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>Like Germany would still be beer state even if 90% of the population became religious Muslims.
I don't see the logic behind that.
>That tends to happen if there isn't the occasional new blood, unfortunately.
It's not like we're opposed to it, though. There's relatively little stigma against being the new kid on the block on /tc/, because we don't really have any sort of secret culture meme lingo that you need to know to fit in. Ford Driver is just about the only thing outsiders might consider puzzling.
The problem is people find out about /tc/ through 4chan, which is only to be expected considering that's kinda where /tc/'s origins lie, and they expect /tc/ to be 4chan as well. They bring their shitpo... pardon, 'funposting', greentext, smug anime girls, shitty forced memes and expect to be in good company.
/tc/ isn't elitist against newcomers. /tc/ is elitist against shitposters.
And it's not like we can't just expect traffic considering the site's relatively serious, 'we expect fun, on topic conversations about otaku media' profile. In 2010, 2011 we were getting good traffic and good content. It's not some pipe dream, some utopia; we've had it and we've lost it. And you're right, the exact issue with these kind of communities is stagnation - old memeber leave, they're not replaced by new ones, there's no fresh blood and the community turns stale. But I don't think we've committed suicide willingly and knowingly, it's just that we never found a way to invite new quality contributors. Considering there was a time in site's history where everything was going really well I don't think it's outright impossible to just return to that state once again. But I've got to admit I don't really know how to achieve it.