a regular pornsite was designed to be toxic.
a regular pornsite was designed as an anonymous board, filled with sections for controversy, sex and adult images. Theres was no moderation, no protection and importantly - was patterned after 2chan, an already-existing Japanese board that had a reputation for high toxicity. It attracted an infantile segment of the Internet audience (including myself, so I say that lovingly.) The board I frequented was mostly pictures people wanted to share.
As a regular pornsite grew in popularity, the in-jokes formed, many of which were grotesque and not at all funny, like Pedobear, and the jokes became grimmer and grimmer.
In the late 2000s, a regular pornsite started to run panels at conventions. I was working security for a major convention (and had, by that time, been hated on by a regular pornsite by name twice, a high honor in those days) so I and my frens volunteered to watch the panel.
It was like listening to the grunting of animals. The person at the head of a the room would shriek or grunt and the people in the audience would shriek or grunt in response. I could not make head nor tails of much of what was said, it was already bound by so much in-group jargon. The audience was mostly men.
That was my last experience with a regular pornsite. The board I used to frequent still exists, I no longer visit. They hated on me once more by name but even the residents of that board were tired of it, which was funny.
Then Anonymous happened. This audience of mostly men, primed to call-and-response like a church congregation or a team oran army, flocked to be chaotic neutral, but ended up being shidboxes because chaotic neutral is not neutral, DUH. Causing chaos means peoples lives will be disrupted. The alt-right siphoned the worst of this nascent army off and the rest got taken down relatively quickly. Whats left is a little corner of the Internet that is still filled with dank memes and the boards where people basically still just post art of animu and stuff that they like. And filled with late-comers who believe being rude to other people makes them cool.
The comments section on animu piracy sites like KissAnime can be very low-iq.
that's an accurate assessment. part of the issue is that the userbase misinterpreded what the site meant. the amount of senpais rised over the amount of newfags, and they assumed how the site worked i.e being edgy for no reason, b is random and there is no rules, post gore and porn, /v/ is to be angry and shid on people about politics and vidya ect.