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Why did a regular pornsite go to hell? if we can answer that question in detail the issues that caused it to go downhill could be tackled in a new website and a potential revival of quality imageboard culture could be created, through site design and new moderation techniques the pitfalls of the original could be avoided and a proper revival could potentially could be in the cards.
I have a few ideas that could be implemented in this hypothetical website but moar would be great
1. Forcing posts to be uploaded HTML documents could weed out exceptionally stupid people who cant computer
2. This brilliant device http://stupidfilter.org/main/index.php?n=Main.HomePage
could ensure a minimum quality of posts in this hypothetical imageboard.
3. Forced lurking periods in times of large influxes of new users
Is this idea retarded or do you think some new experimental quality control should be implemented somewhere? I would like to know your thoughts on this.
>>9051>Why did a regular pornsite go to hell?
If you have to ask this question you're too young to remember old a regular pornsite during the 2000s.
Moot used 4chan alot which is great, but he never really understood community issues like reddit = bad, he just figured that reddit being there would give them more posters, but it led to the outsider culture forcing/stealing content, which has and will always be an issue for imageboards. He wanted 4chan to "change" yearly, but /b/ changed to rapidly and nothing he did really fixed that. (too many people saying that /b/ had no rules, /b/ is X i.e /b/ is lolrandumb) 4chan was pretty much structureless and should have enforced certian board culture and site culture like how 4chan is a site for otakus, how it got that magic where japs and westerners interacted and he also wanted to give users options, but he gave them too many options, (as we now know, never trust the user) for instance, the name field. Before at least from 2003 to 2006 there was no name options. users called each other "anons". Then moot added the default name to anonymous, but you can change it so you can namefag, and of cource, secure it with a tripcode.
moot even talked about making sure your tripcode is secure and anons called those users tripfriends. As you can understand that was abused and it's not like there was any rules set in place to prevent faggotry.
It's fine to namefag, and it's good for accountibility reasons, just dont act like a blogger or like a community celebrity even if called or elected one by users. too much digital footprints, (namefagging, re using the same threads/general threads, archived thread system) well you know what i mean. (no structure, less rules, no accountibility or site culture, no way to read old posts or at least really hard to find) you get modern 4chan where all the good stuff that worked well is pretty much gone, no lurkers or the ability to lurk. no real way to contact the staff or talk about site issues, mods being way too anonymous where you dont know who they are or how they feel about select issues, next thing you know it went from "mods = gods" to "mods = gay" also hiring staff that never used imageboards didnt help them either. the only people who cared about newfags lurking where the users, and during eternal summer, no one really got banned for breaking site culture. only the users cared and because of that, 4chan changed for the worse.
at least all of what i've mentioned so far is what i've seen via screenshots and those archives.
Also, there wasnt too much staff members at all, its honestly crazy how they even survived in the first place. moot or hiro mentioned having something like several million posters, and only 50 mods