/r9k/ is a cesspool of fags, incels and plebbitors.
Pic related is 4chan /r9k/ at this very moment.
The only thing they do is make >mom found the box of shit in the attic
threads every single day and whine about normalfaggotry instead of doing fun things, literally avoiding one the main points of 22chan.
And about 22chan's /r9k/ specifically:
Open up the catalog and see how many "dank pepe frog memes" there are.
If there are good "comfy" threads or things like that, those threads should be moved to /b/ and maybe /b/ should get extra pages then to balance out the deletion of /r9k/.
That is my proposed suggestion.
Here's links to the polls, they are almost the same BUT PUT YOUR ANSWER IN BOTH OF THEM:https://www.strawpoll.me/18170915
and the second one:https://www.strawpoll.me/18170902