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5473 No. 5473 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Time for some feedback.

Recently I noticed a change in the general vibe of /tc/. Overall I feel the style of posting started to drift away from the 'wall of text' route at a much faster pace than in the last couple of years (the change itself is hardly new I'd argue, it's just that it got a whole lot worse lately). Generally I think 'post stuff other people might like to see' is a good guideline to follow and one that most people seem to either forget about or ignore period nowadays. I think we have an influx of low effort posts that don't really contribute to the site in any way or form. Not every post can be a wall of text and even if it could I feel it wouldn't actually benefit the site - you've got to find the right balance. Some threads on /an/ will inevitably consist of nothing but 'cute things are cute' posts but that in it's own right is not wrong. What bothers me is the way it's conveyed.

While trying to figure out how to put this in words the term 'trigger happy' came to my mind. I don't really want to bring normie websites into this because I feel it'd discredit people sololy because I'd associate them with the wrong crowd but it reminds me of twitter. The general attitude seems to be shifting from 'post stuff other people might like to see' to 'post whatever you want to post [even if others either won't give a damn or will actually dislike the content]'. It's fast food style posting.

What imageboards become is generally decided by their end users and the content they post. If /tc/'s userbase is okay with what's happening lately then so be it I guess. I'm not really proposing adding any new rules or being stricter about moderation. If anything I'd like everybody to think this through for themselves and maybe practice some moderation. Perhaps most importantly of all though I wanted to voice my discontent to let some people who might feel the same way know that they aren't alone.
>> No. 5474 [Edit]
please link us to some of your best posts so we can see how you want us to post. plus as a good poster myself, i'd just like to read some nice high quality posts
>> No. 5475 [Edit]
As a former wot poster, I'll say that I stopped because I didn't get much feedback. And when I did get a reply it was usually just a few words. Having said that I never felt like I was maintaining any sort of "quality of post". Posting long-winded posts usually ended up with me feeling shitty for sharing so much of my personal self and generally wasting space. I don't browse tc much anymore (for unrelated reasons) so it doesn't really matter.
>> No. 5476 [Edit]

>I stopped because I didn't get much feedback.

I think it's the key factor that makes WoT posters give up at (and most likely leave) at some point. If the content you post affects the amount of people that will be willing to engage in some sort of discussion/conversation with you that it probably affects it negatively. You're likely to get better results by doing the opposite. WoT posters probably notice that and ask themselves 'why bother?'.

>Having said that I never felt like I was maintaining any sort of "quality of post".

Well yeah, you don't really think about it when you're typing out responses. It's more of a hindsight thing and something you notice by following discussions you didn't actively participate in.

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4830 No. 4830 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. -Lao Tzu

As it is, the site seems to be a little dry on new members. Although there is no change in the running of Tohno-chan regardless of the number of users who use it, imageboards are a media which depend upon a relatively active userbase to keep things fresh. Without active posting, the imageboards have tended to devolve into mere hosted archive, where the uncertainty of new content discourages lurkers from carrying the torch.

With this in mind, we (aka me, Not-Tohno) are thinking of doing something absolutely despicable: Publicizing.

In particular, we are considering of purchasing an advert on /jp/, if it is allowed, for the sake of seeing its effect on the traffic, posting-quality, and other features of Tohno-chan. We are not considering posting in /jp/ threads, as the advertisement system on 4chan was opened up for cases like these, and spamming as advertisement is not an option.

This will be entirely from our pocket, and not be related at all to the funds for Tohno-chan proper.

What is your opinion of Tohno-chan experimenting with self-advertisement?
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>> No. 5421 [Edit]

>I've been on tchan since '09, and I would like it if we finally got some traffic, so I could stop going to other imageboards altogether.

I don't think this is a complete pipe dream but it would require some hard work and effort from multiple people. It won't happen overnight thanks to some miracle. I'll get back to this in a bit.

>Honestly, I think we should just mass advertise everywhere and then deal with the rule-breaking users.

That's not the best way to do things in my opinion but it can be used as last resort I guess.


>Maybe we should do /a/?

I think it won't yield much of a result. People who browse /a/ are used to completely different type of discussion. On a moloch such as 4chan people just want to get their quick posting fix. They make a thread, get 10 responses within 3 minutes, spend half an hour in their thread and they're done.
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>> No. 5422 [Edit]
I like the way it tc was advertised when it was still a new site: a name drop here and there and tohno posting on the ghost board with the link in the email field. Its not blatant enough to draw trolls and criticism
>> No. 5423 [Edit]
That's probably the best way to go about it.
>> No. 5424 [Edit]

The best way is probably inviting people you actually know (and trust to have some posting standards). It's kinda hard to do on a site for hikki NEETs but surely some of us do have some net buddies who could contribute to the site. And those buddies have buddies who...

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5129 No. 5129 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]

Why do you have all the otaku media separated?

Just combine them into one board. It's not like they each get enough posts or traffic to warrant their own boards.
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>> No. 5165 [Edit]
I don't really agree with drawing more people in. In my opinion the post rate and board culture are perfectly fine and drawing more people in would risk diluting that. Plus, with onahole threads you risk bringing the /jp/ crowd here which would be awful.
>> No. 5166 [Edit]
why not make a onahole thread on /ns/?
wait, haven't we already had onahole threads?
>> No. 5167 [Edit]

In that case it's what >>5165 said: I'm perfectly fine with our current userbase talking about [topic] but I'd rather not make a new board just to draw in completely different people just so they can discuss [topic] here.
>> No. 5367 [Edit]
I think combining anime, manga and VN might be a good idea. It would be nice if it became one of our main boards along with /ot/,/so/ and /mai/.

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5330 No. 5330 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
why is the load time here so slow?
are you serving this site off your old pII and a DSL connection?
>> No. 5331 [Edit]
shared hosting
>> No. 5343 [Edit]
I haven't had problems with load times. Sometimes a picture doesn't load for a while but I'm sure that's my own connection being shitty.
>> No. 5350 [Edit]
I got that problem with pictures myself, when trying to view the full size versions. hell if I know what the problem is. They show up just takes longer than it should.
>> No. 5353 [Edit]
it's not a big deal in my opinion

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4824 No. 4824 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
mobile layout when
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>> No. 5125 [Edit]
This website already adjusts to the size of your monitor, so simply adding the viewport meta tag in the HTML header may be enough for an immediate improvement:

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
>> No. 5160 [Edit]
well we did try some edits to the front page at least. Hows that?
>> No. 5161 [Edit]
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It's, uh, not good. The old layout worked better on phones, could you add a link to the non-mobile homepage somewhere on the mobile one?

No. 5120 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What the hell is this place. I was googling for samurai and jews and I found this rather boring chan. Do people even post in here?
>> No. 5121 [Edit]
nope, no one here. carry on.

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4942 No. 4942 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
um hi i saw the ad and came here but i don't know where to post
what board should i use?????
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>> No. 5020 [Edit]
Looks like it's slowing down to normal, 15 posts in the last 12 hours while last time I checked it was at almost 50
>> No. 5021 [Edit]
A bit disappointing. It was looking good the first few days. Guess the novelty wore off.
>> No. 5107 [Edit]

Instead of advertising your site on the 4, why don't you spend the money on things that will actually improve the board?
Like changing the domain to
>> No. 5109 [Edit]
This! Fuck 4shit and all the shit that infest it. That is a far, far better use of time, money, and effort.

No. 5105 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
thanks for the sticky in /an/ filled with 4chan tier reaction faces.
having that be the first thing people see when opening up tohno-chan certainly won't drive people away like garlic at a vampire convention
>> No. 5106 [Edit]
>4chan tier reaction faces.
see, now THIS is what I think irony is.
>> No. 5108 [Edit]

On-topic, it's really just the last 3 images of derp-face on that thread that give it that appearance. The thread as a whole is hardly 'filled' with them.

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4729 No. 4729 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Hello. This is a meta thread but rather than being about the site itself it's related to /tc/'s userbase. I hope this is okay. I'd like to note that it's very likely that this will serve no purpose besides satisfying my own curiosity so feel free to ignore me if you feel that responding will be a waste of time.

And the question I wanted to ask you is as follows: how much interest do you have in talking about anime? I'm not asking about your interest in anime itself but how often you feel like talking about things. For example do you ever want to chat about things from your backlog or do you only care about expressing your thoughts on ongoing series? When you watch a series would you like to talk about specific developments, episodes or the show as a whole? Do you ever feel like discussing some aspects of an anime rather than the series itself? OST, characters, art style, you name it. Would you like to discuss animation studios? Directors? Scriptwriters? Ever wish to converse about how anime changed over course of last 50 years? Want to exchange views on how specific events influenced the industry as a whole?

I came up with these questions on the go and they are meant as a guideline first and foremost. I didn't really write them in hopes that somebody will respond to them one by one but if you feel like doing that then be my guest. Aside from topics I'd love to hear a word or two about how often do you crave for some discussion and the like. Basically I'd like you to be as thorough as you can but if you're not in the mood to type more than two sentences then those two will do just fine, too.
So, /tc/, how much interest do you have in talking about anime?
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>> No. 4746 [Edit]
I've always been a regular on /an/. I've started lots of threads and I post whenever I think I have something interesting to comment about some current series, either a joke, a praise, a critique or anything, but I most of the times keep it short. I always enjoy others responding and getting a little something going on, but if they don't I'm ok with it too; I'm satisfied enough with having a smooth place to vent my thoughts about the anime I'm watching. If someone enjoys them, ok; if not, well that's life.
>> No. 4923 [Edit]
It's actually funny that OP should mention this topic, since I have thought on more than one occasion that I would like to talk about anime more, and that I might get more out of my internet experience if I made more of an effort to engage in discussions about the things I enjoy, rather than just reading and absorbing information.

However, a major impediment for me is that I tend to feel a little intimidated getting into an anime discussion with anyone on the internet. Part of it is that the user base of anime discussion forums / *chan boards / what have you always seem to be made up of hyperweebs who always seem to be up to date on whatever the latest, hottest thing in anime is, whose current playlists usually consist of stuff that's currently airing in Japan. I am sort of an oddity in otakudom in that I would rather buy a series on DVD than download/stream it, which means that I am usually not even aware of the existence of a series until it has been acquired by an American distribution company, subbed or dubbed into English, and released on DVD. I also have a job and other hobbies besides otaku stuff, and I don't always have that much time to just sit and watch anime. So sometimes I will buy a series (usually a few months to a few years after US release) but not get around to watching it until several months later. I also like a lot of older anime, which is frustrating because it seems like a lot of anime fans have major ADD and can't focus on anything except whatever the biggest thing in anime is RIGHT NOW.

The end result is that I always feel like I am way behind the times anime-wise, and every time I step onto a board it's full of threads on shows I know nothing about. Furthermore, if I try to start a thread that goes like "hey, I just started watching Chobits for the first time, and it's pretty good and blah blah etc..." it always gets flooded by abusive bullshit from super-otaku posting slowpokes and comments like "how the hell have you never seen that show before?" and calling me a normie or a poser or whatever.;dr, those are my thoughts. another wall of text for
to bitch about.
>> No. 4924 [Edit]
may wanna check out this thread. seems right up your ally.
>> No. 4925 [Edit]

Frankly I rarely watch any new anime. The only on-going shows I watch are episodic series like cute girls doing cute things, magical girls doing magical things and idol girls doing idol things. ~80% of the time I spend on anime is used on old stuff ('old' is kinda vague I guess but it means everything made between 70-something and ~2005).

>a lot of anime fans have major ADD and can't focus on anything except whatever the biggest thing in anime is RIGHT NOW.

Kinda unfair to anime fans. It's true for humans period. People talk about new games, new movies, new albums, new books. Not old ones. Of course old ones are discussed to some extent but they can't compete with with stuff that's hip, cool, 'in' - basically with what's new.

>Furthermore, if I try to start a thread that goes like "hey, I just started watching Chobits for the first time, and it's pretty good and blah blah etc..." it always gets flooded by abusive bullshit from super-otaku posting slowpokes and comments like "how the hell have you never seen that show before?" and calling me a normie or a poser or whatever.

That's unfortunate. Can't be helped I guess. It's mostly everybody trying to be a cool anime-expert elitist. The best advice I have is to stop posting on /a/, heh.

If you ignore the 'what's lincensed in the USA' part I'm more or less the same I guess. But I always feel like I miss out on discussions so I thought about making something like to connect best of both of worlds so to speak.

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4918 No. 4918 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
All the boards in the 2nd category have their tooltip as "Video Games"

I assume this is a little mistake in the website layout

Post edited on 23rd Jun 2014, 12:57pm
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I sorta messed up on the screencap, sorry about that
>> No. 4920 [Edit]
I completely forgot to fix that last time someone brought it up, thanks for reminding me.
It's a leftover from what I tried merging those boards.

Post edited on 23rd Jun 2014, 1:29pm

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3129 No. 3129 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This place would be booming if every single person who visits the site set a goal for themselves just to make 2 posts a day.
no really, at 250 visitors a day, that would be 500 posts a day. and how hard is it anyway to make two posts? this is just one post and I'm already half way done for the day. Come on, anyone can make just two posts a day, it's not hard guys! just try it! we can do it!!
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>> No. 4820 [Edit]
sure why not
>> No. 4821 [Edit]
Will only abide to Tohno's word. Sorry.
>> No. 4822 [Edit]
Sure why not.
>> No. 4823 [Edit]

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