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32344 No. 32344 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I've been thinking about starting my own image board for a while now, but I don't really know how to go about it. I'm not talking about software and I don't think there's any non-technical guide to it. There's aspects of tohno chan I like which don't seem easy to replicate. For one, the lack of shit that most imageboards are flooded with. How would I advertise my image board without attracting "those" kinds of people? If I advertise on other people's boards, that's also basically spam, so it might bother mods and give a bad impression. How does tohno chan do it? Every new board I've seen spam for has been filled with nothing but cancer and most don't make it past three months.

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>> No. 34657 [Edit]
Do not invite political polarization. In time, tohno will gravely regret the creation of /tat/.
>> No. 34729 [Edit]
>>34657
Great thing about that, though, is its recent activity isn't shown on the homepage.
>> No. 37044 [Edit]
>>32345
>Also, to keep cancer out, just have nazi mods. It works for here, sushi and sama.
I was quite confused by what you said, but then I realised that you didn't mean "nazi" literally.
>> No. 37049 [Edit]
>>37044
While that phrase is one which refers to overly strict moderators, literal nazis are not exactly unheard of among imageboards.

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29674 No. 29674 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Last person to post in this thread wins a free internet!
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And now I will do the only thing there is left to do to the internet. Destroy it.
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>>29877
I am taking your internet.

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31640 No. 31640 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit] [Last 50 posts]
People think tech is getting better. CPUs are faster, storage is cheaper, internet connections are faster. But I think it's getting worse.

I feel like the internet has lost its charm. It used to have a magical, positive, wild-west feel to it. Now it seems so commercialized, and you also have to be careful about what you post, since there's always a new flavor-of-the-month outrage issue.

Every site tracks you. Privacy is dead. You're expect to put more and more info online, yet there are tons of huge data breaches all the time.

If you post something that isn't politically correct, even if it's really mild, there are people who will try to doxx you, swat you, get you fired, publicly shamed, and so on. Twitter is especially bad about this. You can make an off-hand comment once and then a legion of angry people will try to ruin your entire life.

Everything is increasingly politicized now too. And now people who are at any political extreme will say shit like "everything is political" and "ignoring issues is tone deaf" so they're trying to convert neutral people to one side or another. The whole "you're either with us or against us" mentality is bullshit, but it's more pervasive than ever before.

But not just that, the internet is everywhere. It's not just confined to desktops and computer rooms. People are always on their phones. If you do or say something someone doesn't like, they can instantly record you and put it online, getting their followers to harass you.

But even aside from people harassing you, I just hate how everything gets posted online. You hang out with someone, then they take a selfie and you're in the background so your picture is online. Instantly. Maybe I don't like the way I looked at that particular moment. Maybe I don't want everyone knowing where I am and what I'm doing. But photo etiquette has shifted from it being rude to taking photos of people to being rude if you object to having your photo taken. It's like people think that you can't just hang out or go somewhere without documenting proof that you did it. People are creating their own dossiers. The NSA doesn't even need to exist. People are willingly posting all the intimate details of their
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>> No. 37012 [Edit]
>>37011
In the personal website days, most sites made by average people were "personal pages". Just somewhere for people to post their pictures and blog posts, not inform anybody on esoteric subjects. They'd show it off to people, "look, I'm on the internet". Livejournal and myspace then hit the scene and offered a free alternative.
>> No. 37014 [Edit]
>>37011
>Nowadays they do it for internet points
Nowadays they also do it for ad revenue. In addition to the demographic changes you mentioned where the tech-savvy base was gradually diluted, companies realized the value of having silo'd in systems and made every effort to usurp and control the communication platforms. And the people went along with it: first those less tech-savvy who were wooed by the ease of use and rounded edges, and then eventually even the tech-savvy were forced to concede and move to discord/twitter/whatever.
>> No. 37042 [Edit]
>>37007
> is decent.
decent may be an overstatement. I just checked it out, and it's not not some fabled eden. The lounge board is mostly filled with talk of 3D, and /g/ is underwhelming in the breadth and depth of topics talked about. The posters are also nearly indistinguishable from those on current imageboards, so if you're hoping to escape the lingo and image macros that have taken root on those boards, then it's not much of a panacea.
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>>37042
E.g. attached is a screencap of what was probably the most interesting thread (also relevant to this thread); some good thoughts there, but also a lot of noise.

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36754 No. 36754 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Not much seems to be left of the original userbase, so I'm wondering where all of you got this adress from?
Is there any story to this website?
I like it, nobody here wants to enforce his or her beliefs.
This site feels so old.
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>> No. 36765 [Edit]
i am part of the original userbase. i found this place because tohno put a link to here in the email section of the ghostboard
>> No. 36977 [Edit]
>>36760
Was that you who posted that ad on 4chan a few months ago? I was a bit confused when I saw it and wondered why the TC ad?

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>> No. 36980 [Edit]
>>36977
The demographic that not only visits 4chan but also doesn't have adblock is probably not the kind you want to attract to a slow imageboard.
>> No. 37001 [Edit]
I came here because I saw the writing on the wall in /a/ and /jp/ as far as anyone who actually cared about anime beyond some casual teenagers pastime was concerned, and looking at that website in its current state it seems I was right. I will forever hate myself for the times I made fun of tripfags who were telling posters to lurk more.

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36894 No. 36894 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
hello tohno chan
>> No. 36898 [Edit]
Hello?
>> No. 36899 [Edit]
Bye.
>> No. 36900 [Edit]
No.
>> No. 36918 [Edit]
Yes?

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36602 No. 36602 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What are your thoughts on this no touching yourself for a month thing? Do you take part in it, or do you think it's stupid?
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>> No. 36865 [Edit]
>>36862
don't look at spoilers if you don't wanna get spoiled.

>>36863
drawbacks of a full body doll:
- much more expensive (I bought my hips for 60 bucks; a doll with limbs, face, hair etc. will set you back 1000 or more)
- more difficult to clean, generally much higher maintenance (I've talked to some Real Doll owners and this is a huge issue. Life-sized dolls are basically out of the question for me until we have sex robots with enough AI autonomy to clean themselves)
- can't easily hide it when people come over
- has a creepy face, look up "uncanny valley." Creepiness gets worse as she accumulates scratches and dirt.
- non-zero chance that it will be possessed by demons and murder you
- when you put it in the trash eventually, people will call the police on you for trying to dispose of a corpse.

I'm just looking for something I can thrust my peepee into and do some fun cardio on, not something to simulate female companionship.
>> No. 36867 [Edit]
>>36857
Yeah, Mantak Chia stuff. The practices he outlines in Cultivating Male Taoist Sexual Energy in particular. I had done some energy work prior to delving into his stuff but I honestly wasn't ready for it. If I remember right Chia gives a lot of warnings but I didn't listen.

I don't think it had any lasting effects since I quit doing it. It's something I'll return to once I really get my sexuality under control.
>> No. 36873 [Edit]
>>36865
This is mostly true, but I still want to get one all the same because you can't dress up a torso in cute outfits.
>> No. 37344 [Edit]
>>36605
>Fapping is like a drug. Drugs every once in a while can even be good for you.
Well obviously the type of substance matters; I think a better analogy is to chocolate: it tastes sweet and is fine to eat once in a while but don't eat it for every meal. If one really wants to improve their mind/body though, they'd probably see more of an effect from cutting out alcohol or improving their diet. Either way there's not much point to living like an ascetic unless you're on some spiritual path.

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28568 No. 28568 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is it my imagination or does it seem like the non-narutard part of the english anime community has been slowly dying over recent years?
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>> No. 36828 [Edit]
>>36824
I said he was cool before he was cool.
>> No. 36829 [Edit]
>>36824
Being into anime before recent times doesn't make someone cooler in the eyes of normals. All they care about is the here and now.
>> No. 36848 [Edit]
>>36829
You were the kid who took jokes literally, huh?
>> No. 36849 [Edit]
>>36848
Yes

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30438 No. 30438 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What relaxing things do you like to do, Anon?
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>>36454
>> No. 36487 [Edit]
>>36454
That's only going to make the problem worse as time goes on.
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>>36448
You could be on to something; drive at night to late-night diners could be worth the effort.
>> No. 36795 [Edit]
>>36454
You could always move to a small city where people bike/walk instead.

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36728 No. 36728 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you think it's possible to feel nostalgic for things you've never personally experienced?
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>> No. 36736 [Edit]
>>36728
The closest term I know of to that feeling is saudade, though nostalgia doesn't require personal experience to be felt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudade
>> No. 36741 [Edit]
>>36728
One of my main methods of escapism was being nostalgic for particular periods I wasn't alive in.
>> No. 36743 [Edit]
But of course. Case and point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp1LIDdKctk
>> No. 36744 [Edit]
>>36736
Saudade is one of my favorite words/emotions. It complements nicely with the "mono no aware."

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33327 No. 33327 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What has been your personal experience with Pokemon? I started with gen 4, and I have good memories of it for that reason, but it's not my favorite. I think generation 2 was the peak of everything good about Pokemon. The atmosphere, the music, the adventure. It was intended as the last entry into the series and it shows. Everything after the second generation has been an artificial extension increasingly made out of an interest in profit rather than passion.

A lot of people feel that the franchise has gone down hill, but I disagree with their reasons. It's true that the creatures have become more over-designed and the overall art style has become less inspired and the legendary monster concept has been cheapened, but that's not the biggest issue in my opinion. The problem is that it became international. You don't really think of Pokemon as a jrpg, right?

The franchise's success practically forced gamefreak to tone certain things down for a larger, global audience and especially western sensibilities. Then they started accomodating more and more to the point where the game's aren't even set in places based on Japan. The cultural roots of the game have been uprooted and when playing the games you feel it. You feel that it was intended to please everybody across the world. No more forest shrines and kimono wearing girls. No more buddhist temples. No more anything that could upset a parent. No where is this shift more clear than in the anime. The themes of the games aren't particularly tied to Japan either now. Gen 1's technological focus and gen 2's nature focus came from a place relevant to the creators, so it felt like it had some weight to it.

tl;dr: The franchise isn't bathed in Japanese aesthetics and/or sensibilities anymore, so it feels soulless.
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>> No. 36714 [Edit]
They need to stop adding Pokemon; instead, refine what's already there.
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I feel like after the DS games, pokemon is just so bland. It was always a cashgrab, but it's even more blatantly moreso now. It's souless, and even more expensive than before. But I'm glad I don't really play any more, because getting tied to franchises and companies are a bad thing.

Why do I believe it's souless? Well, it seems that the games are shorter and easier now so than before. I remember it took me a while to beat a game, but now, I could probably finish the main story line of one of the newer ones within a day. The stories aren't as intruiging as they were before, and what really irritated me the most was the new pokemon games on the switch being lazily made. They are made with the same engine as the 3ds games and look like low-effot higher-resolution versions of those. Then they have the nerve to charge tons of money for it- along with DLC.

All in all, I don't respect anyone who says they bought a new Pokemon game for other than the reason of it being 'Pokemon'. I feel like that's the only reason why these people buy these games.
>> No. 36718 [Edit]
>>36715
Not to mention the mobile game (via Niantic) that's thinly-veiled datamining.
>> No. 36720 [Edit]
>>36718
Disregarding that fact even, gacha is evil, and is made to prey on the mentally ill.

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36360 No. 36360 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Have you ever had anything you like be ruined in some way for you? What was it? How or why was it ruined?
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>> No. 36466 [Edit]
The Norse. I was quite interested in them when I was younger but over the last probably 5 years or more they have gone through such a butchering in every portrayal of them in every media(well actually maybe not anime so much) that they have become a joke. Nowadays every Viking in every game or movie is covered in tattoos, has a weird half shaved hair cut and wears something that I don't even know that I can describe what it is meant to be. It's just dumb, people pic these small details and then blow them out of proportion to being something that it never was, the Norse didn't even have a word for Tattoo and no contemporary European source ever mentions them having them, the only source to mention the is an Arab travelor talking about one group of Rus during a funeral ceremony, and the word he uses may not even actually refer to Tattos, it could be paint. Yet now every Viking looks like they come from some heavy metal band.
>> No. 36670 [Edit]
>>36360
Coffee. Ruined by gate-keeping hipsters.
>> No. 36671 [Edit]
>>36466
I've been playing the god of war reboot recently and yeah I noticed that. They really do look like a bunch of skin heads.
>> No. 36672 [Edit]
>>36670
How?

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