.
at one point in time these general faggotry threads weren't as prevalent
>multi board porn
>multi board porn site
I dare you to fap on /fit/
/d/ went to cancer years ago when that futa poster showed up
maybe you're just a newfag
So? It's still a generic image board.
>implying I haven't
Yeah how fast and active are those boards compared to the porn ones?
Exactly, window dressing boards are like that empty fake north Korean boarder town, just for show, the real and active boards are the porn ones as 4chan is just a porn site.
i don't have any good b8 pictures so I'll just keep posting guro for the one /d/eviant
After being on /b/ for a while, slow boards are nice.
Rolled Israel, literally as shit as here
It is just a generic image board, to think otherwise is delusional.
Also ho to Gurochan, it's also an image board full of Guro because remember, 4chan is not special, shocking, or in anyway worth getting defensive about.
>cartoon kiddie porn
its called loli anon pls
and what I am posting is called guro
>inb4 oh dude i wuz just being masturb8r
i have no clue where these traps and furries came from
Because we used to be the best thing about the internet. Now anyone whos still left just lurks.
Social media faggots and leddit fags ruined this board and /pol/ so its just not worth coming here anymore.
I remember way back when anonymous was exactly what its name sake was...anonymous groups pulling raids and pranking the news, now its for try hard fags who think they are edgy superheros while defeating the purpose of being anonymous by announcing they are "members" on facebook
You're right anon. People are definitely not saying that dems will be in control of the executive branch for 16 yrs straight. people in the millennial demographic definitely aren't pro sjw all the way.
inb4 repub controlled congress.
Yet here you are. Hanging your head in shame and shitposting like everyone else on this sinking shit.
What really happened was that way too many people were able to access the internet.
Yes anon shark tits are love
Shark tits are life.
it went to cancer once the first wave of "sjw" so to speak joined. I liked breaking websites for fun. The second people said "oh man we should fucking go after some church" I dipped.
Nigger I masterbate to vore
In what universe do you think Guro is shocking or disturbing?
I don't even remember the last time I saw admins fucking with the 4chan css on /b/
The worst feeling in life is to watch everyone around you change the world, to something you've always dreaded, and be unable to stop it. Being a conservative nowadays is fucking depressing, the party is fucking over.
I can and have masturbated to vore, I don't see your point.
If you want to dump vore go ahead.
Vores my main fetish.
maybe you guys will get lucky and get a decent janitor or two who will actually do something.
4chan used to be fun. there were rules, and they were seldom followed and ironically enforced and you got banned for no fuckin reason at all. now its reddit with a worse name.
let me take you back
It was japanesey. it was happy hardcore. it was video games all day. it was dont give a fuck.
Now its just a habit.
The first part of the scientology shit was fine and hilarious it was when they turned into chanology and started thinking they were guy fawkes that fucked it for every one, sjw are bitches through and through
How? You didn't even post that many.
I thought it was stupid as fuck. And then what do you know? Shitton of people I would have never wanted to deal with come online and talk about all this fucking cancer they want to get done. The floods start to join /b/ because of anonymoose.
And I got cancer and left.
right in the feels anon... it is a habit now...
You know, I still like being here, I still have fun with a rare thread... but I usually just sit here and hide threads until I'm asleep, looking and lurking
i never liked saving in the first place, I'd prefer to be lurking.
Who cares if you weren't on it, the people who do care 99% of the time haven't been on it but instead read about it on ED.
Are you me?
I wish I could say I have been faithful to this site, but I never have been. Literally been coming here since it's early inception, I think around 2005. I vaguely remember being here when the forums changed layout.
Anyway yeah it's mostly just the random porn for me too. The occasional "oh shit, now they dun goofed" type threads.
Just made me wonder, does epic fail guy still make his comics and post here? Anyone know?
think it's just lack of oxygen because of rapid depressurization
My vore folder is rather large but it's the result of years of collecting, it would be larger if I liked samesize vore but I don't and that's sadly the most popular and common.
idk much about vore, never was that into it. Liked hardcore rape instead.
But it used to be a quality garbage can. If you do not realise that, you are either a newfag, or, most probably, a bit slow and clearly do not understand why /b/ was actually good.
forgot whatever i was going to say
that yellow thing in my opinion just said everything about the current state of /b/. I've hated that more than anything.
There's some literal nigger faggot at work, like a flamboyant, super effeminate one. After 30 years without a serious gay thought, 6 months of /b/ and I'm fantasizing about him sucking my dick. I knew I never should have clicked on that trap thread.
it does give me cancer, no doubt about it.
You are basicaly guilty of ruining /b/, and most of the western civilisation.
You are the real cancer of humanity if you even think that any form of censorship of the material watched by adults is good.
I have been on /b/ since 2009, some might call me an old fag others wouldn't. But this board has truly gone to shit i browse mostly nowadays out of habit in the wake of EXTREME BOREDOM.
Anyone know a good site that is like old /b/?
I actually doing productive shit, like i remember when we had like 60-70 people congregate in a ventrillo and all work together DoXing that stupid bitch lazy vivich and ruining her life and it was the single greatest thing i had ever see /b/ros working together sustaining an actual conversation with each other i was amazed!.
Moar old /b/ please
I don't know whether I should call you a newfag, or I should commend you for giving a year that's believable.
Thats just because you don't have a 4chan gold pass.
I would post an image, but it's been so long since anyone posted platinum/gold/etc 4chan pass image, I changed a number of PCs in betwen.
I've been here since Hal Turner and post in these threads once or twice a year. When I look at this site as it is now and think of how it was back then, it's been neutered. Whether that's because of anon culture coming into the mainstream, the FBI mods that actually do their job, or just how large the community has become and the huge percentage of that larger community not having the same experience, it's hard to say. CP used to be a nightly thing, loli had its own board, at one time /b/ was only 5 pages, then 10, then 15, then back down to 10. /z/ no longer exists at all, I remember every so often I would hop on and there'd be some crazy spam bot attacking the site and there'd be one thread on the board usually with Leonidas as the op picture, when people who liked dicks were called faggets, furries were shunned. I remember the first day that boxxy became popular and thinking to myself who the fuck is Boxxy, never thinking it would persist for years. The whole community's done a 180 from the time that I got here. Now I wouldn't say it's any more cancerous than it used to be, but it's a lot less original. Even though there are more people posting, the amount of new content whether it be memes, Trends, pastas, what have you there seem to be fewer people that can make good content and we all just kind of echo things from literally years ago. I don't know. I'm fucking tired
nah you can just go fuck yourself
I'm out newfags.
pic is always related.
Hate it when people say /b/ was always the same, been here for only 5years and i can already see a difference in thread quality and the raising ammount of faggots. 5yrs ago you could have a passed out/drunk thread and anons would contribute OC and everyone was alright with the threads, now people hate on those threads for being fucked up "rape" plus barely any OC gets posted. Thats just one exemple.
And some of that stuff you're mentioning wasn't even that long ago. I don't remember hal turner. Not sure if that's because it was before me, or if I just don't remember it through the thousands of times I've been here.
Yeah, you came in at the tail end of it. Like I said, around 2008 was when I came, but I remember it really starting to go downhill right after that point.
times change faggot
>I don't know. I'm fucking tired
Yeah best way of summing up everything that has happened.
Sage in all fields.
Being even slightly mainstream means being useless.
Just abandon 4chan and start from scratch some other forum with "everything the rest of the internet wouldn't accept".
Maybe you'll need a darknet and some extra trick to avoid automated content copying and irreversible faggotrolls invasion.
these are the people who run /b/ now, hope you enjoy the truth
this was posted yesterday
I always wish that I came here earlier. I thought about about 6 or 7 years ago, but I was too scared. I've only been here a few months but from the stories I've heard, I wish I came earlier...
Hal Turner was late 2006 I just prefer to identify myself with an event rather than a year partly to differentiate myself and partly because anyone can say they've been here since whenever. Over the years a couple of people have recognized me as the "Hal Turner oldfag" in my bi-annual posts. Makes me think there might actually be a much larger community of oldfags than I think, strictly lurking here because they became attached to it in their late teens or early twenties and now it's just a thing that you check up on every couple of days. That's my experience anyway.
too few memberships being taken out now , I think there are only about 250 of us platinum members left now and as far as I remember, gold is somewhere around 1000.
the rivalry is due to the big fight at ChanCon in Nevada where Moot got stabbed in the face with a USB stick. the weeaboo faggots were trying to take over the whole site and Moot said NO!.
Also there are a huge number of users who com here solely to try and find anyone selling fingerboxes as they are now extremely rare,
they were good days.
according to wikipedia, 2008 was the golden year of 4chan.
and was as well the year when moot was identified by the Jewashington Post.
I remember reading it in the news and wondered how a underaged faggot could've been able to build such a giant.
I also posted many times some apocalyptic message: "moot has been identified, 4chan is dead".
>Oct. 1, 2003: 4chan was founded
>Oct. 2, 2003: 4chan's hosting company complained about guro & loli that were posted on /b/
BRACE FOR FAGGOTRY
/pol/ is great. Always has been you filthy fuckwit
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I think I still come to 4chan out of habit. I can't believe I've spent almost a decade here
/b/ is a shadow of its former self but the other boards aren't too bad. Except for /v/, /b/ with occasional vidya
But that's what makes /b/ so shit now days. The porn webm threads are as cancerous as the rest of the threads that are active at any given time of day(you know the ones). I hate what this board has become but I still find myself scrolling through once or twice a day hoping for something good as I click on less and less links as time rolls by.
Okay /b/ros, I really like to spank myself while jacking off. Is this weird?
Sadly it's not possible. The problems with cancer is that if it progresses far enough it can't be killed without also killing the host.
Instead look at /b/ as something entirely different. It is now the embodiment of irony.
>predictable threads, memes and response's
The should actually change the board to:
/b/ - Irony
Its on Netflix
Learn some history of /b/
Then you'll truly understand what cancer /b/ has becomed
Been here since 2006. I got to be part of a thread created by an actual murderer, and got to be apart of the process of getting his ass behind bars, because he just happened to live in Washington, and he was bragging about his crime.
Then I got to see a 14 year old kid break down and go absolutely crazy on some cam website.
Not saying this board was ever good. But a lot of crazy things have happened here, that are not likely to ever happen again.
This is pretty much me.
I wonder sometimes how many of the "old internet" still hang out here. I'm a post 00 SA poster too :S
Funny about the cross over .... and the absolute denial everyone was always in. You from SA? Never go there. Phht, 4chan, fuckin pedos.
Reality was Everyone from SA had migrated across to 4chan. Early times 4chan used to be like best times FYAD.
Crazy, stupid, funny, obscene. Weird shit would occur nearly every week, because every demented reject on the web used to hang out here and post their creepy weird opinions.
This place feels like SA did about 5 years ago. The creative content is dying, people are migrating, its hard to tell were original content comes from anymore. SA is almost all but dead now. The funny hasn't left, the core people are still there, but we are all old now. And (mostly) have important shit to do... well more important than a 20 year old board.
Back in the old days there were defined borders, you stayed in your forum/chan/board, and you fought tooth and nail for it, or spent hours a day putting creative content in, because many lols would be had by all coming out.
/b/ was never cool, people thought it was a secret club and by coming here they were cool. \
Lurk Moar was the name of the game, I don't think i actually posted for a few weeks/month.
Edgy teenagers started ignoring that and completely ruined the spirit of the place.
tl;dr /b/ was never good
also: this place is filth let's clean it up. peanut butter